Tips On How to Retain Military Veteran Employees

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Tips On How to Retain Military Veteran Employees

Tips On How to Retain Military Veteran Employees

In a recent Q&A session, Recruiting Daily Advisor asked Diane Hudson, a career coach, resume writer, and speaker specializing in military conversion and transition assistance, for insight into how employers can improve veteran retention. Military veterans have a very low unemployment rate in recent years, 3.9 percent as a group. However, a 2016 U.S. Chamber of Commerce […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Storytelling in Job Search

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Storytelling in Job Search powerful questioning

Hiring authorities want to hear stories. They read hundreds and even thousands of resumes each month, and they need to be entertained. They wrote the position descriptions/job orders; they know the requirements of a job. What they want to hear now is how a candidate will be able to meet the requirements of a position, […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Check-Out the Target Company Culture

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Check-Out the Target Company Culture Company culture

Understanding a company’s culture can make or break an interview / and or job offer. A company’s culture is like the company’s ‘personality’ and it can define the work environment (cubicles, pods, telework), and the company’s mission, objectives, and management style. For example, wearing the appropriate attire to an interview is important. If the company’s […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Make Your Thank You Letter Work Smarter

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Make Your Thank You Letter Work Smarter Thank You Letters

Do you send a Thank You letter after an interview? Thank you letters can also be known as “cinch the job offer” letters. Many interviewees do not send thank you letters – so the ones that do send thank you letters often have an edge up on those that do not send the letters. Thank […]

How to Make a Great Impression at a Job Interview

Make a Good First Impression at Your Next Interview Research shows that you have less than 5 seconds to make a good first impression. If you are interviewing for a new position or networking for career advancement, being able to calm your nerves and represent yourself well from the very first interaction is critical to […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Body Language

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Body Language

Body language speaks volumes. Visual cues can convey powerful statements.  Non-verbal cues can often be stronger than verbal cues – remember the 55/38/7 communication rule – 55% is how you appear including visual cues; 38% is how you sound including voice, tone, mannerisms, enthusiasm, positive energy; and 7% is what you say, the words that […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Right Fit Positions

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Right Fit Positions fit position

Job seekers frequently believe that if they can just “get a good resume and get through the system,” they can convince an employer to hire them in the interview. They often believe that if a vacancy announcement found on a job board or company website states that a minimum of 12 months of experience is […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Proofreading a Resume

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Proofreading a Resume

I have spoken with a number of recruiters, HR professionals, and hiring managers. They often tell me that they would like to see better resumes. Here are some typical recommendations for improving resumes: There are too many typos, misspellings, and errors in punctuation. One HR specialist told me that she read a resume with 20 […]

CAREER COACHING TIP OF THE WEEK: Leveraging Soft Skills (Behaviors & Characteristics) in Job Search

  Our clients’ soft skills (behaviors and characteristics, those things that are peculiar, distinctive or typical to a person) can often be useful in resume development and interviewing. Hard/technical skills can often be taught, but soft skills (natural talents, behaviors and personality traits) are often useful on-the-job and can make or break an interview. A […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Tips for Military at Holiday Season

  One of my tips for military clients who are leaving military service – is to network with their entire circle of influence. Most military will tell me that they do not have many people to network with – as their only circle of influence is in the military. However, they often forget that they […]

New Updated CPCC Course and Members Area!

I am so thrilled to announce that the Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) program by the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW/CC) has been updated and is rolling out in November 2016! The 6 hours of video are fresh with pictures and live shots including a goals segment from the Great Wall […]

NEW: Women of Distinction Interview!

Recently I had the honor of being recognized and interviewed by Women of Distinction Magazine. We had a great time and touched on items related to career coaching, and my experiences over the years. Click the link below to listen to the interview. I hope you enjoy! Thanks! Diane *This podcast has been archived. You can see […]

Diane’s Latest Articles on Veteran and Military Job Search Opportunities

Diane’s Latest Articles on Veteran and Military Job Search Opportunities job search opportunities

Use these links and articles for help during your job search, or to help you coach your clients: 1.) Veteran Friendly and Military Friendly Employers 2.) All “Veteran Job Search” Articles by Diane Hudson 3.) Diane was recently interviewed by AARP for an article on military transitions. View the article here: Out of Uniform and Into the Job Market […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: The Cost of a Bad Hire

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: The Cost of a Bad Hire

Recruiting takes time and money. A hire that goes bad, i.e., quits soon after being hired or is let go due to a poor fit with the company culture, costs the company thousands of dollars in lost production, new recruitment and HR costs, and new on boarding and training. It also costs the company hundreds […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Branding & Brand Management

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Branding & Brand Management Brand Management

Personal branding is about creating a “vision” in the mind of others that draws them back to you. Use the brand to express and communicate your skills, talents, experience, personality, and values. The goal of branding is to develop and build your reputation that allows you to grow your network in a way that draws […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Career Coaching for Managers

A recent survey of Human Capital Institute members indicated that their top priorities for 2015 include: Employee Engagement Succession Planning Manager as Coach / Coaching Culture Performance Management Workforce Planning This is good news for career coaches; employees want managers who can provide a coaching culture and coaching opportunities that include succession planning. Career coaching […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Avoid Digital Dirt

  Avoid Digital Dirt – Online Reputation Management Digital dirt is extremely difficult to remove from the internet and it can cost tens of thousands of dollars to remove such dirt, by working with firms that specialize in removing negative information from the internet and social media. According to a recent Recruiting Trends conference, statistics […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Step up to 2016 Career Management Techniques

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Step up to 2016 Career Management Techniques

2016 Career Management Techniques A number of my clients are still using early 2000s and even late 1990s career management and job search strategies. Many job seekers are posting resumes on job boards, and then sitting back and waiting for the phone to ring. Then, they wonder, “If I am the perfect candidate for the […]

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Build Confidence

Career Coaching Tip of the Week: Build Confidence

Building Confidence in Your Client Many of our career coaching clients contact us in a state of bewilderment; they are unsure of how to write a value-laden resume or LinkedIn profile; they do not get selected for positions after multiple interviews; or they are uncertain of the value they offer a potential employer. I tell […]

“The New SES Application 2nd Edition”

“The New SES Application 2nd Edition” The New SES Application

New Updated Version! How to Write the Senior Executive Service Traditional ECQs and the Five-Page SES Resume Buy now on Amazon… Written by Diane Hudson Burns and Kathryn Troutman Introduction Attaining a position with the Senior Executive Service (SES) may be a culmination of many years of leadership experience gained in corporate America; or climbing […]

Happy Holidays To All CPCC’s and Participants!

Happy Holidays To All CPCC’s and Participants!

To all the Certified Professional Career Coaches and those enrolled in the CPCC program, I wish you a very happy holiday season and a prosperous 2016! I had a very busy year with the introduction of the new CPCC (www.cpcc-careercoach.com) website, we enrolled nearly 100 new CPCCs in 2015, and we plan to roll-out updated […]

Diane Nominated for “Women with More”

Diane Nominated for “Women with More”

  Congratulations Diane! From “Women with More” This nomination won’t look like others you’ve seen. Diane Hudson breathes new life into everything you thought you knew about ambition. Others with ambition start their sentences start with “I.” They are all about what they have done. Diane’s sentences are all about others—people she has served and […]

Recruiting Trends Conference 2015!

Recruiting Trends Conference 2015!

Join Diane, Director of the Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) program and Board Member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, at the Recruiting Trends Conference in Florida this November!! *All CPCC’s and PARW/CCmembers receive $200 Off! The Recruiting Trends Conference gathers leaders in recruiting, sourcing, talent acquisition and human resources to […]

Career Coaching Competency: Active Listening

Career Coaching Competency: Active Listening

This is Article #3 in our Series: The “Must Knows” of Career Coaching – Core Competencies By Diane Hudson Burns, CPCC, CEIP, CPRW Director, Certified Professional Career Coach Program Today we will explore the importance of Communicating Effectively focused on Active Listening. As a career coach, Listening is not about us – it is about […]