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Monday, July 09, 2007

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Upcoming Book

Hi Vets and Soon to Be Vets,

Just wanted to drop a note and let everyone
know that we have an upcoming book that will
address the challenges with adjusting to
civilian life.

It's been almost 5 years since I've left the
military and let me tell you, it's been very
interesting at times.

When we're in the military, we have such a
structured outlook on life and on how we
believe the world functions.

The main concern I have is the adjustment to
the civilian workforce. I can not stress enough
how different the experience will be for each
of you.

During the initial stages of Veterans In Motion,
we transmitted many newsletters. These
newsletters addressed many scenarios of
how civilian life can be in the workforce.
We also addressed the internal adjustments
that a military person goes through.

With the most recent developments of the workforce,
i.e. layoffs, business closures, and outsourcing, I believe
in my heart and soul that it's imperative that
Veterans In Motion relay the updates of what's
taking place in the workforce.

I've been fortunate to observe first hand what's
taking place with veterans returning to school to
learn a trade that's transferable to the civilian
workforce. I've also been fortunate enough to
work in the staffing industry to see what workers
are experiencing. For the next several weeks,
I'm committed to letting you know more about
what's taking place.

The down time from the blog was needed to
research where the work industries are
headed. Once again, I can honestly say that
being in alignment with the staffing industry
has really helped.

Stay tuned for the next several weeks to hear
about what many people are experiencing.

One thing I can relay to you is, when we are in
the military, we are under contract. Very similar
to our civilian counterparts who work under contract
with major corporations.

Yes, believe it or not, many civilians work under
contract and aren't permanent workers for a
company. This is an area that I would like each
of you to research. Especially if you're in a
technical field.

Stay tuned for more information on the civilian
workforce and employment trends with technical
occupations. Take care and be safe.

Johnetta Matthews
Veterans In Motion

Sunday, January 28, 2007

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Article Directory Changes


We've added a video to the article directory and have
several more articles pending approval.

The video shows a very great company that supports
men and women looking for employment after the

The videos on the front page will change from time
to time to introduce supporting organizations that
assist with military to civilian transitions.

Pray for our men and women overseas that they
have a safe passage back home.

To see the video and a new set of articles on the
front of the article directory, visit here.

Stay Safe,

Johnetta Matthews
Veterans In Motion

There's a free e-book download at the bottom
page of the directory for a limited time.

Monday, January 08, 2007

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Military Transition Tips Update

Happy New Years Comrades,

We've finally reached a solution with the
Military Transition Tips' Article Directory

It's amazing how a web site can become popular to
the point that the bandwidth exceeds repeatedly.

Last week we accepted 34 new articles and today
we approved at least 2 articles for the directory.

Why is the directory important? Many of us would
like to have a resource to read various topics. When
we're in the military, we primarily focus on the
military. As we leave the military, our focus

We apologize for any inconveniences. Have a great

Johneta Matthews

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

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Upcoming Job Fairs


This is an update for upcoming career fairs across
the United States

Upcoming Job Fairs

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Monday, December 25, 2006

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Military Transition Article Directory Update

By the beginning of the year, the Article Directory
will no long exceed it's bandwidth. It's became so
popular that we are still working on the project.

We'll keep you posted once the issue is finally
resolved. Until then, see our archives and stay
tuned for updates.

Merry Christmas

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Enormous Job Feed - Search For Job - Military Transition Jobs

This is one item I really wanted to post in a
hurry. The below link is a quick way to find
a job. See if this can be of some help:

New Job Search

This shows that modern technology really can
help speed up the job selection process.

Another Job Lead:

This is a lead that I would take seriously.

AAA is hiring! If you'd like to test the
waters, send your resume to Lori Duvall,
at . Your resume
will be sent directly to Lori and she will
ensure that it gets to the right place.

Be sure to include your contact information.

Best Wishes and Merry Christmas!

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

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Military Transition Tips Article - What Do You Do For Work?

This is a very helpful article to read regarding what
we do for work and how we view our career path.

This article is from the Military Transition
Tips Article Directory:

"What Do You Do For Work?"
By: Doreen Banaszak

I remember being asked this question a lot when I was
dissatisfied with my career. My usual strategy would be to
give a pat answer and immediately turn the question back
on the person who asked it.

My avoidance of the question wasn't so much.......

Article Continued

Military Transition Tips Article
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Military Transition Tips Web Site - Restored

As many have noticed, our Military Transition Tips Web Site
is now restored.

For several months, our site has been hacked on several
occasions. This is just another strike on how many people
may not understand the needs of people leaving the military.

We are working on a project that will eliminate the hacking
of our Military Transition Tips web site so we can make the site
available for your viewing.

We apologize for the interruption of service. Believe me,
we are on top of it. Thanks for your patience.

Military Transition Tips
Veterans In Motion

Sunday, August 13, 2006

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Dressing for Successful Job Interviews - Military Transition Tips

This is one of the articles on Military Transition Tips. Our article web site
can be very helpful for your job search and more. This is one of the articles
from our Military Transition web site.

Dressing for Successful Job Interviews

The first thing an interviewer will notice about you is how you're dressed.
Even before you say hello or shake their hand, they are starting to form an
impression of you based on your appearance. This week's job searching tip
deals with making sure you are dressed properly for interviews.

It's estimated that people gain meaning more from non-verbal cues in
conversations than from the actual words exchanged. Therefore, how you
present yourself in an interview will have a significant impact on how the
interviewer perceives you.

If you're applying for a job as a manager, the interviewer will be trying to
decide how you would be perceived by subordinates and other managers.
Basically, they're asking themselves, "would this person fit in?" One way to
figure out how best to dress to fit in would be to visit the company ahead
of time for some "surveillance" work.

If you hang around outside the company's parking lot, you could observe
how most people dress there. Of course it's best not to be conspicuous - if
the interviewer saw you hanging around their parking lot a few days earlier,
they might think you're strange!

There are some basic rules that everyone should follow when
going on a job interview:

- Your goal should be to look clean, healthy and successful.
- Make sure you don't have bad breath. Nobody wants to work with
someone who smells bad.
- On the other hand, don't overdo it with aftershave/perfume.
- Always err on the side of conservatism. Men should
wear conservative ties for interviews and women should opt for a more
conservative blouse.
- Your hair should be clean and neat.
- Your nails should be clean and a reasonable
- Women should wear tan or light hosiery.If you know people who work
in a similar company (or the same company) in the same location, talk
to them about how people dress for work. Especially if you are moving
from another part of the country.

For example, lawyers in California often dress a bit more casually and
wear less conservative ties than lawyers in New York. Be sure to follow
rules of etiquette when on the interview itself. Give the interviewer a
chance to offer you a seat. If you're wearing a suit jacket, don't take it
off in the interview.

Remember, an interview is partly a formality. Especially if the
interviewer is a human resources person or other staff member who is
not very familiar with your field, you may be judged much more on
your appearance and how well you conform to the "picture" of what a
good interviewee should be like than on the content of what you say in
the interview.

A great movie about creating the right appearance is the recent Steven
Spielberg film, "Catch Me If You Can," which starred Leonardo Di Caprio.
In the movie, which is based on a true story, Di Caprio plays a con artist
and counterfeiter named Frank Abignale, Jr. Frank is able to work as an
airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer all because he is able to come across
like he fits in. Even though he was only 16, he knew enough to do his
research ahead of time and create the right appearance.

One of the great lines in the movie is when Frank says to the detective
trying to catch him, "Why do you think the Yankees always win? Is it
because of Mickey Mantle? No, it's because everyone's busy watching
the pinstripes."

About the Author

Scott Brown is the author of the Job Search Handbook
( As editor of the
weekly newsletter on job searching, Scott has written many articles on the
subject. He wrote the Job Search Handbook to provide job seekers with a
complete yet easy to use guide to finding a job effectively.

Johnetta Matthews
Veterans In Motion

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Military Transition Tips - Job Search


Let me let you in on something first hand. Have you every noticed
that on many job sites, a job can advertise at a certain salary, then
when you click for details, a lower salary is offered?

Be very careful when applying for positions. If you decide to have
an interview, make sure you fully understand what the position
involves and the salary that's being offered.

We don't want to think that an employer wants to intentionally
deceive us, yet we may have a family depending on us and we only
want to look after ourselves and know the details.

This is just a tip for your upcoming job search. Information is
key. Best wishes with your job search.

Johnetta Matthews
Veterans In Motion

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Military Transition Tips Web Site - Back Up

Hi Everyone,

It's been real challenging keeping the Military Transition Tips Web Site
up and running. Apparently, we must have a good idea, otherwise we
wouldn't have so many people trying to hack the web site.

We're working with our connections to keep the web site up for you.

In case you haven't seen our earlier posts, Military Transition Tips
provides articles that can assist with your job search and it also has
articles of interest in many other topics.

Visit to how the site can help.

Best wishes with your military transition.

Johnetta Matthews
Veterans In Motion


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