Entries by Alan

Mission Essential: Soft Skills & Your Job Search

By Alan Rohlfing   Soft skills. Whether you’re a supervisor, business owner, military leader, or employee, no doubt you’ve heard how important those are in the world of work. They’re defined by some as an individual’s ability to sense, regulate, and respond in a constructive way to other people’s ideas…as a way to explore resolutions […]

The Military Spouse and Entrepreneurship – Eight Do’s & Don’ts

By Guest Contributor Renee Nickell   For 17 years, I had been a stay at home mom and military spouse.  My days consisted of homeschooling my kids, chauffeuring, meal-planning, budgeting, making sure life was stable during TDY’s and deployments, and supporting my husband through three college degrees.  While these things gave me great fulfillment and […]

Compelling Reasons: Why Veterans Make Good Franchisees

By guest contributor Chris Coleman   If you’ve ever done any research into the franchising environment, you may have noticed that many franchise companies offer Veterans a discount on their initial investment. Why is that? Well, there are a couple reasons why. First, this is a way for many franchisors to say ‘thank you’ for […]

How to Leverage Applicant Tracking Systems in Your Job Search

Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   Ahhh, the online job application. Been there, done that. From the advent of the Web to social to mobile, technology has made quite the impact…and perhaps no more so than on the recruiting and selection process for today’s workforce. Have you ever completed an online job application and received “NO” […]

Highlights of an Entrepreneurial Education: Boots to Business

Highlights of an Entrepreneurial Education: Boots to Business Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   (This is one of a series of posts relating to entrepreneurship. Check back weekly for observations on a variety of employment and self-employment topics.) For many of us, transitioning from the military to the next phase of our lives – going “back […]

The Job Search: Navigating a Job Fair

Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   (This is one of a series of posts relating to the job search. Check back weekly for observations on a variety of employment assistance topics.) Career fairs, hiring events, job fairs, career expos…whatever you might call them, if you’ve looked for a job anytime recently, you’ve probably been to one. […]

Remembering George H. W. Bush

Remembering George H. W. Bush Contributed by Kris Baydalla-Galasso He has returned to Washington, DC for one last visit before his final resting place. He has been visited by many, including his faithful service dog, Sully, who has sat in empathetic mourning in front of his flag-draped casket. Flags across our country fly at half-mast […]