Category Archives: Veteran seeking employment

December Webinars Announced!

Looking to end the year with a plan for your future?  Why wait until January and your New Year’s Resolution?

Several times a month, our company will provide you with timely (and free!) career development webinars to help you make the most of your job search and career development.

You do not need to come to our office to attend these webinars, you simply need to sign up and log in from the comfort of your own home.

Of course, if you do not have access to the internet and are interested in taking one of our webinars, please contact our office and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

To register, log into your Career Resource Circle account and click on the Webinar Tab. If you have any questions, please call our office at (262) 544-4787.


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Ignite Your Job Search with Confidence – Re-THINK YOU

Tuesday, December 5th @ 3:00 pm CST

It is time to re-invent your self-image, expand your self-concept, and ignite self-confidence.  No matter what you are doing in life, it’s important to know how to effectively manage yourself on all levels; physically, mentally, and emotionally.  If you feel like job searching is a defeating experience, make it a priority to join us.

In this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Shift your perspective to cultivate self-confidence
  • Discover how easy you can change your self-image
  • Learn strategies to help you powerfully manage emotions
  • Build and strengthen your attitude – Be a Yes to You!
  • How to access the courage, clarity and power already in you!


Make the Holidays Happy: Resume Writing Tips to Beat the Job Seeking Doldrums

Tuesday, December 12th @ 10:00 am CST

In this webinar, job seekers will learn tips to keep their job search fueled through the holiday season and beyond. Targeted to help all job seekers—from entry-level to senior-level—our resume writing expert will offer easy to implement strategies that attendees can use immediately.


Nine Things to Do Before an Interview

Tuesday, December 19th @ 12:00 pm CST

There are hundreds of interviewing books and thousands of articles on the Internet. Often the most qualified person does not obtain the job offer. It is often the job seeker who aced the interview. Today we will discuss what you can do before an interview to gain a competitive edge. During this session, we will address the following topics:

  • Nine steps to help you prepare for an interview
  • Why preparation improves your interview abilities
  • Tips to remember during the interview process


Holidays are the Best Time to Escalate Your Search

Thursday, December 28th @ 11:00 am CST

Holidays can be very difficult when you are not working. Don’t get caught in the trap of waiting until after the first of the year to continue your Job Search. Understand the benefits of escalating your Job Search during the Holidays. During this session, we will discuss the following:

  • Hiring budgets that must be spent before the end of the year
  • Why many terminations occur during the last quarter of the year
  • How there is “less competition” right now!

5 Tips for Veterans Transitioning to the Civilian Workforce

workerWhen your military service is complete, and you’re ready for a job in the civilian workforce, tap into that same military efficiency you used as a member of the Armed Forces to search for a local job in southeastern Wisconsin. Though you may feel overwhelmed, these five simple tips can get you started, and on the road to a civilian position:

  • Make a list of skills gained during your military service. Start listing the skills you used, and research civilian job descriptions for comparable positions. Take note of any additional civilian training or requirements needed for the position.
  • Translate your military experience into a civilian job description for your resume. Detail your responsibilities in the military without using military acronyms and terminology.
  • Refresh your interview skills. Practice for your interview, specifically answering questions without using military terms that you would have to explain to civilian managers. Prepare for common interview questions, and write down answers you can practice. Once you get to the interview, be flexible and ready to answer any question.
  • Consider temporary employment. Don’t believe the myth that temporary employment won’t look good on your resume. Short- and long-term temporary positions allow you the chance to earn money (and benefits!) while using and gaining skills, building your network and trying out different civilian jobs. Once you have your job history and references compiled, apply for a local temporary job through Nissen Staffing Continuum.
  • Take advantage of additional resources.The military has courses and educational resources to assist veterans transitioning to the civilian workforce. In addition, websites often give tips specifically for veterans.

If you decide to apply for temporary employment, contact Nissen Staffing Continuum once you have a detailed job history and list of references. Preparation ensures your job application is accurate and neat, so you can contact Nissen Staffing Continuum about short- and long-term temporary jobs, temp-to-hire positions and direct hire positions throughout southeastern Wisconsin.