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Transitioning from active duty military to the civilian job market can be a daunting experience, especially if you’ve spent your entire adult life on active duty. In the Vet Coach Transition Tips podcast, join former Navy Lieutenant Pat Bergstresser as he navigates the transition process for military veterans step by step. We’ll talk through resumes, interviews, LinkedIn, and most importantly, if you should grow a beard for your first civilian interview. If you’re still on active duty, a veteran who’s been out for several years, or you just finished Transition GPS/TAPS class and realized it was a complete waste of time, this podcast will help guide you through the process of what to do and how to successfully find a fulfilling career in the civilian world.To access this podcast and more, visit TransitionVetCoach.com.

Vet Coach Transition Tips Pat Bergstresser

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Transitioning from active duty military to the civilian job market can be a daunting experience, especially if you’ve spent your entire adult life on active duty. In the Vet Coach Transition Tips podcast, join former Navy Lieutenant Pat Bergstresser as he navigates the transition process for military veterans step by step. We’ll talk through resumes, interviews, LinkedIn, and most importantly, if you should grow a beard for your first civilian interview. If you’re still on active duty, a veteran who’s been out for several years, or you just finished Transition GPS/TAPS class and realized it was a complete waste of time, this podcast will help guide you through the process of what to do and how to successfully find a fulfilling career in the civilian world.To access this podcast and more, visit TransitionVetCoach.com.

    The Interview Part 7 & 8 - Questions & Closing

    The Interview Part 7 & 8 - Questions & Closing

    It’s time to wrap it up, but not quite yet!  While the questions you ask can be informative for yourself, they can also help set you apart from the pack.Thought closing was reserved for sales?  Think again!  Closing might just be the difference maker...

    • 33 min
    The Interview Part 5 & 6 - Location & Compensation

    The Interview Part 5 & 6 - Location & Compensation

    For the first time in your career YOU get to choose where you want to live!  There’s a lot to consider.  Especially since you’re losing BAH.  Oh…and Tri-Care.  Check out this episode for some perspective on location selection and some basic tips on how...

    • 1 hr
    The Interview Part 4 - Success & Failure Stories

    The Interview Part 4 - Success & Failure Stories

    It’s impossible to prepare for every single interview question you could possibly be asked.  But, we all know preparation is key.  So how do you prepare for the types of behavioral questions you will be invariably asked during an interview?  You need a...

    • 28 min
    The Interview Part 3 - Tell Me About Yourself

    The Interview Part 3 - Tell Me About Yourself

    Nearly every interview starts off with some sort of question that asks you to tell the interviewer about yourself.  How long should it be? What should you talk about?  How do you build a solid personal connection right off the bat?  Check out this...

    • 32 min
    The Interview Part 2 - Dress

    The Interview Part 2 - Dress

    We all know how to handle a military interview or board…but what do you wear to a civilian interview?  Believe it or not, I’ve seen plenty of vets screw this up.  Tune in to get the down and dirty on common mistakes to avoid and how to ensure the...

    • 23 min
    The Interview Part 1 - Attitude

    The Interview Part 1 - Attitude

    There’s perhaps no more important aspect of an interview than the attitude you convey when interacting with the interviewer.  Check out this episode to hear our tips and advice to make sure you’re displaying the best and most appropriate version of...

    • 20 min

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