The job search formula has never changed! The formula is as follows:
Job = Knowledge + Skills + Abilities + Experience
As the job seeker once you have identified the job research the skills the employer is seeking. Often the employer will provide the job description which will include three elements:
Employers recognize regardless who comes in for a job there is a learning curve regardless of the amount of experience you have. Therefore, you must be able to explain your KSAs and experience in your resumé (strongly encouraged), letter of application, or employment application the experience you bring to the job. This assists the employer in calculating the cost of getting you prepared for doing the job within the company.
As a student looking for a job while going to school you must determine if the job is right for you, your transition from military service, and your education preparing you for your future. Consider the following three issues:
First, while you are in school and looking for a job a few issues you may consider:
Second, while in school and you need or want a job consider employment from the employers standpoint:
Finally, while in school and being employed consider:
There are many employment resources available today. Schools have employment offices - many schools have Veteran Centers that have jobs aimed at veterans going to school. Online employment services are available with some focused solely on veterans or services directed toward veterans. Finally, there are outside people to people services through your State Employment or Job Service (e.g., Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development) with both counselors aimed to the general public or veteran-based counselors known as Local Veteran Employment Representatives (LEVR) and Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists. Finally, there are private staffing companies.