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Career success is an “inside-out” process. If you dedicate yourself to a careful self-assessment before you launch your next job search, you will find yourself in an elite group of professionals who know what they want, know what they have to offer, and know where their careers are taking them.

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Your resume is the single most important marketing tool you have. This book covers the most important topics you will need to master in order to create a military to civilian career change resume that attracts attention and job offers. 

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Self-Marketing for Military to Civilian Career Transitions looks at the new context of work with its universal entrepreneurial culture. Whether you own your own business or are part of a giant multi-national corporation, you can’t afford to think of yourself or your career in any other terms. 

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What is a Salary: Understand and Negotiate Your Salary

Wondering what is a salary? Well, it's certainly more than just the number you are compensated in each pay check. When determining the true value of a potential salary, you need to take into consideration the benefits package, include healthcare, 401k, education/tuition benefits and other "perks." One potential employer may offer $50,000, but poor benefits, while another may over $45,000 and an exceptional benefits package that makes the real value of your salary much, much higher. As such, when considering and negotiating a potential salary, it's important to examine the entire package you are being offered.

Salary Negotiation

Salary negotiation is just as valuable a part of a military to civilian career change process as any other. Many people shy away from negotiating their salary because they believe it isn't acceptable or, worse, could cause the job offer or fall apart completely. In reality, these fears aren't completely justified, and a smart veteran career searcher will always include salary negotiation in his or her hiring process.

As with anything, though, there are good and bad ways to negotiate a salary. And, as usual, collecting and utilizing good information is the key to securing a salary both parties believe is appropriate. The salary negotiation white paper accessible on this page breaks the process down into seven steps covering everything from salary research to known when (and when not) to ask for more.

Ultimately, the best advice is to not be scared of salary negotiation. It's your opportunity to work with your potential employer to find an amount that reflects the know-how you bring to the company.

What is a Salary: The Seven Steps of Salary Negotiation

From researching potential salaries to knowing when (and when not) to ask for more, this white paper breaks down the potentially tricky process of salary negotiation into seven steps that will make the process more comfortable and more successful. Click here to access the toolkit.

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