Purepost Blog

  • Passport Case Study - Carl Foster

    Passport User Gets Job at Meta Purepost Passport user Carl Foster describes his experience with Purepost Passport, and how it helped him secure an internship with USAA, interviews with Wells Fargo, and finally a job at Meta. In December of 2019, I finally decided to retire. I was just over 20 years…

    February 1, 2023

  • Should I Use a Free Resume Builder

    Using a free resume builder can be a useful tool in creating a professional-looking resume quickly and easily. They usually provide templates, format options, and tips to help you present your skills and experience effectively. However, not all free resume…

    February 1, 2023

  • West Point Association of Graduates & PurePost: The Value of the Network

    West Point Association of Graduates & PurePost The Value of the Network We’ve connected with Ahmond Hill (Director at West Point Association of Graduates ) to discuss the current professional transition success with West Point’s alumni base. In the past year, WPAOG has seen 4X the success rates in…

    January 17, 2023

  • Skills Based Hiring is on the Rise

    Choose candidates based on skills Skills-based hiring is a recruitment and selection approach that focuses on an individual’s skills, knowledge, and abilities, rather than their past work experience. This approach is gaining popularity among employers . Skills…

    January 11, 2023

  • Military to Civilian Career Transition is All About Skills

    Military to Civilian Transition is a rewarding experience Military Transition is a time to explore more options. Making the transition from military to civilian life can be a challenging and daunting process, especially for those who have…

    January 11, 2023

  • Rebels Make History

    With Women’s History Month in full swing, I was brought back to an event I recently attended. I spent an afternoon with my daughter’s gifted…

    March 25, 2020

  • Girl Empowerment

    I was a Girl Scout for one year when I was an adolescent. I loved it. I wish I had the opportunity to join earlier in my life and continue…

    March 11, 2020

  • Creating An Environment For Appreciating Employees

    Sure there are many ways to show appreciation to your employees, but at the end of the day, a strong foundation is needed for employees to…

    March 6, 2020

  • Books about Badass Women in WWII History

    When it comes to picking books to read or put on my Want to Read list, I always gravitate towards historical fiction and historical non…

    March 4, 2020

  • In-Spite Of

    I have always loved history! Even more so, I have loved the history of African-Americans or what is often called “Black History.” When I…

    February 17, 2020

  • How Mentoring Impacted Me

    Why I am Passionate about Mentoring Beginning with my first duty assignment as an Army Second Lieutenant, to my time in the Private Sector…

    January 30, 2020

  • Right Fit Mentoring

    “The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves…

    January 29, 2020

  • There Is Value In Mentorship

    I did not have a mentor until about six years ago. This probably sounds insane to some, especially if I mention that I was in the military…

    January 28, 2020

  • Mentor Mentee Relationship; Becoming stronger in life's journey

    Christina (Purepost Marketing Manager) and I were discussing mentoring a few weeks ago and something struck me. Since I’ve been mentoring…

    January 27, 2020

  • Compliments and Leadership

    After six years of service, I thought I was a “dirt-bag Airman.” I could not wait to separate from the Air Force. That was until I had a…

    January 24, 2020

  • I Am Blessed With Great Mentors

    As the youngest of four children, I have always been able to look to my parents and siblings for mentorship. When most children were looking…

    January 22, 2020

  • 2020 Reading List

    A new year and decade have begun. Many of us are designing our 2020-setting goals and resolutions, picking a word to live by, and creating…

    January 20, 2020

  • Soldier to Civilian: networking as a veteran

    When I left the military in 2007, my next move was business school. As a fresh veteran, I knew little about the private sector, let alone…

    April 29, 2019

  • How to Obtain your DD214 or Army ORB / Army ERB

    These instructions will be helpful to anyone needing: An electronic copy of your DD214 An electronic of your Army ORB or Army ERB If that's…

    March 13, 2019

  • 3 Ways To Hire Qualified Vets Faster and Easier

    While quickly and cost-efficiently finding qualified veterans to fill your open positions is your goal, it takes particular tools to…

    January 16, 2019

  • Proof That Your Service is Valued In the Workforce

    We spend a lot of time talking about connecting and explaining military experience and credentials in ways the civilian world understands…

    January 2, 2019

  • The Why of The Purepost Skills Translation Method

    We've Walked in Your Boots Have you ever been to a Military resume builder or translation website and the system tells you that your…

    December 3, 2018

  • TransUnion is Looking for Talent by MOS/AOC Code

    When we first sat down with TransUnion, they explained three things upfront: They want to hire Veterans because they contribute to the…

    November 1, 2018

  • 3 Innovative Ways To Source Top Talent

    Your organization is seeking candidates that will positively impact operations, culture, and bottom line. The problem is, pressing demand…

    May 25, 2018

  • Implementing a Successful Veteran Hiring Initiative That Attracts Top Talent

    As companies continually seek talent that contributes loyalty, passion, resilience, and commitment to the workforce, they look to veterans…

    May 23, 2018

  • Supporting Your Spouse During a Military Transition

    Whether you are crossing off the days on the calendar or wringing your hands in anticipation of the new adventures ahead, the active duty…

    April 25, 2018

  • When to Apply for Jobs: best & worst times

    As a member of the U.S. Military, there is a PCS pattern that occurs around the May to August timeframe. In some cases, you could be…

    April 18, 2018

  • Veterans in Recruiting Funnels

    How do Veterans fit into a Civilian Recruiting Funnel? Veterans are no strangers to strategy, models, organizational structures, and formal…

    April 11, 2018

  • Know Where You Fit In: high-skill, middle-skill, and line workers

    Do you know where you fit in, in the labor force? The labor force is no longer divided into the white-collar and blue-collar workers. It's…

    April 4, 2018

  • Ted Talks for Veterans in Transition: talk nerdy to me

    There is an art in being able to explain yourself. Telling your story in a way that makes it compelling to an employer or interviewer is a…

    March 28, 2018

  • Tips To Overcome Culture Shock After the Army

    cul·ture shock ( noun ): the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone who is suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of…

    March 28, 2018

  • Myth vs. Fact: debunking veteran hard and soft skills

    Today, many corporate leaders are in search of veterans that will bring real value to the workplace. According to a survey report from…

    March 9, 2018

  • A Veteran's Call to Action

    When I left the Army in 2007, I had been away from combat for one year and was in the process of transitioning to life as a student. As…

    February 9, 2018

  • Interviews: your why, your story

    Once you have a solid understanding of the breakdown and best practices in the interviewing process, you can begin to drill down to the…

    February 9, 2018

  • Quick Tips on Recruiters (The non-military kind).

    Whether you started your military career in a recruiter's office or not, you get the idea. You know the process. You know that the recruiter…

    February 9, 2018

  • Spend Less Time on Veteran Resumes and More Time on Getting Life Situated

    Veteran resume writing can be tedious. It can also be expensive if you outsource, upwards to $2,500 for custom written veteran resumes. If…

    February 9, 2018

  • TedTalks for Veterans in Transition: body language

    TED has spreading ‘ideas worth sharing’ all over the world since 1984. As something that began as a one-time conference quickly became an…

    February 9, 2018

  • TedTalks for Veterans in Transition: how to talk so people will listen

    Ever wonder if people are really listening to you? As we've seen in previous TedTalk highlights, there are great behavioral methods to…

    February 9, 2018

  • ETS Equals Active Job Seekers

    I decided to leave the Army in April of 2006. My 8 years of Active Duty Service would be complete May of 2007, which gave me roughly a year…

    February 9, 2018

  • Gaps in Employment

    Explaining the gaps in your employment history can be both nerve-wracking and confusing for most people. As many Veterans decide to leave…

    February 9, 2018

  • Interviews: best practices

    In the first part of this series, Interviews: The Breakdown , we discussed the types of interviews and the basics of preparing for each…

    February 9, 2018

  • Interviews: the breakdown

    The Interview Process The job interview is a culmination of all of your efforts to sell yourself as a viable candidate for the target…

    February 9, 2018

  • Set Yourself Up For Success Before Transitioning Out of the Military

    Army soldiers are no stranger to preparedness and situational awareness. By the time most military personnel are transitioning out of the…

    February 9, 2018

  • The Down and Dirty: After the Resume

    You can’t launch a job search without a great resume, but now that you’ve got a great one, you have to strategize about the next steps in…

    February 9, 2018

  • The Value of Your Military Experience In the Workforce

    Military experience is complex. Trying to explain it to someone who has never been a part of the community or even known a soldier…

    February 9, 2018

  • Why Hiring Veterans Can Reduce Talent Acquisition and Training Costs

    Hiring the best candidate for the job typically takes a lot of time and money. While you feel pressure from leadership to fill your open…

    February 9, 2018

  • 3 Steps to Building a Network

    During my transition from active duty, I attended many career events and transition seminars that stressed the importance of networking and…

    January 11, 2018