Weekly #AmtrakCareersTIP Recap – June 27, 2014


Here are our top five career related articles that you may find useful as an Amtrak employee or in your job search with us.

1.  5 LinkedIn Secrets for Veteran Job Seekers via the RecruitMilitary YouTube channel

Networking is key to finding a job. In our age of technology and online mediums, taking advantage of LinkedIn is more important than ever. In this webinar, RecruitMilitary’s Liz Wheeler and Jackalope Jobs’ Sudy Bharadwaj discuss the “Top 5 LinkedIn Secrets” to help military veterans make the most of online networking. Read More >

2. 7 Steps to Creating Your Personal Brand by Sabrina H. DeLay via GovLoop Knowledge Network

Take Ownership – First, I affirmed in myself that I’m in charge of my own brand; therefor it’s crucial to figure out what it is, and how to communicate it consistently. Read More >

3.  Do Your Homework Before the Big Interview via Military.com

Once upon a time, a job seeker landed an interview, skimmed the prospective employer’s annual report, wowed the hiring manager with a few company facts and strolled into his dream job. Read More >

4. Will You Struggle To Find A Job in 2015 Without A Social Media Presence? by Irene McConell via Blogging4Jobs blog

The humble resume is still very much the workhorse of job search world. Recruiters rely on it to give them a snapshot of who you are. However, is it enough to give you a competitive edge over other candidates? Read More >

5. 45 Pieces of Career Advice That Will Get You to the Top by The Daily Muse EditorWhen it comes to your career, sometimes it feels like you could use all the advice you can get. From picking the “right” career to actually excelling in it, there’s certainly a lot to learn. Read More >