New York, NY, (March 3, 2010) Defense jobs, both civilian and active duty military, are increasingly desirable as private sector positions became harder to find amidst a troubled economy. But military careers are more complex and varied than their portrayal in movies, video games, and even on the nightly news might suggest. With defense expenditures on the rise, most notably to increase the salaries and housing allowances for military personnel, the Vault 2010 Guide to Military Careers helps to make sense of it all, offering in-depth information on how to enter this potentially rewarding career path.
“The decision to join the military can be both exciting and daunting,” said Vault.com Managing Editor Brian Dalton. “And while the job is demanding, a military career can open up doors in the private sector, leading to opportunities for those with interests in, among many other areas, law, medicine, finance, public affairs and media, and even meteorology. For every career path, the military may offer a destination for you to achieve your goals.”
This unique Vault guide includes numerous government employer profiles, featuring insider tips on how to get hired at various agencies, including the Army Medical Department, the Navy Judge Advocate General Corps, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Air Force Weather Agency, and the Department of Veteran Affairs, among others.
The guide also includes:
• An assessment of the roles of Civilian Defense Workers and Active Duty Military Officers
• Tips on how the hiring process works, including a look at USAJobs.org.
• Sample Resumes and cover letters and advice on the interview process
• “Day in the life” profiles of various military personnel
• A brief analysis of government and military employee career paths, lifestyles and salaries
• Uppers and Downers: the truth about working in the military
The Vault Guide to Military Careers can be purchased here.
Vault.com is the Web’s most comprehensive resource for career management and job search information, including insider intelligence on salaries, hiring practices and company cultures. Vault features thousands of profiles on occupations, industries, companies and universities, as well as career-related articles, videos, blogs and research tools. The company publishes more than 120 print and online titles, from the best-selling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms to the Vault Guide to Green Programs. Vault’s clients include Fortune 1000 advertisers and recruiters, the country’s top universities and graduate schools.
**Note to the Media: Please contact Jon Minners to obtain a press copy of the Vault Guide to Military Careers.