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How to become CIA Paramilitary

CIA Paramilitary Operations Officers are an integral part of our overseas operations. They execute dangerous missions in austere environments. Recently, these locations have included Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. They have been vital in taking down top threats to our national security. Certainly, the people we send must be exceptionally qualified. The “Paras” typically recruit from special …

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LinkedIn report shows veterans are “Underemployed”

Recently, LinkedIn released their “Veteran Opportunity Report,” highlighting the fact most veterans are often underemployed.  They further defined underemployment as being employed in a position lower than qualified for.  LinkedIn stated 33% of veterans are underemployed. Through and through, transitioning out of military service into the civilian world often times leads veterans to question their …

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Body Language: Convey Confidence Without Saying a Word

Our body language is always talking and telling others about us. It gives indicators about our power, status, and self-assurance. People subtly pick up on our body language cues, using them to make perceptions about us. They hold perceptions about their relationship to us (are you an ally? competitor? superior?) They make perceptions about your …

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8 Ways to Hack Your Productivity at Work

You spend a third of your day working. This time can be spent dutifully doing your work, feeling more and more drained with every passing hour until you arrive home exhausted and wanting nothing more than to collapse on your couch. Or you can spend this time as a productive beast, accomplishing more than ever before …

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Are You a Bad Boss? 3 Signs of Toxic Leadership

In the workplace, the tone that the leadership sets is the largest determining factor in how those underneath them will respond in their work. I have worked under absolutely terrible “bosses,” and over incredibly hard-working employees. The single greatest thing a new manager can learn is a healthy self-awareness, and how their leadership will determine …

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Why You Should Reconsider College – One Soldier’s Story

  In 2006 after long talks with recruiters and with my parents, I finally was able to enlist in the military.  It was my Junior year of high school so I was part of the DEP.  School wasn’t my thing, and unlike the majority of my over 1000 graduating class, I didn’t want to go …

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3 steps to actually make your resolutions happen.

It’s just about that time again; New Year’s Eve brings about all kinds of “resolutions” that people ascribe to. Lots of people scoff at the idea, but just setting one makes you 10x more likely to achieve it. “Cosmetic” weight loss is a given for most people – we’d all like to look a little …

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5 Tips to Surviving Fire Academy (for Veterans)

There are currently thousands of Veterans looking to get a solid career for themselves after serving in the military. I’m an Army Veteran myself, and choosing the fire service was a no-brainer. Though I don’t know what it’s like to be a fireman just yet, I have completed Fire Academy. For Veterans or really anyone …

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Alpha Outpost Box Review – The Gentleman

Hey, I’m Kenny Harkess, US Army Veteran, 8 years military service, avid whiskey lover and lover of the outdoors and being a man.  I don’t drink whiskey with mixers, just straight like it was supposed to be drank. Subscription: Alpha Outpost The Cost: $39.95/mo + $6.95 shipping My Box: “The Gentleman”   Box came in …

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