What NOT to Do if You Want a New Job in 2020.

You didn't get a degree or spend decades in the military to get out and work at Walmart for $12 an hour. You're a high performer, and if you're looking for a new job in 2020, you're going to want your transition to reflect that. You've worked hard and you are ready....

November 2019 Begin Within Lunch & Learn Guests

Join us every Wednesday at Noon Central time. Begin Within Founder and CEO, Jaime Chapman will be interviewing guests for our weekly Lunch & Learn sessions on our Facebook page on the following dates during the month of November: November 6, 2019: Mary Beth Hyland...

Look Good on Your Army AIM 2.0 Resume

AIM 2.0 The Army has released AIM (Assignment Interactive Module) 2.0 as a new way of managing its number one asset…people. AIM is a new Talent Management system that brings the Army’s talent management into the technology age and allows a soldier-centric selection...

Why You Need to Be Networking for 2020… Now.

It's time to start talking about the last thing you want to think about in October: if you want to make career moves in 2020, the time to start networking towards your 2020 goals is now. That's right - you need to be networking for 2020. (Now.) "Tara, are you sure,...

10 Years Back Instead of 10 Years Forward

In the 2015 movie, “The Intern,” Ben Whittaker (played by Robert De Niro) was a 70-years old retiree who was applying to work for an internet start-up as an intern, is asked during an interview, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” There is a moment of silence and...


What our clients say…

“Where can I begin? I sent Jaime over a dusty old resume (with mostly federal experience) along with an amazing opportunity (non-federal) and I asked if Jaime could work her magic. Considering up until this point I’ve always done this myself, I was simply blown away with how she turned something bland into something extraordinary — and in 24 hours! She will be my go-to person for any/all resume updates, tweaks, and cover letters moving forward.

She’s an amazing asset to the military/federal/civilian community.” – Military Spouse & Veteran

“Jaime is by far the most exceptional person I have met. After asking her to assist me or provide suggestions about my federal resume, she took the time to help me understand a resume in a way no class or “professional writer“ could have done. She is definitely an expert and someday look forward to personally thanking her. I HIGHLY recommend her to other people. She is truly a blessing.” – Military Spouse & Federal Employee

“As an adaptable and engaged senior leader with over 27 years of military experience, I was beyond nervous about transitioning to my next chapter in life and civilian career UNTIL I met Jaime who worked and volunteered her time to help myself and others. She is beyond amazing and equally skilled at translating our skills into both federal and civilian resumes and teaching and mentoring us towards our goals. I went from multiple resumes and jobs not referred to Federal, Contract and Corporate companies falling over each other to offer myself employment. I am confident, prepared and ready for the challenge now after Jamie’s mentorship and help. I would recommend her every single time to any service member transitioning out of the military and wanting another career. She is the best- plain and simple!” – Retired U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major

“I’m impressed that Jaime, despite being located in Germany, offers her time to veterans in the United States. She gave me excellent information on how to understand federal job postings and use them to prepare a federal resume. She then gave me specific actions to follow and told me to contact her again if I need any help. I’m glad I stayed up for a call with her.” – Veteran

“I am so thankful I reached out to Jaime. She was a great listener. She had great, practical advice to help me focus in on a few key areas as I am all over the place with my goals. I would love to speak to her again.” – Military Spouse & Veteran

“Jaime is a wealth of knowledge and very professional. She took her time explaining federal resumes with me and very patient. I look forward to speaking with her in the future and highly recommend her to other military spouses. Thank you.” – Military Spouse

“It was so refreshing speaking with Jaime. Not only did she give me some great pointers but also gave me great next action steps. Looking forward to implementing her advice and seeing what the future holds!” – Military Spouse

“Jaime is awesome! She is a great professional resource but also a new friend, who is just an all around enjoyable person with whom to talk.” – Military Spouse

“An effective advisor who is knowledgeable about federal hiring.” – Federal Deputy Director


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LinkedIn Lollapalooza

I attended the LinkedIn Lollapalooza workshop with Jaime and I had a blast learning from her. Not only did Jaime went over the basic of LinkedIn, she also teaches you tips to stand out from other people in the world of marketing yourself professionally. Everything was well organized down to the details of the professional makeup artist, and photographer on site. Lunch and coffee was also covered. There was never a dull moment in class, Jaime is very engaging. I learned a lot and will be utilizing that in my LinkedIn profile.

Tracie Le

LinkedIn Lollapalooza

LinkedIn Lollapalooza came just in time. As a future college graduate from Germany, it is now time to look for a job. Before the event I only knew LinkedIn very roughly and always wondered what a “good profile” was. Jaime answered this question, gave valuable tips on how to stand out from the crowd, land our dream job with a LinkedIn profile and be visible to recruiters across borders. She knows how to motivate people, personally responded to each one of us and designed the event interactively.

Laura Obermaier

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