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Corporate Gray Newsletter
January 2020

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Transition Advice
 
 

A Good Mentor Goes a Long Way

As January is National Mentoring Month, we thought it timely to address the importance of finding an industry mentor. A good mentor can be valuable not only in your transition and civilian job search, but they can also help you develop and advance your career into the future. A mentor can help you: navigate your job search and civilian career, learn what works and doesn’t work in your industry, increase your confidence and risk-taking, improve your competence in key areas, get more visibility, and expand your network and opportunities. It can be a valuable relationship for both the mentee and the mentor.

Careful preparation and personal soul searching should go into choosing a mentor and deciding on the goals of the relationship. Give careful thought as to what your needs are and who would be a good match for helping you with your goals. What goals? That’s an important part of the preparation -- reflecting on your hopes for the future. What’s your personal strategic plan, including your core values, SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats)? What’s your action plan for the future?

As you identify your vision for the future, pinpoint what gaps exist between your vision and your current competencies. Make a list of people you think could help you close these gaps and build the career you envision. Consider your current and past supervisors as possible mentors, and keep in mind personality and charisma. Having a mentor who is a military veteran is recommended, as they’ve navigated the military-to-civilian transition, plus they may better understand your background.

Mentoring is a working relationship toward achieving your goals to get you from where you are now to where you want to be. Define a specific area for improvement, quantify an indicator of progress, set goals that are realistic and worthwhile, and establish a timeframe for accomplishing the goals. Get tips on how to develop a trusting, mutually benefitial mentor/mentee relationship in this article: A Good Mentor: Don’t Leave the Military without It.

For more transition and job search advice, visit the Corporate Gray Blog.

 
Upcoming Job Fairs
 

 

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair
January 23, 2020 - San Diego, CA


Meet with military-friendly companies at the January 23 Military-Friendly Job Fair being held at the Scottish Rite Center in San Diego, California. Interview with Leidos, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, California Correctional Health Care Services, Gryphon Technologies, Epsilon Systems Solutions, First Command Financial Services, and many more top employers who are seeking to hire military-experienced candidates! Job fair hours are 9 am to 12 noon, with an Employer Panel discussion for job seekers starting at 8 am. Pre-register now via https://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/424. Be sure to upload your resume so that the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this job fair is free and open to all job seekers.


Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair
February 26, 2020 - Virginia Beach


You're invited to meet face-to-face with dozens of military-friendly companies at the February 26 Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Interview with Lockheed Martin, Newport News Shipbuilding, Booz Allen, Foley Cat, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and many more! Job fair hours are 9 am to 12 noon with two free employment seminars from 8 am to 9 am. To see the list of participating companies registered-to-date, and to ensure you receive the job fair Employer Directory in advance, pre-register at https://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/417. Be sure to upload your resume so that the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this job fair is free and open to all job seekers.


Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair
March 27, 2020 - Arlington, VA


Save the date to meet face-to-face with top employers at the March 27 Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. Interview with Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen, SAIC, Leidos, Prince William County Police, ARServices, Preferred Systems Solutions, LMI, and many more! Job fair hours are 9 am to 12 noon, with an Employer Panel discussion for job seekers starting at 8 am. To ensure you receive the job fair Employer Directory in advance, pre-register at https://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/416. Be sure to upload your resume so that the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this job fair is free and open to all job seekers.

 
Featured Employers, Schools, and Service Providers
 
 

These companies have sponsored The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide because they want to reach out to military-experienced candidates. They want to hear from you! Contact them about your next career move!


David Griswold & Associates, Inc. has helped thousands of military transition to civilian jobs for over 30 years. They partner with you to develop a career campaign strategy to put you in a new career. Their clients have recently accepted positions to include Boeing, Booz Allen, Deloitte, Ingersoll Rand, General Dynamics, GE, General Motors, MTSI, MITRE, Oracle, SAIC, Skanska, and Xerox. Visit www.dhwgriswold.com and send them your resume to DHWG@sbcglobal.net to see if they can assist you in your job search.


Foley, Incorporated is a premier Caterpillar Dealership that serves the New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Northern Delaware Regions. Foley’s divisions provide a diversified line of products, rentals and services to support our wide range of construction, power generation, industrial engine and marine customers. Please visit www.foleyinc.com/about-foley/careers to learn about our exciting employment opportunities, training, benefits and more.


Lockheed Martin is one of the foremost systems engineering, software and systems integration companies in the world. They are seeking experienced Cyber Security Engineers, Intelligence Analyst, RF Engineers and more. Visit www.lockheedmartinjobs.com to learn more.


The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. Visit www.IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA for job opportunities.


SAIC® is a premier technology integrator solving our nation’s most complex challenges across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets. Our offerings include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 23,000 employees and annual revenues of about $6.5 billion. https://jobs.saic.com


The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is committed to serve America’s military veterans and families in their pursuit of lifelong learning. Maryland Smith’s top-ranked Executive and Online MBA programs are particularly suited for transitioning service members and working veterans seeking new skills for data-driven decision making and business leadership. Explore their many specialty master’s degree options and join Maryland’s community of Smith Vets at: www.rhsmith.umd.edu


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) mission is to license and regulate the Nation’s civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment. NRC hires engineers, scientists, security specialists, IT professionals, financial analysts, and others at all levels-from recent grads to senior leaders. Learn more at www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/employment.html


 
Hot Jobs & Opportunities
 
 

Foley, Incorporated is currently hiring for multiple positions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Learn about their benefits and search all their openings at www.foleyinc.com/careers.


Lockheed Martin is hiring for these immediate openings:
Cyber Analyst in Colorado Springs, Colorado
RF Technician in Littleton, Colorado
Electrical Engineer in Baltimore, Maryland
Intelligence Analyst in Orlando, Florida
View all their career opportunities at www.lockheedmartinjobs.com.


The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently hiring for multiple positions in Fort Meade, Maryland. Search all their openings at www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA.


The SAIC is seeking military-experienced candidates for the following positions:
TACNET Fleet Engineer in San Diego, California
Network Engineer in Virginia Beach, Virgnia
Cyberspace Intelligence Analyst in Fort Meade, Maryland
Senior Cybersecurity Systems Engineer Chief in Fort Meade, Maryland
View all of SAIC's open positions at https://jobs.saic.com/search/jobs.


The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is accepting applications to its top-ranked Full Time MBA, Part Time MBA and Specialty Masters programs starting August 2020. Apply here: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/apply


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has career opportunities in multiple locations. View all of NRC's open positions at www.usajobs.gov.


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Free Resume Templates - Battlefield Resumes
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Services for NCOs
The Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) was established in 1960 to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers in all branches of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves. The Association is a leader in Veterans and Spouse Employment and is a strong voice on Capitol Hill and with the Veterans Administration. NCOA is proud to offer a wide range of benefits and services in education, healthcare, finance, and more, designed especially for current and former enlisted service members and their families. For information on benefits and to become a member, visit https://ncoausa.orgJoin NCOA Today!

 

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