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Corporate Gray Newsletter
May 2020

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Transition Advice
 
 

Prepare to Ace Your Phone/Video Interview

These days, recruiters are turning to phone and video interviews rather than inviting the candidate to interview in person. Phone and virtual interviews can also be used by recruiters as an important early screening of potential employees, and how well you do will determine whether you get invited to have a more formal and thorough interview with the employer. The more you prepare ahead of time, the better the experience and outcome will be.

Part of your preparation should include developing a script that will act as your cheat sheet during the phone or video interview. Include a list of questions you expect to be asked along with your prepared responses. Also include questions that you want to ask the interviewer gleaned from the company research you’ve conducted.

Practice your script prior to the call. Recording yourself will let you hear how you sound on the phone, and doing a practice video session will allow you to adjust the lighting, sound, background, camera angle, and other elements conducive to a successful video interview. Conduct a practice phone or video call with a trusted friend to get feedback on your responses to questions as well as on the equipment you'll be using.

Keep a copy of your script and resume handy for impromptu phone interviews. For scheduled phone and video interviews, prepare a quiet environment devoid of distractions. Have your script, resume, pen and paper, and a glass of water ready before the interview. Don’t rely too heavily on your script for video interviews, as you want to be making eye contact (with your webcam or phone camera) rather than reading from your script.

Any job interview, whether phone, video, or in-person, requires careful preparation. It is crucial to research not only the company, but also yourself. Well thought out answers to behavioral based questions are important -- employers want to hear about real experiences you've had and how you handled certain situations.

Find more tips to help you prepare for interviews and navigate your career transition on the Corporate Gray Blog. And be sure to check out the upcoming Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fairs below to help you connect with employers online!

 
Upcoming Job Fairs
 
 

Military Friendly Job Fairs

 

Corporate Gray Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
May 28, 2020 - Online, 10AM-2PM (EDT)


You are invited to interview with top employers at the May 28 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair, to be held online from 10 AM to 2 PM (EDT). All you need is a computer or mobile device with Internet access. This online recruiting event will give you the opportunity to interact with these employers via one-on-one text chats and help them understand how your background fits their staffing needs. Some of the participating companies and government agencies include: Eaton Corporation, Newport News Shipbuilding, Raytheon Technologies, Sentara Healthcare, BAE Systems, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Capitol Police, Edward Jones, W R Systems, Carter Machinery, HII Technical Solutions, and many more!

To participate in this event, register here: www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/418. You will then be taken to the virtual event platform to complete your registration. When your registration is complete, you will receive an invitation to attend a free training session on using the virtual job fair platform. The first training session is scheduled for May 19, so be sure to complete your registration before then. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this online job fair is open and free to all job seekers.


Corporate Gray Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
June 19, 2020 - Online, 10AM-2PM (EDT)


You are invited to interview with top employers at the June 19 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair, to be held online from 10 AM to 2 PM (EDT). All you need is a computer or mobile device with Internet access. This online recruiting event will give you the opportunity to interact with these employers via one-on-one text chats and help them understand how your background fits their staffing needs. Some of the participating companies and government agencies include ARServices, Preferred Systems Solutions, Lockheed Martin, Artlin Consulting, Leidos, U.S. Postal Service, First Command Financial Services, U.S. Capitol Police, and more!

To participate in this event, register here: www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/421. You will then be taken to the virtual event platform to complete your registration. As it gets closer to the event date, you will receive an invitation to attend a free training session on using the virtual job fair platform. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this online job fair is open and free to all job seekers.

 
Featured Employers, Schools, and Service Providers
 
 

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


Established in 1952, Carter Machinery has a clear vision: enable every customer to achieve their highest level of success. We demonstrate this commitment through our support of the people and equipment working in diverse industries including construction, mining, forestry, paving, electric power generation, industrial engines, gas compression, and marine. Our territory of 30 locations includes Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C., and is staffed by over 2,000 top-notch professionals. As a result, we've grown to be one of the leading Caterpillar dealers in the United States. Visit https://cartermachinerycareers.silkroad.com for current career opportunities.


Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/militarycareers.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. Learn more at www.lmi.org.


Newport News Shipbuilding is the nation's sole-industrial designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. NNS employs thousands of military veterans in Engineering, Construction & Project Management, Supply Chain, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical and Trades. Learn more at www.buildyourcareer.com


Sentara Healthcare is one of the most progressive healthcare organizations in the nation, located in Virginia and North Carolina. Sentara is a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified company, a participant in the Military Medics and Corpsman (MMAC) Program, and received a 2017 V3 Governor’s Award. They are looking for transitioning military to fill numerous clinical, non-clinical and leadership roles. Sentara is one of the area’s top military family employers. Visit www.sentaracareers.com.


The United States Postal Service has a long history of providing career opportunities to veterans, reservists, and their families. USPS currently employs over 100,000 Military members and Veterans, and Military service is treated as prior employment. USPS values the leadership, reliability, and high-tech skills that veterans bring to the organization. Opportunities range from administrative and technical support functions to processing and delivery operations. Visit http://usps.com/careers.



Meet with these featured organizations who will be participating in the May 28 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair: California Correctional Health Care Services, Carter Machinery Company, Central Intelligence Agency, Eaton Corporation, Edward Jones, Lockheed Martin, Newport News Shipbuilding, SAIC, Sentara Healthcare, and U.S. Postal Service!


 
Hot Jobs & Opportunities
 
 

Carter Machinery is always looking for qualified people to continue our growth. Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/CarterMachinery/Careers to view all of our current job openings in Virginia, eastern West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC. And meet with us at the May 28 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair.


Department of Health and Human Services is hiring for the following immediate openings in Washington, DC:
Supervisory Health Communication Specialist, GS-1001-15 (DHA) - Open date: 5/11/2020 - Close date: 5/15/2020 (or until the first 200 applications have been received, whichever happens first)
Health Communication Specialist, GS-1001-12 (FPL-13) (DHA) - Open date: 5/14/2020 - Close date: 5/27/2020
Find these and more open positions at www.hhs.gov/careers/job-search.


Eaton is currently hiring for these positions:
Manufacturing Engineer Technician in Omaha, Nebraska
EHS Manager in Kearney, Nebraska
Field Service Electronics Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Senior Field Service Technician in Pleasanton, California and Roseville, California
Search all their openings at www.eaton.com/militarycareers.


LMI is currently hiring for these positions:
Air Warfare Acquisitions Specialist (TS/SCI Clearance Required) - in Arlington, Virginia
Technology Research Analyst (Clearance Required) - in Arlington, Virginia
Data Scientist (Active TS/SCI Required) - in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Search all their openings at www.lmi.org/careers.


The National Security Agency (NSA) has career opportunities in computer science, engineering, mathematics and so much more. Explore their career fields and search all their openings at www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA.


Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) is actively hiring for these positions:
Manager Industrial Security 2 (35491BR) in Ballston Spa, New York
Systems Architect 4 (32296BR) in Newport News, Virginia
Engineer Facilities 3 (29404BR) in Newport News, Virginia
Engineering Technician 3 (33806BR) in Ballston Spa, New York
Search all their career opportunities at www.buildyourcareer.com.


Make an impact with a career at Sentara Healthcare. View their featured jobs and search all their open positions in Virginia and North Carolina here: www.sentaracareers.com.


The U.S. Postal Service is seeking Tractor Trailer Operators in multiple locations nationwide. You may be a good fit for the role if you have your CDL endorsement (Class A or B) and have a minimum of 1- year experience.
Are you changing careers? The following Internship Opportunities are also available at USPS:
• Operations Industrial Engineer Program (OIE)
• Emerging Professional Program (EPP)
• Professional Development Program (PDP)
To search for these and many more positions visit www.usps.com/careers.


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Transition Assistance Partners
 
 

Free Resume Templates - Battlefield Resumes
Free federal resume template and civilian resume template downloads. Also, download our "Three Battlefield Tested Steps To Obtain The Highest Salary Possible" for free. In only 3 steps I will show you an easy strategy that will help you overcome the most common military-to-civilian transition problems: (1) Search for jobs based on salary; (2) Search for jobs that don't require you to translate your military experience but embrace your military experience; (3) Search for jobs that DON’T require you to start over but want you to continue to expand your military experience. https://battlefieldresumes.com

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!

Be Your Own Boss
Veterans Transition Forum (VTF) assists veterans in acquiring a franchise or an independent business. VTF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization consisting of fellow veterans, and their goal is to help existing and transitioning veterans find their best career or job related option. VTF provides free mentoring services in all​ phases of small business and franchise ownership. Check them out here: https://vetforum.org or email admin@vetforum.org -- They are ready to assist you!

 

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