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November Newsletter 2021

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Upcoming Job Fairs
Corporate Gray Virtual Job Fairs give you the opportunity to interview face-to-face with military-friendly employers nationwide. These events are especially for transitioning service members and veterans of all rank and branches of service. Military spouses and civilians are welcome to participate. Our Job Fairs are free to all job seekers. To prepare for a Job Fair, view these tips:

VIRTUAL Military-Friendly Job Fair
November 19, 2021 - Online, 11am-2pm (ET)

Interview online with top companies and government agencies nationwide at the November 19 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to interview online with SAIC, National Security Agency, Leidos, U.S. Postal Service, Palo Alto Networks, United States Secret Service, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and many more. To search and apply for positions in advance, visit: Register today and start preparing to tell the company recruiters how your skills and experience fit their staffing needs.

VIRTUAL Military-Friendly Job Fair
December 14, 2021 - Online, 11am-2pm (ET)

Interview online with top companies and government agencies nationwide at the December 14 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to interview online with National Security Agency, SAIC, Palo Alto Networks, U.S. Postal Service, California Correctional Health Care Services, Freedom Mortgage, Areté Associates, U.S. Agency for International Development, Foley Cat, Loomis Armored, and many more. To search and apply for positions in advance, visit: Register today and start preparing in advance to tell the company recruiters how your skills and experience fit their staffing needs.

2022 Calendar of Events
Check out our list of 2022 Virtual Job Fairs at
Transition Advice
Thank you to all the U.S. military veterans who have served our country and fought for our freedom.

Networking and Your Job Search

It is estimated that at least 80% of jobs are found through networking. The old adage, "It's not what you know, but who you know," holds true in the job search. Of course, your skills and experience are what will ultimately land you the job, but your networking efforts will open the doors to opportunities.

It is important to include both formal and informal networking in your job search process. Formal networking is taking a direct approach in asking for job leads and referrals, and attending professional networking events such as association meetings, industry conferences, or business social events.

Informal networking can occur at a family gathering, holiday party, or community event, where it is acceptable to casually mention that you are seeking employment. Casual acquaintances and conversations can often lead to unexpected job opportunities, so don't overlook the power of informal networking. Read this article for some guidelines to follow for effective networking.

Search out and connect with fellow veterans for support with your job search. They've been through the transition and are often very willing to help out a fellow service member. Find them through social media sites such as, and through veteran websites, military associations, and fellow military colleagues. Learn more from this article on connecting with fellow veterans.

Social media is a powerful networking tool for a job seeker. It allows you to build a boundless network right from your computer -- connecting to colleagues, recruiters, experts and influencers in your industry to help get your foot in the door of opportunities. For some quick tips on building your social media network check out A Targeted Approach to Using Social Media.

Free Webinar: Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search
November 30, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)

You are invited to Corporate Gray’s one-hour webinar: “Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search” on Tuesday, November 30, 1:00 PM (Eastern Time). This webinar is designed for transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses, and it is open to all job seekers. Learn how to leverage the power of LinkedIn to increase the effectiveness of your job search and help you get noticed, get connected, and find job opportunities. Register today!
Featured Employers & Schools
These companies have sponsored "The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide" because they are hiring military veterans. They want to hear from you. Contact them about your next career move!

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company is one of the largest Caterpillar Equipment dealers in the nation, serving Pennsylvania and West Virginia. With competitive compensation, affordable cost of living, proximity to big cities and outdoor adventures, Cleveland Brothers is a great place to start your next career as a CAT Technician. Visit to see their open positions.

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

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to powering a future-ready, high-performing government, drawing from expertise in digital and analytic solutions, logistics, and management advisory services. We deliver integrated capabilities that incorporate emerging technologies tailored to customers’ unique mission needs. Founded in 1961, LMI continues to enable growth and transformation, enhance operational readiness and resiliency, and ensure mission success for federal civilian and defense agencies. Learn more at

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

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

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

* Meet with these featured organizations who will be participating in the November 19 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair: ARServices, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Leidos, LMI, Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, SAIC, U.S. Postal Service, and University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Hot Jobs & Opportunities
Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company has these immediate career opportunities:
Industrial / Field Air Compressor / HVAC Technician in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Diesel or Equipment Technician / Mechanic - Construction Equipment in Lancaster, PA
Construction Equipment Shop Technician in Harrisburg, PA
Truck Shop Technician / Mechanic in Lancaster, PA
Search all their opportunities at

Department of Health and Human Services offers rewarding careers working with the latest in health research, care, and technologies to improve the quality of life of millions. HHS's Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has the following immediate openings:
Government Information Specialist in Washington, DC
Program Analyst in Washington, DC
Management and Program Analyst - Location negotiable after selection, Telework eligible as determined by the agency policy
Program Analyst in Kansas City, MO; Philadephia, PA; Dallas, TX; and Seattle, WA
View all HHS's open positions at

Eaton is currently hiring for these positions:
Senior Field Service Representative in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Field Service Representative in Littleton, Colorado
Field Service Representative in Pelham, Alabama
Field Service Electronics Technician in Clinton Township, Michigan and Ann Arbor, Michigan
Search all their openings at

LMI is seeking military-experienced candidates for the following positions:
Senior Program Development Support Specialist IV - Clearance Required, in Washington, DC
Data Scientist - Clearance Required, in Fort Belvoir, VA
Search all their openings at

Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) is seeking military-experienced candidates for multiple positions in Newport News, Virginia. Search all their career opportunities at

Make an impact with a career at Sentara Healthcare. View all of their career opportunities here:

The U.S. Postal Service is hiring for multiple Tractor Trailer Operator positions across the country, including in these locations:
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Houston, TX
Jersey City, NJ
Learn more about USPS career opportunities for veterans, reservists, and their family members at

Find more jobs on Corporate Gray Online at Type in your keywords or search by company name.
Post your resume online! Help recruiters find you!
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Help recruiters find you! Post your resume on Corporate Gray Online or upload a revised version. Having a resume helps you get noticed by employers searching for individuals with your skills! Upload your resume by clicking the "My Resume" link after logging into the site. Your resume was posted on [ {%%ResumePostedDate%%} ]. If that value is blank or outdated, be sure to upload your current resume. If you haven't created a resume yet, checkout these downloadable resume samples in Microsoft Word to help get you started: Sample Resumes (listed on right side of page).

Use the Find Jobs link to search and apply for job opportunities best matching your skills and interests. Access key elements of Corporate Gray's Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide by clicking the Transition Guide link, or view the full e-book version here:
Transition Assistance Partners
National Guard Employment Resources
The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) was formally organized in 1972 with the goal of increasing the voice of enlisted persons in the National Guard. EANGUS is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an adequate national defense and promoting the status, welfare, and professionalism of the men and women of the Army and Air National Guard. See their employment resources and more at

MOAA is Here to Help
Whether you are finding your way through your military-to-civilian transition, worrying about your job security in these uncertain times, or on the hunt for new employment in the age of virtual interviews, the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is here to help. From webinars and virtual career events which are offered free to all members of the military and veteran community – officer and enlisted, Guard and Reserve, as well as military spouses – to personalized resume reviews and career counseling for paid members, MOAA’s transition experts will assist you to navigate this uncharted portion of your career path. Find more about MOAA's services and upcoming events here:

NCOA - 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!

Free Geo-Targeted Placement Service
If you are interested in being placed within 30 miles of a target city, send your resume and the name of the city to We will forward it to a staffing firm that specializes in geo-targeted placements.

Stuck at a Career Crossroads?
Need to feel confident and prepared to present yourself and attend Corporate Gray's next Job Fair? Book a complimentary 30-minute Career/Job Search Strategy Session with me and I’ll help you walk and talk with courage and confidence.
Janet Spadola, Founder of WHAT’S NEXT BY DESIGN and a certified military transition expert: or email

Career Coaching Services
Need a Career Coach, someone to help you think through 'What Comes Next'? Bill Golden, a Senior Technical Recruiter for DoD, IC and STEM-centric organizations offers a menu of services: Resume Review/Rewrite, Social Media Presence Optimization, Employers-that-need-YOU Identification, and Career Consulting for those that have done almost everything --- BUT NOT sure what it is they do or how to explain that to employers. For more info, visit FYI, Bill Golden is US Army (Retired, CMF 26/35/98/352) and a corporate recruiter since 2012.

Department of Labor - Veteran Employment Reps
Find a DoL Veteran Employment Representative by state here:

Free Suits for Vets
Save A Suit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides veterans and transitioning service members with business suits, professional attire, and other clothing resources they need to achieve job security. Learn more about receiving or donating professional clothing at

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