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March 2019
Corporate Gray Newsletter

Transition Advice

Making the Most of a Job Fair

Attending a job fair can be an effective use of your time, but you will only get out of it what you put in. Make the most of your job fair experience by following some simple tips to help you prepare beforehand and use your time wisely during the event.

Research the companies in advance and be prepared to talk to recruiters about their openings and how your background matches their needs. Visit the company's website, and use websites like Hoovers.com and GlassDoor.com to learn more. Study the Employer Directory you receive before each Corporate Gray Job Fair that you're registered to attend. It will include a list of the companies and their hot jobs. Also contact your LinkedIn connections working at those companies to ask for information about the company and for assistance in identifying appropriate job opportunities.

Come prepared with questions about the companies and be ready to explain what you can do for them. Make the most of the face-to-face opportunities the job fair offers. Obtain as much information as possible from the recruiters to help determine whether you and their company are a good fit. If there's a line to speak with a recruiter, use the wait time to network with the other job seekers in line.

Don't expect to receive job offers on the spot, as most companies must follow a vetting process before a job offer can be extended. View the job fair as an opportunity to present your skills and demonstrate your enthusiasm. At the end of the conversation, ask the recruiter about next steps. After the job fair, invite them to join your LinkedIn network.

Read more here to help you prepare for the March 29th Military-Friendly Job Fair in Arlington, Virginia.
Find more transition and job search articles on the Corporate Gray Blog.

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military-Friendly Job Fairs

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * March 29, 2019 * Arlington, VA
You're invited to interview with dozens of military-friendly companies at the March 29th Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. Meet with Lockheed Martin, Newport News Shipbuilding, U.S. Postal Service, Booz Allen, Leidos, Edward Jones, ARServices, KEYW Corporation, KBRwyle, Prince William County Police Dept., Belcan Government Solutions, 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 see the list of all the participating companies, and to ensure you receive the job fair Employer Directory in advance, pre-register at http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/405. And if you upload your resume, 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 * April 26, 2019 * Springfield, VA
Meet face-to face with dozens of military-friendly companies at the April 26th Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield, Virginia. 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 http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/406. And if you upload your resume, 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 * May 30, 2019 * Virginia Beach, VA
Save the date to attend the Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair on May 30th at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Job fair hours are 9 am to 12 noon with two free employment seminars from 8 am to 9 am. To ensure you receive the job fair Employer Directory in advance, pre-register at http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/407. And if you upload your resume, 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.

TAOnline Virtual Career Fair * The Big Virtual * Date TBD
The Big Virtual is a TAOnline Virtual Career Fair where U.S. veterans and security cleared professionals can connect online with military-friendly organizations. The event will take place from your computer in April (date TBD) from 11 am to 3 pm (ET). This event is for anyone seeking nationwide opportunities and is for all ranks and branches of service, including active duty, Reserve, National Guard, and individuals with a security clearance (including civilians). More information will be available soon.

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!

Defense

ARServices provides quality management, professional, and technology consulting services to government agencies. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, ARServices maintains a diverse portfolio of contract vehicles and clients across a wide geographic area, offering R&D Services, HR Management, Financial & Procurement Management, Change Management, and Program Management. Their people-centric approach attracts highly qualified and talented personnel. Visit http://arslimited.com/join-our-team to learn more.

Defense

KeyW is an adaptable, powerfully capable company whose members have made many important, creative contributions to science, defense, space and the intelligence community. From software and hardware engineers, to mechanical and electrical engineers, to systems experts and analysts, our employees work together to prevent cyber threats, transform data into intelligence, and combat global terrorism. Visit www.keywcorp.com/careers to learn more about the KeyW team.

Equipment Dealership

Alban Caterpillar, the local industry leader in the construction equipment and power systems markets, is the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Delaware, and the West Virginia Panhandle. Alban sells and supports the full line of Caterpillar equipment. Visit www.albancat.com for opportunities offering security, career advantages, and excellent benefits.

Government

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.

Healthcare

Established to oversee and provide timely access to quality medical, dental, and mental health care in all 35 California adult correctional institutions, California Correctional Health Care Services seeks dedicated health care professionals, like you. Here, you’ll find competitive compensation, excellent State of California benefits, and a positive work-life balance. This is an ideal career for the next chapter of your life. Visit us at www.cchcs.ca.gov to learn more and apply online! EOE.

Manufacturing

Caterpillar Inc. makes sustainable progress possible around the world as the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy, and natural resource assets. Visit www.caterpillar.com to learn more.

Transportation

Swift Transportation began operations in 1966 with the same entrepreneurial, can-do spirit that is one of Swift’s core values. Today Swift generates over $4 billion in revenue and operates nearly 20,000 trucks. Now, adding to Swift’s core values is its commitment to employing those transitioning out of the armed forces into civilian life. Veterans can even receive a full scholarship to our Swift Driving Academy in addition to other incentives. Apply today and you could help make Swift a leader in transportation and a great place to work. Learn more at www.swifttrans.com/careers.

Veteran Services

AMVETS, one of the nation’s foremost veteran’s service organizations, has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The AMVETS Career Centers, powered by the Call of Duty Endowment, provide FREE career training and employment assistance for Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, National Guard & Reserve, and Spouses. Visit www.amvets.org for information and to get assistance.

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

The following jobs and opportunities are being highlighted this month:

Caterpillar has the following immediate openings:
Warehouse Associate – 2nd Shift Job ID #18000CN1 in Champaign, IL
Warehouse Associate – 3rd Shift Job ID #18000CN2 in Champaign, IL
Fabrication Specialist / Welder – Any Shift Job ID #1900000S in Decatur, IL
To learn more about Caterpillar careers visit www.caterpillar.com/careers.

The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently hiring for these positions:
Computer Network Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level in Fort Meade, MD
Intelligence Analyst - Mid/Experienced Level in multiple locations: CO, GA, HI, MD, TX and more
Linguist/Language Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level in multiple locations: Fort Gordon, GA; Fort Meade, MD; Honolulu, HI; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX
Telemetry Signals Analyst - Entry/Mid-Level in Fort Meade, MD
Search all their openings at www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA.

Swift Transportation has driving positions for new trainees, new CDL drivers, and experienced drivers in multiple locations across the country. View their job openings here: http://corporategray.com/jobs/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q%5Bkeyword%5D=&employer_name=Swift. Login and apply to positions of interest!

Find more jobs on Corporate Gray Online by clicking Find Jobs in the menu bar. Type in your Keywords or search by Company Name.


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Use the Find Jobs link to search and apply for job opportunities best matching your skills and interests. Access key elements of the Corporate Gray book by clicking the Transition Guide link.

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.org. Join NCOA Today!


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