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Corporate Gray Newsletter
July 2019

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Transition Advice

Resume Top Tips

A good resume advertises your qualifications and shows your value to prospective employers. Be sure it not only captures your key skills and accomplishments, but also illustrates what you can do for their company. Here are a few of our top tips to greatly improve your likelihood of standing out and getting an interview:

Focus on your accomplishments as they relate to an employer’s needs. This requires you to do company research to target your resume to specific employers. Make a recruiter’s job easier by showing them why you are a good match and how you can fill their needs. Stating this first on your resume as an Objective or Summary statement will get their attention.

To make it through the initial software auto-screening that many companies use, tailor your resume to the specific job opening you’re targeting. How are the skills and requirements worded in the job posting? Mirror that wording on your resume to increase the likelihood your resume will make it through the automated screen.

Translate into civilian terms all the military acronyms and jargon that describe your skills and accomplishments. To help translate your skills and experience into civilian terms, read the article Translate Your Military Skills into Civilian Language in 6 Easy Steps and use tools like the O*Net Online Military Crosswalk.

For sample resumes to get you started, visit the Construct Your Resume page (see the Transition Guide link on Corporate Gray Online). On the right side under “Additional Resources” are resume examples for common military occupations such as electrician, engineer, homeland security, maintenance, etc. These can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format and easily modified.

Share your resume with a few people you think will give you objective and useful feedback. Seek advice from someone in a hiring position similar to one you will encounter in an interview. Take the time to make your resume a quality first impression!

Find more resume tips on the Corporate Gray Blog. Enter "resume" in the search box.

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military Friendly Job Fairs


Military Officer Job Fair
July 19, 2019 - Arlington, VA

If you are a transitioning or former (separated/retired) military officer seeking employment, register now to attend the July 19 Military Officer Job Fair, to be held at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. This event is open and free to ALL military officers regardless of commissioning source or branch of service. Meet face-to-face with representatives from dozens of top companies. For more information and to register, visit

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair
September 27, 2019 - Springfield, VA

Meet face-to-face with dozens of hiring companies at the September 27 Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield, Virginia. Interview with Leidos, SAIC, LMI, Booz Allen, ARServices, Newport News Shipbuilding, First Command Financial Services, Preferred Systems Solutions, Wells Fargo, Edward Jones, OBXtek, Prince William County Police, 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 And if you upload your resume, the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. This job fair is especially for transitioning service members across all ranks and branches of service.

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair
October 16, 2019 - Virginia Beach

Save the date to meet face-to face with over 50 military-friendly companies at the October 16 Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Interview with Newport News Shipbuilding, Booz Allen Hamilton, Leidos, Edward Jones, ARServices, U.S. Capitol Police, The GBS Group, Foley Cat, Carter Machinery, LMI Government Consulting, Sentara, 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 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 (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!

Cayce/Reilly School of Massage offers students a holistic learning environment in the growing field of massage therapy. Cayce/Reilly’s well-rounded curriculum prepares students for employment in massage careers in a medical setting, chiropractic center, spa, sports therapy, or alternative healing center. Students explore anatomy, pathology, and business while also focusing on holistic healing, service to others, and the body/mind/spirit connection. Visit to learn more.

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 and send them your resume to to see if they can assist you in your job search.

Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is the Department of Defense (DoD) component that works directly with Defense suppliers to help ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. DCMA directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation's freedom. Challenge Yourself. Join Team DCMA!

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 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 Staff, RF Engineers and more. Visit to learn more.

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

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

Check out the Cayce/Reilly School of Massage’s full-time/part-time training programs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the massage therapy profession will grow much faster than other careers in the next 5-10 years. You can start a new career as a massage therapist in as little as eight months! Learn more at

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is hiring for the following immediate positions:
Traffic Management Specialist in Phoenix, Arizona; Santa Ana, California; East Hartford, Connecticut; and Smyrna, Georgia
Industrial Property Management Specialist in Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Interdisciplinary Engineer/Operations Research Analyst in Tucson, Arizona; Carson, California; Orlando, Florida; and Boston, Massachusetts
IT Cybersecurity Specialist (INFOSEC) in Location Negotiable After Selection, United States
Challenge Yourself. Join Team DCMA!

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the government’s principal agency for protecting the health and well-being of all Americans. There are many career opportunities at the agencies within the HHS family, which include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and more. Learn more about careers at HHS here:

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

Lockheed Martin has the following immediate openings:
Systems Administrator (489277BR) in Orlando, Florida
Cyber Analyst (468540BR) in Hanover, Maryland
RF Engineer (474810BR) in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Manufacturing Manager (469451BR) in Palmdale, California
View all their career opportunities at

The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently hiring for these positions in Fort Meade, Maryland:
Cyber Capabilities Development Developer - Entry to Experienced Level (ID# 1128296)
Computer Network Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level (ID# 1130127)
Computer Systems Architect - Entry to Experienced Level (ID# 1128293)
Search all their openings at

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is hiring for these immediate positions located in Rockville, Maryland:
Multimedia Specialist
Government Information Specialist
Reactor Systems Engineer
Click here to view all of NRC's open positions.

Find more jobs on Corporate Gray Online at 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.

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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