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November 2018
Corporate Gray Newsletter

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's 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 network via LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter check out 7 Tips for Networking with Social Media. For even more social media advice, order a copy of Social Media and Your Job Search: Maximizing Your Network for a Successful Transition, 2nd Edition from Corporate Gray.

If you're in the Washington, DC Metro area, you can attend a free workshop on Using Social Media (LinkedIn and more) in Your Job Search, designed for transitioning service members and their spouses. See the upcoming dates for JB Anacostia-Bolling, JB Andrews, Quantico, and the Pentagon here:

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military-Friendly Job Fairs

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * November 16, 2018 * Springfield, VA
You're invited to interview with dozens of military-friendly companies at the November 16th Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at The Waterford in Springfield, Virginia. Interview face-to-face with Lockheed Martin, Leidos, Booz Allen Hamilton, Marine Corps Systems Command, Prince William County Police, Inter-Con Security Systems, Leidos, PenFed, OBXtech, U.S. Secret Service, 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 to the Corporate Gray website, the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. This job fair is free to all job seekers and is especially for transitioning service members and veterans of all ranks/ratings and branches of service.

Military Officer Job Fair * December 5, 2018 * Arlington, VA
Are you preparing to leave the service as a military officer? Would you like to talk with companies specifically seeking military officer talent? Then plan to attend the December 5th Military Officer Job Fair, which will be held from 8 am to 12 noon at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. While sponsored by the West Point Society of DC, 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 General Dynamics IT, ITility, Transportation Security Administration, Endeavor Air, GoJet Airlines, MDB Group, AECOM, Institute for Defense Analyses, and more! For additional information and to register, visit

TAOnline Virtual Career Fair * The Big Virtual * January 2019
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 January (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.

Transition Assistance Partners

Federal Job Search Assistance - Battlefield Resumes
Military-To-Federal Translation resume bullets are available from Battlefield Resumes for a small fee. Here's what you do: (1) Click; 2) Locate your military job/MOS (ex: S1, S2, S3, S4, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, etc.); (3) Download the Translation Guide; (4) Copy the already-translated Resume Bullets into your resume. IT'S REALLY THAT SIMPLE!

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 Join NCOA Today!

Getting ready to buy or sell your home? Tom Turner Homes is an affiliate of Keller Williams Realty, the largest Real Estate company in the U.S. Tom Turner can introduce you to a strong Realtor in almost every residential area in the country. Each Realtor will be an agent with prior military experience who understands the unique issues facing transitioning veterans. This service is FREE to all veterans – not just for your first move, but for all future moves. Send email to

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!


Advanced Concepts and Technologies International (ACT I) provides trusted expertise and leadership in support of domestic and international Defense, Space, Homeland Security, and Cyber/Intel communities. ACT I provides its customers with highly trained and experienced technical staff that is responsive and ethical, enhancing the value of any project or program they support. Learn more about their career opportunities 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

Equipment Dealership

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 18 locations across Virginia and southern West Virginia are staffed by over 1,200 top-notch professionals. As a result, we've grown to be one of the leading Caterpillar dealers in the United States. Visit for current career opportunities.

Equipment Dealership

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.


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


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

IT Consulting

Perspecta Perspecta is a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: to never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. Their team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects create innovative solutions for U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Perspecta’s talented workforce of 14,000 strong stands ready to welcome you to the team.


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

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

The following jobs opportunities are being highlighted this month:

Carter Machinery Company is hiring! Check out their career opportunities at

Perspecta is hiring for the following positions:
Citrix Administrator in Norfolk, VA or San Diego
Service Desk - SRM User Admin in Norfolk, VA
Service Management Administrator in Norfolk, VA
Systems Engineer III in Chantilly, VA
Data Architect in Alexandria, VA
Apply to these positions and more at

The U.S. Postal Service is currently hiring for these positions in multiple locations nationwide:
Motor Vehicle Operators (MVO)
Tractor Trailer Operators (TTO)
Auto Mechanics
Holiday Positions
Search for these openings and many more at

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Corporate Gray Online

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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.

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Good luck with your job search!

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