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Corporate Gray Newsletter
February 2021

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Upcoming Job Fairs & Career Transition Webinars
 
 

Military Friendly Job Fairs

 

Below are the next Corporate Gray Virtual Job Fairs. To get the most from these events, view these tips: https://www.corporategray.com/tips-for-attending-a-virtual-job-fair.pdf


Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
February 17, 2021 - Online, 11am-2pm (ET)


You are invited to meet with many top companies and government agencies at the February 17 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to interview with these employers via text and video chats: SAIC, Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, Leidos, Scientific Research Corporation, U.S. Postal Service, Military Sealift Command, LinQuest, Kearney and Company, Inter-Con Security Systems, GEICO and many more. Apply for positions in advance and help the company recruiters understand how your skills and experience fit their staffing needs. For more information and to register, visit: www.CorporateGray.com/jobfairs/427.


Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
March 26, 2021 - Online, 11am-2pm (ET)


Save the date to meet with many top companies and government agencies at the March 26 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to interview with these employers via text and video chats. Apply for positions in advance and help the company recruiters understand how your skills and experience fit their staffing needs. For more information and to register, visit: www.CorporateGray.com/jobfairs/428.


Free Webinar: Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search
February 23, 2021 - 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)

You are invited to Corporate Gray’s “Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search” webinar on Tuesday, February 23, 1:00-2:00 pm (ET). This webinar is designed for transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses, and it is open to all job seekers. Learn how to use LinkedIn to increase the effectiveness of your job search. Registration is limited to 100, so register today! https://corporategray.my.webex.com/corporategray.my/j.php?RGID=r8f40edbc8361a0115737200d00e49612

 
Transition Advice
 
 

Keep your Job Search Proactive... Follow Up!

After applying for a position, don't wait for the phone to ring or the emails to come pouring in. Follow-up! Take the initiative to see where you stand. We don't mean stalking or harassing anyone, just a friendly email, voicemail, or letter to check on the progress of your application.

A couple days after submitting the application, send an email to the recruiter who posted the job letting them know you applied (mention the specific job title) and how excited you are about the position. Take this opportunity to tell them why you are a great fit for that opening and their company, similar to the wording of your tailored cover letter; be specific, not generic. During an interview, be sure to ask for their decision timeline, and then follow-up with a friendly reminder that reinforces your interest in the job.

If you don’t know the point of contact for the position, search LinkedIn to find people who work at that company. If they are in your network, message them to let them know of your interest and ask for their advice and insights about working there. If they are not connected to you, invite them to join your network or send them an InMail if you have an upgraded account (veterans can get a free upgraded account). Read the full article here for more tips on following up.

Job search letters play an important role in allowing you to show your enthusiasm. Cover letters, approach letters, follow-up letters, and thank you letters can be used to tell an employer what you can do for them and why they should hire you. Take the time to tailor and personalize the letter or email. Sample letters to get you started can be downloaded from the "Additional Resources" on this page of our online Transition Guide. Also consider sending an updated, customized resume that better aligns with the opportunity, now that you've learned more about the job.

Check out this video on following up after a job fair and this article on job search letters to learn more tips on making the most of your job search correspondence.

 
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!


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 www.ClevelandBrothers.com 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 www.eaton.com/militarycareers.


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 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 February 17 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair: Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Foley Cat, Leidos, Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, SAIC, Scientific Research Corporation, and the U.S. Postal Service.

 
Hot Jobs & Opportunities
 
 

California Correctional Health Care Services is hiring for the following positions:
Physician (IM/FP) in Susanville, California
Physician (IM/FP) – Psychiatric Inpatient Program in Soledad, California
Physician (IM/FP) in Soledad, California
View all their career opportunities at https://cchcs.ca.gov/careers.


Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company has these immediate career opportunities:
Construction Equipment Service Supervisor in Erie, Pennsylvania
Hydraulic & Machining Sales Specialist (HMSS) in State College, Pennsylvania
Construction Equipment Parts & Service Sales Representative in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Truck Shop Technician (2nd shift) - 4-ten hour shifts Cleveland Brothers RIG360 Truck Centers in Turbotville, Pennsylvania
Search all their opportunities at https://careers.clevelandbrothers.com/jobs.


Department of Health and Human Services is seeking military-experienced candidates for the following GS-13 positions in Rockville, Maryland - Needed for COVID-19 Response Program:
Management Analyst
Project Manager
Project Officer
View all their open positions at www.hhs.gov/careers/job-search.


Eaton is currently hiring for these positions:
UPS Field Service Area Supervisor in Tukwila, Washington
Senior Field Service Technician in Jacksonville, Florida
Field Service Electronics Technician in Mountainside, New Jersey
Electrical Test Technician 1st Shift in Richmond, Virginia
Search all their openings at www.eaton.com/militarycareers.


LMI is seeking military-experienced candidates for the following positions:
Jr. Cybersecurity Specialist in Frederick, Maryland
Management Analyst - I in Washington, DC
Strategic Communications Specialist - Secret Clearance Required - in Arlington, Virginia
Senior Supply Chain Risk Management/Supply Chain Resilience Analyst - Clearance Required - in Tysons, Virginia
Search all their openings at www.lmi.org/careers.


Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) is seeking military-experienced candidates for their Website Designer and Digital Media Specialist position in Newport News, Virginia. Search all their career opportunities at www.buildyourcareer.com.


Make an impact with a career at Sentara Healthcare. They are currently hiring for these positions and more:
Emergency Department Technician I (ED Tech I) in Virginia Beach
Emergency Department Technician II (ED Tech II) in Williamsburg, Virginia
Surgical Tech (NCP) in Norfolk, Virginia
Nursing Care Partner in Norfolk, Virginia
View all their career opportunities here: www.sentaracareers.com.


The U.S. Postal Service is hiring for these positions in multiple locations:
Occupational Health Nurse in Denver, Colorado
Tractor Trailer Operator in Oakland, California
Automotive Technician in San Francisco, California
Motor Vehicle Operator in Oakland, California
Find these and more U.S. Postal Service positions on Corporate Gray Online. Learn about USPS career opportunities for veterans, reservists, and their family members at https://about.usps.com/careers/career-opportunities/transitioning-military.htm.


Find more jobs on Corporate Gray Online at www.corporategray.com/jobs/search. Type in your keywords or search by company name.

 
Post Your Resume Online! Help recruiters find you!
 
 

Visit www.CorporateGray.com/login and log in using your username: {%%Username%%} and password (if you forgot your password, you can use the reminder link to reset it). Be sure to change your account password on a frequent basis.

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: www.corporategray.com/book/transition-guide-2021/index.html.

 
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 https://eangus.org/employment.

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: https://www.moaa.org/content/benefits-and-discounts/transition-and-careers/transition-and-career.

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!

30/30 Placement & Job Search Programs
The 30/30 Placement Program™ and 30/30 Job Search™ have been used since 1986 to either place or assist military transitioners in capturing outstanding career opportunities located within just 30 miles of their most desired location, anywhere in the USA. These geographically targeted programs are America’s most effective for putting military people into great civilian careers located exactly where they and their families want most to live, work, and play after active duty. Do you have a favorite location but have been told “you need to be flexible about location"? For additional information about the programs, or if you have interest in being trained to provide 30/30 placement service, contact Neil McNulty at MMG Leaders at neil@mmgleaders.com or call him at 757.460.0510.

Microsoft Software & Systems Academy
Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) is a 17-week SkillBridge program offered at no cost to transitioning service members and veterans. It is a full-time, virtual tech training program that includes a solid theoretical foundation and uses practical, hands-on exercises, virtual labs and certification testing to prepare students for challenging tech jobs in any industry. Microsoft is committed to empowering transitioning service members with opportunities for relevant training that leads to meaningful careers in the tech industry. Successful completion of MSSA results in a pathway towards Microsoft certification and a job interview with Microsoft or an approved Microsoft Technology Partner. Microsoft and its partners help MSSA students with career planning and job search strategies and skills-building, with resume writing and interview techniques. Microsoft also provides interaction with tech industry leaders and a job interview with Microsoft or Microsoft-approved hiring partners. Learn more at https://military.microsoft.com/programs/microsoft-software-systems-academy.

Veterans2Work Career Launch Programs
Veterans2Work's Career Launch Program provides veterans, active duty military, and spouses with a pathway to a good job in the U.S. growth economy. Career Launch Tracks provide you with the necessary training and support leading to a job in a growing number of fields. There are no prerequisites, and there is no financial cost to you; your success is determined only by your own effort and progress in each of the Career Track phases. The first phase, Career On-Ramps, partners with Coursera to give veterans an opportunity to freely explore a new field of interest and "test drive" in-demand career fields to build a pathway to a future job. Learn more at Veterans2Work.org.

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 www.saveasuit.org.

 

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