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Corporate Gray Newsletter
November 2019

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Transition Advice
 
 

HAPPY VETERANS DAY!
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 LinkedIn.com, 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.

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: http://blog.corporategray.com/upcoming-events.

 
Upcoming Job Fairs
 
 

Military Friendly Job Fairs

 

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair
November 22, 2019 - Springfield, VA


You are invited to meet face-to-face with over 40 top employers at the November 22 Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield, Virginia. Interview with Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen, Leidos, Prince William County Police, OBXTek, ARServices, Preferred Systems Solutions, LMI, Cognosante, National Security Agency, Odyssey Systems Consulting, Institute for Defense Analysis, 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 https://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/411. Be sure to upload your resume so that 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.


WPSDC's Military Officer Job Fair
December 6, 2019 - 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 6 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 Lockheed Martin, LMI Government Consulting, Institute for Defense Analyses, Ipsos, Belcan Government Services, Barbaricum, Worthington Industries, and more! For additional information and to register, visit www.militaryofficerjobfair.com.


Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair
January 23, 2020 - San Diego, CA


Meet with military-friendly companies at the January 23 Military-Friendly Job Fair being held at the Scottish Rite Center in San Diego, California. Interview with Leidos, Lockheed Martin, California Correctional Health Care Services, Gryphon Technologies, Epsilon Systems Solutions, First Command Financial Services, and many more top employers who are seeking to hire military-experienced candidates! Job fair hours are 9 am to 12 noon, with an Employer Panel discussion for job seekers starting at 8 am. Pre-register now via https://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/424. Be sure to upload your resume so that 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
February 26, 2020 - Virginia Beach


Save the date to meet face-to-face with dozens of military-friendly companies at the February 26 Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Interview with Lockheed Martin, Newport News Shipbuilding, Booz Allen, Foley Cat, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 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 https://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/417. Be sure to upload your resume so that 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.

 
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!


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 https://cartermachinerycareers.silkroad.com for current career opportunities.


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.


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.


 
Hot Jobs & Opportunities
 
 

AECOM is seeking transitioning military and veterans for their Shuttle Driver opportunities in the Washington, DC Metro area. Search all their openings at https://aecom.jobs.


Now Hiring! 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 1,300 top-notch professionals. As a result, we've grown to be one of the leading Caterpillar dealers in the United States. Please visit https://cartermachinerycareers.silkroad.com for current career opportunities.


Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company has these immediate career opportunities:
Industrial Engine Field Mechanic in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Industrial Engine Field Mechanic/Technician in Clarksburg, West Virginia
Generator/Industrial Engine Field Mechanic/Technician in New Stanton, Pennsylvania
Truck Shop Mechanic/Technician (2nd shift) - 4 Tens - Sign on Bonus - in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Search all their opportunities at https://careers.clevelandbrothers.com/jobs.


Eaton is currently hiring for these positions:
Field Service Electronics Technician in Falls Church, Virginia
Field Service Electronics Technician in Herndon, Virginia
Senior Field Service Engineer in Hanover, Maryland; Falls Church, Virginia; and Beltsville, Maryland
Senior Field Service Technician in Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Quality Engineer – FAA Repair Station in Irvine, California
Master Field Service Technician in Albuquerque, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas
Search all their openings at www.eaton.com/militarycareers.


Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) is building its TRADES workforce and is actively hiring for entry-level and experienced trades positions. NNS is committed to hiring candidates with prior military service and assisting their veteran and reservist employees. Search their current Professional & Trades/Crafts career opportunities at www.buildyourcareer.com.


USPS is currently seeking Tractor Trailer Operators nationwide. You may be a good fit for the role...
• Do you have your CDL endorsement (Class A or B)?
• Do you have a minimum of 1- year experience?
Are you ready to put those skills to work and become a Federal Employee working for the U.S. Postal Service?
We are now accepting applications to fill hundreds of positions nationwide. New positions are being added daily. Please visit www.usps.com/careers - click search, and select Transportation/Logistics under functional area to apply.


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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.orgJoin NCOA Today!

 

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