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Corporate Gray Newsletter
November 2020

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Upcoming Job Fairs
 
 

Military Friendly Job Fairs

 

Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
November 19, 2020 - Online, 11am-2pm (ET)


You are invited to meet with 30 top companies and government agencies at the November 19 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair, to be held from 11 am to 2 pm (ET). This online hiring event will give you the opportunity to interview 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. To see the list of participating companies and their job openings, visit: www.CorporateGray.com/jobfairs/423. Registered job seekers will receive an invitation to the Virtual Job Fair Training Session, along with the Virtual Job Fair Training Guide. Register today!


Virtual Security Clearance Job Fair
January 14, 2021 - Online, 11am-2pm (ET)


If you have a Secret or Top Secret security clearance that is active now or has been active with the past 24 months, you are invited to participate in Corporate Gray’s January 14, 2021 Virtual Security Clearance Job Fair. Interview with companies seeking cleared talent via text and video chats. For more info and to register, visit: www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/433.


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


Save the date 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. 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.

 
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 A Targeted Approach to Using Social Media.


Free Webinar: Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search
November 17, 2020 - 1pm - 2pm (ET)

You are invited to Corporate Gray’s “Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search” webinar on Tuesday, November 17, 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=r6914f662034ab668c08417c527360b0b

 
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!


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 territory of 30 locations includes Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C., and is staffed by over 2,000 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.


LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. Established as a private, not-for-profit organization in 1961, LMI is a trusted third party to federal civilian and defense agencies, free of commercial and political bias. 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 November 19 Virtual Job Fair: ARServices, California Correctional Health Care Services, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Foley Cat, LMI, Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, SAIC, U.S. Postal Service, and University of Maryland's Smith School of Business.

 
Hot Jobs & Opportunities
 
 

Carter Machinery, the authorized Caterpillar dealer serving Virginia, eastern West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C., is always looking for qualified people to continue their growth. They have these immediate positions plus many more: • Electric Power Generation (EPG) Field Technician in Elkridge, Maryland
Survey and Machine Control Consultant in Annapolis Junction, Maryland
Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/CarterMachinery/Careers to view all of their current job openings and apply today.


Caterpillar is seeking to hire candidates for a range of skills, experience levels and qualifications. Some of their career areas include:
Manufacturing and Supply Chain positions in multiple locations
Marketing/Sales/Product Support positions in multiple locations
Engineering positions in multiple locations
To learn more about Caterpillar careers visit www.caterpillar.com/careers, and view all their jobs here on Corporate Gray Online.


Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company has these immediate career opportunities:
Truck Shop Mechanic (2nd shift) - 4 Tens - Sign on Bonus / RIG360 Truck Centers - in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Truck Shop Mechanic (1st shift) - 4 Tens - Sign on Bonus / RIG360 Truck Centers - in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Industrial / Field Air Compressor Mechanic / Technician in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Con Agg Field Mechanic / Technician in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Search all their opportunities at https://careers.clevelandbrothers.com/jobs.


Department of Health and Human Services has many healthcare career opportunities in multiple locations. Search all their open positions at www.hhs.gov/careers/job-search.


Eaton is currently hiring for these positions:
Senior Field Service Technician in Tukwila, Washington
Senior Field Service Engineer in Franklin, Massachusetts
Operator I - 2nd Shift in Van Wert, Ohio
Operations Manager in Worcester, Massachusetts
Search all their openings at www.eaton.com/militarycareers.


Edward Jones has career opportunities for Financial Advisors in multiple locations. Learn more about how these positions are a match for your military experience here: www.edwardjones.com/military.


LMI is seeking military-experienced candidates for many positions. Search all their openings at www.lmi.org/careers.


Newport News Shipbuilding Talent Acquisition will be hosting a virtual recruiting event for veterans and military service members on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2020. Job seekers will have the opportunity to “Chat LIVE” with NNS recruiters from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. to learn more about current NNS job openings, how to apply, benefits, relocation, and more. Learn more at www.huntingtoningalls.com/hii-careers/nnsvets.


Make an impact with a career at Sentara Healthcare. They are currently hiring for many positions in Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. View all their opportunities here: www.sentaracareers.com.


The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business offers top-ranked Full Time MBA, Part Time MBA and Specialty Masters programs. Consider launching a 17-month Executive MBA in January 2021. Learn more and apply here: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/military.

Check out Maryland Smith's Initiative for Veteran Lifelong Leadership upcoming career development events:
• Maryland Smith Vets MBA Club Lunch & Learn: Hiring & Supporting Veterans - Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 1-2 PM (EST) - RSVP here: https://web.cvent.com/event/de20f259-c854-4374-86f9-b0143cb4afb1/regProcessStep1
• Veteran Transition Panel: Projecting Digital Presence - Monday, November 16, 2020 from 4-5 PM (EST) - RSPV here: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/d66a7428-643a-41e7-9772-35a0d7454a49
• Veteran Lifelong Leaders Forum: Veterans Leading for Diversity & Inclusion - Monday, November 30, 2020 from 6-7 PM (EST) - RSVP here: https://www.cvent.com/c/express/fdbef1b9-a66f-415f-8bfd-b7cef18549f3


The U.S. Postal Service is hiring for the following immediate positions:
Automotive Technician in Huntsville, Alabama
Automotive Mechanic in Aurora, Illinois
Motor Vehicle Operator in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Tractor Trailer Operator in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Search for more USPS positions and learn about their opportunities for transitioning military here: 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.

 
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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

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!

 

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