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Corporate Gray Newsletter
September 2020

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Upcoming Job Fairs
 
 

Military Friendly Job Fairs

 

Corporate Gray Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
September 25, 2020 - Online, 10AM-2PM (ET)


You are invited to interview with over 30 companies and government agencies at the September 25 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair, to be held online from 10 AM to 2 PM (ET). This online event will give you the opportunity to interview with these employers via one-on-one text chats, and help them understand how your background fits their staffing needs. To see the list of participating employers and to register visit: www.CorporateGray.com/jobfairs/422. Registered job seekers will receive an invitation to a Virtual Job Fair training session along with a training guide. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this online job fair is open and free to all job seekers.


Corporate Gray Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
October 14, 2020 - Online, 10AM-2PM (ET)


You are invited to interview with top companies and government agencies at the October 14 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair, to be held online from 10 AM to 2 PM (ET). This online event will give you the opportunity to interview with these employers via one-on-one text chats, and help them understand how your background fits their staffing needs. To see the list of employers registered so far, visit: www.CorporateGray.com/jobfairs/419. Registered job seekers will receive an invitation to a Virtual Job Fair training session along with a training guide. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this online job fair is open and free to all job seekers.

 
Transition Advice
 
 

Compose that Standout Resume!

Writing a resume is a stressful task many abhor because it: 1) can open doors to or torpedo opportunity, 2) is space constrained, and 3) must compel the employer to consider you. Not to worry! Your resume is an opportunity to shine using these tips:

Strategy #1: Know your audience. Focus on the employer’s needs, not on yourself. Ascertain information about the company’s mission, vision, and goals; customers; and products or services. This provides context to frame your story. Such research also pays dividends in preparing you for a subsequent job interview.

Strategy #2: Gather the data. Like an investigative reporter, dig for details of your accomplishments. Did you resolve a difficult situation? How? With what results? What was your contribution to a significant project? Did you demonstrate leadership, initiative, flexibility, or teamwork? Emphasize the “so what” of your achievements. Key word – impact!

Strategy #3: Play the “Great Match Game.” Highlight correlations between your experience and the employer’s interests and needs. Incorporate key words from the vacancy announcement to reinforce the identified correlations.

Strategy #4: Set the Hook. The opening two lines constitute the hook. Empathy is key. In the critical opening lines, answer the employer’s unspoken question, “How can I benefit by hiring you?” State your case in clear, unambiguous terms!

Strategy #5: Leverage hard-hitting verbs. Use verbs such as implemented, directed, and launched. Avoid innocuous verbs e.g., responsible for, supported, contributed to, and assisted with. They only prompt the question, “What precisely did you do?”

Strategies to compose a standout resume closely parallel those for performance reviews. For more valuable strategies pertinent to both documents, see this article.

Article by Carla D. Bass, Colonel, USAF (Ret) -- Author of the award-winning book, “Write to Influence!” To find additional tips to compose text – focused, concise, and compelling – see her two contributions to the Corporate Gray Blog: Write to Influence! Powerful Writing Changes Lives: Part 1 and Write to Influence! Powerful Writing Changes Lives: Part 2


Free Webinar: Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search
September 15, 2020 - 11 AM - 12 NOON (ET)

You are invited to Corporate Gray’s “Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search” webinar on Tuesday, September 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 NOON (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://bit.ly/linkedin-webinar-sep15

 
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!


ARServices provides quality management, professional, and technology consulting services to government agencies. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, ARServices maintains a diverse portfolio of contract vehicles and clients across a wide geographic area, offering R&D Services, HR Management, Financial & Procurement Management, Change Management, and Program Management. Their people-centric approach attracts highly qualified and talented personnel. Visit http://arslimited.com/join-our-team to learn more.


California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) is shaping the future of correctional medicine, providing comprehensive and coordinated health care to patients within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) statewide system. Here, you’ll enjoy a highly structured organization, a wide variety of career options, competitive compensation, and generous State of California benefits. Visit www.cchcs.ca.gov/careers to find a rewarding post-military career.


Caterpillar Inc. makes sustainable progress possible around the world as the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy, and natural resource assets. Visit www.caterpillar.com to learn more.


The Central Intelligence Agency is the premier agency responsible for providing global intelligence on the ever-changing political, social, economic, technological and military environment. Here, your paramount goal and mission will be to protect the national security of the United States. Virtually any job you can imagine is available at the CIA — plus, some you can’t even imagine. View their available career opportunities at www.cia.gov/careers to learn more.


Edward Jones values military service and invites transitioning professionals to put their experience to work in a local community as a Financial Advisor. Military service has helped you build valuable skills and abilities, many of which are also the traits of a successful Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Continue to serve in a new way by helping individual investors achieve their financial goals. Learn more at www.edwardjones.com/military.



* Meet with these featured organizations who will be participating in the September 25 Virtual Job Fair: ARServices, Caterpillar, LMI, Lockheed Martin, National Security Agency, SAIC, U.S. Postal Service, and University of Maryland Smith School of Business

 
Hot Jobs & Opportunities
 
 

ARServices is seeking military-experienced candidates for multiple positions in the Washington, DC Metro area. Learn more about ARServices career opportunities here: http://arslimited.com/join-our-team.


California Correctional Health Care Services is hiring for the following positions:
Certified Nursing Assistant in multiple locations
Psychiatric Technician in San Quentin
Registered Nurse in Susanville
Clinical Social Worker in multiple locations
View all their career opportunities at https://cchcs.ca.gov/careers.


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.


Your prior military service could qualify you to continue to serve your nation at the Central Intelligence Agency. Opportunities for qualified applicants are available in the U.S. and abroad. Learn more about the CIA's career opportunities and application process by visiting www.cia.gov/careers.


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.


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

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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