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April 2017
Corporate Gray Newsletter

Transition Advice

Put Social Media to Work for Your Job Search

Employee referrals carry a lot of weight in a company's hiring process. In fact, it was listed as one of the top sources for quality candidates by recruiters in the latest Jobvite recruiting survey.* Referrals are one way that social media can help with your job search -- connecting with individuals who can refer you to the right person at their company.

Use LinkedIn.com, for example, to cultivate a professional online presence and connect with people at companies where you're interested in working. Complete your profile, show your expertise by sharing articles and participating in online discussions, and build your industry network by inviting relevant people to connect with you.

By getting noticed on LinkedIn and growing a relevant network, you'll be on the radar of people who know people. Keep in mind you aren't connecting to ask for a job, you're connecting to get information about their company to help with your job search. You're conducting company research while at the same time letting people know what you bring to the table so they might keep you in mind for future opportunities. If you've made a good impression, they may refer you!

An added bonus is that increasing your online presence and network will also increase your odds of getting noticed by recruiters. They are using social media to find candidates! What are recruiters looking for on social media? How can you maximize your social presence? Find answers to these questions along with additional social media tips by reading Useful Tips for Job Seekers from a Social Recruiting Survey and Social Media Quick Tips on the Corporate Gray Blog.

Also, get in-depth social media advice from the book Social Media and Your Job Search: Maximizing Your Network for a Successful Transition, published by Corporate Gray.

* Resource: The 2016 Recruiter Nation Survey by Jobvite

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military-Friendly Job Fairs

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * April 20, 2017 * Springfield, Virginia
You are invited to attend the April 20th Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Waterford in Springfield and meet face-to face with representatives from Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, CSRA, Leidos, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, U.S. Postal Service, AECOM, YRCI, and many more. The job fair will be held from 9 am to 12:30 pm, with an employer panel discussion starting at 8 am. To ensure you receive the job fair employer directory in advance, pre-register at http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/383. Free and open to all job seekers.

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * May 24, 2017 * Virginia Beach
Save the date for the May 24th Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Job fair hours are 9 am to 12:30 pm with two employment seminars starting at 8 am. Meet face-to-face with representatives from SAIC, Booz Allen Hamilton, National Security Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Newport News Shipbuilding, New York Life, Robert Half, L-3 Unidyne, ENSCO, and many more! To ensure you receive the job fair employer directory in advance, pre-register at http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/384. Free and open to all job seekers.

Federal Job Search

Battlefield Resumes, LLC
We help you write Federal Government (USAJOBS) resumes! Learn how to translate your military experience (aka: battlefield resume) into federal government employment. Learn the secrets to the federal hiring process, such as how your resume is scored and ranked against other applicants and how you should answer the Questionnaire. Also learn how to write SES resumes by deciphering the ECQs, SOCQs, and TCQs. There's no better place to ask questions and feel like you are part of a transition team than with Battlefield Resumes. We've been in your shoes and know how to help you transition into the federal government. Your success is our mission. Learn how to use military strategy and doctrine to obtain civilian employment so you can Aim Accurately at Your Next Career! Visit us at www.battlefieldresumes.com.

Featured Employers, Schools, and Service Providers

These companies want to hear from you!
Contact them about your next career move!

Defense

Lockheed Martin is one of the foremost systems engineering, software and systems integration companies in the world. They are seeking experienced Cyber Security Engineers, Intelligence Analyst Staff, RF Engineers and more. Visit www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/corpgray to learn more.

Equipment Dealership

Ransome is a premier Caterpillar Dealership that serves the Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware Regions. Ransome provides sales, parts and service to the region’s construction, power generation, industrial engine and marine customers. Please visit www.ransome.com/careers to learn about our exciting employment opportunities, training, benefits and more.

Finance

Lynch Consultants, LLC, provides financial and program management advisory and assistance services to the Federal Government. They deliver exceptional project management services and financial, business, and policy solutions to the Department of Defense and the Executive Agencies. They are seeking candidates for a long-term career opportunity to help build and establish Lynch Consultants as the premier consulting firm. Learn more at http://lynchconsultants.com/careers.

Government

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is the Department of Defense (DoD) component that works directly with Defense suppliers to help ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. DCMA directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation's freedom. Challenge Yourself. Join Team DCMA! http://dcmacareers.com

Information Technology

CSRA delivers innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens. Discover how your talents are needed in career opportunities around the world by using CSRA’s military skills translator tool and visiting their career site at https://jobs.csra.com/military.

Multi-industry

Koch Industries, Inc. provides the ultimate career transition for military veterans. Our diversified international group of companies offers career opportunities in engineering, IT, logistics, maintenance, operations, business and manufacturing. Join forces with a company that aligns with your beliefs and offers a diverse range of opportunities to create your own career path. Visit kochcareers.com/veterans to learn more.

School

Great Lakes Truck Driving School is committed to serving veterans from the point of enrollment and throughout their entire career. Many programs are approved for GI Bill benefits include commercial truck driver training, NCCER heavy equipment operation, oilfield certifications for the drilling industry, as well as combinations thereof! Complimentary lodging for out of the area students. For more information on training opportunities and their Veteran Service Program, call 866-932-3436 or visit www.greatlakestds.com.

Veterans Services

David Griswold & Associates, Inc. has helped thousands of military transition to civilian jobs for over 30 years. They partner with you to develop a career campaign strategy to put you in a new career. Their clients have recently accepted positions to include Boeing, Booz Allen, Deloitte, Ingersoll Rand, General Dynamics, GE, General Motors, MTSI, MITRE, Oracle, SAIC, Skanska, and Xerox. Visit www.dhwgriswold.com and send them your resume to DHWG@sbcglobal.net to see if they can assist you in your job search.

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

The following jobs and educational opportunities are being highlighted this month:

HOT JOBS

Carter Machinery Company is hiring Heavy Equipment Diesel Technicians! Visit https://cartermachinerycareers.silkroad.com to search and apply for these jobs and more.

Caterpillar has the following immediate openings:
CNC Machinist Trainee Job ID #170002VH in East Peoria, IL
CNC Machinist Job ID #170002VK in East Peoria, IL
Fabrication Specialist - 2nd Shift Job ID #170001H3 in Decatur, IL
Lathe Specialist - 2nd Shift Job ID #170001H4 in Decatur, IL
Search for these jobs by their title or requisition ID at https://caterpillar.taleo.net/careersection/cat+external+cs/moresearch.ftl. To learn more about Caterpillar careers visit www.caterpillar.com/careers.

CSRA is hiring for the following immediate openings:
Senior Professional Information Security (#17000RU) in Huntsville, AL
NCIS Records Manager (#2017-12526) in Quantico, VA
RHEL/Windows Systems Administrator (#16007C2) in Scott AFB, IL
Database Administrator (#17002NY) in Yorktown, VA
Visit https://jobs.csra.com/military to search for more CSRA job opportunities.

Foxhole Technology is seeking military-experienced candidates for following positions:
SOC Architect/Tools Lead in Washington, DC
Senior Forensics Analyst in Washington, DC
Senior Naval Analyst/Test Engineer in Alexandria, VA
ArcSight/SIEM Engineer in Pearl Harbor, HI
Information Assurance/Program Analyst in Washington, DC
View all their openings at www.foxholetechnology.com/careers-2

Koch Industries is currently hiring for the following positions:
Maintenance Technician (#046434) in Santa Fe Springs, CA
Maintenance Millwright (#043257) in Monticello, GA
Electrician (#047165) in Monticello, GA
Maintenance Technician (#046977) in Gurdon, AR
Converting Supervisor (#047088) in Owosso, MI
Click here to search more job opportunities at Koch.

Lockheed Martin is seeking to fill the following immediate openings:
RF Engineer (Req ID: #388147BR) in Sunnyvale, CA
Electronics Engineer (Req ID: #384351BR) in Edwards AFB, CA
Software Engineer (Req ID: #388623BR) in Fort Worth, TX
Search for more Lockheed Martin openings at search.lockheedmartinjobs.com.

Lynch Consultants, LLC has the following opportunities in the Washington, DC Metro area:
CPA Financial Manager (ID: 2017-1017) in Springfield, VA
Senior Financial Analyst (ID: 2017-1015) in Arlington, VA
Senior Consultant (Military Experience Required) (ID: 2017-1019) in Arlington, VA
Senior Financial Management Consultant (ID: 2017-1018) in Springfield, VA
Search all their positions at http://lynchconsultants.com/careers.

Ransome CAT is hiring for the following immediate openings:
Sales Representative, Power Systems in Bensalem, PA
Repair & Maintenance Apprentice in Allentown, PA
Repair & Maintenance Apprentice in Hammonton, NJ
Part Time Service Coordinator in Bear, DE
Click here for more Ransome CAT job opportunities.

Companies in the Washington, DC area have the following open IT positions: Quality Assurance Manager, Information Assurance/Security Specialist Master, IT Project Manager, Data Integration Developer, Software Engineer, Software Developer, and Database Administrator.
Companies in the Washington, DC area have the following open positions: Logistics Manager (requires Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of experience), and Admin Specialist (requires Associate’s degree, TS/SCI clearance and 5 years of professional support experience).
Companies with openings in other locations include: Response Analyst, Ft. Huachuca, AZ (requires certifications from IAT Level II and CNDSP category) and Aviation Museum Manager, Virginia Beach, VA (requires previous museum management experience).
E-mail chris@corporategray.com for more information.

Find more jobs on Corporate Gray Online by clicking Find Jobs in the menu bar. Type in your Keywords or search by Company Name.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Great Lakes Truck Driving School offers a Premier Driver Development Program which includes Class A CDL/Heavy Equipment Operation/Oilfield Safety/600 Clock hours. View all their programs at www.greatlakestds.com/programs.php.

Check out these Military-Friendly Schools: Appalachian School of Law, Great Lakes Truck Driving School, and Kaplan University. Learn more about these schools at http://corporategray.com/static/career_training.

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