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Corporate Gray Newsletter
February 2020

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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 for a recruiter who works at that company. Invite them to join your network and then message them about the job to which you applied, or send them an InMail if you have an upgraded account (veterans can get a free upgraded account). Read the full article here for a sweet tip on finding email addresses.

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.

 
Upcoming Job Fairs
 
 

Military Friendly Job Fairs

 

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair
February 26, 2020 - Virginia Beach


You are invited to meet face-to-face with more than 40 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. Also, view the companies’ job listings on Corporate Gray Online and apply in advance. 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
March 27, 2020 - Arlington, VA


You are invited to meet face-to-face with top employers at the March 27 Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. Interview with Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen, SAIC, Leidos, Prince William County Police, ARServices, Preferred Systems Solutions, LMI, 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/416. Be sure to upload your resume so that the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. Also, view the companies’ job listings on Corporate Gray Online and apply in advance. 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
April 24, 2020 - Springfield, VA


Save the date to meet face-to-face with dozens of top employers at the April 24 Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield, Virginia. Interview with Lockheed Martin, Leidos, Prince William County Police, ARServices, Preferred Systems Solutions, LMI, Inter-Con Security Systems, U.S. Postal Service, 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/420. Be sure to upload your resume so that the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. Also, view the companies’ job listings on Corporate Gray Online and apply in advance. 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 17 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. 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.


 
Hot Jobs & Opportunities
 
 

Carter Machinery is always looking for qualified people to continue our growth. Visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/CarterMachinery/Careers to view all of our current job openings in Virginia and southern West Virginia. And meet with us at the February 26 Military-Friendly Job Fair in Virginia Beach.


Eaton is currently hiring for these positions:
Senior Field Service Technician (Req ID:080379) in Mountainside, New Jersey
Master Field Service Technician in Minnetonka, Minnesota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Carrington, North Dakota; North Dakota; South Dakota
Search all their openings at www.eaton.com/militarycareers.


The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently hiring for these positions:
Systems Engineer Entry/Mid-Level (#1139611) in Fort Meade, Maryland and Texas locations
Systems Engineer Experienced Level (#1136769) in Fort Meade, Maryland
Software Engineer Entry to Experienced Level (#1140732) in Multiple Locations - Georgia, Hawaii, Texas
Search all their openings at www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA.


Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) is building its Integrated Planning and Production Control (IPPC) workforce and is actively hiring for Production Planners and Scheduler positions. You will be part of the team that plans and documents the "how" of ship building. 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 and search "Military Training" at www.buildyourcareer.com.


Sentara Healthcare is currently hiring for these career opportunities:
Physical Therapist – 131639BR
Medical Technologist – 133404BR
Registered Nurse – 133647BR
Radiologic Technologist – 132110BR
Search for these and many more opportunities located in Virginia and North Carolina at www.sentaracareers.com.


The U.S. Postal Service is currently seeking Tractor Trailer Operators nationwide. You may be a good fit for the role if you have your CDL endorsement (Class A or B) and have a minimum of 1- year experience.
Are you changing careers? The following Internship Opportunities are also available at USPS:
• Operations Industrial Engineer Program (OIE)
• Emerging Professional Program (EPP)
• Professional Development Program (PDP)
To search for these and many more positions visit www.usps.com/careers.


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

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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