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May 2019
Corporate Gray Newsletter

Transition Advice

Prepare to Ace Your Screening Interview

Prepare for a screening interview as carefully as you would an in-person interview. Phone and video interviews are an important early screening of potential employees, and how well you do will determine whether you get invited to an in-person interview with the employer.

Develop a script that will act as your cheat sheet during the phone or video interview. Include a list of questions you expect to be asked along with your prepared responses. Also include questions that you want to ask the interviewer and any notes from the company research you’ve conducted.

Practice your script prior to the call. Recording yourself will let you hear how you sound on the phone, and doing a practice video session will allow you to adjust the lighting, sound, background, camera angle, and other elements conducive to a successful video interview. Conduct a practice phone or video call with a trusted friend to get feedback on your responses to questions as well as on the equipment you'll be using.

Keep a copy of your script and resume near your phone for impromptu phone interviews. For scheduled phone and video interviews, prepare a quiet environment devoid of distractions. Have your script, resume, pen and paper, and a glass of water ready before the interview. Don’t rely too heavily on your script for video interviews, as you want to be making eye contact (with the webcam) rather than reading from your script.

Any job interview, whether phone, video, or in-person, requires careful preparation. It is crucial to research not only the company, but also yourself. Well thought out answers to behavioral based questions are important -- employers want to hear about real experiences you've had and how you handled certain situations.

Find more tips to help you prepare for interviews and navigate your career transition on the Corporate Gray Blog. And be sure to check out the upcoming Military-Friendly Job Fairs below to help you connect with employers in person!

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military-Friendly Job Fairs

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * May 30, 2019 * Virginia Beach, VA
Meet face-to face with dozens of military-friendly companies at the May 30 Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Attending companies include Newport News Shipbuilding, Booz Allen Hamilton, Lockheed Martin, Edward Jones, ARServices, Jacobs Technology, PSA Airlines, OASIS Systems, US Capitol Police, The GBS Group, 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 all the participating companies, and to ensure you receive the job fair Employer Directory in advance, pre-register at And if you upload your resume, 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 * June 21, 2019 * Springfield, VA
You're invited to interview with top military-friendly companies at the June 21 Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield, Virginia. Meet with National Security Agency, Leidos, ARServices, LMI Government Consulting, Booz Allen Hamilton, Newport News Shipbuilding, First Command Financial Services, Preferred Systems Solutions, CollabraLink, Cognosante, 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 And if you upload your resume, 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.

TAOnline Virtual Career Fair * The Big Virtual * Date TBD
The Big Virtual is a TAOnline Virtual Career Fair where U.S. veterans and security cleared professionals can connect online with military-friendly organizations. The event will take place from your computer (date TBD) from 11 am to 3 pm (ET). This event is for anyone seeking nationwide opportunities and is for all ranks and branches of service, including active duty, Reserve, National Guard, and individuals with a security clearance (including civilians). More information will be available soon.

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!


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

Equipment Dealership

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 for current career opportunities.

Equipment Dealership

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 to see their open positions.


The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation's most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. At the nation's top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation's most difficult challenges. Visit for job opportunities.


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


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


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

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

The following jobs and opportunities are being highlighted this month:

Now Hiring! Carter Machinery is always looking for qualified people to continue our growth. Visit to view all of our current job openings in Virginia and southern West Virginia. And meet with us at the May 30 Military-Friendly Job Fair in Virginia Beach.

Join Cayce/Reilly School of Massage’s June full-time/part-time training program, which begins June 13. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the massage therapy profession will grow much faster than other careers in the next 5-10 years.

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company has over 100 immediate job openings located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Search all their opportunities at, and meet with them at the May 30 Military-Friendly Job Fair in Virginia Beach.

Eaton is currently hiring for these positions:
Manufacturing Supervisor - 1st shift (#68008) in Lincoln, Illinois
Field Service Engineer (#63869) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Senior Field Service Technician (#68957) in Sandston, Virginia; Virginia; Roanoke, Virginia; and Chesapeake, Virginia
Electrical Tester (#66170) in Glenolden, Pennsylvania
Quality Inspector (#66285) 2 openings in Glenolden, Pennsylvania
Maintenance Industrial Electrician (#67112) in Horseheads, New York
Maintenance Technician (#69159) 2 openings in South Bend, Indiana
Tool & Die Maker- 2nd Shift in Ellisville, Missouri
Maintenance Technician (2nd Shift) in Pinckneyville, Illinois
Search all their openings at

The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently hiring for these positions in Fort Meade, Maryland:
Cyber Network Professional (Offensive/Defensive Operations) - Entry/Mid-level
Computer Network Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level
Cyber Operations Exploitation Manager/Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level
Search all their openings at

The U.S. Postal Service offers many career opportunities for military veterans in multiple locations nationwide! Search all their openings at

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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.

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 Join NCOA Today!

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