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Corporate Gray Newsletter
June 2020

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Transition Advice
 
 

Want to be Your Own Boss?

Should you consider working for yourself as you transition from the military? Many of the skills and qualities you honed during your military service, such as drive, patience, perseverance, sacrifice, problem solving, and handling adversity, are well-suited for entrepreneurship.

According to a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) report, approximately 2.5 million businesses were majority-owned by veterans. That makes up 9.1 percent of all U.S. businesses. These veteran business-owners are continuing to serve their country by employing over 5 million people collectively.

The SBA report also cited that out of these U.S. veteran-owned firms, 2.1 percent, or 32,000, are veteran-owned franchises. Owning a franchise is a way to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself, as the franchise has the procedures already in place and provides support to franchisees.

Many resources are offered by government agencies and non-profits to assist veterans in establishing their own business or acquiring a franchise. Check out a list of these resources here: Resources to Check Out Before Starting Your Own Business. Leveraging this assistance can increase your probability of success.

Free Webinar: Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search
June 10, 2020 - 1PM-2PM (EDT)

You are invited to Corporate Gray’s “Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search” webinar on Wednesday, June 10, 1:00-2:00 PM (EDT). 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-Jun10

 
Upcoming Job Fairs
 
 

Military Friendly Job Fairs

 

Corporate Gray Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
June 19, 2020 - Online, 10AM-2PM (EDT)


You are invited to interview with top employers at the June 19 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair, to be held online from 10 AM to 2 PM (EDT). All you need is a computer or mobile device with Internet access. This online recruiting event will give you the opportunity to interact with these employers via one-on-one text chats and help them understand how your background fits their staffing needs. Some of the participating companies and government agencies include ARServices, Preferred Systems Solutions, Lockheed Martin, Artlin Consulting, Leidos, Inter-Con Security Systems, U.S. Postal Service, LMI, First Command Financial Services, U.S. Capitol Police, and many more!

To participate in this event, register here: www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/421. You will then be taken to the virtual event platform to complete your registration. Registered job seekers will receive an invitation to attend a free training session on using the virtual job fair platform. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this online job fair is open and free to all job seekers.


WPSDC's Virtual Military Officer Job Fair
July 24, 2020 - Online, 10AM-2PM (EDT)


Are you preparing to leave the service as a military officer? Would you like to meet with companies specifically seeking military officer talent? Then plan to attend the July 24 Virtual Military Officer Job Fair, which will be held online from 10 am to 2 PM (EDT). While sponsored by the West Point Society of DC, this event is open and free to ALL military officers regardless of commissioning source or branch of service. This online recruiting event will give you the opportunity to interact with these employers via one-on-one text chats and help them understand how your background fits their staffing needs.

To learn more, visit www.militaryofficerjobfair.com. To register, visit www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/425. You will then be taken to the virtual event platform to complete your registration. As it gets closer to the event date, registered officers will receive an invitation to attend a free training session on using the virtual job fair platform.

 
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.


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.


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 June 19 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair: ARServices, LMI, Lockheed Martin, SAIC, University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, and the U.S. Postal Service!


 
Hot Jobs & Opportunities
 
 

ARServices is seeking military-experienced candidates for the following positions in the Washington, DC Metro area:
Technical Program Manager (DTRA RD)
Deputy Program Manager (DTRA RD)
Budget Analyst
Policy Analyst
Learn more about ARServices career opportunities http://arslimited.com/join-our-team.


California Correctional Health Care Services is hiring for the following positions:
Clinical Social Worker (Inpatient) in LOCATION
Psychologist (Inpatient & Outpatient) in LOCATION
Supervising Registered Nurse II (Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program-CVSP) in LOCATION
Certified Nursing Assistant (Inpatient & Outpatient) in LOCATION
View all their career opportunities at https://cchcs.ca.gov/careers.


Caterpillar is looking to hire for a range of skills, experience levels and qualifications. To learn more about Caterpillar careers visit www.caterpillar.com/careers.


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.


Cleveland Brothers Equipment Company has these immediate career opportunities:
Truck Driver in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Rental Sales Representative in Shinnston, West Virginia
Rental Equipment Road Mechanic / Technician in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Construction Equipment Field Technician / Mechanic in State College, Pennsylvania
Search all their opportunities at https://careers.clevelandbrothers.com/jobs.


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

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!

Department of Veterans Affairs VR&E
Services for Transitioning Military & Veterans:
If you are a Veteran or transitioning service member with a service-connected disability (of 10% or more) seeking career opportunities, the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program (sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program) helps you prepare for, obtain, and maintain a suitable career. Apply online at: Click here to apply online and fill out VA form 28-1900 “Disabled Veterans Application for Vocational Rehabilitation.” Mail the form to your closest VA Regional Office.
Services for Employers:
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E), employs over 70 Employment Coordinators (EC) nationwide. The ECs partner with businesses in addressing their needs. They can assist in providing your company with motivated, well-skilled workers and also assist our nation’s Veterans in the process. If you are a business with recruitment needs, contact VR&E, Employment Services at: 202-461-9000 or email EMPLOYMENTSRV.VBACO@va.gov.

 

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