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Corporate Gray Newsletter
July 2021

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Upcoming Job Fairs & Career Transition Webinars
 
 

Military Friendly Job Fairs

 

Below are upcoming Job Fairs. To get the most from these events, view these virtual job fair tips: https://www.corporategray.com/tips-for-attending-a-virtual-job-fair.pdf


WPSDC's Virtual Military Officer Job Fair
July 23, 2021 - Online, 11am-2pm (ET)


Are you preparing to leave the service as a military officer? Would you like to meet with companies specifically seeking military officer talent? Then register to attend the July 23 Virtual Military Officer Job Fair, which will be held online from 11 am to 2 pm (ET). 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 video and help them understand how your background fits their staffing needs. To learn more, visit www.militaryofficerjobfair.com.


In-Person Military-Friendly Job Fair
September 23, 2021 - Washington, DC Metro area, 9am-12noon (ET)


Save the date to meet in person with many top companies and government agencies in the Washington, DC Metro area (location TBD) at the September 23 Military-Friendly Job Fair. This is an excellent opportunity to interview with employers face-to-face. Physical security precautions will be taken, and all CDC recommended safety guidelines will be in place. Be sure to apply for positions in advance and be prepared to tell the company recruiters how your skills and experience fit their staffing needs. For more information and to register, visit: www.CorporateGray.com/jobfairs/437.


Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair
September 24, 2021 - Online, 11am-2pm (ET)


Save the date to meet with many top companies and government agencies online at the September 24 Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity to interview with top employers via text chats and video. Apply for positions in advance and be prepared to tell the company recruiters how your skills and experience fit their staffing needs. For more information and to register, visit: www.CorporateGray.com/jobfairs/434.

 
Transition Advice
 
 

Resume Top Tips

A good resume advertises your qualifications and shows your value to prospective employers. Be sure it not only captures your key skills and accomplishments, but also illustrates what you can do for their company. Here are a few of our top tips to greatly improve your likelihood of standing out and getting an interview:

Focus on your accomplishments as they relate to an employer’s needs. This requires you to do company research to target your resume to specific employers. Make a recruiter’s job easier by showing them why you are a good match and how you can fill their needs. Stating this first on your resume as an Objective or Summary statement will get their attention.

To make it through the initial software auto-screening that many companies use, tailor your resume to the specific job opening you’re targeting. How are the skills and requirements worded in the job posting? Mirror that wording on your resume to increase the likelihood your resume will make it through the automated screen.

Translate into civilian terms all the military acronyms and jargon that describe your skills and accomplishments. To help translate your skills and experience into civilian terms, read the article 6 Steps to Translating Your Military Skills and use tools like the O*Net Online Military Crosswalk.

Corporate Gray Online has sample resumes to get you started in creating your resume. Choose from a selection of common military occupations such as electrician, engineer, homeland security, maintenance, etc. These can be downloaded in Microsoft Word format and easily modified.

Share your resume with a few people you think will give you objective and useful feedback. Seek advice from someone in a hiring position similar to one you will encounter in an interview. Take the time to make your resume a quality first impression!

Find more transition advice on the Corporate Gray Blog.

 
Featured Employers & Schools
 
 

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!


Foley, Incorporated is a premier Caterpillar Dealership that serves the New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Northern Delaware Regions. Foley’s divisions provide a diversified line of products, rentals and services to support our wide range of construction, power generation, industrial engine and marine customers. Please visit www.foleyinc.com/about-foley/careers to learn about our exciting employment opportunities, training, benefits and more.


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. Guidehouse is led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. Explore their work, culture, and commitment to community here: https://guidehouse.com/careers.


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, RF Engineers and more. Visit www.lockheedmartinjobs.com to learn more.


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 www.IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA for job opportunities.


SAIC® is a premier technology integrator solving our nation’s most complex challenges across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets. Our offerings include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 23,000 employees and annual revenues of about $6.5 billion. https://jobs.saic.com


The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is committed to serve America’s military veterans and families in their pursuit of lifelong learning. Maryland Smith’s top-ranked Executive MBA, Flex MBA and Online MBA programs are particularly suited for transitioning service members and working veterans seeking new skills for data-driven decision making and business leadership. Explore their many specialty master’s degree options and join Maryland’s community of Smith Vets at: www.rhsmith.umd.edu


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) mission is to license and regulate the Nation’s civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment. NRC hires engineers, scientists, security specialists, IT professionals, financial analysts, and others at all levels-from recent grads to senior leaders. Learn more at www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/employment.html

 
Hot Jobs & Opportunities
 
 

Foley, Incorporated is currently hiring for multiple positions in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Learn about their benefits and search all their openings at www.foleyinc.com/careers.


Guidehouse is seeking military-experienced candidates for the following positions:
IT Project Manager - Senior Consultant in San Antonio, Texas
Senior Financial Management, Accounting, and Audit Generalist Consultant in Washington, DC
Navy Client Relationship Executive (CRE) Director in McLean, Virginia
Construction Project Master Scheduler in Washington, DC
Search all their openings at https://guidehouse.com/careers.


Lockheed Martin is hiring for these immediate openings:
Parachute Rigger / Parachute Maintenance Technician in Alexandria, Virginia
Aircraft Structural Mechanic II / Sheet Metal / C-130 in Crestview, Florida
Business Development Principle - Army Combat Systems & Launchers in Huntsville, Alabama
Electronic Warfare Engineer Senior Staff in Huntsville, Alabama
View all their career opportunities at www.lockheedmartinjobs.com.


The National Security Agency (NSA) has career opportunities in Fort Meade, Maryland and worldwide. Search all their openings at www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA.


SAIC hires military-experienced candidates. 1 in 4 employees at SAIC is a veteran of the U.S. armed forces. Explore "hot jobs" here: https://jobs.saic.com/hotjobs.


The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is accepting applications to its top-ranked Executive MBA, Flex MBA, Online MBA and Specialty Master’s programs. Learn more and apply here: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/apply


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking-military experienced candidates for the following positions in Rockville, Maryland:
Senior Technical Advisor for Probabilistic Risk Assessment
Reactor Systems Engineer
Reliability and Risk Analyst
Deputy Inspector General
View all of NRC's open positions at www.usajobs.gov.


Find more jobs on Corporate Gray Online at www.corporategray.com/jobs/search. Type in your keywords or search by company name.

 
Post Your Resume Online! Help recruiters find you!
 
 

Visit www.CorporateGray.com/login and log in using your username: {%%Username%%} and password (if you forgot your password, you can use the reminder link to reset it). Be sure to change your account password on a frequent basis.

Help recruiters find you! Post your resume on Corporate Gray Online or upload a revised version. Having a resume helps you get noticed by employers searching for individuals with your skills! Upload your resume by clicking the "My Resume" link after logging into the site. Your resume was posted on [ {%%ResumePostedDate%%} ]. If that value is blank or outdated, be sure to upload your current resume. If you haven't created a resume yet, checkout these downloadable resume samples in Microsoft Word to help get you started: Sample Resumes (listed on right side of page).

Use the Find Jobs link to search and apply for job opportunities best matching your skills and interests. Access key elements of Corporate Gray's Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide by clicking the Transition Guide link, or view the full e-book version here: www.corporategray.com/book/transition-guide-2021/index.html.

 
Transition Assistance Partners
 
 

National Guard Employment Resources The Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS) was formally organized in 1972 with the goal of increasing the voice of enlisted persons in the National Guard. EANGUS is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an adequate national defense and promoting the status, welfare, and professionalism of the men and women of the Army and Air National Guard. See their employment resources and more at https://eangus.org/employment.

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!

Department of Labor - Veteran Employment Reps
Find a DoL Veteran Employment Representative by state here: https://www.careeronestop.org/LocalHelp/AmericanJobCenters/american-job-centers.aspx.

Department of Veterans Affairs - Employment Coordinators
To find a Veterans Affairs Employment Coordinator visit: https://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab and in the right column click on “VR&E Employment Coordinators” to download the list.

Moving Up or Moving On in Your Career - Are You Prepared?
Is this you -- stuck at a career crossroad, overwhelmed or uncertain about the best career/job search strategy? Corporate Gray's Job Fairs are an excellent way to network and open up new career opportunities to get “your best” next job. You have time to prepare. Schedule your complimentary 30-minute Career/Job Search Strategy Session with Janet Spadola, founder of WHAT’S NEXT BY DESIGN and a certified military transition expert with a passion for helping transitioning veterans. With seven years’ real-world experience as a Department of Labor Transition Assistance Program facilitator/trainer, and a diverse corporate background, Janet has helped thousands of military service members and spouses find meaningful and purposeful careers post-military. Let Janet help you address your specific challenges right now – get your free consultation at https://whatsnextbydesign.com/ola/services/30-minute-coaching-session or email info@whatsnextbydesign.com with any questions you may have.

Career Coaching Services
Need a Career Coach, someone to help you think through 'What Comes Next'? Bill Golden, a Senior Technical Recruiter for DoD, IC and STEM-centric organizations offers a menu of services: Resume Review/Rewrite, Social Media Presence Optimization, Employers-that-need-YOU Identification, and Career Consulting for those that have done almost everything --- BUT NOT sure what it is they do or how to explain that to employers. For more info, visit https://icdodjob.com/3w4Ypfw. FYI, Bill Golden is US Army (Retired, CMF 26/35/98/352).

Free Suits for Vets
Save A Suit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides veterans and transitioning service members with business suits, professional attire, and other clothing resources they need to achieve job security. Learn more about receiving or donating professional clothing at www.saveasuit.org.

 

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