VSB

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Date registered: February 27, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Hiring and Retaining Veterans in the Private Sector — April 6, 2018
  2. Find Your Post-Military Passion — January 24, 2018
  3. Taking Time to Find the Right Fit in Civilian Life — July 2, 2017
  4. LEADERSHIP IN TRANSITION — January 24, 2017
  5. Political Neutrality a Necessity in the Job Hunt — October 10, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. Integrating Former Senior Military Leaders into Private Sector Success — 3 comments
  2. Beyond Rank: What do You Bring to the Table? — 3 comments
  3. Getting Hired in 2014 — 2 comments
  4. Former Coast Guardsman Semper Paratus in Private Sector — 2 comments
  5. Amazon Taps into the Military Talent Pool — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Mar 22

Find Common Ground to Smooth Workplace Transition

Dr. Fred Mael is an industrial organizational psychologist who has talked about the shock that veterans may experience, coming from a team-oriented culture, when they encounter new civilian colleagues who seem more self-focused rather than focused on the enterprise as a whole. I asked Dr. Mael to share his perspective on this and other related issues with …

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Dec 05

Finding Peace of Mind during the Holidays

The holiday season may be a time for social gatherings, parties and glittering decorations, but in spite of being surrounded by family and neighbors, this time of year can leave transitioning military members feeling isolated and out of sorts. The music, the chatter and some of the more superficial commercial aspects of the holidays can …

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Sep 24

Opening the Door to the Private Sector

There are many ways to begin making connections and building your network inside the private sector.  The best case scenario typically involves reaching out to someone you know – perhaps a former military colleague or a neighbor – working at a company of particular interest to you. Social media offers another avenue to do research …

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May 18

Remain Open to the Possibilities

L Retired senior military leaders in transition often find it helpful to consider key drivers that may affect second career choices. Is it that sense of purpose, a greater work-life balance, a time to recommit to family or a geographic commitment that may shape what happens next? These were just some of the factors that played into …

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Mar 18

Becoming an Executive in the Nonprofit Sector

John H. Graham IV served the American Diabetes Association for 24 years, the last thirteen as Chief Executive Officer. Today, John serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ASAE, the center for association leadership ( www.asaecenter.org )  ASAE includes more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 10,000 organizations in the United States and around …

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Feb 18

Career Transition Insights to Jumpstart Your Search

I had the honor of meeting retired Navy Captain Jim Carman nearly three years ago, soon after he joined the team at the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), following his stint as a career and talent management consultant with Right Management. Today, Jim is the Director of MOAA’s Transition Center, which provides career transition …

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Jan 19

Gauge Your Openness to Change in Transition

It is fair to say that we are largely creatures of habit at work and at home. The creation of personal and professional daily routines gives us some feeling of control in the chaotic world in which we live.  That said, there comes a time in both our professional and personal lives when we are facing …

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Jan 09

COAST GUARD RETIREES BECOME FEMA RESERVISTS

Skip Bowen

Hanging up the uniform need not mean walking away from the opportunity to continue to serve others.  There are a number of efforts that have emerged in recent years as a way to enable veterans to continue to serve their communities and their country. Recently, I learned about the U.S. Coast Guard Retiree to FEMA …

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Nov 11

Honoring Veterans 365 Days a Year

Though it has become commonplace for civilians to thank military members in uniform for their service, a deeper acknowledgement and appreciation of veterans’ sacrifices and experiences occur with far less frequency. At a certain level, it is difficult for those who have not served in one of the five Armed Forces to truly understand the …

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Sep 23

Tough Love from a Retired Navy Vet

Sultan

Recently, I came across some “tough love” advice from career transition and LinkedIn expert, Sultan Camp, who writes a monthly blog and shares his perspective as a recruiter on Twitter and through other social media. I asked Sultan to share some of his thoughts with our readers: VSB: Many senior military leaders struggle with how …

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