Category Archive: Transition into the Nonprofit Sector

Jan 23

Getting Hired in 2014

After a long career in military service, many transitioning senior leaders assume their credentials and talents speak for themselves and are enough to land a good job. Unfortunately, this is not always the case: Companies may presume it will be harder for transitioning senior military leaders to adapt to a new workplace environment and that …

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Dec 30

Never Too Late for Career Reinvention

Recently, I had the occasion to interview Marc Miller, consultant and author of Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers. Having transitioned several times after a long career at IBM, Miller shared his perspective about switching professions later in life. VSB: What do you believe are the most common challenges faced by senior executives trying …

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Oct 24

Retired MCPO: Hard Work and Adaptability Essential

Some transitioning military leaders have greater clarity about the direction they wish to pursue after retiring from military service. Others leave the military with somewhat less certainty, at times ending up in positions and circumstances they never would have anticipated. No matter which description fits your situation best, Vince Patton, retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the …

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Oct 17

Retired Navy Admiral at Full Throttle in Civilian Life

john harvey

Transitioning senior military leaders have the extraordinary opportunity to redefine themselves in their post-military lives. Retired Navy Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr. who retired from military service in October, 2012 after serving as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, embodies that philosophy and was kind enough to share his transition insights and experience with Military Leaders …

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Oct 09

Gaining Clarity About Your Next Career

One of the most challenging aspects of the military-to-civilian transition process is figuring out the “right” civilian career path for you.  How can you begin to sort out the many vague, undefined possibilities into more specific choices that can be evaluated? Here are some useful things to keep in mind: Many career assessments encourage you to look …

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Sep 13

Current and Former Military Execs Go Beyond ETAP

Senior military leaders often don’t realize how much more there is to know about a successful military-to-civilian transition until they have actually separated from military service. For many, what seemed self-evident before, now appears to be far more complex than simply having a solid resume and an updated business wardrobe. The Military Officers Association of America is holding its third …

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Aug 27

Legal Considerations for Military Leaders in Transition

Cal Lederer

Senior military leaders have many issues to address as they prepare to transition from military service. Not the least of these include the legal aspects that must be carefully considered. I asked Cal Lederer, a senior federal sector attorney who also served on active duty, for his thoughts on this issue.  (Please note that Mr. Lederer’s …

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Aug 13

Why Should a Civilian Employer Hire YOU?

Senior military leaders have spent the better part of their professional lives putting the needs of the service above their personal needs. As a result, there is a tendency for many to approach their current civilian job search with more of a “What’s in it for ME?” perspective. I recently connected with nationally-recognized job coach and recruiter, Arnie Fertig …

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Jun 25

Send the Right Message with your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a terrific professional resource for military leaders in transition to the civilian workforce. Unfortunately, too many senior leaders set up their LinkedIn profiles without first thinking about the message they wish to convey about who they are, how they stand out from their competition and what they will be able to contribute to …

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May 02

Culture Changes Key Part of Transition

Michael Watkins, author of “The First 90 Days” recently launched an interesting discussion in Harvard Business Review’s LinkedIn group, asking participants to define what is meant by an organization’s culture.  Here are some of my favorites: Culture reveals how things are done, reflecting the fundamental values and ethics by which an organization operates, as well as the perceptions …

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