Tag Archive: LinkedIn

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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Nov 09

How Long Does it Take to Transition into Civilian Life?

Many military leaders preparing for separation from service might think that their transition will be complete as soon as they land a job. While this might be true for some, others may find that a successful transition has a more complex meaning. Transition can be brief, never-ending or some length of time in between. The speed with …

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Oct 25

Online Tools to Build Your Brand & Grow Your Network

jason alba

Back in the Stone Age, I remember coming back to my office from various networking events, manually transferring business contact information into my rolodex. Today, there are some incredible resources to help you organize your job search and grow your professional network if you know how to find them and use them to their full …

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Sep 27

Reserve Rear Admiral to Transitioning Military Careerists: Find Your Passion

Career transitions can be life-changing experiences.  Following several interviews with retired active duty senior military leaders about career transition, I wanted to tap the insights of a senior military reservist to gain additional perspective. Jay Deloach left active duty service as a mid-grade officer, entered the private sector and also joined the Navy Reserves. After a couple of …

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Aug 23

Bringing Your “A-Game” to the Job Search Process

John Lees

In a tough job market, career coach and author John Lees (www.johnleescareers.com)  says that we are often are own worst enemy. We stunt our own progress by spending too much time on the pursuit of useless shortcuts, the continued use of ineffective job search strategies and remaining angry at prospective employers for not understanding us better. I asked Lees to share his advice about overcoming these …

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Jul 06

Venturing Outside Your Comfort Zone

While aviation is likely the first thing that comes to mind when a military member hears the word “runway,”  fashion model Heidi Klum could just as well be talking about the abrupt nature of military to civilian transition when she tells aspiring fashion designers: “One day, you’re in; the next day, you’re out. Auf weidersehen!” …

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Jun 13

Getting Ready to Relaunch into a New Career?

Recently, I was invited to attend a career expo hosted by the Military Officers Association in Washington DC and had the good fortune to sit in on a morning presentation by Carol Fishman Cohen who was speaking to a career-driven group of military spouses. Carol holds an MBA from Harvard and, along with her colleague, …

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May 15

Use Social Media Smartly to Stand Out From the Crowd

Joshua Waldman

Throughout your military career, you stood alongside your fellow soldiers or shipmates, in a sea of uniforms of the same color and design. While you may have been singled out along the way to receive special awards or medals, your daily goal was not necessarily to stand out from the crowd. As you transition into the …

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