Tag Archive: military service

Mar 14

SUCCESS IN YOUR NEW MISSION: ARE YOU READY?

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Most senior leaders separating from military service have not had to look for a job since their teenage years.  This group of senior executives may be unfamiliar with the complexities of the civilian job search and may underestimate what it takes to land and retain the right position. SUCCESS IN YOUR NEW MISSION: A Guide …

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Apr 08

State Government Great Fit For Retired USCG Officer

Many senior officers tend to focus their post-military career search on the federal government when thinking about working in the public sector. Tom Cullen welcomed the opportunity to bring his extensive Coast Guard experience in environmental protection and response, emergency management, port security and maintenance/logistics to California state government. As one of two Chief Deputy Directors in the …

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Jan 01

Fulfilling a New Mission in Your Encore Career

After a long career in military service, it can be hard to imagine what other work you might find as fulfilling. Marci Alboher, author of “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life” and Vice President of Encore.org says we should stop imagining and start …

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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 02

Insights and Life Lessons from General Colin Powell

The other day, I had a chance to watch Colin Powell interviewed by NPR’s Robert Siegel regarding Powell’s new book, It Worked for Me. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and former Secretary of State shared stories and insights from his time in the Army, serving four presidential administrations, and from his childhood growing …

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