Tag Archive: military spouses

Dec 13

The Value of a Great Mentor

Great mentors are worth their weight in gold. They can be the best cheerleaders yet, at the same time, are not afraid to remind you when you are headed in the wrong direction. Mentors serve as sounding boards and often draw from their own experience to help you avoid common pitfalls as you explore post-military career options. …

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Nov 20

Accenture: Vets’ Success Fosters Corporate Success

At a recent Military Officers’ Association of America career-networking event, I ran into Chris Babcock, a veteran currently serving as Principal at Accenture in the metropolitan DC area. Babcock has done a great job integrating successfully into the private sector, combining his military experience with newly-acquired skill sets. I asked him to describe his company’s outreach to recruit …

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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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Oct 03

Navy Chaplain: Navigating Military to Civilian Transition

Separating from military service brings about both professional and personal change. It can be a time of mixed emotions, ranging from the joy to be able to pursue something new to anxiety about how to assess what’s next. Military chaplains are often on the front line of helping people learn to accept change, and process loss and …

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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 30

Military Spouses in Transition: What’s Next for YOU?

Those of us who grew up unfamiliar with military life had no idea what becoming a military spouse would entail. Unlike friends who grew up as “military brats” moving from one school to the next,  I knew little about relocating from place to place, packing up my family, household goods and professional skills to start all …

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Jun 20

Integrating Former Senior Military Leaders into Private Sector Success

Burroughs

While there are many resources currently focused on transitioning junior enlisted and junior officers into the civilian workforce, it can be challenging to find targeted support for senior officers getting ready to retire after a long career in military service. I was pleased to connect with Mike Burroughs, a seasoned executive and author with an …

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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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Jun 07

Mental and Physical Wellness Essential Part of Transition

As military leaders and their spouses prepare for separation from military life, the tendency may be to put the initial focus on a place to live as well as the launch of a civilian job search. What is frequently overlooked is the importance of being mentally and physically prepared for transition. Leaving the relatively enclosed and insular military community after so …

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May 22

Targeting Top Tier Military Talent

Pamela Hardy

Companies across the United States are stepping up to hire qualified veterans who have transitioned out of military service.  These firms, both large and small, recognize the talents of those who have served and appreciate them as civic assets with much more to contribute. Some companies, such as Booz Allen Hamilton, are going the extra mile by …

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