Tag Archive: military transition

May 08

Beyond Rank: What do You Bring to the Table?

Private sector employers start from the assumption that you will bring your leadership experience to their company. During your interview, instead of dwelling on the obvious, be prepared to articulate the specific skills you have to help strengthen the corporate bottom line and bring value to the company’s shareholders and fellow employees. I recently sat down with …

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Mar 29

Bringing Military Leadership to the Federal Workplace

Senior leaders preparing for transition from military service into another career may wish to consider bringing their talents into the Federal workplace. Recently, I had the opportunity to pose a few questions on this topic to Tom Fox, Vice President, Leadership and Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service, and The Federal Coach columnist at …

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Mar 19

Building Your Network is Like Cultivating a Garden

Many articles and books on career transition highlight the importance of networking as a critical component of the job search process. Merriam-Webster defines networking as:  The exchange of information or services among individuals, groups or institutions; specifically, the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business. Building relationships within the military and with other agencies …

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Mar 09

How Do You Know What Comes Next?

Separation from military service can be a time for reflection, self-assessment, opportunity and reinvention. It is a time to consider who you are without your uniform and to determine what moves you going forward. As you transition to civilian life, you will likely want to consider multiple factors including: Financial needs Geographic preferences Balance with …

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