Tag Archive: senior military leaders

Sep 23

Tough Love from a Retired Navy Vet

Sultan

Recently, I came across some “tough love” advice from career transition and LinkedIn expert, Sultan Camp, who writes a monthly blog and shares his perspective as a recruiter on Twitter and through other social media. I asked Sultan to share some of his thoughts with our readers: VSB: Many senior military leaders struggle with how …

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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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Aug 03

Brigadier General Brings Academic Credentials to New Career in Higher Education

Restablishing your credentials once you are no longer wearing your military uniform takes on a whole new meaning when you are interested in pursuing a post-military career in academia. I learned this from someone with first-hand experience — former Brigadier General Tom Kolditz, who served most recently as professor and department head at the U.S. Military Academy at …

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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 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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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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