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September 2018
Corporate Gray Newsletter

Transition Advice

Resources for Pursuing Federal Employment

Private or public sector? That is a question you may be considering as you transition to the civilian workplace. Your military experience makes you a good candidate for government positions as you are already familiar with the culture and operation of a federal job. If you are seeking government employment, you need to know how to find the public sector jobs and how to navigate the application process.

There are several federal resources available to help you find government jobs. Most federal agencies post their jobs to USAJOBS.gov. In addition, each federal agency has individuals responsible for promoting Veterans' recruitment, employment, training & development, and retention within their respective agency. These individuals can be found on the FedsHireVets website.

Many military and commercial resources can be used to locate government jobs. These resources and more federal job search advice can be found in the article Navigating the Federal Job Search Process.

Another important resource for finding government employment is your network of friends and colleagues who are working in the public sector. Remember the power of the informational interview to inquire about opportunities in the career you are targeting. Search for and join groups on LinkedIn for government jobs or federal employment to network with others in that sector.

Once you've found a government job you're interested in pursuing, it's important to understand the federal job announcements to be sure you are qualified for the job and to successfully apply for the position. Bruce Benedict, owner of Battlefield Resumes and a Certified Professional Resume Writer, shares a few easy steps in his article Conquering the Federal Employment Battle. Here he explains the process in three phases to help you decipher the federal system and prepare your application for results.

Using the many resources available to help in your federal job search will make the process less daunting and increase your chances of success.

Find more transition advice on the Corporate Gray Blog.

Attend a free workshop on Using Social Media (LinkedIn and more) in Your Job Search, designed for transitioning service members and their spouses. See the upcoming dates for JB Anacostia-Bolling, JB Andrews, Quantico, and the Pentagon here: http://blog.corporategray.com/2018/03/06/free-workshops-using-social-media-in-your-job-search.

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military-Friendly Job Fairs

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * September 21, 2018 * Springfield, VA
You're invited to interview with dozens of military-friendly companies at the September 21st Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at The Waterford in Springfield, Virginia. Interview with Lockheed Martin, Leidos, Booz Allen Hamilton, National Security Agency, U.S. Postal Service, ARServices, Perspecta, Prince William County Police, Inter-Con Security Systems, Prince George's County Police, and many more! Job fair hours are 9 am to 12 noon, with an Employer Panel discussion for job seekers starting at 8 am. To ensure you receive the job fair Employer Directory in advance, pre-register at http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/398. And if you upload your resume to the Corporate Gray website, the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. This job fair is free to all job seekers and is especially for transitioning service members and veterans of all ranks/ratings and branches of service.

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * October 17, 2018 * Virginia Beach, VA
Come meet face-to face with dozens of military-friendly companies on October 17 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Some of the early registrants include: Lockheed Martin, SAIC, Newport News Shipbuilding, Leidos, ARServices, National Security Agency, U.S. Postal Service, Booz Allen Hamilton, Carter Machinery, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., U.S. Secret Service, First Command Financial Services, Grifols, Cox Communications, and more. Job fair hours are 9 am to 12 noon with two free employment seminars from 8 am to 9 am. To ensure you receive the job fair Employer Directory in advance, pre-register at http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/399. And if you upload your resume to the Corporate Gray website, the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this job fair is free and open to all job seekers.

TAOnline Virtual Career Fair * The Big Virtual * October 16, 2018
The Big Virtual is a TAOnline Virtual Career Fair where U.S. veterans and security cleared professionals can connect online with military-friendly organizations. The event will take place from your computer on October 16th from 11 am to 3 pm (ET). This event is for anyone seeking nationwide opportunities and is for all ranks and branches of service, including active duty, Reserve, National Guard, and individuals with a security clearance (including civilians). View more information and register at www.taonline.com/tbv-js/?p=corpgray.

MOAA Military and Veteran Virtual Career Fair * October 17, 2018
MOAA's free Virtual Career Fair is open to all job-seeking military, veterans, and spouses. The purpose of this online career fair is to connect service members, veterans, and their families to career opportunities. Space in these virtual events is limited, so register today at https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/moaa/e/4qv6Q.

Transition Assistance Partners

Federal Job Search Assistance - Battlefield Resumes
Military-To-Civilian Translation Short-Cuts are available from Battlefield Resumes for a small fee. Here's what you do: (1) Click the Military-to-Civilian Translation Guide "Short-Cut"; (2) Locate your military job title (ex: S1, S2, S3, S4, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, etc.); (3) Download the Translation Guide; (4) Copy the already-translated Resume Bullets into your resume. IT'S REALLY THAT SIMPLE!

Services for NCOs
The Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) was established in 1960 to enhance and maintain the quality of life for noncommissioned and petty officers in all branches of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserves. The Association is a leader in Veterans and Spouse Employment and is a strong voice on Capitol Hill and with the Veterans Administration. NCOA is proud to offer a wide range of benefits and services in education, healthcare, finance, and more, designed especially for current and former enlisted service members and their families. For information on benefits and to become a member, visit https://ncoausa.org. Join NCOA Today!

Featured Employers, Schools, and Service Providers

These companies have sponsored The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide because they want to reach out to military-experienced candidates. They want to hear from you! Contact them about your next career move!

Defense

ARServices provides quality management, professional, and technology consulting services to government agencies. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, ARServices maintains a diverse portfolio of contract vehicles and clients across a wide geographic area, offering R&D Services, HR Management, Financial & Procurement Management, Change Management, and Program Management. Their people-centric approach attracts highly qualified and talented personnel. Visit http://arslimited.com/join-our-team to learn more.

Defense

KeyW is an adaptable, powerfully capable company whose members have made many important, creative contributions to science, defense, space and the intelligence community. From software and hardware engineers, to mechanical and electrical engineers, to systems experts and analysts, our employees work together to prevent cyber threats, transform data into intelligence, and combat global terrorism. Visit www.keywcorp.com/careers to learn more about the KeyW team.

Equipment Dealership

Alban Caterpillar, the local industry leader in the construction equipment and power systems markets, is the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Delaware, and the West Virginia Panhandle. Alban sells and supports the full line of Caterpillar equipment. Visit www.albancat.com for opportunities offering security, career advantages, and excellent benefits.

Government

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation's most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. At the nation's top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation's most difficult challenges. Visit www.IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA for job opportunities.

Healthcare

Established to oversee and provide timely access to quality medical, dental, and mental health care in all 35 California adult correctional institutions, California Correctional Health Care Services seeks dedicated health care professionals, like you. Here, you’ll find competitive compensation, excellent State of California benefits, and a positive work-life balance. This is an ideal career for the next chapter of your life. Visit us at www.cchcs.ca.gov to learn more and apply online! EOE.

Manufacturing

Caterpillar Inc. makes sustainable progress possible around the world as the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy, and natural resource assets. Visit www.caterpillar.com to learn more.

Transportation

Swift Transportation began operations in 1966 with the same entrepreneurial, can-do spirit that is one of Swift’s core values. Today Swift generates over $4 billion in revenue and operates nearly 20,000 trucks. Now, adding to Swift’s core values is its commitment to employing those transitioning out of the armed forces into civilian life. Veterans can even receive a full scholarship to our Swift Driving Academy in addition to other incentives. Apply today and you could help make Swift a leader in transportation and a great place to work. Learn more at www.swifttrans.com/careers.

Veteran Services

AMVETS, one of the nation’s foremost veteran’s service organizations, has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The AMVETS Career Centers, powered by the Call of Duty Endowment, provide FREE career training and employment assistance for Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, National Guard & Reserve, and Spouses. Visit www.amvets.org for information and to get assistance.

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

The following jobs opportunities are being highlighted this month:

Alban Caterpillar is currently hiring for these positions in multiple locations:
Shop Technicians (Tractor & Power Systems)
Field Technicians (Tractor & Power Systems)
Sales Positions (Commission based)
To search for these positions and apply visit: www.albancat.com/employment.

The ARServices is currently hiring for these immediate openings:
Business Process Improvement Specialist in Alexandria, VA
Senior Administrative Assistant in Alexandria, VA
Knowledge Management/SharePoint Administrator in Alexandria, VA
Program Manager (Army Acquisitions and Contract Management) in Adelphi, MD
Learn more about ARServices career opportunities at http://arslimited.com/join-our-team.

California Correctional Health Care Services is shaping the future of correctional medicine. They are currently hiring for the following positions:
Psychiatrist – Statewide
Supervising Registered Nurse II – Statewide
Medical Technical Assistant – Vacaville, CA
Medical Technical Assistant – Soledad, CA
Discover a challenging yet rewarding career at www.cchcs.ca.gov.

KeyW is currently hiring for these positions:
Electronics Manufacturing Configuration Manager (2018-17590) in Severn, MD
Space Junior FPGA Engineer (2018-18274) in Severn, MD and Herndon, VA
Electronics Packaging Engineer (2018-18275) in Severn, MD and Herndon, VA
.NET Developer (2018-18283) in Winchester, VA
Technical Specialist - SIGINT Collection (2018-18297) in McLean, VA
Technical Specialist - Travel Opportunity (2018-18296) in McLean, VA
Search all their opportunities at www.keywcorp.com/careers.

Swift Transportation has driving positions for new trainees, new CDL drivers, and experienced drivers in multiple locations across the country. View their job openings here: http://corporategray.com/jobs/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q%5Bkeyword%5D=&employer_name=Swift. Login and apply to positions of interest!

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