For the final part of my transition blog I will cover some misc items.
One item I did that I believe assisted me was that I came up with a portfolio for my job search. The portfolio had products I had produced during my time in the Army and how those products increased operational capacity. I also included information on the . . .
How I Received a Yes
As I related a couple of blogs ago, one of the things I did was to do my best to obtain as many LinkedIn connections as possible to assist me with my transition. I knew I wanted to concentrate my job search on the Seattle, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio areas. So I reached out to all my LinkedIn connections who lived in these areas and had . . .
For my own job search I tried my best to track everything and to be as detailed oriented as possible. During the course of my job search I applied to 187 positions. I know some will say that this is too many submissions. But I did use a targeted approach. I targeted HR Director/Manager positions in the Seattle, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio . . .
The World of Startups
Note: The below blog will appear as an article in American Corporate Partners Advisor Net. http://www.acp-usa.org/
Transitioning Veterans have many options to help them find a position. But one option that is overlooked by everyone are the options provided by startups. A startup is a brand new business that is attempting to provide . . .
Syracuse University's VCTP and IVMF
The fourth part of my Transition blog will cover Syracuse University’s Veteran Career Transition Programs – Veteran (VCTP)
Before I begin, I want to reiterate that these blogs are not meant to be positive or negative. The intent is to show what I encountered during my transition. If one person has some value added to their transition . . .
For part III of this blog I will cover Northwest Edge (now called The Leading Edge).
Northwest Edge is a JBLM specific transition program that focuses on transitioning military staying in the Seattle/JBLM area. To participate in this program you had to be staying in the JBLM/Seattle area after your separation. You had to have an approved . . .
The second part of blog covering my transition will cover job fairs.
From my perspective attending job fairs was a waste of valuable time and resources during my job search. I attended about 20 job fairs. Only one, in my opinion was worthwhile and that was the MilitaryMOJO job fair. MilitaryMOJO not only sent out the list of . . .