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September 2017
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 are listed in the article Tips for Your Federal Job Search.

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.

Corporate Gray's Online Transition Guide page on federal employment gives a description of the sections of a federal job announcement. 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.

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military-Friendly Job Fairs

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * September 21, 2017 * Springfield, VA
You are invited to meet face-to face with representatives from Lockheed Martin, Leidos, AECOM, NSA, Booz Allen, YRCI, New York Life, SAIC, Defense Contract Management Agency, FCi Federal, PenFed, and more at the September 21st Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair. This job fair will be held from 9 am to 12:30 pm at The Waterford in Springfield, Virginia. An employer panel discussion for job seekers will start at 8 am. To ensure you receive the job fair employer directory in advance, pre-register at http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/387. This event is especially for transitioning service members and veterans of all ranks and branches of service. Free to all job seekers.

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * October 18, 2017 * Virginia Beach
Save the date for the October 18th Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Job fair hours are 9 am to 12:30 pm with two employment seminars starting at 8 am. Meet face-to-face with representatives from SAIC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Defense Contract Management Agency, Newport News Shipbuilding, Lockheed Martin, New York Life, Leidos, AECOM, U.S. Postal Service, and many more! To ensure you receive the job fair employer directory in advance, pre-register at http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/388. This event is especially for transitioning service members and veterans of all ranks and branches of service. Free to all job seekers.

TAOnline Virtual Career Fair * The Big Virtual * October 17, 2017
The Big Virtual is a quarterly TAOnline Virtual Career Fair where U.S. veterans and security cleared professionals can connect online with military-friendly organizations. The event takes place from your computer on October 17th from 11:00 am to 3:00 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). For more information and to register for the event, visit www.taonline.com/tbv-js/?p=corpgray.

Federal Job Search

Battlefield Resumes, LLC
Federal Government employment is waiting for you! We help you find a federal job, transcribe your NCOERs, OERs, and Awards into a federal résumé format, translate your military experience to job announcement KSAs and Questionnaires. We even help you apply to the job you want, answer and interpret HRs feedback, and then help with your interview preparation. Your Résumé is Our Business...Proudly Helping Patriots One Résumé at a Time. www.battlefieldresumes.com

Featured Employers, Schools, and Service Providers

These companies want to hear from you!
Contact them about your next career move!

Defense

FCi Federal operates in more than 40 states and territories, delivering essential operations management and professional services to Federal Government agencies. FCi Federal employees are passionate about helping American citizens, citizens-to-be, and visitors from other nations who are seeking critical services and benefits from the Government. Innovative operational support services are the heart and soul of FCi Federal. Learn more about their careers at www.fcifederal.com/careers, and meet with them at the September 21st job fair in Springfield, VA and October 18th job fair in Virginia Beach.

Environmental

Waste Management partners with customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. Visit www.wm.com/careers for openings in transportation, construction, maintenance, customer service, and more. A Military Times Best for Vets Employer.

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, and meet with them at the October 18th job fair in Virginia Beach.

Finance

Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is one of the strongest and safest financial institutions with more than $14 billion in assets. Offices are located in Alexandria, Virginia; Omaha, Nebraska; and Eugene, Oregon, as well as branch locations. Employment opportunities may be available in mortgage services, collections, IT, or branch operations. Meet with a PenFed recruiter at the September 21st job fair in Springfield, VA. Let us help you discover where you fit in! www.penfed.org/careers

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, and meet with NSA recruiters at the September 21st job fair in Springfield, VA.

Insurance

You’ve already served your Country and community in uniform—continue to serve your community as a member of our qualified team of insurance and financial professionals.
New York Life Insurance Company is looking for talented professionals to join our ranks in sales and sales management positions. The discipline, drive and leadership qualities you developed and displayed during your military service make this career an ideal fit. Start here to discover your next career: www.newyorklife.com/careersforvets. Meet with NYL representatives at the September 21st job fair in Springfield, VA and October 18th job fair in Virginia Beach.

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.

Manufacturing

Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com/militarycareers, and meet with them at the October 18th job fair in Virginia Beach.

School

Kaplan University provides innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. Kaplan’s programs foster student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in today’s diverse global society. Kaplan is a military-friendly school with over 9,000 students who are military, veterans, spouses, or dependents. Their online format offers flexibility to help balance education with duty, family, and career. Learn more at www.kaplanuniversity.edu/military.aspx.

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 http://amvets.org for information, and meet with AMVETS representatives at the September 21st job fair in Springfield, VA.

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

The following jobs and educational opportunities are being highlighted this month:

HOT JOBS

If you are at least 21 years of age, have your Class A CDL, and have G.I. Bill funds available, you may qualify for Averitt's newly approved On-the-Job-Training Program. Through the On-the-Job-Training Program, you could earn up to $1,140/month (tax free) using your available G.I. Bill funds + a weekly Averitt paycheck + up to $5,000 tuition/transition assistance bonus. See the available regional driver positions here: Online Application

Eaton has the following immediate opportunities in multiple locations nationwide:
Software Engineer
Field Service Technician/ Engineer
CNC Operator
Welder
Search all Eaton jobs at https://jobs.eaton.com.

FCi Federal is hiring for the following immediate openings:
Research Analyst in Clarksburg, WV
Research Analyst in Winchester, VA
Legal Administrative Specialist in Savannah, GA
Search all FCi Federal openings at http://www.fcifederal.com/careers.

New York Life Insurance Company is currently seeking Military Financial Services Professionals. As an insurance and financial professional, you will be able to take pride in the fact that you are continuing to make a difference in the lives of others by helping your clients build a more secure future for their families. Learn more about career opportunities with New York Life at www.newyorklife.com/careersforvets.

Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is hiring for the following immediate opportunities:
Director, IT Service Management in Chantilly, VA
Audit Manager in Tysons Corner, VA
Senior Engineer, Cloud in Tysoons Corner, VA
Search all PenFed jobs at www.penfed.org/careers.

Waste Management is currently hiring for the following positions:
Outside Sales Training Manager in Orlando/Tampa/Jacksonville, FL (Req # 17006037)
Route Manager in Gilbertsville, PA (Req # 17012973) **$4,000 Sign On Bonus**
Account Manager in Gilbertsville, PA (Req # 17008730)
Route Manager in Mankato, MN (Req # 17013609)
Learn more about careers with Waste Management at www.wm.com/careers.

Find more jobs on Corporate Gray Online by clicking Find Jobs in the menu bar. Type in your Keywords or search by Company Name.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Fast Forward with Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies - Use your military training to accelerate your degree. Those at skill level 40 may already be halfway to their 4 year degree and even more credit may be awarded at skill level 50. Options also available for lower skill levels. Visit MOS.kaplan.edu.

Check out these Military-Friendly Schools: Appalachian School of Law, Great Lakes Truck Driving School, and Kaplan University. Learn more about these schools at http://corporategray.com/static/career_training.

Corporate Gray Online

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Use the Find Jobs link to search and apply for job opportunities best matching your skills and interests. Access key elements of the Corporate Gray book by clicking the Transition Guide link.

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