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July 2017
Corporate Gray Newsletter

Transition Advice

Choose Your Education & Training Wisely

In today’s competitive job market, it’s important that you take advantage of the Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits you’ve earned through military service. Make an informed decision about the use of your education benefits so that the degree or certification you pursue will align well with your industry’s needs and position you for long-term career success. Your education benefits can also be used for on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and non-college degree programs.

The first step is to research the educational requirements for the civilian jobs you are targeting. You can identify civilian credentialing requirements by using Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. Another good credentialing resource is the CareerOneStop website.

The second step is to select the right school or training program for you. There are many online resources available to assist with you with the selection process: College Navigator, Choosing a College, GI Bill website, Guide to Veteran Education Benefits, and Online Guide to Higher Education for Military Veterans, to name a few.

For more information about using your education benefits, see Chapter 5: Use Your GI Bill Benefits in The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide or on the Online Transition Guide.

Be sure to check out these military-friendly schools, which help co-sponsor The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide:
Appalachian School of Law
Great Lakes Truck Driving School
Kaplan University

“Our nation’s veterans bring a wealth of specialized expertise to the civilian workforce. By integrating their military experience with industry-specific training, they become even more valuable to civilian employers.” -- Michael Nease, Vice President of Development at Great Lakes Truck Driving School

Find more transition and job search advice on the Corporate Gray Blog.

Scam Alert: Some job seekers have received an email requesting a video interview through Google Hangouts. If you receive such an email, please disregard. It’s a scam.

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military-Friendly Job Fairs

Military Officer Job Fair * July 21, 2017 * Arlington, VA
If you are a transitioning or former (separated/retired) military officer seeking employment, be sure to attend the July 21st Military Officer Job Fair, which will be held at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. While sponsored by the West Point Society of DC, this event is free and open to ALL military officers regardless of commissioning source or branch of service. Meet face-to-face with representatives from Lockheed Martin, Amazon, Booz Allen Hamilton, Pratt & Whitney, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, JPMorgan Chase, Institute for Defense Analyses, Wells Fargo, Edward Jones, SOS International, Advanced Concepts and Technologies, Endeavor Air, and many more! By pre-registering via www.MilitaryOfficerJobFair.com, you will receive the job fair directory in advance and make your resume accessible to the participating companies.

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.

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

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Featured Employers, Schools, and Service Providers

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

Defense

Lockheed Martin is one of the foremost systems engineering, software and systems integration companies in the world. They are seeking experienced Cyber Security Engineers, Intelligence Analyst Staff, RF Engineers and more. Visit www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/corpgray to learn more.

Equipment Dealership

Ransome is a premier Caterpillar Dealership that serves the Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware Regions. Ransome provides sales, parts and service to the region’s construction, power generation, industrial engine and marine customers. Please visit www.ransome.com/careers to learn about our exciting employment opportunities, training, benefits and more.

Finance

Lynch Consultants, LLC, provides financial and program management advisory and assistance services to the Federal Government. They deliver exceptional project management services and financial, business, and policy solutions to the Department of Defense and the Executive Agencies. They are seeking candidates for a long-term career opportunity to help build and establish Lynch Consultants as the premier consulting firm. Learn more at http://lynchconsultants.com/careers.

Government

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is the Department of Defense (DoD) component that works directly with Defense suppliers to help ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet all performance requirements. DCMA directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation's freedom. Challenge Yourself. Join Team DCMA! http://dcmacareers.com

Information Technology

CSRA delivers innovative, next-generation IT solutions and professional services to help customers modernize their legacy systems, protect their networks and assets, and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of mission-critical functions for our warfighters and our citizens. Discover how your talents are needed in career opportunities around the world by visiting their career site at https://jobs.csra.com/military and joining their Talent Community at http://bit.ly/csra-talent.

Multi-industry

Koch Industries, Inc. provides the ultimate career transition for military veterans. Our diversified international group of companies offers career opportunities in engineering, IT, logistics, maintenance, operations, business and manufacturing. Join forces with a company that aligns with your beliefs and offers a diverse range of opportunities to create your own career path. Visit kochcareers.com/veterans to learn more.

School

Great Lakes Truck Driving School is committed to serving veterans from the point of enrollment and throughout their entire career. Many programs are approved for GI Bill benefits include commercial truck driver training, NCCER heavy equipment operation, oilfield certifications for the drilling industry, as well as combinations thereof! Complimentary lodging for out of the area students. For more information on training opportunities and their Veteran Service Program, call 866-932-3436 or visit www.greatlakestds.com.

Veterans Services

David Griswold & Associates, Inc. has helped thousands of military transition to civilian jobs for over 30 years. They partner with you to develop a career campaign strategy to put you in a new career. Their clients have recently accepted positions to include Boeing, Booz Allen, Deloitte, Ingersoll Rand, General Dynamics, GE, General Motors, MTSI, MITRE, Oracle, SAIC, Skanska, and Xerox. Visit www.dhwgriswold.com and send them your resume to DHWG@sbcglobal.net to see if they can assist you in your job search.

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

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

HOT JOBS

CSRA is hiring for the following immediate openings:
NCIS Data Architect (#RIC2017-14824)
System Engineer (#RQ821)
Networking Infrastructure Engineer Lead (#RIC2017-12929)
Deputy Program Manager (#RTA179045D)
Visit https://jobs.csra.com/military to search for these and more CSRA job opportunities.

Koch Industries is currently hiring for the following positions:
Public Affairs Manager (#047115) in Green Bay, WI
Electrical Engineer (#045489) in Camden, SC
Reliability and Maintenance Manager (#048026) in Dubuque, IA
Click here to search more job opportunities at Koch.

Lynch Consultants, LLC has the following opportunities in the Washington, DC Metro area:
Experienced Government Financial Managers (ID: ) in Arlington, VA
Federal Financial Consultant (ID: ) in Arlington, VA
Search all their positions at http://lynchconsultants.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

Great Lakes Truck Driving School offers a Premier Driver Development Program which includes Class A CDL/Heavy Equipment Operation/Oilfield Safety/600 Clock hours. View all their programs at www.greatlakestds.com/programs.php.

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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Good luck with your job search!

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