My Transition From the Army (Part VII)

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 . . .

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November 03, 2015

My Transition From the Army (Part VI) My Own Job Search

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 . . .

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October 31, 2015

My Transition From the Army (Part V)

The World of Startups

Note: The below blog will appear as an article in American Corporate Partners Advisor Net.

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 . . .

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October 30, 2015

My Transition From the Army (Part IV)

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 . . .

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October 29, 2015

My Transition From the Army (Part III)

Northwest Edge

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 . . .

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October 28, 2015

My Transition from the Army Part II

Job Fairs

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 . . .

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October 27, 2015

My Transition from the U.S. Army Part I

ACAP and Social Media

This blog will be the first of a few to cover my transition from the U.S. Army. This is not meant to be positive or negative. My intent is to go over everything I did as far as the job search during my transition. Hopefully, this will bring some value to at least one person going through this process now.

Once I made the decision to . . .

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October 25, 2015


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