Preparation For Your First Year In The CIVDIV

The Challenge. You’ve survived your transition thus far! You’ve PCS’d your final time to your desired geographical location. You poured over your resume dozens of times and job descriptions hundreds of times, and it received hits! Those countless hits turned into interviews you crushed, and now you’re excitedly preparing for your first full week in

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Four Functions of Management

The Purpose I spend my days helping military Veterans translate their military experience into the language of ‘Civilian’. The majority of those I help are project managers and want to continue this work in the CIVDIV following their end-of-service. However, learning the art of translating your military experience into Civilian doesn’t stop at the boundary

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Green Is Not The New Black

Managing expectations is an important process during a military transition – not to mention life in general. This is not to make a statement for or against a sense of optimism and positive thinking, but to provide a strategic lens for decision making as you begin to look for new opportunities, engage in professional networking,

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Networking – The Follow-up

In a recent post, Joey Eisenzimmer outlined many good tips on networking. You can see that post here. I will focus on the final step – the follow-up. At the college I attended, networking was very important. Being a school in Manhattan, there were multiple networking events every week, many with financial services companies (banks,

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Always Be Connecting!

The Dots That Is… The Challenge. According to a year-old article on Defense One, What Americans Don’t Understand About Their Own Military, about only 3 to 4% of the US population serves in the military/industrial complex. That means Veterans leaving the service have a slim chance that the person across the desk interviewing them will

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