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April 2018
Corporate Gray Newsletter

Transition Advice

Put Social Media to Work for Your Job Search

Employee referrals carry a lot of weight in a company's hiring process. In fact, referrals remain the top source for quality candidates in a recent Jobvite recruiting survey. Referrals are one way that social media can help with your job search -- connecting with individuals who can refer you to the right person at their company.

Use, for example, to cultivate a professional online presence and connect with people at companies where you're interested in working. Complete your profile, show your expertise by sharing articles and participating in online discussions, and build your industry network by inviting relevant people to connect with you.

By getting noticed on LinkedIn and growing a relevant network, you'll be on the radar of people who know people. Keep in mind you aren't connecting to ask for a job, you're connecting to get information about their company to help with your job search. You're conducting company research while at the same time letting people know what you bring to the table so they might keep you in mind for future opportunities. If you've made a good impression, they may refer you!

An added bonus is that increasing your online presence and network will also increase your odds of getting noticed by recruiters. They are using social media to find candidates! What are recruiters looking for on social media? How can you maximize your social presence? Find answers to these questions along with additional social media tips by reading Useful Tips for Job Seekers from a Social Recruiting Survey and Social Media Quick Tips on the Corporate Gray Blog.

Also, get in-depth social media advice from the book Social Media and Your Job Search: Maximizing Your Network for a Successful Transition, published by Corporate Gray.

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military-Friendly Job Fairs

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * April 20, 2018 * Springfield, VA
You're invited to interview with dozens of military-friendly companies at the April 20th Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield, Virginia. Meet face-to-face with representatives from Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Leidos, KeyW, ARServices, ACT I, U.S. Postal Service, DXC Technology, Edward Jones, and more. Job fair hours are 9 am to 12:30 pm, with an Employer Panel discussion for job seekers from 8 am to 9 am. To ensure you receive the job fair Employer Directory in advance, pre-register at And if you upload your resume, the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this job fair is free and open to all job seekers.

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * May 31, 2018 * Virginia Beach, VA
Meet face-to face with dozens of military-friendly companies on May 31st at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Some of the early registrants include: Lockheed Martin, Newport News Shipbuilding, Leidos, ARServices, U.S. Postal Service, Leidos, Booz Allen Hamilton, Carter Machinery, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., L-3 Unidyne, and more. Job fair hours are 9 am to 12:30 pm with two free employment seminars from 8 am to 9 am. To ensure you receive the job fair Employer Directory in advance, pre-register at And if you upload your resume, the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this job fair is free and open to all job seekers.

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * June 22, 2018 * Springfield, VA
Save the date to attend the Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair on June 22nd at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield, Virginia. Job fair hours are 9 am to 12:30 pm with an Employer Panel discussion for job seekers starting at 8 am. Pre-register at Be sure to upload your resume so the participating companies will have early access to your credentials. While especially for transitioning service members and veterans, this job fair is free and open to all job seekers.

Federal Job Search

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Featured Employers, Schools, and Service Providers

These companies have sponsored The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide because they want to reach out to military-experienced candidates. They want to hear from you! Contact them about your next career move!


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 to learn more.

Equipment Dealership

Foley is a premier Caterpillar Dealership that serves the New Jersey, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Northern Delaware Regions. Foley’s divisions provide a diversified line of products, rentals and services to support our wide range of construction, power generation, industrial engine and marine customers. Please visit to learn about our exciting employment opportunities, training, benefits and more.


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!


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) mission is to license and regulate the Nation’s civilian use of radioactive materials to provide reasonable assurance of adequate protection of public health and safety, to promote the common defense and security, and to protect the environment. NRC hires engineers, scientists, security specialists, IT professionals, financial analysts, and others at all levels-from recent grads to senior leaders. Learn more at


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 to learn more.


Great Lakes Truck Driving School is quickly becoming America’s Premier Training Facility for CDL, Heavy Equipment Operation, Oilfield, and Pipeline Certifications. This state of the art training facility located within 30 minutes of downtown Cleveland is situated on a 10.7-acre training site. 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

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 and send them your resume to 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:


Grow your career in IT with CSRA! They are currently searching for TS/SCI cleared Service Desk Technicians to work at their Innovation Technology Center (ITC) in Bossier City, LA. Receive a $15K relocation bonus. For more information visit

Koch Industries is currently hiring for the following positions:
Electrical & Instrumentation Technician (#053190) in Brunswick, GA
Reliability Manager (#052141) in Spartanburg, SC
Production Supervisor (#052274) in Mount Olive, IL
Production Operator (#052046) in Easton, PA
Click here to search more job opportunities at Koch. BEFORE applying to a position, send an email with your resume attached to John Buckley at Let him know the position(s) for which you are interested and that you were made aware of the openings through Corporate Gray. John will help you navigate the Koch selection process to improve your chances of success!

Lockheed Martin has the following immediate openings:
Cyber Security Administrator (422293BR) in Moorestown, NJ
Software Engineer Senior (421900BR) in Ft. Worth, TX
RF Test Engineer (421932BR) in Littleton, CO
Aeronautical Engineer (422029BR) in Palmdale, CA
View all their career opportunities at

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is seeking an Information Technology Specialist (Cyber) in Rockville, Maryland. Learn more about NRC career opportunities at

Defense contractors are currently hiring for the following positions in Northern Virginia and Georgia:
In Northern Virginia:
• IT Specialist Sr
• Technical Support Engineer II
• Sr PC/Client Server Analyst I
• Sr Systems Engineer II
• Classification/Program Protection SME II
• Human Resource SME I/Action Officer
• Industrial Security Support Senior
• ConsultantAccounting Support Specialist II
• Accounting Data Development Specialist
• Senior Information Assurance Engineers

In Fort Gordon, Georgia: Project Managers
For more information on these positions, contact Chris Baker at, and let her know which positions in which you have interest.

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


Great Lakes Truck Driving School is committed to serving veterans from the point of enrollment and throughout their entire career. Many programs 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! Nearly half of our instructional staff are military veterans who are dedicated to helping our students build upon their military training and experience throughout their program. Our training programs are designed to prepare graduates for a new career in truck driving, heavy equipment operation, and the oilfield & pipeline industry. We are proud to report a placement rate of over 86% for our veteran graduates. View all their programs at

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Good luck with your job search!

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