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March 2017
Corporate Gray Newsletter

Transition Advice

Making the Most of a Job Fair

Attending a job fair can be an effective use of your time, but you will only get out of it what you put in. Make the most of your job fair experience by following some simple tips to help you prepare beforehand and use your time wisely during the event.

Research the companies in advance and be prepared to talk to recruiters about their openings and how your background matches their needs. Visit the company's website, and use Hoovers.com, GlassDoor.com, and CEOexpress.com to learn more. Also contact your LinkedIn connections working at those companies to ask for information about the company and for assistance in identifying appropriate job opportunities.

Come prepared with questions about the companies and be ready to explain what you can do for them. Make the most of the face-to-face opportunities the job fair offers. Obtain as much information as possible from the recruiters to help determine whether you and their company are a good fit.

Don't expect to receive job offers on the spot, as most companies must follow a vetting process before a job offer can be extended. View the job fair as an opportunity to present your skills and demonstrate your enthusiasm. At the end of the conversation, ask the recruiter about next steps. After the job fair, invite them to join your LinkedIn network.

Read more here and also check out the list of 2017 Corporate Gray Job Fairs for the Military Community. Find more transition and job search articles on the Corporate Gray Blog.

Upcoming Job Fairs

Military-Friendly Job Fairs

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * March 24, 2017 * Arlington, VA
Meet face-to face with dozens of great companies on March 24th Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. Some of the participating companies include: Booz Allen Hamilton, National Security Agency, SAIC, YRCI, Alion Science and Technologies, FCi Federal, Fulcrum IT, Advanced Concepts and Technologies, U.S. Postal Service, GEICO, AECOM, United Medical Center, Wells Fargo, ASRC Federal, Edward Jones, and many more! Job fair hours are 9 am to 12:30 pm, with an employer panel discussion starting at 8 am. For additional information and to register, visit http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/382. Free to all job seekers.

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * April 20, 2017 * Springfield, VA
Save the date for the April 20th Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield, Virginia. Job fair hours are 9 am to 12:30 pm with an employment seminar starting at 8 am. Meet face-to-face with representatives from Booz Allen Hamilton, Leidos, U.S. Postal Service, YRCI, AECOM, Fulcrum IT, ACT I, New York Life, and many more! For additional information and to register, visit http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/383. Free to all job seekers.

TAOnline Virtual Career Fair * The Big Virtual * March 28, 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 March 28th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (EST). 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.

Upcoming Webinars

Sponsored by Battlefield Resumes, LLC

Free Weekly Employment Webinars
Join our free weekly 1-hour webinars and learn how to translate your military experience into civilian language; how to find jobs that align to your military experience wherever you want to live; how to tailor and target your résumé and cover letter; and how to tailor your interview answers so you have an advantage over other applicants. Learn the Federal Government (USAJOBS, etc.) hiring process as well as the Corporate Defense Contractor hiring process. Résumé Writing Certification Programs also available. All free webinars are conducted on our YouTube channel under "Upcoming Live Streams." Here is the link to the site: www.youtube.com/battlefieldresumes.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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/about/careers.

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.

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 www.amvets.org/careercenter for information and to get assistance.

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

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

HOT JOBS

Caterpillar has the following immediate openings:
Machinist Trainee Job ID #170000CZ in Pontiac, IL
Lathe/Mil, Drill, Bore Specialist Job ID #170000KK in Pontiac, IL
CNC Grinding Specialist Job ID #170000PX in Pontiac, IL
Lathe Specialist Job ID #1700013E in East Peoria, IL
Search for these jobs by their title or requisition ID at https://caterpillar.taleo.net/careersection/cat+external+cs/jobsearch.ftl. To learn more about Caterpillar careers visit www.caterpillar.com/careers.

Eaton is seeking to fill the following immediate openings in multiple locations nationwide:
Field Service Technician
Production Supervisor
Production Technician
Material Handler
Search all Eaton jobs at www.eaton-jobs.com.

The National Security Agency (NSA) is currently hiring for these positions in Fort Meade, Maryland:
Computer Network Operator Job ID 1076267
Language Analyst Job ID 1076417
Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst Job ID 1078753
Computer Systems Researcher Job ID 1082031
Search all their openings at www.intelligencecareers.gov/NSA.

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/about/careers.

Waste Management is currently hiring for the following positions:
Fleet Maintenance Manager in Coal Township, PA (Req #17003336) - $3,000.00 Sign On Bonus
Sr. Plant Maintenance Technician in Elizabeth, NJ (Req #17001350) - $1,500.00 Sign On Bonus
Shift Supervisor Maintenance (Night Shift) in Clearwater, FL (Req #17001847)
Outside Sales Representative in Albany, NY (Req #17003109)
Learn more about careers with Waste Management at www.wm.com/careers.

Companies in the Washington, DC area have the following open positions: Information Systems Security Officer, Jr. Cyber Security Analyst, Security Consultant, Lead Data Protection Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Test Engineer, and Senior Logistician. E-mail chris@corporategray.com for more information.

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

Find out more about Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies - A flexible program designed to expand your expertise and accelerate your path by acknowledging the skills you have already developed. Visit leadership.kaplan.edu for more information. More than 25 occupations (with a skill level of 50) will be awarded at least 66% of the credit needed to earn a quality degree online at Kaplan university.

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.

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