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June 2017
Corporate Gray Newsletter

Transition Advice

Maximizing Your Participation in a Virtual Job Fair

We've shared plenty of advice about making the most of a job fair. But what about a virtual event? Careful preparation is just as important before attending a virtual job fair as it is a traditional in-person one. Prior planning and research will ensure you meet with the recruiters most relevant to your job search and help you make the most of your online conversations.

As with a regular job fair, it's important to research the attending companies prior to the event. After you register you're given access to each company booth. Here you'll find information about the companies and their job opportunities. Take advantage of this early access by visiting each booth before the event to determine which recruiters you want to meet with and how your skills and experience are a match for their openings.

Don’t stop your research there, also visit the company websites to learn more about the culture and values. Search for jobs on their career pages to see if they have other openings beyond what they listed in their booth. Also visit sites such as LinkedIn.com, Glassdoor.com, and CEOexpress.com to learn more about each company. Jot down any questions you have for each company you plan to engage during the event.

Anticipate questions you will be asked, and take time beforehand to prepare your answers in a Word document. You can refer to this document during your online sessions with recruiters. Keep your answers short and to the point, as you won't have time to type lengthy answers during the chats.

What about during and after the event? Read the full article Tips for Before, During and After a Virtual Job Fair for more advice on attending your next virtual job fair. If you have a Top Secret or high clearance, we invite you to register for the upcoming Top Secret Virtual Career Fair to be held on June 27th.

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

Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair * June 22, 2017 * Springfield, VA
You are invited to attend the June 22nd Corporate Gray Military-Friendly Job Fair at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield, Virginia. Meet face-to face with representatives from Lockheed Martin, Leidos, AECOM, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Booz Allen Hamilton, YRCI, New York Life, MillerCoors, and many more! The job fair will be held from 9 am to 12:30 pm, with an employer panel discussion for job seekers starting at 8 am. To ensure you receive the job fair employer directory in advance, pre-register at http://corporategray.com/jobfairs/385. Especially for transitioning service members and veterans. Free and open to all job seekers.

Top Secret Virtual Career Fair * June 27, 2017 * 11 am to 2 pm (EDT)
Are you a Top Secret-cleared professional looking for your next job opportunity? Then meet online from 11 am to 2 pm (EDT) on Tuesday, June 27th to text chat with military-friendly companies looking to hire Top Secret-cleared talent! This event is exclusively for job seekers with a Top Secret security clearance that is active now or has been active within the past two years. For more information and to register visit https://topsecretcareerfair.thebigvirtual.com.

Military Officer Job Fair * July 21, 2017 * Arlington, VA
If you are a transitioning or former (separated/retired) military officer seeking employment, save the date 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 JP Morgan Chase, Institute for Defense Analyses, Wells Fargo, Edward Jones, SOS International, Advanced Concepts and Technologies Intl, Endeavor Air, and many more! To register, visit www.MilitaryOfficerJobFair.com.

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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

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, and meet with them at the June 22nd job fair in Springfield, VA.

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. Meet with a PenFed recruiter at the June 22nd job fair in Springfield, VA. 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, and meet with NSA recruiters at the June 22nd job fair in Springfield, VA.

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/careersforvets. Meet with NYL representatives at the June 22nd job fair.

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 meet with AMVETS representatives at the June 22nd job fair.

Hot Jobs & Opportunities

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

HOT JOBS

The Alban Caterpillar is currently hiring for these positions:
Engine Technician in Baltimore, MD
Machine Shop Supervisor in Clear Brook, VA
Security Systems Manager in Baltimore, MD
Search all their openings at https://careers-albancat.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435744541.

Eaton has the following immediate opportunities in multiple locations nationwide:
Software Engineer
Field Service Technician/ Engineer
CNC Operator
Welder
Search all Eaton jobs at https://jobs.eaton.com.

FCi Federal is hiring for the following immediate openings in Winchester, Virginia:
Research Analyst
Legal Administrative Specialist
Search all FCi Federal openings at http://www.fcifederal.com/careers.

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/careersforvets.

U.S. Postal Service is hiring 50 Operations Industrial Engineer Trainees (Field) nationwide. Trainees participate in industrial engineering programs to improve service and cost performance through direct involvement in mail processing, delivery, transportation, maintenance and/or customer service operations. Click here to learn more and apply. ACT NOW - These positions close on June 14th!

Waste Management is currently hiring for the following positions:
Diesel Shop Supervisor in Curtis Bay, MD
District Fleet Manager of Diesel Maintenance in Toms River, NJ
Shift Supervisor of Diesel Maintenance in Saugus/Santa Clarita, CA
Learn more about careers with Waste Management at www.wm.com/careers.

Companies in the Washington, DC area have the following open IT positions: Database Architect, Senior Penetration Tester, Software Engineer, Applications Developer and Systems Administrator.
A company in the Tampa, FL area has the following open position: Logistics Planner.
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

Fast Forward with Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies - Use your military training to accelerate your degree. Those at skill level 40 may already be halfway to their 4 year degree and even more credit may be awarded at skill level 50. Options also available for lower skill levels. Visit MOS.kaplan.edu.

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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