Monday, January 2, 2012

Are You A Military Veteran Looking For Work?

Are you a returning vet looking for work in the private sector?  Have you been sending resumes out and not getting any responses?  Are you concerned about transitioning into the corporate world and how that will feel?  The good news is that there are plenty of organizations out there that value your military experience.

Veterans transitioning into the business world certainly have their share of challenges.  However, they have a depth of transferrable skills, possess strength of character, and the ability to meet any issue head on.  In the world of recruitment, we call these "soft skills."  You can't acquire them at an ivy league school or buy them online.  They're either part of you or not.  I don't know any company that wouldn't find these traits of great value.  But it's really up to you to let employers know how your unique skills will translate into their success.

Career transition is not always easy but there are plenty of resources and professionals that can provide you with the tools you need to succeed in the corporate world.  Here's a great way to get started:

Bubble2boardroom is a FREE career development event (January 6th) for returning veterans, recent grads, and young professionals.  It's held at The New York Athletic Club featuring keynote speakers and interactive workshops designed to help you maximize your unique skills and teach you how to navigate success in the New Normal.  Must register @www.bubble2boardroom.com.

I'll be conducting a workshop on "The Ultimate Resume: Creating A Powerful Calling Card" and would love to see you there!

"Change is the law of life.  And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future."
~ John F. Kennedy

"Good Night, And Good Luck"

Laura Rivchun

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