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July / August 2013

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Drilling for Jobs: Your Future with Rowan Companies

Oil and Gas Jobs - Veterans Bring Leadership

Where do some of the best possibilities exist for veteran jobs? Look no further than the oil and gas industry where you will find ample employment opportunities with Rowan Companies, a major provider of global offshore contract drilling services with a leading position in high-specification jack-up rigs, based in Houston, Texas.

The company is expanding into the ultra-deepwater market and that will mean opportunity for many job seeking veterans, even those without prior industry experience.


Article Sponsored by Crete Carrier and Northern California College of Construction


Wounded Warrior Career Search Success Story

Wounded Warrior Success StoryIt was October 30, 2011. A roadside bomb in Afghanistan had just severely injured Marine 1st Lt. Jake Dobberke, taking both legs below the knees, breaking his left elbow, tearing his left knee and giving him a mild concussion. For the next year, then-Lt. Dobberke underwent therapy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center before exiting the service with rank of Captain.

Read about Jake's transition and get career search advice from two other Wounded Warriors as well by clicking through to the full story.

Article Sponsored by: MBM Food Service


Good Faith – Military to Civilian Salary Negotiation

Picture this. Your search is in full swing. You continue the interviewing process beyond the initial filtering stage, pass the tests, interview successfully, and receive a formal offer. So far, so good. Well, what if that offer is less than expected? Yes, that’s a problem, but it’s really not so bad - at least you have an offer!

At times, military to civilian salary negotiation enters the picture. You would be wise to prepare accordingly. For help, click to read this article from the Career Coach.

Article Sponsored by: Sunbelt Rentals

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Spouse Series: Taking It to the Next Level

You are a fabulous cheerleader who boldly encourages others on oh-so-many levels, but who encourages you? You should be front-and-center on your own sideline, cheering yourself on to professional greatness.

No one is more vested in your professional development than you. If you want to take your career to the next level, you have to dedicate some quality time and effort to your own goals. Ditch the guilt. You’re worth it. The following strategies can help you assess the possibilities. 

Article Sponsored by: Epes Transport

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Transition Talk

Bradley-Morris answers questions from transitioning military job seekers. 

Q: Can a potential employer require me to give them my social media passwords in order to view my pages?

Article Sponsored by: Transwood Carriers

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Transitioning A to Z

In the upcoming issues of MTN, we will be listing everything a service member needs to know about transitioning, from A to Z.

This month, we move on to “C” and “D”.

Article Sponsored by: Accenture


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