Military Transition News:
May / June 2016
Announcing the 2016 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military®
When rating the “value” of a civilian employer, veterans agree that it comes down to knowing who has your back at the end of the day.
For some, that means an employer has programs and mentors in place to help them advance their careers and professional development. For others, a valuable employer is one that throws full support their way when they are called to active duty. Some companies make special efforts to roll out targeted programs to recruit veterans as new employees.
The businesses that are recognized today as winners of the 2016 Most Valuable Employers (MVE) for Military presented by DeVry University share these attributes and more.
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Military Leadership in Action: A Q&A with Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President Dale P. Bennett
Dale P. Bennett is executive vice president of 2016 MVE honoree Lockheed Martin and their Mission Systems and Training (MST) business area. In this role, Mr. Bennett oversees the execution of programs for the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy, as well as for international military, civil and commercial customers. To help commemorate the Most Valuable Employers for Military issue and Armed Forces Day, MTN caught up with Mr. Bennett and asked him for his advice for transitioning military and veterans.
What’s In Your Record?
To the civilian world, Navy LT Tim Mossholder “took a ship out to sea and rode around with guns in boats,” he says. But as Mossholder prepared to exit the Navy after serving from 2006 to 2012, he wanted potential employers to see something more. Today, he’s the Project Manager for Candidate Services at recruiting firm Bradley-Morris, Inc., the parent company of CivilianJobs.com and Military Transition News.
How to Maximize Your Benefits at a Most Valuable Employer for Military Company
When a company has talented, motivated and happy employees, they are at a huge advantage over their competition. In today’s competitive job market, a great compensation package is not enough to attract and retain employees. That’s why more and more companies are now offering creative benefits and fostering company culture to increase employee satisfaction and success.
As an employee, you don’t want to let these great company benefits go to waste because you will be essentially leaving free money on the table.
Bradley-Morris answers questions from transitioning military job seekers.
Q: I’m about 16 months from transitioning and I feel completely overwhelmed. Even with TAP and some of the hiring fairs, I still don’t feel confident that I’m doing what I’m supposed to be doing. Can you provide some guidance on where I begin?
The Best Job For You
One of the most important goals of the military-to-civilian transition process is landing a new job and starting a new career. Most conventional wisdom says you must figure out what you want to do before you interview. I tend to disagree, especially when the you in that wisdom is a military service member making the transition for the first time.
Transitioning A to Z: "A", "H" and "U"
Everything you need to know about transitioning can be found between A and Z of the alphabet. In the upcoming issues of Military Transition News, we are reprising the A to Z list of everything a service member needs to know about transitioning. Three of the “greatest hits” are the letters “A”, “H” and “U”.
Spouse Series: Military Spouse-Friendly Companies
Finding a job is so easy… said no military spouse ever. Obstacles to meaningful employment continue to exist, despite great strides made by many to negate them in recent years. Why is this so?
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