Military Transition News:
March / April 2016
Start Your Engines: Jobs in Auto Manufacturing Abound
Over the long term, car sales are linked to population growth. People need cars to get to work, shop and take care of their families. So along with the projections for strong and steady U.S. population growth over the next 10 to 20 years, there are projections for increased car sales.
For job hunting veterans, this translates into a bevy of career options within the automotive manufacturing industry say spokespeople from Toyota, Tesla and Nissan. These three companies are hiring and they’re interested in hearing from you.
Transportation Logistics: Veterans Ready to Roll into this Accelerating Field
UPS believes that hiring veterans is not only the right thing to do, but also the smart thing to do. That’s because veterans and those currently serving in the military have always contributed to the success of the 109-year-old company.
ed by: Spartan College and EPES Transport
Spouse Series: Minimizing Transition Stress
It’s nearly spring and you know what that means. Permanent change of station (PCS) season is right around the corner. The more industrious among us have already started the arduous process of spring cleaning in a valiant effort to organize our lives and bypass future excess household shipment weight charges. For some, however, the next move won’t just be to a new duty station. It will be to a brand new civilian life altogether and that can be a scary prospect for everyone in the family.
Bradley-Morris answers questions from transitioning military job seekers.
Q: I have an interview coming up and frankly, I don’t really know if I want to go. I did some research online to find out as much as possible about the company and the reviews are not good - bad pay, no advancement, unmotivated workforce, etc. The interview was set up by a good friend and I don’t want to seem ungrateful, but I feel like I have all the information about the company I need and it’s telling me to run! I don’t want to waste their time or mine, but I’m not sure how much weight I should put into online company reviews.
ed by: Midwest Dental
Military Leadership in Action: A Q&A with Army Ranger Ben Faw
Ben Faw is a tech leader in San Francisco. His background includes serving as the Marketing Solutions Account Executive at a leading tech company as well as earning a Harvard MBA. Now, Ben is part of a group of innovative investors who started BestReviews. Ben is also a military-experienced graduate of West Point, Airborne Ranger and a member of the Top 40 Under 40 Military Class of 2013. Ben recently sat down to speak with me about military experience and the technology industry.
Transitioning A to Z: "C" and “M”
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. Two of the “greatest hits” are the letters “C” and “M”.
The Well-Traveled Soldier
It was a tall order. Sitting in front of job coach Michelle Morettini was a combat veteran, and he had an unusual request. He possessed a wealth of foreign travel experiences, but he’d had enough of high-risk, dangerous duties in his life. What did he really want? It was simple: To apply his international expertise derived from military missions…to the insurance industry. However, would a potential employer take him seriously?
Make Your Military Resume a Winner by Answering These 9 Questions
A winning military resume presents your past experience in a way that also indicates your future potential. It grabs and holds the attention of the reader and makes him or her want to know more. To know more requires a conversation and that conversation is an interview. Simply stated, a resume is an interview generation tool and, like any tool, it must be well-cared for and appropriate to the task. How well does your military resume measure up to that standard? Answer these nine questions and modify it accordingly.
5 Steps that Make Tax Season a Breeze
Filing your taxes can be stressful and confusing. The key to making it manageable is organization and planning. Below are five steps to confidently filing your taxes. The fifth step is the most important as it will make your life easier and less “taxing” in the years to come.
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