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www.ncoacareerexpos.orgJOURNALNCOASPECIALRecruitmentIssueCareerExpoPro-gramHelpsNCOAGiveBackPage3EmployeeHighlightPage4-7 ThisisaspecialrecruitingissuehighlightingthemanyqualitycompaniesthatsupporttheNCOACareerExpoProgramasSponsorsandexhibitors.Thisissuealsoin-cludesarticlesthataregearedtowardassistingyouwithyourcareerchangeincludingresumewritinginterviewskillscontinuingeducationandmore.Contentalsoin-cludesprofilesofveteranswhohavefoundsuccessinaciviliancareerandwantedtosharetheirexperiences.NCOAfirststartedhostingmilitarycareerexposin1973startingwith20eventsperyear.The2014scheduleincludes43eventsstatesideandthreeinHawaiiallhost-edonornearmilitaryinstallations.TheMissionoftheCareerExpoProgramistoassistU.S.MilitarymenandwomencurrentlyintransitionGuardandReservemem-bersveteransandtheirspousesintheirsearchformean-ingfulcivilianemployment.ConnectingAmericanHeroeswithAmericanJobs.Alloftheeventsarefreeforattendees.TheNCOAteamhopesthatyouenjoythisfreeresourcemagazine.PleasefeelfreetovisittheNCOACareerExposwebsiteatwww.ncoacareerexpos.orgtoseethecalendarof2014eventsandtoregisterasajobseeker.Forcompa-nyrepresentativeswhowouldliketolearnmoreabouttheNCOACareerExpoProgrampleaseemailShelleyConklinsconklinncoausa.orgorcallherat210837-5200orJeriGlowackiatjglowncoausa.org.NCOAJournalSpecialMilitary.comNCOARecRuitmentissueSpecialIssueDisclaimerTheNonCommissionedOcersAssociationotheUnitedStatesoAmericaisaraternalnonprotorganizationwithInternationalHead-quartersat9330CorporateDriveSuite701SelmaTX78154210653-6161.ThisspecialNCOAJournalRecruitmentIssueispublishedortheinormationandeducationortransitioningmilitarymembersveteransretireesandtheirspouseswhoarelookingoremploymentandorurtheringeducation.ViewsandopinionsexpressedarethoseotheauthororsourceomaterialanddonotnecessarilyrefecttheopinionsviewsorendorsementsoNCOAortheirBoardoDirectors.Allmate-rialsinthisspecialNCOAJournalIssueareprotectedbycopyright.ThePresenceocompanyoreducationaladvertisementsinthisissuedoesnotconstituteendorsementbyNCOAorMilitary.com.Thisisanannualpublication.Theadvertisementsinthisissuearecom-plimentaryadsromSponsorsintheMilitary.comNCOACareerExpoProgram.MoreabouttheExpoProgramcanbeoundontheinternetatwww.ncoacareerexpos.org.ExecutiveCommitteePresident12thSergeantMajorotheMarineCorpsH.GeneOverstreetRetChairmanotheBoardSgtMajPaulW.SiversonUSMCRetExecutiveVicePresidentandTreasurerMSgtRobertL.BarnettUSAFRetSecretarySGMJosephTerryUSARet.BoardofDirectorsTSgtMollyA.DzitkoUSAFRetMCPOTerryM.HainesUSNRetMCPOCGVincentPattonUSCGRetandCMCMichaelSklarUSNRetNCOAExecutiveDirectorSSgtCliScoopDavisUSAFRetexecdirncoausa.orgNCOACareerExpoProgramForgesNewAlliances.........................................3HiringMBAsYouShouldBeLookingatNCOs........................................47SecretsforaSuccessfulMilitaryTransition....................................................6SixWaystoMakeaRecruiterHateYou............................................................8FiveThingstoTaketotheCareerFair..............................................................10JobHunting3TipsonWhatWeDoRight......................................................12MITLincolnLaboratoryEmployeeHighlight....................................................13FirstComand..............................................................................................14-15CoverLetterChecklist.....................................................................................16HiringVeteransAnEmployersPerspective...................................................17WritingMilitary-to-CivilianResumesWriteToTheFuture..............................18YouNeedaResumeandaCareerMarket.....................................................20TipsforNetworkingatYourNewJob...........................................................22Studythe10MostCommonInterviewQuestions...........................................24SalaryNegotiationKnow-How........................................................................26TheInexperiencedResume...........................................................................28InformationalInterviewsCanBeKeyinJobHunt...........................................29Top5JobSearchMyths..................................................................................30Therealveteranunemploymentproblem........................................................32HowMentorsCanHelpYou............................................................................3410SurprisingDegreesthatLeadtoTopJobs.................................................36IntheSpotlight...............................................................................................38SNHUHasLongHistorySupportingMilitaryService....................................40CONTENTS2NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NCOACareerExpoProgramForgesNewAlliancesNCOAsVeteransEmploymentPro-grammovesinto2014maintainingthesupportfromMilitary.comwhileaddingnewallianceswiththeDisabledAmericanVeteransAssociationDAVandU.S.Vet-eransMagazine.WhileNCOAwillnolongerbeinacontractualagreementinwithMilitary.comorMonster.comtheCEOofMili-tary.comT.McCrearyhaspledgedhissupportfortheNCOACareerExpopro-gram.WeareproudofourpastfiveyearpartnershipwithNCOAandwhilewehavemutuallyagreedtonolongerbeinacontractualagreementwithNCOAMilitary.comwillcontinuetoendorseandprovidesupportfortheNCOACareerExpoProgramMcCrearysaid.NCOAofficialsareexcitedtohavethesupportfromMilitary.comandhavejoinedforceswithoneofthelargestmil-itaryassociationstheDAV.Inaspe-cialagreementDAVwillprovidetheirmarketingsupportfortheNCOACareerExpoProgramandwillhaverepresenta-tionatallofNCOAseventsin2014toassistattendeeswithveteranissuesthattheymayhave.InadditionNCOAhasendedtheirVeteranServiceOfficerpro-gramandintheagreementwillnowen-dorseDAVtoallitsmemberswhoareinneedofsupportintheareaofveteranclaims.Thisisafantasticwin-winsolutionforbothNCOAandDAVsaidNCOAExecutiveDirectorCliffordScoopDa-vis.NCOAhadlosttheirmainexper-tiseintheveteranclaimsdivisionduetounforeseencircumstancesandDAVhasoneofthebestprogramsinthisareaforU.S.MilitaryVeterans.InturnDAVdidnothaveanemploymentpresenceintheveteranworldandNCOAhasoneofthebestprogramsinAmerica.Thisisveryuniqueinthemilitaryfraternalassoci-ationworldbutweareexcitedtohaveDAVasapartnerinbotharenasandthewinnerwillultimatelybeourgreatestAmericantreasureourVeteransDavisisalsoexcitedtohaveanagree-mentwithU.S.VeteransMagazineapub-licationandwebsiteforourveteransandtheirfamilies.OverthepastyearU.S.VeteransMag-azinehasproventobeanoutstandingresourceforveterans.NCOAisproudtoendorsethispublicationDavissaid.IencourageeveryonetogototheU.S.Vet-eransMagazinewebsiteatwww.usveter-ansmagazine.comandsignupfortheirfreenewsletter.NCOAisalsoworkingwithadditionalentitiesthroughoutthecountryinsup-portofits2014CareerExpoProgramandalloftheseannouncementswillbemadeonournewwebsitewww.ncoaca-reerexpos.org.In2013NCOAcontinuedtosupportmanygreatprogramsthathelpourmil-itarycommunity.Thankstothesupportofthecompaniesandschoolswhopartic-ipateinourCareerExpoProgramNCOAhasprovidedaYamaha4-seatgolfcarttotheAirForceEnlistedVillageinShali-marFLsponsoredaspecialdinnerfor100woundedwarriorsandtheirguestsatSalutetotheTroopsandhasbeenabletoprovidemorethan25000toSnowballExpress.NCOAisveryproudofitsdecisiontostepupandbethefraternalarmforwww.snowballexpress.orgacharitythatsupportsthechildrenofourfallensince911.NCOAwillcontinuetoprovideavari-etyofsupportaswehaveinthepastfromtheproceedsofourCareerExpoPro-grambutin2014specialemphasiswillbeputtowardoursupportofSnowballExpressDavissaid.Atspecialeventsin2014NCOAwillbeworkingwithsomeofourExpoSponsorstohelpusmakeadifferencefortheSnowballExpressChil-dren.Moreinformationwillbeprovidedonourwebsitewww.ncoacareerexpos.org.YourNCOAteamknowstherearemanyoptionsintheveteranemploy-mentarenaandwewanttothankeachandeverycompanyschoolandgovern-mentagencythatsupportsourprogram.Weareexcitedaboutour2014calendarofeventsofouradditionsinstaffingtherelationshipswehaveforgedandwewelcomeyoutojoinourprogramtoday-aqualityprogramthatwillcontinuetomoveforwardputtingoneventstoassistourU.S.Militarytransitioningtotheci-vilianworldVeteransGuardReservemembersandtheirspouses.NCOAExecutiveDirectorScoopDavisfarrightpresentsa20000checktotheExecutiveDirectorofSnowballExpressBuckKernfarleft.AlsointhepicturecenterisThomTranandbehindhimTomIrwinoftheGIsofComedy.NCOAistheocialFraternalArmofSnowballExpressandisoneofthemaincharitiesthatCareerExpoproceedssupport.SnowballExpressisacharitythatworkswiththechildrenofourfallenmilitarypleaselearnmorebygoingtowww.snowballexpress.org.NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUE3 HiringMBAsYouShouldBeLookingHardatNCOsThisarticleisbyCol.DavidSutherlandRet.whocommandedacombatbrigadeinIraqhasservedasspecialassistanttothechairmanoftheJointChiefsofStaffandisco-founderandchairmanofDixonCenterforMilitaryandVeteransCom-munityServicesanenterpriseofEasterSealsEasterSeals.WhenIspeaktocorporateleadersIex-plainthatthedifferencebetweenamastersergeantandanMBAisthatthemastersergeanthasbeendoingitfor20years.CompaniesthathireMBAsplannedtotakeonanaverageof14.6ofthemin2013upfrom11.4in2012accordingtoaGraduateManagementAdmissionCoun-cilsurveyofcorporaterecruiters.Butwhydoconsultingfirmsfinancialser-vicecorporationsandenergygiantslooktohiremorethan100000newly-mintedMBAswhenmorethan1000soldiersleavethemilitaryeverydayandbringasgoodifnotbetterskillstothetableTheGMACsurveysaidthatU.S.-basedcompaniesplanningtohireMBAsarefo-cusedonbothgrowthandefficiency.Butyouwontfindanyonemorequalifiedandwithmoreexperiencethananon-com-missionedofficer.Theseareseniorenlist-edpersonneltrulythebackboneoftheU.S.militaryincludingmastersergeantsandchiefpettyofficersandtheytypicallyhaveaminimumofeightyearsofexpe-rienceundertheirbelt.NCOsknowhowtoproblem-solveunderdeadlinesandofteninthethroesofcrises.Theyhavemanagedlargeteamsofvaryingagesandskillswhileensuringthatmulti-milliondollarequipmentstaysinfightingorder.HereswhatNCOsbringtoabusi-nessthroughhard-foughtexperienceAsanextensionofseniorleaderstheyensurethatthejobgetsdone.AnNCOensuresthattheofficerscommandsarecarriedoutcorrectly.MybrigadecommandsergeantmajorinIraqDonFeltexpandedmydecision-makingabil-ityandcommandinthefield.Hegotthejobdonebeforehewasevertoldtodoso.Theyareavitallinkbetweentoplead-ershipandthefactoryfloor.RegardlessofthecommandersphysicallocationtheNCOmakessureworkisdonetothestandardsprescribedandthatresourcesareavailable.Amastersergeantholdsresponsibilityforthousandsofpeopleandservesasanessentialmentor.HowmanyrecentlygraduatedMBAscansayasmuchTheyensureasolutions-drivenap-proach.TheNCOservesasaseniorad-visertothecommanderdeterminingthecausesoftheobstaclesbetweenthepresentproblemandthedesiredoutcome.TheNCOthencomesupwiththesolu-tiontoachievethedesiredresult.IhavewitnessedNCOsinIraqandAfghanistanincludingthesergeantforwhommynon-profitisnameduncoveringintelligenceandtakingactiontoprotecttheforce.Of-tenthismeansputtingthemselvesatrisksavinganotherslifewhilegivingtheirown.WhatotheremployeeintheworldguaranteestheirjobwiththeirlifeAndwhatCEOwouldntprizeamanagerwithsuchcriticalthinkingandloyaltyTheyprovidefeedbackthattranslatesintoopportunities.ThedreadedannualperformancereviewintheprivatesectorisaneverydayresponsibilityforanNCOwhoisresponsiblefordevelopingsubor-dinatestotakehisorherplaceonthebat-tlefield.NCOsaretheoneswhodevelopthebenchoffutureon-the-groundlead-ers.Theyaremotivatedbyincentivesbe-yondmoneyandinstillthesamemotiva-tioninothers.InboththeprivatesectorandintheArmygonearethedaysofbonusesorperformance-basedcompen-sation.WhatthenmotivatesapersontoshowupforworkInthemilitaryitsacommitmenttotheteamandaloyaltythathasbeeningrainedintheorganizationbytheNCO.RegardlessofthemeanstheNCOknowshowtoboostmoralebeyondmonetarycompensation.TheArmyNCOcreedbeginswiththelineNooneismoreprofessionalthanI.Itsnotjusttalk.Itsliving.ToallhiringmanagersconsideringanMBAIaskthatyouconsideranNCO.DontfallintothetrapoftossingasidearsumbecausetheservicememberlacksthepedigreeofanMBA.ThereisapowerfulcaseforhiringNCOslikeCSMFelt.Andthereisnobet-terdaytostartthantoday.WillieWoolfordAssistantDirec-torMilitaryProgramsforBellevueUniversitytalkswithNCOAsChair-manoftheBoardPaulSiversonandNCOAPresidentGeneOverstreetpriortotheLasVegasCareerExpo.4NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUECol.DavidSutherlandRet. StaffNCOsEngineersFightingVehicleInfantrymanInfantrySrSergeantFieldArtillerySrSergeantCavalryScoutBFVJ13VulcanRepairerMilitaryPoliceTMDEMaintenanceSupportNCOFireControlRepairerTankFightingVehicleTurretRepairerTrackWheelSDGSVehicleRepairerBFVMedicalSpecialistPracticalNurseUnitSupportSupplyNCOOfcersBFVLAVArmorFieldArtillerySignalMilitaryIntelligenceOPNSPlansTrainingHealthServicesOrdnanceQuartermasterWarrantOfcersLandCMBTMissileSYSArmamentRepairUnitMaintenanceSupportMaintenanceSupplyOVERSEASREQUIREMENTSwww.vinnellarabia.netMasterGunnerBattleStaffCOFTandInstructorExperienceaPlusTheseopportunitiesprovideexcellentsalariesaswellasattractivebenetsandamenitiespackages.Vacanciesexistonarecurringbasis.InterestedindividualsshouldprovideamilitaryorientedresumeORBorDA2-1DDform214MOSleadershipcerticatesandcivilianeducationdiplomas.Documentsshouldbefaxedto703-713-4845MailedtoNGTS2411DullesCornerParkSuite140AttnJimBonyngeHerndonVA20171oremailjim.bonyngengc.comSelectedindividualswillbecontactedforfurtherinformation.2010VinnellArabia.VinnellArabiaisanEqualOpportunityEmployercommittedtohiringandretainingadiverseworkforce.U.S.Citizenshipisrequiredformostpositions. SecretsforaSuccessfulMilitaryTransitionTransitioningfrommilitarytocivilianlifecanseemlikeadauntingtask.Herearemytoptipsforasuccessfulmilitarytransition1.AttendaTransitionAssistancePro-gramTAPworkshopTAPwascreatedtogiveemploymentandtraininginfor-mationtoarmedforcesmemberswithin180daysofseparationorretirement.TAPoffersathree-dayworkshopthatallex-militaryjobseekersshoulduse.TheworkshopcoversthefollowingtopicsA.CareerexplorationB.JobsearchstrategiesC.ResumecoverletterandinterviewpreparationYoucanfindthepartici-pantmanualfromtheTAPworkshophere.2.ThinkabouttransferrableskillsHowcanyoudescribeyourmilitaryex-periencesforacorporateroleTakeforexampleA.Ifyoutrainedover200peopleontheBradleyFightingVehiclethinkhowyourtrainingpreparationdeliveryandresultscouldapplyinacorporateclass-roomsetting.B.IfyouhelpedtheNavysave3mil-liondollarsbyadministering37gov-ernmenttravelaccountsthinkhowthisexperiencecouldapplytoafinancialcontrollerposition.C.IfyouwereinchargeofanaircraftrepairdepartmentthinkhowtheSixSigmaprinciplesyoulearnedcouldap-plytoamanufacturingoroperationsjob.3.Findmilitary-friendlyemployersSeveralemployersappreciatethequalitiesex-militarypersonnelbringtoacivilianjob.Furthermoreyourelikelytofindco-workerswhoformerlyservedinthemilitary.Theycanmentoryouasyoueaseintoanewworkingenvironment.ForexamplePGhasanetworkinggroupcalledBlueandGreywhereex-militaryemployeeshelponeanother.HomeDepotGeneralElectricandProctorandGambleactivelyrecruitformermilitaryofficers.4.AdjustfrommilitarytocorporatespeakAkeytogettingthejobisfittingin--notonlydoyouhavetodemonstratetherightskillsbutyoualsoneedtoadopttherightbodylanguageandspeech.HereareafewexamplesA.Bewaryofmilitaryjargon.Ratherthansayyouweretheblackswanex-pertexplainthatyoudevelopedcontin-gencyplansforrareevents.B.Ratherthanusemilitarytimeuseci-viliantime.Thatisinsteadofconfirm-inganinterviewfor15-hundredhoursuse3pm.C.NoneedtoaddressyourprofessionalcontactsasSirorMaam.Youcantyp-icallyaddressthembytheirfirstname.5.Connectwithrecruitersandheadhunt-erswhofocusonmilitarytociviliantran-sitions.TwoofthekeyleadersinthefieldincludeLucasGroupandBradleyMorris.LucasGrouphashelped25000officersandtechnicianstotransitionfrommilitaryserviceintocivilianca-reersusu-allymatch-ingmorejuniorper-sonnelwithtechnicalandsalesrolesandseniorper-sonnelwithdirectorofbusinessdevel-opmentroles.BradleyMorrisisanothermilitary-focusedheadhunterthatboastsa96customersatisfactionrate.6.Playupyourstrengthsasanex-mili-tarycandidate.Militaryveteransareknownforprecisecommunicationindividualaccountabilityimpeccableexecutionandnaturalleader-ship.Dontforgettoshowcasethisduringtheinterview.Allfourskillsareinhighdemandregardlessofposition.Giveyourselfcreditforstrengthsthatmanynon-militaryjobcandidateslack.Otherkeyskillstoplayuppoiseingenuityandabilitytohandlestressfulsituationswell.7.Networknetworknetwork.Applyingforjobsonlinemayseemlikeanefficiencywaytogetjobsbuttherealityisitdoesntworkwell.Foranygivenjobopeningrecruitersarebombardedwithhundredspossiblythousandsofopen-ings.Toriseabovethenoiseyoullhavetonetwork.Startwithveteranswhoarenowinthecorporateworld.Dontrushtoaskforajob.Iftheresnojobavailablethere-mainingtimebecomesonebigletdown.Insteadtaketimetoknowtheperson.Askhowtheyapproachedthetransitionfromamilitarytociviliancareer.Onlyattheendoftheconversationisitokforyoutoaskwhetherornottheyareawareofanyjobopenings.Toconnectwithveter-ansforyourcareersearchvisittheMili-tary.comCareerNetwork.............................................................................LewisLinistheCEOofImpactInterview.Hehasover10yearsofexperienceintheca-reermanagementindustry.Lewisfirstbeganin1999whenhestartedJobReviews.comacareerandworkplacecommunity.Itfeaturedcompanysalaryandinterviewreviews.HesoldthecompanytoJob.comin2001.USAARepresentativesDaveMar-tinezleftandJimCallandertalkwithajobseekerattheLasVegasCareerExpo.6NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUELewisLin-CEOImpactInterview7 BeasproudofyourWasteManagementcareerasyouareofyourmilitaryservice.Thecallofreveilleisasoundthatsignalsthebeginningofanewday.Itservesasareminderofpurposeandmission.WhilethebuglemaynotwakeyouwhenyoureturntocivilianlifewebelieveyoucanstillhavethatsamesenseofpurposeandmissioninacareeratWasteManagement.WeareNorthAmericasleadingproviderofintegratedenvironmentalsolutionsandwewantyoutojoinourranks.Applytodayatwm.comcareersWasteManagementisproudtohaveearnedaplaceonTheG.I.JobsMilitaryFriendlyEmployerslist.REALJOBS.REALGREEN.REAL SixWaystoMakeaRecruiterHateYouIfyouwantajobyouwouldntintention-allytrytomakerecruitershateyou.Butyoudbesurprisedathowoftenaneagerjobseekerwillmakeanenemyoutoftheverypeopletheyneedtoimpress.Someblundersaremerelyirritatingwhileoth-erscanmakerecruitersdoaslowburnwhentheyhearyourname.OKhateistoostrongawordinmostcas-es.Butifyouwanttototallyblowyourchanceswithrecruiters--andbyexten-sionwiththecompaniestheyworkfor--herearesixperfectwaystodoso.1.GetCreepilyPersonalRecruitingconsultantAbbyKohutre-callsaphoneinterviewthathadgoneprettywelluptothatpointinwhichthejobseekerendedthecallbyaskinghertomarryhim.WhenItoldhimthatwasaninappropriatethingtosaytoahiringmanagerforthecompanyhesaidOhIthoughtyouwereajustaheadhunter.Asifthatwouldhavemadeitallright.2.UseCutesyLanguageTextingSlangandDumbResumeTricksThegimmickyresumeisapetpeeveofBarbaraSafanipresidentofCareerSolv-ersacareer-managementfirmbasedinNewYorkCity.Pleasedonotsendare-sumeinsideashoesayingyourelookingforafootinthedoorshesays.BeyondannoyingtherecruiterFYI--thatglit-teryouputinyourenvelopewillgetyounoticedbutwilltaketimetocleanupthesetacticsmakerecruitersthinkyoudonttakethem--oryourjobsearch--seriously.3.BeRudeandAggressiveJobhunterswhouseheavy-handedtac-ticswithrecruiterslikesendinganangryemailinallcapsafterbeingpassedoverforajobwontimpresstherecruiterei-thersaysJohnOConnorpresidentandCEOofCareerProacareer-coachingcompanyinRaleighNorthCarolina.Somecandidatesseetherecruiterasanantagonistwhomustbepushedandprod-dedandbulliedtoworkontheirbehalfOConnortellsMonster.com.Inothercasestheyrefrustratedbythejobsearchprocessandfeeltheneedtotakeitoutontherecruiter.4.LieMakingupsomethingimpressivemightgetyouinthedoor.Butifyouvegrosslyinflatedyourabilitiesandworkhistoryandtheemployerfindsoutyouwillhaveburnedtwobridgesnotjustone.LyingontheresumedrivesrecruitersmadOConnorsays.Iknowpeoplethinkdesperatetimescallfordesperatemeasuresbutthebestrecruitersarego-ingtodotheirduediligenceandifyouvemisrepresentedthedatestimesdutiesandtechnicalresponsibilitiesthatre-cruiterwillnevertrustyouandprobablywontcallyou.5.StalktheRecruiterAsuggestiontostayintouchdoesntmeandailyortwice-dailyfollow-ups.Ifitsbeenafewweeksandyouhaventhearditdoesntmeanyouvebeenforgot-tenSafanisays.Kohutagreesaddingthatarecruiterwhothinksyoureagoodfitforaposi-tionwillletyouknowrightaway.Call-ingthemconstantlyanddemandingtobesubmittedtoacompanywilljustmakethemthinkyouredesperateandunhingedandalittlescaryshesays.6.ActLikeYouDontCareSendingstockcoverlettersaddressedtosirormadamforgettingtochangethenameofthelastrecruiteryouqueriedonyourcoverlettersayingyoulltakeanyoldjobandnotproofingyourcorrespondencemightnotmakearecruiterhateyou.Butsuchsloppinesswontimpressthemeither.Andtheymightjusttakeaffrontatyourdismissiveattitude.7.AlwaysBeProfessionalEmploymentprofessionalssaythatwhileonescrewupwontengenderhatreditmightcausetherecruitertorelegateyoutotheNDClist--thelistofnondesirablecandidatestheywillnotcorrespondwith.Someoftheworstbehaviors--pushi-nessstalkinghaughtiness--comefromjobhunterswhodontreallyunderstandhowarecruiterworksOConnorsays.Ifcandidateswouldunderstandthattherecruitersrealclientsarethecompanieswiththejobopeningsnotthejobseek-erstheywouldapproachrecruiterswithmoreprofessionalism.Eveniftherecruiterisntactinginthemostprofessionalordiligentmanneryoustillneedtobeprofessionalheadds.ADeVryUniversitymilitaryrecruiterlefttalkswithanattendeeattheCareerExpoinLasVegas.8NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEMonster.combyLarryBuhlMonsterContributingWriter0SixWaystoMakeaRecruiterHateYou SearsHeroesatHomeprogramshaveraisedmorethan20milliontohonorandassistAmericasveteransandtheirfamilies.BysupportingtheseinitiativesyouplayapartinimprovingthelivesofmilitaryfamiliesacrossAmerica.Visitsears.comheroesathomeformoreinformation.THEYGAVENOWWEGIVEBACK FiveThingstoTaketotheCareerFairMilitary.comAcareerfairisagreatplacetogatherin-formationaboutpotentialemployersandmakecontactsthatcanleadtoyourfirstjob.Heressomeadviceonhowtomakethemostofyourtime.1.Copiesofyourresume25to40de-pendingonthesizeoftheevent.BesureitrepresentsyourknowledgeskillsandabilitiesKSAseffectively.Itneedstolookprofessional--easytoreadformatonplainwhiteorcream-coloredpaper--andbefreeoftypos.Ifyouarelookingatseveralcareeroptionsyoumaywanttohavetwoormoretargetedresumeswithdifferentcareerobjectives2.Asmileastronghandshakeandapositiveattitude.Firstimpressionsareimportant.Approachanemployersmileandofferyourhandwhenyouintroduceyourself.3.A30-secondsalespitch.Handthere-cruiteracopyofyourresumeandbepre-paredtoexpandonitquicklySharebasicinformationaboutyourselfandyourca-reerinterestslikethisHelloImCarrieJones.ImaseniorhereatWonderfulUni-versityandImmajoringinEnglish.Imveryinterestedinamarketingcareer.AsyoucanseeonmyresumeIjustcomplet-edaninternshipintheMarketingDivi-sionoftheABCCompanyinPeoria.Ivealsotakensomecoursesinbusinessmar-keting.Imveryinterestedintalkingwithyouaboutmarketingopportunitieswithyourorganization.4.Informationabouttheorganizationsthatwillbeattending.Gatherinformationasyouwouldforajobinterview.Tomax-imizethebrieftimeyouhavewitheachemployeryouneedtoknowhowyourskillsandinterestsmatchtheirneeds.Anddontjustconcentrateonthebignames.Thereareoftengreatopportuni-tieswithcompanieswithwhichyouarenotfamiliar.5.EnergyCareerfairsrequireyoutobeonyourfeetmovingfromtabletotableforanhourorso.EachtimeyoumeetsomeonebeatyourbestasrefreshedaspossibleFiveThingsNottoDoattheCareerFair1.Dontcruisetheboothswithagroupoffriends.In-teractingwiththerecruitersonyourown.Makeyourownpositiveimpression2.Dontcarryyourbackpacklargepurseorotherpara-phernaliawithyou.Carryyourresumeinaprofes-sional-lookingportfolioorsmallbriefcaseworkswell.Itwillkeepyourresumeneatandhandyandgivesyouaplacetofilebusinesscardsofrecruitersthatyoumeet.Usuallyyoucanstowyourcoatbackpackorothergearinacoatroom.3.Dontcomedressedforrugbypracticeoranyotherextremelycasualactivity.Acareerfairisaprofessionalactivity--perhapsyourfirstcontactwithafutureemployer.4.Dontwingitwithemployers.DoyourhomeworkResearchthecompaniesjustasyouwouldforaninterview.Youllbeabletofocusonwhyyouwanttoworkfortheorganizationandwhatyoucandoforthem.5.Dontcomeduringthelasthalfhouroftheevent.Manyemployerscomealongdistancetoattendthefairandmayneedtoleaveearly.IfyoucomelateyoumaymisstheorganizationsyouwantedtocontactFiveThingstoTakeHomeFromtheCareerFair1.Businesscardsfromtherecruitersyouhavemet.Usethecardstowritefollow-upnotestothoseorganizationsinwhichyouaremostinterested.2.Notesaboutcontactsyoumade.Takepaperandpenwithyoutowritedownim-portantdetailsaboutparticularorganiza-tionsincludingnamesofpeoplewhomaynothavehadbusinesscards.Takeafewminutesafteryouleaveeachtabletojotdownthesenotes3.Informationaboutorganizationsyouhavecontacted.MostrecruiterswillhaveinformationforyoutopickupincludingcompanybrochurescomputerdiskettesorCDspositiondescriptionsandotherdata.Youwonthavetimetodealwiththeseatthefair4.Abettersenseofyourcareeroptions.Ifyouhaveusedtheeventcorrectlyyouwillhavemadecontactwithseveralorga-nizationsthathirepeoplewithyourskillsandinterests.Inthinkingabouttheirneedsandyourbackgroundevaluatewhethereachcompanymightbeamatchforyou.5.Self-confidenceininteractingwithem-ployerrepresentatives.Acareerfairgivesyoutheopportunitytopracticeyourin-terviewskillsinalessformidableenvi-ronmentthanaformalinterview.Usethisexperiencetopracticetalkingaboutwhatyouhavedonewhatyouknowandwhatyourinterestsare.10NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUE JobHunting3TipsonWhatWeDoRightByStephenCleareYouseealotofarticlesouttherethattellyouwhatveteransdowrongduringtheinterviewprocessorwhatthingsweremissingthatkeepusfromgettingthejob.Thatisanecessaryconversationbutitisnotourtopictoday.InsteadImgoingtotellyouafewofthethingsIvewatchedveteransdorightinthehiringprocessthingsmyclientcompanieshavetoldmebehindcloseddoorsthattheyreallyenjoyed.Thesearejustafewtipsandsecretsthathaveworkedwellforothersandshouldworkwellforyou.1.Lookthepart.Whenoneofmyclientsishiringaveteranheshehasavisionintheirheadaboutwhatyoulooklike.Thepicturetheyhaveissomewhataboutyourphysi-calappearancebutmostlyaboutthewayyoucarryyourself.Whetheryouareinterviewingforanexecutivepositionoratechnicaljobmaintainthemilitaryposture.NowImnotsayingyouneedtostandatparaderest.Imsayingyouneedtostandtallchestoutandshouldersback.Ensureyourinterviewattireisappropriateandpressed.Amorecivilianhaircutistypicallypreferredbutnotashowstopper.Themilitaryposturehow-everishighlyimpressive.Itraisesthebarforyourunsuspectingcompetition.2.Doyourhomework.Onceyouknowthenameofthecom-panyandthepersonwithwhomyoureinterviewingdosomethingdifferentresearchthem.Youdontneedtospendalldayfiguringoutwhotheirsoulmateisorthenamesofallthecompanyboardmembers.Youdoneedtofind2or3thingsaboutthecompanythatyoufindinteresting.ThiswaywhentheyaskyouDoyouknowanythingaboutusyoucansayYesIknowalittleandthendiscusstheitemsyouthoughtwereinteresting.3.Closetheinterview.ManyofthepeopleIplacedwithcom-panieshadnointerestingettingsalesjobs.Wellonthedayofaninterviewweareallsalespeople.Youresellingthecompanyonyou.YouarelettingthemknowwhyyoureabetterfitthancandidateB.MostimportantyoushouldbefollowingthefirstruleofsalesAlwaysbeclosing.Oncetheinterviewiscompleteyouneedtoensurethatyouhavea.answeredalloftheirquestionsb.thankedthemfortheirtimeandc.letthemknowyouareinterestedintheposition.OnanumberofoccasionsIvehadclientscomeandtellmethattheyreallylikedtheveterantheyinterviewedbuttheywerentsureifthatpersonwasreallyinterestedinthem.Donotbethatvet.TheseareafewofthehintsIgavetomyveterancandidateswhenIwasahead-hunter.Whenthesevetslookedthepartdidtheirhomeworkandclosedtheinter-viewwelltheynormallymovedforwardintheinterviewprocessorgotthejobonthespot.Thetipsworkedforthem.Theyshouldworkforyoutoo.HappyhuntingSteveFormoretipsyoucancheckoutTheLittleGreenGuideforVeteransaquickreadthatispackedwiththegreatinfoyouneedtogetthejobyouwantYoucanalsosubmitjobsearchquestionsbigandsmalltoSteveatsclearetap2-0.com.SouthernNewHampshireMilitaryRecruiterMikeCogburngoesoverjobopportunitieswithanattendeeattheCareerExpoinLasVegas.12NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUESearsMilitaryrecruiterstalkwithveteransattheNCOACareerExpoinLasVegas. AsanEqualOpportunityEmployerwearecommittedtorealizingourvisionofdiversityandinclusionineveryaspectofourenterprise.DuetotheuniquenatureofourworkwerequireU.S.citizenship.AllpositionsarelocatedinLexingtonMA.Since1951whenMITLincolnLaboratorywasestablishedtobuildthenationsfrstairdeensesystemtheLaboratoryhasbeenapplyingadvancedtechnologytosolveproblemscriticaltonationalsecurity.Decadeaterdecadeourpeoplehaveenvisionedincredibletechnologyandprojectsthatstartoutasvitaltonationalsecurityotenbecomejustasvitaltotheeverydaytechnologyotheuture.Morethan700patentshavebeengrantedortechnologiesdevelopedbytheLaboratoryssta.AndinthepasttwoyearsLincolnLaboratoryhasbeenawardedeightRD100Awardsthatrecognizetheyears100mosttechnologicallysignifcantinnovations.IyoudliketocontributetoU.S.nationalsecurityinanenvironmentoincredibleinnovationconsiderbringingyourcareertoMITLincolnLaboratory.Visitourwebsiteatwww.ll.mit.edutoviewcurrentopportunitiesandapply.OurareasoopportunityincludeAdvancedEngineeringTechnologistsCyberSecurityDODContractsAdministrationElectronicTechniciansEngineeringAssistantsFinancePhysicalPersonnelInformationSecuritySystemsAdministrationDiscoverthesatisactionoinnovationandservicetothenationMITLINCOLNLABORATORYForKatieHartwhoservedasacombatengineerintheMarineCorpsReservesfor8yearsworkingatMITLincolnLab-oratoryhasbeenagreatenvironmentinwhichtomakethetransitiontocivilianwork.LocatedinLexingtonMAMITLincolnLaboratoryisafederally-fund-edresearchanddevelopmentcenterthatappliesadvancedtechnologytoproblemsofnationalsecurity.Since2008KatiehasworkedattheLaboratoryasasecurityguardensuringthatbothpeopleandin-formationareprotected.Katiedescribestheenvironmentasverymilitary-friendlywithanumberofpro-gramsdesignedtosupportbothveteransandactivedutyservicemembers.Inad-ditionanumberoftheLabsleadershipteamhavepreviousmilitaryexperiencesoasKatieputsittheyknowwherevet-eransarecomingfrom.Katiedescribesasenseofcamaraderiealongwithalevelofrespectandorderthatshefeelswouldbecomfortableforthosewithmilitaryex-perience.ButwhatKatievaluesmostaboutworkingattheLaboratoryisthelevelofopportunity.WhenIfirstlookedattheLabshesaysIwasntsurewhereIdfitin.Howevertherearesomanyrolesherebothwithinmyowndepartmentandout-sideofit.OnceyoureinyoucanpursueotheropportunitiesandHRisverysup-portiveandhelpful.TheLabhasencour-agedmetopursuetwoofmypassions-protectingpeopleandworkingwithkids.IvejustcompletedmyMastersdegreeinElementaryEducationandbecauseedu-cationandsecurityeducationarerelatedtoworkdoneattheLaboratorytheLab-oratoryhassupportedmewithtuitionre-imbursement.Iwasalsoabletotakeshiftsthatallowedmetocompletemyintern-shipwhileworking.Althoughshesnowlookingforateach-ingopportunityKatiehasnointentionofleavingtheLab.Sheshopingtofindanelementaryteachingjobthatwillstillal-lowhertocontinuewithher3pm-11pmsecurityshifts.WhywouldIleavewhentheLaboratoryhashelpedmetohavethebestofbothworldsMITLincolnLaboratoryEmployeeHighlightKatieHartNCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUE13 JohnDeBuskThroughouthis22yearsofserviceintheUnitedStatesArmyJohnDeBuskwasdeployedtomultiplewarzonesinclud-ingthoseforoperationsEnduringFree-domandIraqiFreedom.Asanairbornerangerheservedfor17yearsinthe75thRangerRegimentwhereheearnedmul-tipleawardsforhisserviceincludingtheLegionofMeritBronzeStarmedalwithoneoakleafclusterandtheMeritoriousServicemedalwiththreeoakleafclus-ters.Aftertwodecadesofdistinguishedser-viceintheArmywhereheattainedtherankoffirstsergeantJohnsmilitarycareerculminatedwithastintasanin-structortrainingfutureArmylieutenantsattheUniversityofWestFloridasArmyROTCprogram.In2010exhaustedfromdecadesofdeploymentsandmovingfromplacetoplacehedecidedhewasreadyforanewchallengeandnewopportunitiesintheprivatesector.HissearchledhimtoFirstCommandFinancialServicesacompanywithmorethan50yearsofexperienceworkingwiththemilitaryandfederalemployeemarkets.FirstCommandhasaforceofFinancialAdvisorsacrosstheglobe70percentofwhomareeitherformermilitaryorfrommilitaryfamilies.ServingasaFirstCom-mandFinancialAdvisorwasexactlythekindofopportunityJohnwaslookingforoneinwhichhecouldstayconnectedtothemilitaryandmakeuseofthevaluableleadershipskillsandknowledgebasehehadacquiredduringhistimeintheArmy.Nowhesaysinsteadofleadingyoungsoldiersonthebattlefieldheleadsmili-taryfamiliesintheirpursuitoffinancialsecurity.WhenIsitdownwithayoungmilitaryclientIcansaythatIwasinyourseat18yearsagoletmehelpyouandIhavethatcredibilityJohnsaid.Itsagreatfeel-ingtohelptheseyoungfamiliesinstilladisciplinedapproachtotheirfinancesandbecomebetterpreparedfinanciallywhentheyseparateorretirefromthemilitary.AsaFirstCommandFinancialAdvisorJohntakesgreatprideinhelpingmilitaryandfederalemployeesintegratetheirgenerousbenefitpackagesintocompre-hensivefinancialplanstopursuetheirfi-nancialgoals.Moresimplyputhehelpsthemgettheirfinanciallivessquaredaway.FirstCommandreallyvaluestheworkethicleadershipskillsandpersonalac-countabilitythatveteransbringtotheta-bleJohnsaid.WhileIcherishmytimeinthemilitaryIalwaysknewtherewouldbeanotherchapterinmylife.NowImlivingit.AndIhaveFirstCommandtothankforthat.In2013JohnachievedmembershipinFirstCommandsprestigiousPinnacleClubforprovidingoutstandingservicetohisclientsanddemonstratinganongoingcommitmenttohelpingthempursuetheirfinancialgoals.Johnsaccomplishmentsaretypicalofhisdedicationtothehighestlevelsofpro-fessionalismsaidDistrictAdvisorDaveBrooks.Hesalwaysimprovingandpro-vidingthebestforhisclients.2013.FirstCommandFinancialServicesInc.parentofFirstCommandFinancialPlanningInc.MemberSIPCFINRAandFirstCommandInsuranceServicesInc.FinancialplanningservicesandinvestmentproductsincludingsecuritiesareofferedbyFirstCommandFinancialPlanningInc.InsuranceproductsandservicesareofferedbyFirstCommandInsuranceServicesInc.FirstCommanddoesnotdiscriminateintherecruitingofFinancialAdvisorsonthebasisofracecolorreligionnationaloriginsexmaritalstatusdisabilityageorveteranstatus.NoinformationsolicitedbyFirstCommandfromyouisintendedtobeusedinadiscriminatorymanner.AllinformationprovidedbyyouwillbereviewedcarefullybutthereceiptofanAdvisorapplicationorotherinformationdoesnotimplythatyouwillbeofferedtheopportunitytoenterintoaFinancialAdvisorAgentAgreementwithFirstCommand.FirstCommandFinancialServicesInc.anditsrelatedentitiesarenotaffiliat-edwithorendorsedbytheU.S.governmentorU.S.armedforces.14NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEAFirstCommandMilitaryRecruiterlefttalkswithamilitaryattendeeaboutemploymentopportunitieswithFirstCommandFinancialServices.FirstCommandisaplatinumsponsorintheExpoprogramandthiseventwasheldinLasVegasinconjunctionwiththeNCOAConvention.FromAirbornetoFinancialAdvisorJohnDeBuskhashisCivilianCareerSquaredAway 2013FirstCommandFinancialServicesparentofFirstCommandFinancialPlanningInc.MemberSIPCFINRAFirstCommandInsuranceServicesInc.andFirstCommandBank.FinancialplanningservicesandinvestmentproductsincludingsecuritiesareoeredbyFirstCommandFinancialPlanningInc.FirstCommandFinancialServicesInc.anditsrelatedentitiesarenotafliatedorendorsedbytheU.S.governmentorU.S.armedorces.TMNationalChamberFoundationSquaredAwaySquaredAwayJohnDeBusk1SGUSArmyRetAdvisorsince2011Ater22yearsservingmycountryandretiringasanArmyRangerIwaslookingormynextopportunitytolead.IounditatFirstCommandbuildingasuccessulcareerhelpingmilitaryamiliesgettheirfnanciallivessquaredaway.TolearnmoreaboutJohnsstoryvisitfrstcommand.comjohndebusk.CALL877-601-5783TOGETYOURNEXTCAREERSQUAREDAWAY. CoverLetterChecklistMilitary.comManyjobseekersstrugglewiththeircoverlettersbutwritingagoodcoverletterisaskillthatcanbelearnedandperfected.Thetimeandeffortwillpayoffbecauseawell-writtencoverlettercanin-creaseyouroddsofgettinganinterview.IfyourewonderingwhetheryourcoverletteristhebestitcanbemakesureyoucanansweryestothequestionsonthischecklistIntroductionDoesyourcoverletterhaveastrongopeningparagraphcommunicatingyourjobtargetandkeystrengthswithinthefirstfewlinesoftextDoesyourcoverletterconformtoastandardbusinessletterformatSeeourcoverlettersamples.Isyourcoverletteraddressedtoaspe-cificindividualifthenameisavailableTheBodyDoesthebodyofyourcoverletterex-presshowyouwouldbenefittheemployerifyouwerehiredDoyouavoidstartingeverysentencewithIormysoyoucanfocusmoreontheemployersrequirementsandnotyourownDoyoudemonstrateyourexpertisebyusingindustry-specificlanguageDoyouincludeexamplesofyouraccom-plishmentssoemployerscanseeyouhaveaproventrackrecordIsthecontentengagingandrelevanttohiringmanagersneedsIsthecoverlettersuccinctcontainingjustenoughinformationtoenticethereadertoreviewyourresumeDidyouincludeallinformationthatwasrequestedsuchasajobreferencenumberemploymentavailabilitydateandsalaryrequirementsIsthecontentuniqueDidyouavoidcopyingtextfromyourresumeverbatimDoesyourcoverlettersoundgenuineDoesitreflectyourpersonalityandmakeyouseemlikeableandapproachableDidyouproofreadyourcoverlettertoensurethatitsfreeofspellinggrammarsyntaxandformattingerrorsDoesthewritingstyleanddesigncoor-dinatewiththeresumesuchasbyusingthesamefontandlayoutstyleClosingParagraphDidyouprovideaneasywayforem-ployerstocontactyousuchasadirectphonelineandemailaddressDoesyourcoverletterendwithacalltoactionconfidentlyrequestinganinter-viewDidyouremembertosignyourletterifyouremailingahardcopy16NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUE EverypersonwhoworksatUniversalOrlandoResortisanimportantpartofthethrillsandexcitementourguestsexperienceeveryday.IttakesaspecialkindofpersonwhocombinesasolidworkethicasenseoffungreatpeopleskillsandjusttherightamountofUniversalattitude.NOWHIRINGTECHNICALSERVICESRideMechanicsLandscapingFacilitiesElectricalElectronicTechniciansAndManyMoreUniversalelementsandallrelatedindiciaTM2013UniversalStudios.2013UniversalOrlando.Allrightsreserved.EOE.ApplyOnlineAnytimeAtwww.UniversalOrlandoJobs.comHiringVeteransAnEmployersPerspectiveByStephenCleareItsbeenafewyearssinceIwasintherecruitingbusi-nessaplacewhereIwasatthefocalpointofmatchingtalentedveteranswithcompaniesinneedoftheirabilities.ThisweekIhadtheprivilegetoattendaneventheldbytheUniversityofSouthernCaliforniaCenterforInnova-tionandResearchonVeteransCIR.TheevententitledServingThoseWhoHaveServedwasfocusedonintro-ducingveteranstoemployerswhowereinterestedinadd-ingnewtalenttotheirteams.Thelistofcompaniesthatattendedincludedwell-knownemployerslikeHomeDe-potDeloitteDisneyWarnerBros.andPrudential.AtthemidpointoftheagendaIhadachancetositdownwithafewofthem.Heressomehelpfulinsighttheyshared.Honestdesiretohireveterans.Firstandforemostallofthemidentifiedatruedesiretobringveteransonboard.OneHRprofessionaltoldmeaboutthedifferentgen-erationsofmilitarymembersinherownfamily.Inherwordssheexpressedrespectforwhatveteransdoandapersonalunderstandingofthevaluetheyhavebroughttoherlife.Othersspokeabouttheveteranstheyalreadyhiredwhoweretrueassetstotheirteam.Toapersonitwaseasytoseetheyhadnothingbutadmirationforthosewhohaveserved.Troublereadingresumes.Thegroupdidmentiononeareaofconcern.Sometimesunderstandingtheresumesprovidedbyveteransisachallenge.Onestandingjokeinthemilitaryisthatintheserviceyoucanspeakincom-pletesentencesusingnothingbutacronyms.Thatsgreatforlifeintheservicebutitcanbeproblematicforanyonethatdoesnotspeakthelanguage.Thepointisthatyouneedtodosometranslatingonyourresumebeforeyousenditout.Ifyouareapplyingforajoboutsideofthedefenseindustryhavesomeonewhoisunfamiliarwiththemilitarytakealookatyourresumebeforeyousenditout.WhiletheymaynotbeHRprofessionalstheywillatleastbeabletoreviewtheresumefromthestandpointofanoutsider.Theyhaveaplan.Oneofthemosteye-openingthingsIlearnedwashowmanyofthemhaveanagendaforhiringveteransandtheirfamilies.Disneyhadacorporatechal-lengetohire1000veteransin3years.Theyweresuccess-fulinsurpassingthatgoalwithinafewmonthsandhavesincereviseditupward.Prudentialhasaplantohire1000veteransthisyear.Theyalsohaveaprogramfortrainingspousesaswell.HomeDepotalsohasaplanformilitaryspouses.Thisyeartheyrevisedtheirtransferpolicytomakeiteasierformilitaryspousestofindjobswhenmov-ingtoanewstation.Additionallytheyhaveacommuni-tyoutreachprogramwheretheyhelptoveteransrepairtheirhomes.Theseareallpositivemovesthesecompaniesarepursuingtobothshowtheirappreciationforthemili-taryandtofindgreattalent.Itwasgreattoseesomanycompanieslookingfortal-entandlookingtofinditfromthemilitary.USCsCIRputonanoutstandingeventonethatexemplifiedwhatahiringconferenceforveteransshouldlooklike.Itwastheirfirsteventofthesort.Hopefullyitwontbethelast.NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUE17 WRitingmilitaRy-to-civilianResumesWriteToTheFutureMilitary.combyWendyS.EnlowConsiderthefactthatresumewritingisallaboutthefutureandnotthepast.Yourchallengeistocreateapowerfuldocumentthatclearlyandconciselycom-municatesThisiswhoIambasedonyourcurrentcareergoalsandobjectives.HeresanexampleIfyouvebeenaforeignlanguagelin-guistintheU.S.Armyandnowwanttoestablishacareerinmarketingcommuni-cationswithaglobalcorporationwritearesumethatcommunicatesthemes-sageIamawell-qualifiedMarketingCommunicationsProfessionalandnotaresumethatsaysIamawell-qualifiedForeignLanguageLinguistwhowantstobeaMarketingCommunicationsProfes-sional.Manyoftheskillsrequiredforforeignlanguagetranslationarethesameskillsrequiredforamarketingcommu-nicationspositione.g.writingeditingdatainterpretationanalysisandthosearetheskillsthiscandidateshouldhigh-lightonhisresumeinordertowritetothefutureandnotaboutthepast.HeresanotherexampleIfyouvebeenatankmechanicwiththeU.S.MarineCorpsandnowwanttoworkasanautomotivemechanicpaintingtherightpictureofwhoyouareiseveneas-ier.Insteadofboastingonyourresumethatyoureatalentedtankmechanicyousimplywanttostripawaythevehicleandtalkinmoregeneraltermsaboutyourexperienceinvehiclemaintenanceandrepairpreventivemaintenancepartsinventoryandthelike.Companieshirethetalentthattheyneedtodayandoftenhavelittletimetodevotetoyourpersonallearningcurve.Thereforeyoumustcommunicate--intherightwordsandlanguage--thefactthatyoualreadyhavetheskillstal-entsandcompetenciesthattheyrequire.ConsiderthefollowingCareerSummarywrittenforacommanderintheU.S.AirForcewhonowwantstotransitionintoageneralmanagementpositionwithawell-establishedcorporation.CAREERPROFILEDistinguishedleadershipcareerman-aginglarge-dollaroperationsworldwide.Consistentrecordofsuccessinincreas-ingproductivityimprovingperformanceandreducingannualoperatingcosts.LeadershiptalentsincludeStrategicPlanningBudgetingCostControlMulti-SiteOperationsCross-CulturalRelationsFinancialForecastingAnalysisTrainingDevelopmentSupplyChainManagementHumanCapitalManagementTechnologyLeadershipInthisexamplethecandidateun-derstoodtheconceptofwritingtothefuture.Heclearlycommunicatedthefuturevaluethathebringstoanorga-nizationandpositionedhimselftoeffec-tivelycompeteagainstothercandidateswithsubstantialcorporateexperience.AlthoughtheskillslistedabovemayhavebeenreferredtobyotherlanguageintheAirForcethefactofthematteristhatthiscandidatedidallofthesefunctionsduringhis10-yearmilitarycareerandhassimplycivilianizedthelanguagetomakeitunderstandabletocorporateAmericaandpositionhimselfforfutureopportunities.TheresumeforthefictionalLew-isR.Graysonisanexcellentexampleofwritingtothefuture.Lewishadanumberofdifferenttechnologyadmin-istrativesupportandtrainingpositionswhileintheArmy.NowhisfuturegoalisapositionaseitheraWebDeveloperoraSystemsAdministrator.Whenyoureviewhisresumeyouquicklyseeasnapshotofanextremelywellqualifiedtechnologyprofessional.Infactvirtuallyallofhisbackgroundinadministrativeservicesandtraininghasbeeneliminatedfromhisresumesincethosefunctionsarenotrelevanttohiscurrentcareerobjec-tives.HewantsapositionwhereitsjusthimandhisPC.ViewsampleresumeinMicrosoftWordformatLookingcloseratthisfutureresumeyoullnotethefollowing1.ByusingthecomputergraphicatthetopofthepageyouimmediatelyknowthatLewisisatechnologistbeforeyoueverreadawordofthisresume.2.Heincludesanobjective--WebDevel-operSystemsAdministrator--clearlystatinghisfuturegoals.3.Ashortandconciselistingofhistech-nicalskillsimmediatelycommunicatesthatheisalreadyanexperiencedWebDeveloperandSystemsAdministrator.4.Thefunctionalformatversusachrono-logicallistingofhisjobtitlesusedtohighlighthis10-yearmilitarycareerisexcellentonebarelyevennoticesthathewasintheArmy.WhatyounoticeisthewealthofhisexperienceinWebDevel-opmentandSystemsAdministration.5.HisachievementsinWebDevelopmentandSystemsAdministrationareprom-inentlydisplayedusingboldanditalicstypeandthenoffsetwithlines.6.Hiscollegedegreesareinboldprinttodrawattentiontothemandhiscon-tinuingeducation--inbothtechnologyandgeneralbusiness--areincludedtodemonstratehisongoingcommitmenttohisownprofessionaldevelopment.WhenaprospectiveemployerfinishesreadingLewisresumetheyknowthattheyhavefoundatalentedWebDevel-operandSystemsAdministratorwhocan--today--makeapositiveimpactontheiroperations.Hisfuturegoalsareclearhisresumeiswrittentothefutureandhehaspositionedhimselftotakeadvantageofthevastnumberoftechnologyoppor-tunitiestodayinthecivilianworkforce.WendyS.EnelowCCMMRWJCTCCPRWAuthorExpertResumesforMilitary-to-Ci-vilianTransitionsavailableatwww.wen-dyenelow.comBookstore18NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEGaryHarrahUniversityofPhoenixRegionalDirectorforNationalDefenseRelationstalkswithanattendeeattheCareerExpoinLasVegas. VeteransYourFutureStartsHereGulfstreamanequalopportunityemployeriscommittedtodiversityandinclusioninourworkplace.Gulfstreamvaluesyouruniqueskillsetsperspectiveloyaltyanddedicationtoteamwork.Werespecttheleadershipskillscharacterandprideinstilledinthosewhohaveservedinthemilitary.Ifyouarepreparingtotransitionfrommilitaryserviceorifyouareaveteranseekingamilitary-friendlyemployerGulfstreamhasmanyopportunitiesavailableforyou.Wedesigndevelopmanufacturemarketserviceandsupporttheworldsmosttechnologicallyadvancedbusinessjets.Immediateopportunitiesincludingsign-onbonusesareavailableinourSavannahGa.manufacturingfacilityforAvionicsInstallersStructuralMechanicsSheetMetalTechniciansOperationsManagersTofindoutmoreorapplyonlinevisitjobs.gulfstream.comveterans YouNeedaResumeandaCareerMarketMilitary.combyPeterWeddleMostofusspendthemajorityofourwakingdayatworkandtheonlyrecordwehaveofthattimeandeffortisare-sume.Weinvestinordinateamountsofenergyandemotioninouremploymentandmemorializethatcommitmentinadocumentthatisoftenout-of-dateandincomplete.Westrivetobethebestwecanbeinourprofessioncraftortradeandkeeptrackofourprogressinadocumentthatislimitedtotwopagesandforcedintoaformatdictatedbyemployers.Andwhenwedoallofthat--whenwerelyonaresumealonetomanageourcareersandcelebrateoursuccess--wesellourselvesshort.SowhatdoIproposeWellinmyviewallofusshouldmaintaintwoemploy-ment-relateddocumentsaresumeandsomethingIcallacareerrecord.WhatsthedifferenceTakealookbelow.YourResumeItsnormallywrittenandorupdatedonlywhenyouareactivelylookingforajob.Itspurposeistosellyoutoanemploy-erbydescribingwhatyouvedoneinthepastthatmightbeusefultotheorgani-zationinthefuture.Writingitisaboutasmuchfunasget-tingarootcanal.YourCareerRecordItswrittencontinuouslyandreviewedquarterly.Thinkofitasadiaryofyourprogressandyoursuccessintheworldofwork.Itspurposesare1tohelpyourecog-nizeandcelebrateyourcareervictoriesi.e.yourachievementsatworkand2todetermineifyourcareerisingoodshapeorinneedofanoverhaul.Inoth-erwordsacareerrecordiswrittenforyouanddescribeswhatyouvedoneforyourself.Keepingacareerrecordisafulfillingandself-motivatingexperience.Iten-ablesyoutopatyourselfonthebackregularlyorgiveyourselfapeptalkifthatswhatisnecessaryandsetyoursightsonnewgoalsatworkthatwillleadyoutoadditionalcareervictories.NowIknowwhatyourethinkingitshardenoughtowritearesumeandkeepitcurrentsowhyamImproposingthatyoudoubletheeffortBecauseinadditiontobeingapersonalpatonthebackwhichisitselfthefoundationofahealthyca-reeracareerrecordcanalsomakewrit-ingaresumeinfinitelyeasier.HereswhatImean.Inthepastrecruiterswerewillingtoacceptagenericresumefromjobseek-ersaslongasyouwereapplyingforpo-sitionswithinthesameindustryandorcareerfield.Theyknewhowharditwastoproduceevenasingleversionofthatdocumentsoalltheyaskedwasthatyouincludeacoverlettertohighlightedthoseaspectsofyourrecordthatwereimport-antfortheirparticularopening.Todayunfortunatelythatkindofflex-ibilityisgone.ThankstotheInternetrecruitersarereceivinghundredsoftenthousandsofresumesforasingleopen-ing.Theysimplydonthavethetimetoreadbetweenthelinesandferretoutyourqualificationsfortheiropportunity.More-overrecruitersknowthatyourresumehasbeenproducedonawordprocessorwhereitcanbeeasilyandquicklymod-ified.Asaresulttheynowexpectyourresumeitselftobetailoredtothespecificrequirementsoftheiropeningandyourcoverlettertoreinforceitskeypoints.SowhatdoyoudoWelltherearetwowaystodevelopatailoredresumeOneistocustomizeyourgenericre-sume.Yousimplyaddalittlemoredetailtothosepointsintheresumethatareimportanttoanopeningandsubtractdetailfromordeletealtogetherthosepointsthatarentimportant.Whilethisapproachcanberelativelyquickandeasyitisalsolikelytounder-representyourqualifications.Insteadofpickingthebestofyourbackgroundforapo-sitionyourenippingandtuckingatwhatsimmediatelyavailable.Thesecondistotailoryourresumefromthebottomup.Admittedlythatwouldbeadifficultandtime-consum-ingtaskifyouhadtositdownandstartfromscratch.Butyoudont.Yourcareerrecordisacompleteandup-to-datein-ventoryofyourskillsexpertiseandex-perience.Itsallofthebestofyourightthereinoneplace.Itenablesyoutopulloutallofthefactorsthataremostim-portanttowinningthejobyouwantandnolessimportanttoincorporatethosefactorsinyourresumequicklyandeasily.Aresumeremainsthelinguafrancaofjobsearchsuccessintheworldofwork.Foraresumetocommunicateyourcre-dentialseffectivelyhoweveritmustbetailoredtothespecificrequirementsofapositionvacancy.Acareerrecordenablesyoutoaccomplishthattailoringtoyourbestadvantage.Andthatalonewouldmakeitaworthwhiledocument.Butacareerrecorddoesevenmoreforyou.Italsoprovidesaregularwayforyoutoacknowledgeyoursuccessesinthework-place--yourcareervictories--andtodi-rectyourcareertowardthosesuccessesthataremostmeaningfultoyou.PeterWeddleisaveteranaswellastheau-thororeditorofovertwodozenemploy-ment-relatedbooksincludingtherecentlyre-leasedTheCareerActivistRepublicandWorkStrongYourPersonalCareerFitnessSystemoneofthemostinnovativecareersuccessbooksinprint.BothareavailableatAmazon.com.20NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEJudyReedExcelsiorCollegesDirectorofVeteranServicestalkswithmilitaryattendeesattheCareerExpoinLasVegas. TipsforNetworkingatYourNewJobMonster.combyJohnRossheimAfteryouvesuccessfullycompletedajobsearchshouldntprofessionalnet-workingbethelastthingonyourmindNotsosaynetworkingexperts.Infactinternalnetworkingrightfromthebe-ginningiskeytomaintainingtheupwardtrajectoryofyourcareer.Hereshowtosuccessfullylaunchyournetworkingcam-paignatanewjob.WhyNetworkfromtheStartWhenyoustartinajobyourego-ingtobejudgedearlyandyouwanttobejudgedassomeonewhomakesthingshappensaysRichardMoranapartneratventurecapitalfirmVenrockAssoci-ates.Introducingyourselftocoworkersinawiderangeofrolesisagoodwaytobegin.Sonetworkingisimportantfromtheget-go.Butgivenyournewbiestatusyourinternalnetworkingshouldbecareful-lycalibrated.SoonafteryoustartajobyouvegottoincreaseyourvisibilitybutwithoutbeingpompoussaysBillBehnmanagingdirectorforfinancialstaffingfirmSolomonEdwardsGroup.WhomtoNetworkWithEvenearlyonyournetworkneedstogobeyondthefolksinadjoiningcubes--withoutembracingeveryoneonthepay-roll.ButwheretobeginStartyournetworkingwithpeoplewhostartedthesamejobyouhaveaboutayearagobecausetheylltellyouwhatyouregoingtobemeasuredonadvisesMoran.AfterthatsaysGayleLantzpresidentofconsultingfirmWorkMattersInc.askyourbosswhothemostimportantpeopleareforyoutomeet.NextseekoutpeoplewithmorecloutMoransays.Organizationshavesamuraiwhoareouttheredoingthebigstuffev-erydayandyouhavetofigureoutwhotheyareandwhetheryoucanbecomeoneheadds.HowtoMakeInternalNetworkingHappenWhenyourenewonthejobyouwanttomakealotofcontactsfairlyquicklywhilealsobuild-ingyourrepu-tationasahardworker.Youdontwanttobethepersonwhoshangingoutateveryonescubi-clesaysBren-danCourtneyaseniorvicepres-identatstaffingfirmSpherion.Youwanttotakeadvantageofthoseoppor-tunitiesthathap-penduringlunchorwhileyouregettingcoffee.Whenyoureaskingformoresubstantialad-vicebemind-fulofyourcol-leaguesfullschedules.BreakfastbeforetheworkdaystartsisagoodtimetopickpeoplesbrainsCourtneysuggests.CastYourNetworkAcrosstheCom-panyItsalsoimportanttoextendyournetworkbeyondyourdepartmentordi-vision.Theresabodyofresearchthatsaysthatyourweakertiesgetyoujobsyourstron-gertiesaremostlytopeoplewhoalreadyknoweachothersaysJeanneHurlbertpresidentofOptinetResourcesLLCandaprofessorofsociologyatLouisianaStateUniversity.Strongtiescanhavepositivepayoffsintermsofpromotion.Solookforopportunitiestobranchout.Volunteertoserveonacross-functionalteamadvisesLantz.Meetingregularlywithpeoplefromotherdepartmentsisanidealwaytonetworkandlearnaboutoth-eraspectsofthebusiness.AMentorCanSuperchargeYourNetworkingEspeciallywhenyourearookieamen-torcanbeagreathelpinextendingtheupwardreachofyourinternalnetwork.ThereareusuallythreeorfourpeoplewhosetthetoneofthecompanysvaluesystemsaysCourtney.Itsgoodtohaveoneofthemasyourmentorsomeonewhocanhelpprepareyouforyournextstepintheorganization.ButCourtneycautionsdotreadcare-fullywhenchoosingamentor.Ifyourecreatingamentorrelationshipoutsideyourimmediatemanageryouhavetoletyourmanagerknowhesays.RelaxandLetYourNetworkWorkFinallymostofyourinternalnetwork-ingeffortsshouldbelow-keyandinfor-mal.IfyousetuptoomanymeetingstooearlypeoplewillthinkWhatdoesthisguywantfrommesaysBehn.Andalthoughnetworkingisimportantmanyotherprioritieswillcompeteforyourattentioninthebeginning.SaysMo-ranYoudonthavetostartnetworkingbeforelunchonyourfirstday.22NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUE Aworld-ClAssCompAnyneedsworld-ClAsstAlentmIlItAryVeterAnswAntedAtShellweconsidermilitaryexperiencetobeavaluableasset.Weunderstandhowskillslearnedinthemilitarysuchasleadershipteamworkandcommitmentcantranslateintosuccessulcareersincivilianlie.InShellsquesttomeettheworldsrisingdemandorenergyadvancedtechnologiesandworldclassengineeringsolutionsareunlockingnewenergyresourcesanddevelopingexistingoilandgasfeldsefcientlyandresponsibly.Discoverhowyoucanpropelyourcareerwhilehelpingsolvesomeotheworldsbiggestenergychallenges.Viewallcurrentopportunitiesandapplyonlineat.h.uiia.livbguigh.AnAfrmativeActionEqualOpportunityEmployerMFDV.AlthoughtheworkischallengingandcomplexitisveryrewardingtoworktogetherasateamtodeliversomeprettyawesomeresultsIlovethepeopleIworkwithExplorelieatShell-scantowatchvideo.ACaigiFieldMaintenanceManagerNavalAcademyGraduate98 Studythe10MostCommonInterviewQuestionsMilitary.comNotwointerviewsareeverthesame.Everyhiringmanagerwillaskdifferentquestionsandconductinterviewsindif-ferentways.Howevercertainquestionsarealmostubiquitoustotheinterviewprocess.TohelpprepareAlisonDoylehascompiledalistofthe10mostcom-moninterviewquestionswhichwevecol-lectedforyoubelow.Allservicemembersknowtheimportanceofplanningforanoperationandjobinterviewsarenodif-ferentknowthequestionspracticeyouranswersandyoullbemorelikelytosuc-ceed.WhatisyourgreateststrengthThismightseemlikeano-brainerques-tiontoanswerbutyouneedtobecareful.Dontusethisasanopportunitytosoap-boxabouthowwonderfulyouarepickaspecificabilityorskillthatrelatestothejobyoureapplyingforandtalkaboutit.Thisisoneoftheeasiesttimesduringaninterviewtosellyourselfsohitthesweetspotofplayingupyourstrengthwithoutboasting.Describewhatyourgreatestskillisandthenpicktwoorthreeexam-plesthatexplainwhy.WhatisyourgreatestweaknessThisquestioncantripupalotofpeo-plebutnotforthereasonyoumightthink.WhileitsneveragoodideatoletyourheartbleedoutasyoudescribeyourgreatestfailingsinlifethisalsoisntthetimetopracticeOrwelliandouble-speak.Thetrickistotalkaboutagenu-inework-relatedweaknessthenexplainabouthowyouhandleit.Dontsaythatyourgreatestweaknessisperfectionismorbeingtooearlythosearestrengthsandtheinterviewerwontbeimpressed.Whatreallystandsoutistheabilitytoac-curatelyself-analyzeandeffectachange.Itshowsmaturityinsightandtranslateswellinyourwork.HowdoyouhandlestressandpressureStressandpressureareubiquitousintheworkingworld.Nomatterhoweasy-goingyourworkmightbetherearealwaysproblemssnagsandemergenciesthatwillinterruptyourplans.Theykeytoansweringthisquestionisacknowledg-inghowyouovercomepersonalfeelingsandsolveproblems.Whetheryourfirstresponseistotake60secondstobreatheandclearyourheadortostartwritingdownsolutionsonascrapofpaperyouwanttoemphasizeyourabilitytofocusonsolutionsmotivateyourselfthroughadversityandsidestepanxietyorpanic.Describeadifficultworksituationproj-ectandhowyouovercameit.Similartoansweringhowdoyouhan-dlestressandpressurethisisanoppor-tunitytotalkaboutyourproblemsolvingabilities.Thisquestionisbestansweredwithafocusonasingleexamplesincethatswhatthequestionisaskingfor.Startbysettingupthesituationthentalkabouthowyousolvedit.Capoffyouran-swerwithashortandsweetexplanationofyourthoughtprocessgoalsandprob-lem-solvingmethod.HowdoyouevaluatesuccessYouranswertothisquestionwilltellemployerswhetherornotyoufittheof-ficecultureandifyouwouldbeamotivat-edemployee.Itsabroadnebulousques-tionbutdontletthatscareyou.Pickafewmeasuresofsuccessthatrelatetothejobyoureapplyingforsuccesscanmeanfosteringgoodcommunicationcomplet-ingprojectsaheadofscheduleorfindinginnovativesolutionstocertainproblems.WhyareyouleavingorhaveleftyourjobIfyouleftonunfriendlytermswithyourpreviousemployeryourgutreac-tionmighttobetopickaparteverysinglethingthatwaswrongwiththem.Donotatanytimeforanyreasondothis.Unlessyouwerelaidofffocusonyourinspiredneedtofindnewopportunities.Youmightwanttofocusonadifferentkindofworkorperhapstherewasntanyroomtogrowatyouroldcompany.Whatevertherea-sonthebestanswerstothisquestionwillfocusonpersonalandprofessionalgrowth.WhydoyouwantthisjobTheanswertothisquestionwillbesimilartotheoneaboveexceptinsteadofexplainingwhyyouwanttogrowtar-getyouranswertothejobandcompanyyoureapplyingfor.Talkaboutopportu-nitiestheprospectiveemployerwillgiveyouandhowyouwillbenefitthemasacompany.Nomatterthetypeofjoborpaycommunicateyourinterestwithspe-cificexamplesandshortplugsaboutyourabilities.WhyshouldwehireyouDontjustanswerthisquestionbysay-ingbecauseImawesomeorawordydetailedversionthereof.Thisisanop-portunitytotalkaboutwhatmakesyoutherightcandidatefortheposition.Thisrequiresknowingwhattheemployerislookingforandthenmatchingyourskillsandexperiencetoit.WhatareyourgoalsforthefutureThisquestionhonesinonyourambi-tionaninterviewerwhoasksthiswantstoknowwhatyoureattemptingtoachieve.Discussyourplansforthefuturesothatyourpersonalambitionbenefitsthecompany.Tellmeaboutyourself.Arguablythisisthebroadestpossiblequestionaninterviewercanasksoitsimportanttobeprepared.Ifyourenotgoodatcomingupwithanswersontheflythenyoumaybegintorambleandtrailoffintopersonalanecdotes.Answerthisquestionbytalkingaboutyourpro-fessionalselfwhatyoucandoandwhatyouveaccomplished.Thisisanopportu-nitytocreateawell-definedsnapshotthatwillgivetheemployeragoodimpression.24NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUERobertSchwartzHelmetstoHard-hatsWoundedWarriorProgramDirectortalkswithanattendeeattheCareerExpoinLasVegas. SalaryNegotiationKnow-HowMilitary.comWhetheryoureafteramorelucrativejoborarejusttryingtofattenyourweek-lypaycheckaskingforaraiseisanexer-ciseinnegotiation.Andthefirststepistoknowwhatyouwant.Lookatthetotalcompensationpicturebeforeyoustarttonegotiateyourpay-checkincludingbonusescommissionshealthinsurancemedicalanddependentcarespendingaccountsprofitsharingpaidvacationstockoptionsandotherof-feringssaysAllenSalikofpresidentandCEOatManagementRecruitersInter-nationalInc.oneoftheworldslargestsearchandrecruitmentorganizations.Allofthesebenefitscanimpactyourto-talfinancialpicture--neverevaluateyoursalaryinavacuumheadds.Salikofoffersthese10tipsyoushouldkeepinmindasyouheadintosalaryne-gotiationtalksAskThefirstruleofsalarynegotiationisIfyoudontaskyoudontget.Youreunlikelytoevergetmorethanacost-of-livingadjustmentunlessyouhavethegutstoaskformore.Sogetyourargu-mentssetyournervessteeledandgoforit.DoYourHomeworkFindoutwhatothersinyourpositionmake.SiteslikeMilitary.comsSalaryWizardhaveinformationonmanyfinancejobs.Alsocheckwithtradeassociationsaskrecruiterswhatfolksinyournicheearnandbrowsethroughonlinejobpost-ingstoseehowyoursalarycomparestothosebeingofferedtonewemployees.KnowYourTrueValueHaveyousavedyourcompanymoneyimprovedaprocessormetyourquotaIfyouvehadanimpactonthecompa-nysbottomlineknowtheexactfigure.Youcouldevensuggestthatitsfittingforyoutosee5percentofthatfigureinyourpaycheck.Suggestthecompanytieyourcompensationtomeasurablebottom-lineresults.Ifyourpositiondoesnthaveaspecificlineinthebudgetbereadytoprovethatyourworkimprovedmoraleoremployeeretention.Thekeyistoprovidedatathatshowsyourvaluetothecompa-ny.BeYourOwnAdvocateMakesureyoubringyourlistofac-complishmentstoyourbosssattention.Youarethebestsourceofinformationaboutyouandyouhavetobewillingtostepuptotheplateandgotobatforyour-self.Dontcountonyourbosstosimplysuggestyououghttoearnmoremoneyortonoticeyouhaventhadaraisein10years.Youneedtobewillingtobragaboutyourself.PlanAheadIfyouwantanearlyraiseletyourbossesknowyoudliketodiscusstheissuesoyoucangivethemapeekatwhatyouwantfromthenextraise.Askforameet-ingtoconductaprereviewdiscussion.ItsNeverTooLatetoAskforMoreIfyouvealreadyhadyourperformancereviewaskforadifferenttypeofraise--perhapsameritincreaseoranaccelerat-edperformancereviewthatsretroactivebasedonmeetingagreed-uponobjectives.WaitYourTurnDonteventhinkaboutbeingthefirstonetoaskaboutmoneyduringaninter-view.Waitforyourinterviewertoputanofferonthetable.WhatshouldyoudoifyourepressedtonameasalaryGivetheinterviewerarangeoravagueanswerlikeThesalaryIexpectdependsuponthejobsexactspecifications.CanyoutellmemoreaboutitKnowWhentoFoldConsiderotherjobopportunitiesandbepreparedtoleaveyourjobifyoucantgetthesalaryyoudeserve.Nothinggivesanemployeemoreconfidenceinaskingforaraisethanhavinganotherjobofferinthehopper.Ontheotherhandifyougointoaperformancereviewanddontgettheraiseyouwantdonteverquitonthespot.Itseasiertofindajobwhenyouhaveonethanwhenyoureunemployed.EverythingCountsWhencalculatingyoursalaryremem-bertoincludethevalueofbenefitssuchasbonusescommissionshealthinsur-anceflexiblespendingaccountsprofitsharingpaidvacationandstockofferings.IfapotentialemployeraskshowmuchyoumakeinyourcurrentpositionyoucanhonestlysayMytotalcompensationis...andthengivethemthefigurethatin-cludeseverything.DontUnderestimatetheValueofHappinessIfyourehappyinyourjobandtheonlythingyoucantgetismoremoneymaybeitsnottimetoleave.Theresnowaytoputapricetagonhavingajobyouenjoy.RecruitersfromtheSanFranciscoPoliceDepartmenttalkwithcandidatesatanNCOAExpo.26NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUE DiversityatyourFingertipsDiversityatyourFingertipsBeneitsoWorkingwitUNCLESAMTOPSupplierDiversityExecutivesWyInvestinSTEMEducationorMinoritiesShemarMooreSeizingtheDayBlackJournalEOESummer2012THEEMPLOYMENTENTREPRENEURMAGAZINEBESTOfThEBEST2012SubscribeTodayhttpwww.usveteransmagazine.comcontentdownload-usvm LeadingtheWayformorethan149yearsThroughourexperienceassetsincludingover75tugsandfacilitiesin12majorportsontheU.S.EastCoastMcAllisterTowingisaprovenfront-runner.JointheMcAllisterfamilyandexperienceasenseofaccomplishmentandprideasyourcareergrowswithaleaderinthetowingindustry.www.mcallistertowing.comTheInexperiencedResumeBySteveClearePettyOfficerGinniswasthrilled.Af-terservingfouryearsintheNavyshewasgettingoutandheadingonherwaybacktotherealworld.ShehadbeenaBoat-swainsMatelearninghowtotieknotsandmaintainaship.Yuckshethought.IfIneverseeanotheranchoritwillbealltoosoonWhenshefinallymadeittotheTran-sitionAssistanceProgramTAPshehadabout30daysleftbeforetheendofhercommitment.Itwasthenthatitdawnedonherthatshewasgoingtoneedajoborendupmovingbackinwithherpar-ents.Shestartedcheckingjobboardsandquicklyrealizedtwothings.Firstshedidnthavearesumeortheslightedideaonhowtowriteone.Secondshedidnthaveanyexperiencethatshethoughtshecouldwriteabout.HowwasshegoingtofindajobIveseenanumberofservicememberswholeavethemilitaryinrelativelyjuniorpositions.Theyareusuallyhonorablydis-chargedfullofenergyandreadytotakeonawholenewchallenge.Somewillfindafreeresumesiteandbeginwritingtheirownresume.Theproblemisthatthere-sumeoftencomesoutalittlelight.WhatdoyoudoDontpanic.Sometimestheresumecomesofflightbecauseyouhaventre-allydoneanyhomeworkonyourself.Forstartersmakesureyouhaveacopyofallyourevaluations.Stackthemupanden-surethattherearenogapsinservice.Incasethereissomethingyouaccomplishedduringoneperiodoftimethatdidntcon-tinuethroughyourentiretouryouwanttoensureyouareabletocapturethis.Nextreviewyourevaluationsforrel-evantbraggingpoints.Lookthroughallofthecommentblocksandcheckoutyouraccomplishments.IsthereanythingworthwritingaboutAreyouraccom-plishmentslistedIfyoucantseehowmuchtimeormoneyyouvesavedtryaskingyourchain-of-command.Theyshouldbetrackingsavingsfortheirownresumes.Makealistofthoseaccomplish-mentsandbesuretoaddthemtoyourresume.Alsobesuretolookoveryourcollater-alduties.ArethereanythatrelatetothejobyouwanttodoDidyouproduceanyresultsinthosejobsBesuretoincludeitifitsrelevant.Finallylookoveryourawards.Ifyoureceivedanymeritoriouspersonalorunitawardstheycanbeanexcellentsourceforyouraccomplishments.Reviewthem.Ifitsaunitcitationfigureoutyourcon-tribution.Writeitdownandbesuretoincludeitinyourresume.Lightresumescanbecomealittlelesslightbyreviewingthesourcesthatdis-cussyouraccomplishments.Betweenyourevaluationswhichincludethecom-mentboxandyourcollateraldutiesandyourawardsyoushouldfindenoughin-formationtomakeyourresumeshine.IntheendPettyOfficerGinniswasabletofindthejobshewanted.WithalittlebitofworksowillyouHappyhuntingSteve28NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEBecomeapartner.starbucks.comcareersOpportunitytobemorethananemployee.tobeapartner.2013StarbucksCoffeeCompany.Allrightsreserved.SJB13-27944THHillAssociatesInc.THHillAssociatesisanengineeringandqualityassuranceconsultingfirmheadquarteredinHoustonTexas.RelatedFieldsQualityAssuranceCollateralDutyInspectorsNDINDTTrainingProjectManagementEngineeringCompanybenefitsincludeCompanypaidMedicalDentalLifeInsuranceLongShortTermDisability401kretirementplanPaidtime-offContactourTechnicalRecruitersat281671-5700oremailyourresumetoStaffingthhill.com InformationalInterviewsCanBeKeyinJobHuntUSAAbyMaj.AlanBrownmilitaryofceradvisorCorporateCommunicationsTransitioningoutoftheArmyafterfiveyearsofactivedutyIwascomplete-lyunpreparedforhowtolandacivilianjobcommensuratewithmymilitaryex-perience.OhsureIcouldputtogetheraresumethatoutlinedmyArmydutiesandblastittodozensofunknowncompaniesforpositionsIknewnothingabout.Butofthe100ormoreresumesIsentIland-edonlyoneinterview.Meanwhilesimplybytalkingwithpeo-pleIknewIgotseveralinformationalin-terviewsthathelpedbuildmyprofession-alnetworkandincreasemyknowledgeofthecorporateworld.Reflectingbacksome12yearslaterthisnetworkingprocessbecameoneofmymostvaluablelessonswhiletransitioningoutofthemilitary.Theprocessisremarkablysimplebuttakesperseveranceandpatience.Unlikepostingresumeswithvirtuallynohumancontactface-to-facenetworkingbuildsrelationshipswhichisthekeytogettingyourfootinthedoor.Theprocessstartswithjustoneper-sonalcontactinthecorporateworld.Thispersoncouldbeanyoneyouknoworsomeoneyourfamilyorfriendscon-nectyouwith.ThecallgoessomethinglikethisHeyImtransitioningoutofthemilitarysoonandIwaswonderingifIcouldbuyyouacupofcoffeesome-timeandaskyousomequestionsaboutyourindustryandyourcareer.Thatsit.Nothingthreatening.Nomajorinvest-mentoneitherend.Yousimplygivethepersonanopportunitytotalkabouthim-selforherselfandgetafreecupofcoffeeasabonus.Notethataskingforajobisnotpartofthepitch.Youonlywanttogetafootinthedoorlearnwhatyoucananddeveloparelationship.Directlyask-ingforajobcanputtoomuchpressureontheinterviewandcanbearoadblocktoyourobjectives.Withcoffeesinhandbepreparedtolistenaskthoughtfulquestionsandtakenotestohelpdemonstratethatin-deedyouarereallylistening.Thisisyourchancetolearnaboutthesepeopletheirjobsthecompaniestheyworkforandtheoverallindustrytheyrein.HowdidtheycometoworkatthecompanyWhatpositionshavetheyheldWhataretheirprofessionalgoalsAskadviceonwhatskillsarerequiredintheirfieldandhowyoumightcraftyourresumetopiquetheircompanysinterest.Ofcourseyoullhaveacopywithyouandthisgivesyouachancetoshareyourexperienceandtalkbrieflyaboutyourcareer.Afteryouveestablishedarapportandareclosetowrappingupthemeetingaskfortwoorthreeadditionalcontactsfromthesamecompanyorelsewhere.Reiter-atethatyourenotaskingforajobbutareseekinginformationtohelpprepareforyourtransitionoutofthemilitary.Ifyourmeetingwentwellyourcontactswonthesitatetoreferyoutootherpeo-pletheyknowandtrust.Oftentheyllfacilitateanintroductionforyoumak-ingitthatmucheasiertosetupanotherinterview.Asyoufinishupyourcoffeesbesuretogetabusinesscardsoyoucanfollowupwithahandwrittenthank-younote.Takingtimetosendanotewillgoalongwaytowardcementingthepositiveimpressionsyouvemade.Onceyouredone--repeat.Theob-jectiveistobuildasbroadanetworkaspossible.Ifeachmeetingallowsyoutosetuptwoorthreeothermeetingsyournetworkingwebandyourknowledgewillexpandrapidly.Allittakesisoneofyourcontactstorememberyouwhenapositionbecomesavailable.Ofcourseemployershavevaryinghiringprocessesandyoullstillprobablyneedtoforwardacurrentresumeandgothroughtheinterviewprocess.Butgettingtoknowacompanyanditspeoplebeforeyouinterviewmaygiveyouacompetitiveadvantageovernu-merousresumestheymayreceivefortheposition.Thisprocesstakestimeandpatience.Expecttobeatitforseveralmonths.Butincontrasttothepassiveprocessofpostingandemailingresumesattend-inginformationalinterviewsisactiveultimatelyexposingyoutomorepeoplepositionscompaniesandindustries.Andcomingfromthefast-pacedtake-chargemilitaryatmospherethisactiveprocesstonetworkingwillputyouingreatercon-trolofyourfutureandgiveyouanedgeduringyourtransition.Maj.AlanBrownisanactive-dutyArmypublicaffairsofficercurrentlyservingatUSAAonaone-yearTraining-with-Indus-tryfellowshipinCorporateCommunications.ThisisthesecondinaseriesofthreeblogsinwhichBrownshareslessonslearnedduringhis2001military-to-civiliantransition.Exploreyourtalent.Producenewideas.Developyourfuture.AtExxonMobilourenergycomesfromourpeople.Formoreinformationvisitwww.exxonmobil-employment.comNCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUE29CredentialsCareerSuccessTranslateyourmilitarytrainingandexperienceforadvancementandtransitionsuccesswithcredentialingexamsaton-basetestingcenters.ForalistoftestingcentersandavailableexamsvisitPearsonVUE.commilitary Top5JobSearchMythsMilitary.comGettinganewjobcanbepainstak-ingandexhaustingandthatsallmadeworsebymisinformation.Itsimportanttogetyourfactsstraightaboutthehir-ingprocessandtheSt.LouisTodayhascompiledalistofthefivemostcommonjobhuntingmyths.Whetheryouhearditfromafriendoritsjustanunfoundedbeliefreaduponsomeoftheseandhope-fullyyournextjobsearchwillbealittlemorepainless.1.Experienceisallyouneed.Experienceiscertainlyaveryimport-antcomponenttowhetherornotyoulandajobbutitsnotthesoledeterminingfac-tor.Arguablysecondmostimportantisfitwhetheryoumeshwellwiththeteamornotiscritical.Theexperiencefitra-tiowillvarybetweencompaniesbutitssafetosaythatifyouannoyfrustrateorsimplydontfitwiththeteamtheywontwantyoutojoin.Ifyoureworriedaboutfittingtheculturejustrememberthataprofessionalattitudewillgoalongway.2.Ifyoutheydontcontactyoutheyrenotinterested.Ifyourprospectiveemployerdoesntcontactyouwithintwoweeksyoumightthinkeverythingfellthroughbutthisisntalwaysthecase.Chancesarethathiringmanagersareoverworkedandhaveastaggeringnumberofpositionstofillsoyourresumemayhaveeasilyfallenthroughthecracks.Thetrickistobegen-tlypersistentitsperfectlyacceptabletosendafollow-upletterwithinonetoweekstoinquireaboutthestatusofyourapplication.3.Iftheyreholdingmyresumetheyllfigureoutanotherpositionforme.Companiessimplydonthaveenoughtimeontheirhandstoinvestinasingleperson.Ifyouwererejectedforoneroleitsyourresponsibilitytoseekoutotherswithinthecompany.Eveniftheytellyouatsomepointthatyoullbecontactedifanotherpositionopensupitsbesttotakemattersintoyourownhandswhileagainnotbeingannoying.Checkingacompa-nysjoblistingsonlineisagoodplacetostart.4.Imstuckonacareerpath.Switchingcareerscanbedauntinges-peciallyifyouveworkedyourcurrentpositionforfiveormoreyears.Howeveritsnotimpossible.Ifyouputinenougheffortthereareplentyofwaysforyoutotransitionfromonecareertoanother.Thefirststepistoresearchthenewroleyoudliketoattaininformationalinterviewswouldbeahugeresourceinthisregard.Thinkabouthowyoucaneducateyour-selfinordertobetterprepareforthenewjob.Asidefromgettinganotherdegreetakingafewclassesincertainsubjectscanhelpagreatdeal.5.Therearenojobsonthemarketforme.Staringdownanuncertaineconomycanbetoughbutitispossibletofindanewjob.Internalnetworkingiskeythedifferencebetweenbeingafacelessre-sumeandapersonalconnectionisim-mense.Companiesaremorelikelytohireindividualswhoarerecommendedbyanemployeeorsomeonetheyveatleastbeenintroducedto.SALUTEAARAircraftServicesSalutesourMilitaryPersonnelPutyourmilitaryaviationmaintenanceskillstoworkwithAARAircraftServicesthe1MaintenanceRepairandOverhaulfacilitiesinNorthAmerica.Submityourresumetoroger.carteraarcorp.comorfaxyourresumeto405-218-3622.Visitourwebsiteforallofouropportunitieswww.aarcorp.comAARisanEqualOpportunityEmployerMFDV30NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEAtCardinalHealthwevalueVeteransservice.JoinourteamtodayVisitourwebsiteandconnectwithourveteranswww.cardinalhealth.comveterans2013CardinalHealth.Allrightsreserved.CARDINALHEALTHtheCardinalHealthLOGOandESSENTIALTOCAREaretrademarksorregisteredtrademarksofCardinalHealth.Allothermarksarethepropertyoftheirrespectiveowners.Lit.No.5HR12406092013Over1100CardinalHealthemployeesareservicemembersandwevaluethededicationhardworkintegrityandcollaborationthatVeteransbringtothetable.MuchofwhatwedoatCardinalHealthultimatelyaectsthelivesofourveteransbysupplyingthebestproductsandserviceswemakesureourhospitalsandclinicshavethenecessaryresourcestoprovideexcellentpatientcareforourveteransandtheirfamilies. Webelieveintheabilitiesofourmilitaryandbelievehiringaveterancanbeoneofthebestdecisionsacompanycanmake.ThedisciplinetrainingandapassionforservicethatyouhaveacquiredduringyourservicemakesyouavitalpartofourHorizonCoachLinesTeam.ContactPatrickTaylorHumanResourceManager972-865-4818ptaylorhorizoncoachlines.comVisitusatwww.horizoncoachlines.comWeareaLeaderintheMotorCoachIndustry.AsanequalopportunityemployerHorizonCoachLinesiscommittedtoadiverseworkforce.Ourvisionistobethepremierproviderofmotorcoachtransportationintheindustry.Weprovidesafereliablecosteectivetransportationforourcustomersasaverewardingworkenvironmentforouremployees.With16locationsthroughoutNorthAmericadecadesofexperienceintransportationservicesandunparalleledsafetyrecordHorizonisthepreferredvenderofchoice.BRITISHCOLUMBIAVancouverCALIFORNIALosAngelesSanFranciscoFLORIDAJacksonvilleMiamiOrlandoWestPalmBeachTEXASHoustonDISTRICTOFCOLUMBIAWashingtonWASHINGTONSeattleCOLORADODenverNEVADALasVegasNORTHCAROLINACharlotteJacksonvilleRaleigh-DurhamWinston-SalemWebelieveintheabilitiesofourMilitaryandwedlovetohaveyoujoinourteam. THEREALVETERANUNEMPLOYMENTPROBLEMByTedDaywaltTherehavebeenmanyconfusingarti-clesinthepressrecentlyaboutwhethertheunemploymentsituationforVeteransisimprovingorgettingworse.Muchoftheconfusionstemsfromthepressre-portswrittenbypeoplewhodonotknowhowtointerprettheDepartmentofLa-borDOLandBureauofLaborStatisticsBLStwounemploymentreports.AccordingtotheBLSthetotalnum-berofunemployedVeteransinFebruary2012was777000.ThetotalinFebruary2013was772000adeclineofonly5000inayear.OfcourseinJanuary2013therewere844000unemployedVeterans.SointheshortandthelongtermtheVeteranunemploymentrateisimproving.WhenlookingatVeteranunemploy-mentithelpstoidentifywhichVeteransoneistalkingabout.TomakethingseasythinkintermsofthreespecificgroupstransitioningVeteransthoseleavingac-tivedutyseparatedVeteransbeenoutforoneormoreyearsandtheNationalGuardReserve.YoungerVeteranshavehadahigherunemploymentratethanotherVeter-anssince2007.PressreportsattributeyoungerVeteranunemploymenttonothavingskillssincetheywereinthemili-taryproblemsfromthewarslackofedu-cationPTSDlackofapriorcivilianjobetc.WhilesomeofthesemythsmaybetrueforaverysmallminorityofyoungVeteranstheyarenottherealreasonsforyoungVeteranunemploymenttoday.Soletusdispelthemyths.Firstanyonewhohasbeeninthemilitaryforayearormorehasskillssoughtbyci-vilianemployers.SecondtherealityistheunemploymentrateforVeteransasaclasshasalwaysbeenlowerthanthenationalunemploy-mentrate.Thisisalwaysashocktopeo-plebecauseofthewayVeteransarepor-trayedinthepress.ThefactthatVeteransasaclasshaveanoverallunemploymentratethatisalwayslowerthanthenation-alunemploymentrateprovesbeyondanydoubtthatVeteranshavebettersuccessfindingemploymentthannon-VeteransThirdatVetJobsweseeover20000Veteransandtheirfamilymembersadayvisitingthesitelookingforwork.ForthemostpartthosewhototallyseparatefromthemilitaryarefindingworkwhichisnottosaytherearenotsomewhohaveproblemsinthisrecessionbutmostVet-eransarefindingwork.FourthwherethereisaVeteranun-employmentproblemisintheNationalGuardReserve.MostofthemembersoftheNationalGuardareyoung.ButtheNationalGuardReservehavebeencalledupsomanytimesthatemployersdonotwanttohirethem.Acompanycannotoperateeffectivelywithemployeesbeingtakenawayfor12to24monthsatatimemultipletimes.FifththeNationalGuardisdiscrim-inatedagainstmorethantheReserve.WhenamemberoftheNationalGuardreturnsfromdeploymentshouldtherebeanemergencyinthestatethegover-norcallsuptheNationalGuardmeaningtheNationalGuardmemberisawayfromtheircivilianjobevenmore.EmployerswillnottoleratethiswhichiswhytheUSERRAthelawthatprotectsmem-bersoftheGuardReservecomplaintsskyrocketedfrom5333in2006to34612in2010a700percentin-creaseSixththecurrentcall-uppolicywentintoeffectonJanuary112007.TheunemploymentratefortheyoungVeteransin2006was10.4percent.Bytheendof2007itwas22.3percentadirectre-sultofthecalluppolicy.Employerswerenotgo-ingtokeepanemployeethatcannotbecountedontoshowupforwork.Thepol-icymakersattheDepartmentofDefenseDODstilldonotunderstandthisbasicbusinessprinciple.Seventhifitwerenotfortheestimated28percentplusunemploymentrateoftheNationalGuardnationallytheoverallun-employmentrateforallveteranswouldbeabout4.0percentinsteadof6.9percent.KeepinmindthattheNationalGuardReservenowmakeupnearly52percentofAmericasfightingforce.Eighththissituationwillnotgetbetteruntilthecurrentflawedcall-uppolicyisfixed.EverytimetheactivemilitaryhasbeenreducedafterWWIIKoreaViet-namintheClintonadministrationandnowbytheObamaadministrationtheuseoftheNationalGuardReservehasgoneup.Thatishappeningagain.ThemoretheNationalGuardReserveisusedthefeweremployerswillwanttogivethemajob.ConclusionTodaytheemploymentsit-uationisbetterforVeteransbutonlyiftheVeteranistotallyseparatedfromthemilitary.IfyouareintheNationalGuardandtosomeextentintheReserveitisgoingtobeveryroughuntiltheflawedcalluppolicyiscorrected.HavingsaidalltheaboveIwanttoem-phasizethatoverwhelminglyemployerssupportthemilitary.Theyunderstandthatastrongmilitaryisnecessarytode-fendourfreemarketeconomy.Butem-ployerscannotgobrokesupportingthemilitarywhichisexactlywhatDODisdoingtoemployersespeciallysmallandmid-sizecompanies.Thissituationhasgottochange.WearemakingthemembersoftheNation-alGuardReservethirdclasscitizenswhoareexpectedtofightforAmericadieorbewounded.Thenwhentheyre-turnhomefromwarsordeploymentstheDODcalluppolicymakesitdifficultforthemtohaveacontinuumofcivilianem-ployment.Thisisnotrightandmustbechanged32NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEFgCmpa200DullesDriveLafayetteLA70506Main3372371300www.fugro.comT3372683252T8002375322kspainfugro.comsurveydivisionKspaSr.CorporateRecruiterHumanResources ortransitiontoanewoneENHANCEYOURCAREERDeVryUniversityanditsKellerGraduateSchoolofManagementunderstandthevarioustransitionalneedsofmilitaryandveteranstudents.Weprovideaneducationthatcanprepareyoufornewopportunities.Earnanassociatebachelorsormastersdegreeorgraduatecertificateonlineandoncampusat90locationsSavingsontuitionforactiveU.S.militarypersonnelandtheirspousesWeofferlifetimecareerservicesincludingassistancefromateamofexpertsonlinecareerplanningtoolsjobinterviewingandresumepreparationmilitary.devry.edu877.894.6388LEARNMOREInNewYorkStateDeVryUniversityoperatesasDeVryCollegeofNewYork.DeVryUniversityisaccreditedbyTheHigherLearningCommissionHLCwww.ncahlc.org.KellerGraduateSchoolofManagementisincludedinthisaccreditation.DeVryiscertiedtooperatebytheStateCouncilofHigherEducationforVirginia.DeVryUniversityisauthorizedforoperationbytheTHEC.www.state.tn.usthec.NashvilleCampus3343PerimeterHillDr.NashvilleTN37211.AC0060.Programavailabilityvariesbylocation.PhotoscourtesyofU.S.DepartmentofDefense.UseofmilitaryimagerydoesnotimplyorconstituteendorsementofDeVryUniversityitsproductsorservicesbytheU.S.DepartmentofDefense.2013DeVryEducationalDevelopmentCorp.Allrightsreserved. Hiringaveterangivesanemployerauniqueadvantage.Veteransknowhowtobeleaderswehavelearnedtobedisciplinedweunderstandhowtoworkwithdiversegroupsandweknowhowtoserve.HiringHeroesWalterBrowngeneralmanagerforsafetyanddistributionandU.S.ArmyveteranLearnmoreaboutcareeropportunitieswww.NextEraEnergy.comcareers34NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEHowMentorsCanHelpYouMilitary.comTherearemanyadvantagestohavingmentorsinyourlife.Theycanteachyounewskillsimparttheirknowledgeandhelpyouincreaseyourself-confidence.Doorswillalsoopentoorganizationsandopportunitiesandyoullhaveashort-erlearningcurvebecauseyouarelearn-ingthingsfasterthanyouwouldonyourownsaysLindaPhillips-JonesPhDprincipalconsultantofTheMentoringGroupinGrassValleyCalifornia.Itsamentorsmarketthesedaysandyouneedtohaveanedgeoverothersseekingapotentialmentorsadvice.HowdoyoufindamentorAndonceyoufindonewhatdoyoudonextFollowthesesixstepstofindingmentorswhocanhelpyoumoveyourcareerintherightdirec-tionBuildaDiversePoolofMentorsWhilethereareadvantagestohavingamentorwithabackgroundsimilartoyoursyoumaybeenrichedbyhavingadi-versepoolofmentors.Youmustbecom-fortablewiththementorandsometimescomfortlevelsareincreasediftheyarefromyourethnicbackground.Butitsnotnecessaryforasuccessfulmentor-protegerelationshipsaysRogerCamposexec-utivedirectoroftheWashingtonDC-basedMinorityBusinessRoundTable.CindiaCameronorganizingdirectoroftheAtlantabranchof9to5NationalAs-sociationofWorkingWomenadvisesTalktosomeonewithasimilarback-groundandsomeonewhoisnotfromthatbackground.Youmaygetdifferentsug-gestionsandviewpoints.WhoshouldyouapproachLookatyourpeersbusinessassociatescompet-itorsandanyoneoutthereyoudliketoemulatesaysCampos.Choosepeoplewhoaredoingsomethingwell.Phil-lips-JonessuggestslookingatpreviousbossesteachersorsomeonewhothoughtwellofyouFocusonSkillsYouWanttoDeveloporImproveChoosementorswhocanhelpyoulearnanewskillorgainadditionalknowledgeofyourprofession.Inadditiontowork-ingonastrengthtargetoneortwoareasofweaknessyouneedtodevelopsaysCameron.WorkonYourApproachandFol-low-ThroughThinkofthementor-protegerelation-shipasatwo-waystreet.YouknowwhyyouwantamentorSelf-improvement.Nowthinkofwhatyoucanoffertomakeyourmentorslifebetter.PerhapsyoucouldshareinformationthatthementorwouldnthaveaccesstoyoullalsobeabletosaysPhillips-Jones.Youllgivethementorpositivereinforce-mentandrecognition.Busypeopleoftendontgetalotofcompliments.Onceyouvedecidedonapotentialmentorsetupameetingortelephonecalltoopenthelinesofcommunicationandstateyourgoals.Makethingsasclearasyoucansothepersonknowswhatin-formationandhelpyouwantsaysPhil-lips-Jones.Ifthefirstmeetinggoeswellaskifitwouldbepossibletotalkagainperhapssettingupmonthlymeetings.DontAskforaJoborAccesstoCon-tactsAlwaysbecautiousandrespectfulinyourfirstfewmeetingsadvisesPhil-lips-Jones.Amentormustbuildtrustandbecomfortablewithyoubeforereferringyoutooneofhiscontacts.BeaGoodStudentandFollowUpIfyourmentormakesasuggestiontoyouduringyourfirstencounteruseyoursecondmeetingasanopportunitytore-portback.ForexampleifyourmentorsuggestedyoureadaWallStreetJournalarticletalkaboutitandwhatyoulearnedfromitinyoursecondmeeting.Thatrein-forcestherelationshipaccordingtoPhil-lips-Jones.RemembertoSayThankYouSendeitherahandwrittennoteoranemailtothankyourmentorforhistime.Showyourappreciationbyrecallingtheimportantthingsyoulearnedandhowyoureapplyingthatknowledgetoyourcareerorlife. personalizededucation.affordabletuition.Dedicatedtothosewhoserve.WilmingtonUniversityisaprivatenonproftinstitutioncommittedtoprovidingservicemembersandveteranswiththeopportunitytoearnadegree.AtWilmUyoullhaveaccesstocareer-orienteddegreeprogramswith100onlineoptionsthatletyouearnyourdegreewheneverandwhereveritsmostconvenientoryou.Youcaneventranserupto90creditstowardabachelorsdegree.Classesbegineveryeightweeks.Getstartedtodayatwilmu.eduMilitaryWilmUservesmilitarystudentsReceivevaluablecreditoryourmilitarytrainingTranserupto90creditsMilitaryandVeteranStudentOrganizationDedicatedMilitaryAfairspersonnelProgramsatDoverAirForceBaseJointBaseMcGuire-Dix-Lakehurstand100online1-877-456-7003wilmu.eduMilitaryWilmingtonUniversityisaprivatenonproitinstitutionandmemberotheDelawareAllianceorNonproitAdvancementDANA.military-riendlyYellowRibbonprogramparticipant 10SurprisingDegreesthatLeadtoTopJobsMilitary.comTherearealotofvariablesthataffectagraduatesdegreeofsuccessinfindinganewjob.Oneofthemiscompetitionifyouholdapopulardegreeforanindustrythatsimpacteditsgoingtobedifficulttofindwork.Howeverthereareanumberofdegreesandcertificatesthatalotofprospectivestudentsdontconsidertak-ingdespitetheamountofjobsexpectedtogrowinthenearfuture.JournalNewsrecentlypostedalistof10surprisingde-greesthatleadtotopjobswhichweveexaminedforyoubelow.1PaperScienceandEngineeringDe-spitethedoom-bringingofself-appoint-edheraldsoftheprintapocalypsethepaperindustryisstillthe10thlargestintheUnitedStates.Thereareonlyabouteightplacesinthecountrythatconferadegreerelatedtopaperscienceorpaperengineeringandeveryyearbigpapercompaniesrunstraighttothemandnaballoftheirgraduates.Between2007and2012onefifthofpaperindustryworkersretiredleavingabout3000jobsopen.AverageSalary660002AthleticTrainingSomecommu-nitieswithinsomecollegesmaintainaclosely-knitnetworkofprofessionalsandalumni.SuchisthecaseforWrightStateUniversitysAthletictrainingprogram.Apparentlyeveryoneintheprogramissowellconnectedbeforeandaftergraduat-ingthatdegree-holdershavea100jobplacementrate.AverageSalary416003RespiratoryCareAccordingtotheBureauofLaborStatisticsrespiratorycarejobswillincreaseby28by2020.Studentspursuingthisdegreereceivehands-onaswellasacademictraining.Itsbeenspeculatedthatthereasonthesejobsarelikelytogrowisbecausethebabyboomerpopulationisaging.Ifnursingorotherpopularhealthcareprogramsareimpactedthisisalucrativeoptiontocon-sider.AverageSalary542804OperationsandSupplyManagementOperationsandSupplyManagementisachoicedegreeforafewreasons.Becauseundergraduatestendtobelievethatitleadstoworkingonafactoryfloormostprogramsarentimpacted.Howeverthemarketforoperationsandsupplymanage-mentishugebecauseitsafundamentalpartofanysuccessfulbusiness.AverageSalary500005HospitalityReceptionandServicespe-cialistAnewcomertotheworldofcer-tificatesanddegreeshospitalityreceptionandservicecanbelearnedthroughan8weekprogramattheSinclairCommuni-tyCollegeinOhio.Theprogramteachesstudentssoftskillslikeetiquetteproblemsolvingandindustryknowledge.Despiteonlybeinglaunchedthisfallthecollegereportsthatlocalrestaurantslodgesconventioncentersandotherlocationsarecallinginforthosewhovecompletedthecourse.AverageSalary9.85anhour6GeospatialTechnologyGraduatesofthisprogramspecializeintakingdataandmappingittheyretrainedtotrackdis-easesidentifyoptimalspotsforretailout-letsandmore.Althoughtheprogramstoteachtheseskillsarenewabout600000Americansworkinthefieldandthatnumberisexpectedtogrowto850000by2018.AverageSalaryBetween35000and650007RespiratoryTherapyAlotofstu-dentsgravitatetotraditionaldegreesandcertificatesinthehealthcareindustriesbutsometimesmorespecializedtrainingcanleadtoabetterchanceatfindingajob.Respiratorytherapyisafieldthataccord-ingtotheBureauofLaborStatisticsisexpectedtogrowby28between2010and2020.Rightnowitspossibletolandajobwithanassociatesdegreebutmanyhospitalsarebeginningtolookforappli-cantswithabachelors.AverageSalaryBetween18and20anhour8IndustrialandInnovativeDesignSomecollegesexcelatprovidingtheirstudentswithopportunitiesincertainareasandCedarvilleUniversitydoesjustthatwithindustrialandinnovativede-sign.TheprogrambringsstudentsintoCedarvillefortwoyearsandthentrans-fersthemtotheInternationalCenterforCreativityinColumbusfortwomore.Sofareverygraduateoftheprogramhaslandedajobexceptforonewhoschosentoworkonamasters.AverageSalary582309GeologyGeologyisanotherfieldofstudythatmanystudentsusuallydontconsiderasaviableoption.Howevermanygraduatesingeologylandjobsinmanagementscientificandtechnicalconsultingservices.Therearemanyin-dustriesthatneedgeologymajorsin2012therewere3200openjobsavailable.AverageSalary8250010EnvironmentalEngineeringEnvi-ronmentalengineeringisaveryuniquefieldandnotmanyundergraduatesareuponthetake.Thosewhodopursuethedegreearemetwithmanyjobopportuni-tiesupongraduationandthefieldisex-pectedtogrowby22inthenextsevenyears.AverageSalary7874036NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUENorthropGrummanandVinnellArabiarecruiterJimBonyngelefttalkswithajobseekerattheLasVegasCareerExpo.NorthropGrummanandVinnellArabiaattendallNCOACareerExposandhavebeentheNCOAConventionSponsorforthepastthreeyears. AdvanceyourdegreeonlinethroughourRNtoBSNOptionorMSNDegreeProgram.SpecialmilitaytuitionatesDeploymentpoliciesApplicationfeeaiedTuitiondefementContinuethecommitmentContactouMilitayNusingEducationSpecialists855.SALUTE.Uchamberlain.edumilitaryYoueshonyoucommitmentnowletusshowyouours.Comprehensiveconsumerinormationisavailableatchamberlain.edustudentconsumerinoNationalManagementOfces3005HighlandParkwayDownersGroveIL60515888.566.8CCN8226chamberlain.eduMemberotheServicemembersOpportunityCollegesSOCConsortiumForthosewhoqualiyChamberlainCollegeoNursing2450CrystalDriveArlingtonVA22202iscertifedtooperatebytheStateCounciloHigherEducationorVirginia101N.14thStreet10thFloorJamesMonroeBuildingRichmondVA23219804.225.2600.ChamberlainCollegeoNursinghasprovisionalapprovalromtheVirginiaBoardoNursingPerimeterCenter9960MaylandDriveSuite300HenricoVA23233-1463804.367.4515.AC01072012ChamberlainCollegeoNursingLLC.Allrightsreserved.SOCMEMBERMILITARYAFFAIRS EntertainmentBusinessstudentOscarGarciawasintheMarinesfor5yearsbeforeattendingtheLosAngelesFilmSchool.Herecentlyattainedanintern-shipattheproductionofficefortheAMCseriesMadMen.SeveralfactorscameintoplaywhenOscarinitiallyvisitedTheLosAngelesFilmSchoolforthefirsttime.Whileinthemarineshewasacombatcameraassetandhadbeenworkingaroundcamerasofthejournalismtypethattheyreceivedtocoverthefield.WhileintheMarinesOscardevel-opedanotionofwhattheproductionworkflowis.WhenhearrivedatTheLosAngelesFilmSchoolforthefirsttimeOscartouredthroughpostpro-ductionlabsandseveralsetswithhisad-visor.Lookingatthekindofequipmentavailabletostudentsmadehimrealizethattheschoolisontherighttrack.AvidisaveryhardprogramtolearnandforpeoplewhohavebeeninvolvedwithAvidfor5or6yearsyouareonlycravingmoreandalwayswanttofindoutwhatsnextforAvidastheyaretheleadeditingplatform.KnowingthattheLosAngelesFilmSchoolwasworkingwithAvidNitrisDXwasaneye-openerandunderstandingthatIwouldbeinvolvedinlearningtheproductionprocessandget-tingentry-levelindustryex-periencewasveryexciting.IknewrightawaythatIwant-edtoattendTheLosAnge-lesFilmSchool.OscarremarkedthattherearealotofsimilaritiesbetweenbeingaMarineandworkingintheentertainmentindustry.YoucantjustpushyourcrewandsayyouhavetoworkbecauseImpayingyou.Youhavetoearntheirtrust.Youhavetonotonlybeabossbutamentorandyouhavetorunyourshowasifyouwererunningyourfamily.Oscarsaidthatoneofthemostimport-antthingsinthisfieldisstrategy.Ifyoulookbacktothe1950sthefilmindustrywasessentiallyrunwiththeresourcesthatwereimmediatelyavailable.Whatwasinthetheatersinthaterawasmoreorlesswhatyouhadtowatchbuteversincedigitaldistributionhittheindustrycontenthasbeentriplicatingeversinceeveryyear.Inthemodernageoffilm-makingyougettoseetheenormousrolethatstrategyplaysinplanningaproject.Youhavetolookatstatisticstrendsso-cialmediaanddozensofotherfactorsinordertomakeadecisionthatwillmakeanimpactoneveryoneinvolved.Thereisalotofstrategycomingfromtheproduc-tionofficewhereIllbeworkingonMadMen.Youhavetoaccountforeverythingfromequipmentallthewaytocateringandtrytosatisfyallofthedemandsofthepeopleworkingontheshow.JonathanWilkinsonorasmanyknowhimHeyyoustartedactingduringrollcallforBravoBarracksatNavalAirStationPensacolaFlorida.Itwasthenherealizedthatnotonlydidsoundingoffrollcallasvariouscelebritiesmakehimfeelbetteraboutcleaningabarracksfrom5AMto7PMbutalsoitwashisdreamjobtoperform.JonathanwasborninWhittierCaliforniatoamotherwhowasaregisteredNurseandafatherwhowasaLACountySheriff.NotknowingwhatlifehadinstoreforhimJonathanalwayswantedtobeeitherIndianaJonesorabaseballplayerwhenhegrewup.ThingsneverworkoutthewaywewantthemtoaskidsthoughandafterthedivorceofhisparentsandsoonafterthedeathofhismotherJonathanbegantofeeltheneedtoserveothers.Thatcallingcametofruitionafterturningonthetelevisiononthemorningof91101andseeinghisfirstactofwar.FromthenonandwithasupportiveFatherandStepMotherhestartedresearchingthemilitaryasaca-reer.WhenJonathanturned16hegothiredonasaconcessionworkerathislocaltheater.Thiswaswherehisdreamsofalifeofactingfirstcameintolight.Hewouldworksellingpopcornorticketstocrowdsofpeopleandstayinglatetoseefreemovies.ItwashisescapefromanotherdivorceoccurringinhislifeandhisSisterandStepBrotherleavingfortheNavy.Afterturning17thoughandgraduatingWestminsterHighSchoolhehimselfwasofftoalifeatseaintheUnit-edStatesNavy.HisdreamsweredashedthoughafterreceivingshoredutyordersatFRCNWinWhidbeyIslandWashing-ton.JonathandreamedoffardistantlandsandsandytropicalbeachesbutinsteadheswabbedthefloorsofhisdivisionandpackedejectionseatparachutesfromsunriseuntilwheneverhisPettyOffi-cerswouldlethimleavebutnotbeforesweepingandtak-ingoutthetrash.Aftertwoyearsofthisachangeneed-edtobemadeinhislifeandafterread-ingaboutlocalauditionsfortheWhid-beyIslandPlayhouseheknewjustwhattodo.Aftershakinginhisseatfornearly30minutesJonathanfinallystoodforhisfirstauditionasPeteBogginMurderintheMagnolias.Throwingonhisbestsouthernaccentandreadingthescript10timesthenightbeforehewasapplaudedbytheotherhopefulcandidatesandgiv-entherole.AfterhisfirstroleonstageandfirstleadroleatthatJonathanwashookedandbeganperformingthattheplayhouse.HehostedImprovshowsandlovedgivingahelpinghandinthelightboothwheneverpossible.ThisdedicationtransferredtoleavingtheNavyandhisfriendsforCaliforniaaftergivenhisHonorableDis-chargeafter4yearsofserviceandwithGIBillinhandstartedschoolattheLosAngelesFilmSchool.Duringthetimehespenttherehelearnedactingfrombe-hindthecameraandeventuallytookhisturnactinginseveralthesisprojectsandanythingthatcamehisway.IncludingactingforDirectorCharlesT.Kanganis3NinjasKickBackAccordingtoJiminhisfirstoncameraroleinaTwilightZoneRemakeasRodSerlingandforoneofhisheroesClintEastwoodasbackgroundinJerseyBoys.CurrentlyresidinginBurbankheiscon-tinuingtofindworkandasoflateaudi-tionedfortheFOXproductionEnlisted.38NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEIntheSpotlightJonathanWilkinsonOscarGarcia ArmyChristopherRiceChristopherRicewasanonlinepsychologystudentfocusingonforensicpsychologyafittingfieldforamanwhoparticipatedayear-longU.S.ArmyInfantrytourofdutyonaspecialtaskforcerespon-sibleforforensicprofiling.SNHUofferedthedegreeplanthatIwantedRicesaid.HavingearnedacademiccreditfromSNHUforhismilitaryex-perienceRicetookclassesyearroundandaimstocompletehisdegreeintwoyears.Onlinecoursesprovidedtheflexibilityheneedstofurtherhiseducationwhilestillonactivedutyhesaid.Christopherrecentcompletedhisdegreeandwillbestartinghisgraduateprogramshortly.MarineTifanyHowesTiffanyHoweshusbandisaMarinebasedatCampPend-letoninCA.whoiscurrentlydeployedforaseven-monthstintinAfghanistanhisthirddeploymentoverseas.Tiffanykeepsthehomefiresburningwhileherhusbandservesourcountry.AcareerMarineshesveryproudofhisserviceTiffanyknowsthatherhus-bandisworkinglonghoursasheservesbuildinghiscareer.Shefeltthatthiswasatimealsoparticularlyasastay-at-homemomtoworkonherowncareeraswell.Shewantedsomethingshecouldbeproudofandthathersonwouldbeproudoftoo.Withayoungsonsheneededanonlinedegreeprogramthatworkedaroundherscheduleandofferedastrongprogramataschoolsteepedinacademicrigor.SNHUfitthebill.FromthediverserangeoffacultytothevariedbackgroundsandgeographiclocationsofthestudentsinhercoursesTiffanyfeelslikesheisgainingaccesstoaworldofknowledgeandex-periencesthatmightneverhavebeenavailabletoherinaface-to-faceenvironment.TiffanysdadisalsoenrolledinamastersprograminprojectmanagementonlinewithSNHU.HerdadalsoacareerMarineisexcitedtoseehisdaughterwalkinthe2014commencementatSNHU.ShewillbefinishingupherprograminFebruaryandalreadyhasplanstocometoNewHampshiretoreceiveherdi-ploma.WecantwaittocongratulateTiffanyandmeettherestofherfamilythatday.NavyNicholasChristilawNicholasChristilawacareerNavyservicememberisretiringafter22yearsofser-viceandpreparedhimselfforcivilianlifebyearningabachelorsdegreeintechni-calmanagement.Withhismilitarydutiesoverseasdeploymentandfamilyrespon-sibilitiesitwasslowgoingattimesforNicholasbuthekeptpluggingawayuntilhefinished.HecreditshisacademicadvisorsaswellashiswifeMarisolforkeepinghimontrack.Eveninwartimetheirsup-portencouragedmetonevergiveuphesaid.ForNicholassuccessisnevergivingup.Backinhishighschooldaysheneverdreamedhewouldonedayearndeanslistcreditandgraduatefromcollegewithhonors.RecentlyNicholaswaspresentedwithhisBachelorofScienceinTechnicalManage-mentdiplomaandheproudlygraduatedcumlaude.AirForceJoyceGoodaleJoyceGoodaleservedintheU.S.AirForceforadecadebeforemovingontoworkinVeteransAffairs.Icouldntqualifyforjobsinuppermanagementbe-causeIdidnthavethedegreeshesays.Ihadtheknowledgeandexperienceandtheywouldntlookatme.AsamotheroftwoJoycesaidthatSNHUgavehertheabilitytostudyonhertimeandhelpedherrealizethatade-greeisnotjustapieceofpaperassheoncethought.ShepursuedherbachelorsdegreeinbusinessadministrationandgraduatedwithClassof2013.Joycealsosaidtheencouragementshereceivesfromherprofessorsmakesallthedifference.InalltheclassesIexcelledinitwasbecauseofthefeedbackfromtheprofessorsshesaid.CoastGuardJedWarnerJedWarnerservedintheU.S.CoastGuardanddecidedtopursuehisdegreetoenhancehiscareerprospectsafterthemilitary.MydreamjobwouldbegettingbackintohomelandsecuritytryingtofigureoutwhosathreatJedsaid.Takingadvantageofhybridcours-eswhichincludeclassroomandonlinecomponentshelpedhimachievehisgoalwhilemeetingworkandfamilyresponsi-bilities.Hecompletedhisundergraduatedegreeinjusticestudiesin2012andin-tendstopursuehismastersdegree.SNHUHasLongHistorySupportingMilitaryServiceArmyMarineNavy-AirForce-CoastGuard40NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUESouthernNewHampshireUniversityhasalonghistoryofsupportingmilitaryservicemembersandmanyofthemhavebeenwillingtosharetheirstoriesofsuccess.TodaywefeaturefivemilitarystudentswhohaveusedtheirSNHUeducationtoreachtheirgoals. Formorethan60yearsSNHUhasbeeneducatingservicememberschooseSNHUandyouwillgetaqualityeducationromatraditionalnot-or-proftuniversitywithastrongdedicationtothearmedorces.SNHUbeneftsMorethan180onlineundergraduateandgraduateprogramsCreditormilitarytrainingandeducationNo-obligationtranscriptevaluation30-percentundergraduatetuitiondiscountMemberoNCPDLPSOCNAVSOCCOASTeArmyUandSOCADMemberoAU-ABCCooperativeandUSAFGEMprograms888.327.SNHUwww.snhu.edumilitaryGoforaDegreethatCommandsAttention YOURCOMMITMENTTOTHENATIONISPROVEN.LETUSPROVEOURCOMMITMENTTOYOU.EXPERIENCEOURCOMMITMENT877.628.6828succeed.nu.eduNationalUniversitysunderstandingofthemilitaryisevidentintheenhancededucationalexperienceweoffertoyouincludingFlexibilitywithcourseschedulesduringdeploymentSpecialmilitarytuitionratesMembershipintheServicemembersOpportunityCollegesSOCConsortiumAnonprotinstitutionNATIONALUNIVERSITY2013NationalUniversity13075OnlineDegrees.AffordableTuition.SuperiorService.ASKABOUTOURAssociateBachelorMasterandDoctorateProgramsFlexibleStartDatesTextbooksProvidedThroughCSUBookGrantNoACTSATGREorGMATRequiredComplimentaryEvaluationProvidedforMilitaryPersonnelandDependentsVisitourwebsiteatwww.ColumbiaSouthern.eduDisclosureforinformationaboutgainfulemploymentincludingcostofattendanceon-timegraduationratesoccupationalopportunitiesmedianstudentdebtandotherimportantinformationaboutCSUprograms.www.ColumbiaSouthern.eduNCOA800.977.8449YOUSERVEDYOURCOUNTRY.NOWLETUSSERVEAtCSUyouareourfirstpriority.capitalonemilitary.comWeareanequalopportunityemployercommittedtodiversityintheworkplace.capitalonemilitary.comcapitalonemilitary.comLisaTaylorV.P.ofInternationalRecruitmentEmaillisacareerknacks.comwww.careerknacks.comP.O.Box1529GoldenCO80402Phone303909-9758 JointheTeamWithTheWhiteTruckwww.cintas.jobsWeHireVeterans.comFieldArtilleryOfcerUSArmyYearsServed7SeniorAnalystHealthcareComplianceMymilitaryexperiencegivesmethecondencetoknowthatIcanexcelwithintheJohnsonJohnsoncompanies.LearnmoreaboutcareeropportunitiesavailabletoUSmilitaryveteransbyvisitingcareers.jnj.com.SeanCavanaugh2NCOASPECIALRECRUITMENTISSUEWemakeitpossible.Youmakeithappen.ExcelsiorCollegeisanaccreditednonproftinstitutionthathasproudlyservedmorethan60000U.S.servicemembersveteransandmilitaryspousesoverthepast40years.OurdedicatedCenterforMilitaryEducationcanhelpyouearnthedegreeyouneedtoadvanceinthemilitaryortransitionintoyourciviliancareer.Wealsooersupporttomilitaryspouseswhowanttoattendcollegeandgetaheadintheirowncareers.MorecreditormilitarytrainingMilitaryTAVAbeneftsandfnancialaidexpertsSuccessStrategiescourseorveteranandmilitarystudentsOnlinecoursesandcreditbyexamoptionsLt.Col.BryantA.MurrayVeteransCenterOnlineCareerCenterwithmilitarytransitionresourcesCall888-647-2388ext.1352Visitexcelsior.edumilitaryEmailmilitaryexcelsior.eduorveteransexcelsior.eduExcelsiorCollegeisaccreditedbytheMiddleStatesCommissiononHigherEducation.OfferingNCOAmemberspreferredpricingontuitionandfees.ConsistentlyRankedasaTopMilitary-FriendlyCollegeG.I.JobsMagazineandMilitaryAdvancedEducation werecommittedtoproidinthedereeproramsouneedtosucceed.AtUniversityofPhoenixwewantyoutoexcelintheieldyourepassionateabout.ThatswhyweprovideawiderangeofonlineandcampusprogramsincludingBusinessCriminalJusticeInformationSystemsEducationHealthAdministrationandPsychology.Sonowyoucanpursueyourmilitarycareerwhilepreparingforyourlifeinthecivilianworld.Findouthowwerecommittedtoyoursuccessatphoenix.edumilorcall800.705.1292UniversityofPhoenixisanaccrediteduniversityandlongtimememberofServicemembersOpportunityCollegesSOC.NoFederalorMarineCorpsendorsementofadvertisersorsponsorsisimplied.TheUniversitysCentralAdministrationislocatedat1625W.FountainheadPkwy.TempeAZ85282.OnlineCampus3157E.ElwoodSt.PhoenixAZ85034.2012UniversityofPhoenixInc.Allrightsreserved.MIL-01700phoenix.edumil 2010NorthropGrummanCorporation.NorthropGrummanisanEqualOpportunityEmployercommittedtohiringandretainingadiverseworkforce.U.S.Citizenshipisrequiredformostpositions.CommissioninganewexpeditionarywarfareshipfortheU.S.Navy.Designingthemostaccuratetargetingsystemspossible.Providingcrucialcommunicationssupportformilitaryoperations.AchievementslikethesearethelifebloodofworkingwithNorthropGrummanandasaleaderinglobalsecuritywereproudtoemploythousandsofournationsprotectorswhohavemadethesuccessfultransitiontocivilianlife.Nooneknowsthevalueofwhatyoucanofferlikewedosoifyouresearchingforacareerasvastasyourambitionsnowyouknowwheretolook.AtNorthropGrummanyoullhelptodevelopthetechnologiesthatkeepmillionssafeandtestthelimitsofwhatspossible.Achievementneverends.Tolearnmoreaboutopportunitiesfortransitioningmilitarypleasevisitourwebsitecareers.northropgrumman.commilitaryAREYOUREADYFORYOURNEXTMISSION