Get Your References in a Row

Your references are an important component of your job search. They are the people who will vouch for your character, skills and experience, and ultimately help you land the job. Usually the employer asks for references when they are seriously Continue reading

One Small Shift in Your Communication Style Will Help You Be Heard

By Stephanie Weichert Making sure you’re heard involves more than just talking… The conference call included three former soldiers. Two of them were trying to convince their boss John*, a former Army Colonel, to do things a new way. The Continue reading

New Social Media Guide Helps Veterans Get Noticed by Employers That Want To Hire Military Members

Corporate Gray published an updated Social Media Guide to help transitioning military members and veterans use social media tools in their job search to supplement more traditional methods. This unique guide provides practical step-by-step instructions on the best ways to Continue reading

Useful Tips for Attending a Job Fair

Attending a Corporate Gray Job Fair soon? Read these tips to follow before, during, and after the event to help make it a more successful experience! BEFORE THE JOB FAIR: Research the attending companies in advance. If you pre-register for Continue reading

3 Essential Job Search Tips

There are 3 essential questions to ask yourself when navigating through your transition to the civilian workplace. These questions can help you to know your skills and interests so you can choose the civilian career path that’s right for you, Continue reading

It’s Easy to Get Connected on LinkedIn

If you have a professional profile on LinkedIn but haven’t taken the next step to build your connections, you’re missing out on a valuable job search tool. Building your professional network on LinkedIn will help you find job opportunities as Continue reading

6 Steps and Tips for Attending a Virtual Job Fair

The Corporate Gray/MOAA Virtual Military Job Fairs use online text conversations to bring employers and job seekers together in a convenient and efficient manner. By attending these events you can: –  Research attending companies and view their job opportunities –  Continue reading

Translate Your Military Skills into Civilian Language in 6 Easy Steps

How do you accurately and honestly portray your military skills and experience into language which civilian hiring managers will understand? This is a difficult hurdle for military job seekers to overcome in their civilian job search. It is the job Continue reading

Get Connected with LinkedIn Groups

Joining groups on LinkedIn can grow your network exponentially and increase your online presence. Join relevant groups to connect with other veterans and individuals in your career field. Remember, fellow group members are people you can connect with directly on Continue reading

Using LinkedIn from a New Perspective

We’ve posted several articles on this blog describing how a job seeker can use social media sites, such as LinkedIn, to make their job search more effective. But in this article we offer an employer’s perspective on using LinkedIn for Continue reading