GoCards! List your accomplishments on your resume – not your responsibilities.
Learn from the successesand failures of others whohave already transitioned.
Learn the language and terminologyof the civilian field that interestsyou.Professional organizations &associations will help youunderstand the field better andmake connections.
Thinking this will be an easy / fastprocess because you are senior, have ahigher level clearance or contacts…andnot dedicating time to your searchbefore you separate. You might find ajob quickly, but is it the right match?
Professionalize your job search• Professional email address: name + numbers not email@example.com• Professional outgoing message on cell phone
CareerSite akaJob BoardAs generic asMonster or asspecialized asClearedJobs.NetFree for jobseekers, paid forby employers
Use Job SearchResults to helpdevelop your jobsearch strategy.
•Who is hiring?•Where are they hiring?•What kinds of positions matchyour skill set?•What are the relevantkeywords for your industry orprofession?
Online Reputation Management• Discover what is public – Google Yourself• Do you need to change any info?- Revise profile information- Create a new presence, should you use a different version of your name?- Request unflattering content be removed• Check and re-check privacy settings
Set up a Google Alert to monitormentions of your name.
Consider setting up a Google profile ifyou need a more robust online presence.
Solidify Your Online Brand• Use the same name on all sites, on your resume, cover letter, job applications, email address, email signature, etc.• Use similar biographic info• Use the same photo on all sites• Link your profiles across social media platforms, for example include LinkedIn profile on Facebook profile
professional networkingand job searching onlinkedin
What can you do on •Create profile, upload public resume •Find contacts and make connections •Join (or create) groups •Search for jobs •Research and follow companies •Provide status updates and share information – demonstrate your knowledge to potential employers
Do NOT put your clearance on your LinkedIn profile
Review the LinkedIn profile ofan interviewer(s) before youmeet them
5 Things You Must Do1. Complete profile including keywords, skills and picture in professional attire2. Build network by connecting with personalized invitations3. Join relevant groups and participate4. Get/give strategic recommendations5. Research and follow companies; find individuals to help your job search
Jobs that requiremilitary experienceUpcoming Cleared JobFairsJob search tipsAlerts on neweducational videos
3 Things to Do1. Follow/connect with companies you want to work for and their recruiters2. Use relevant keywords in your profile3. Establish yourself as a thought leader
social communicationfor added reach andnetworking
You never know who mightbe able to help your jobsearch.
Active Facebook User?1. Include work info on your profile2. Upload your public resume to your notes3. Let your friends know you’re looking for a job4. Set up lists of people you share info with friends/others
Not on Facebook?1. Create a skeletal profile2. Like/follow companies, organizations and government agencies you are targeting