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Posted on Aug 7, 2016
Capt Byron Chen
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This entire post should be a required reading in SFL-TAP/ACAP/(whatever your branch transition program is called).

#1 was spot on. "So what?".
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Capt Byron Chen
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Yea, what kind of help are you looking for?
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Capt Byron Chen - Employment after I graduate and anything dealing with IT, specifically web design, Linux, system/network admin, blogging, music production, and video editing. :)
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Capt Byron Chen
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Start networking now. My suggestion would be to look for mentors and people who are in the industry that can advise you or refer you to those roles. American Corporate Partners is another mentorship connecting organization like Veterati and I bet they'd have someone in the industry they can introduce you to to help. If you're interested in the tech side of things at a bigger corporation, you should check out VetsInTech, VetTechTrek, and FourBlock. All are in involved with helping the tech industry recruit veterans. Ultimately though, these organizations are just a foot in the door. Your success will depend on how you capitalize on the opportunities that present themselves -- so keep at it! If you have questions about how to make inroads with your networking, check out my site or connect with me directly. Always happy to chat.
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Capt Byron Chen - I'll check out the sites you've mentioned. Thanks again.
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SGT Monica Brooks
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I agree with what you're saying in reference to success or lack there of in the civilian job market.

Recently, I spoke to several service members about interview skills and how to write an effective resume. Many lack the ability to write and promote themselves without overinflating their credentials.
I'm also a big fan of cover letters and post interview thank you letters. It shows the recruiting/HR team you're interested and courteous.
Great read.
I hope the job seekers are able to use your advice. -M
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Capt Byron Chen
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Great point. I've got some hacks to help with the resume writing and translating military skills. Will post that next!
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The guy above probably because he needs a shave.
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Capt Byron Chen
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Ha! It's the post military beard...
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