Posted on Oct 2, 2014
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What are some of the success stories across the Rallypoint Landscape regarding networking for that job after the military? What tips can you offer?
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SGT (Join to see), one very obvious tip is to network (make new contacts) as much as possible. It's a fact of life. One place to start (or continue) is right here on RallyPoint.

I stayed in the same field and continued working for the Army when I retired from active duty, so many of my active duty contacts were helpful in the transition and remain good network contacts to this day.

I think it would have been much more difficult if I had changed fields or not continued to work for the government.

Maybe that helps some?
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Furthermore, if you stay in the same field, your reputation speaks volumes and can help a lot. My limited experience with networking tells me that the quality of contacts is as important as, if not more important than, the quantity of contacts. There's a big difference between a casual acquaintance and a solid friend (or contact). I'll bet someone has looked into the issue of quality vs. quantity of contacts in networking. Let's see what others have to say about it.
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SSG John Erny
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CW5 Scott Montgomery, Chief I have pulled many miles of network cable (CAT V), it really does allow people to network!
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Yeah CW5 (Join to see) , I'm tracking. I have been networking like crazy on Rallypoint, LinkedIn, and in person. If my current unit had openings, I'd apply for a civilian position here, but I may still ask a few of the civilians for advice and to link me up with some contacts they have in other agencies.
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