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A Great Day at the National Naval Medical Center (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by Kathleen Smith

It was a hot and sticky Friday last week as we all gathered in the lobby of the USU building on the campus of the National Naval Medical Center. Our reason for being there? To provide support to our country’s warriors as they consider transitioning from active service into private industry. For most of the warriors who were there, this was their first time interacting with corporations who would be interested in hiring them.

While the room was crowded and the number of warriors limited, it was still a phenomenal experience for ClearedJobs.Net, defense contractors and military support organizations to provide important 1:1 coaching to the warriors who did attend the event. While these men and women have no fear when facing the frontline, facing a room of corporate recruiters and managers who can provide them with employment did provide them with some challenges. While our armed forces have resources to outfit our military men and women while deployed, when these brave souls consider moving on to private employment they are rarely equipped with the skills or training needed to make a successful transition. This is why there are so many organizations, including ours, that will do whatever it takes to provide coaching, presentations, videos or phone support to those who need it.

It was great to see some of our customers who answered our call that was sent out with little to no advanced notice like Invertix, Smartronix and SAIC along with others who already knew of the event because of their extensive military relations’ programs, such as Northrop Grumman with Operation Impact, TASC, or Lockheed Martin.

While attending this event, I had an opportunity to present two workshops for attendees. I will share more about the workshops, the information shared and the feedback received via a “Part 2” blog post shortly.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 08, 2010 9:19 am

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