Transition: Network & Associations

Develop Contacts that Can Lead You to Your Next Opportunity…

Networking is one of the most important skills to master for a successful job search. The vast majority of job openings are never advertised. Establishing a network of contacts will serve as a vital resource for job leads, referrals, suggestions, and support. Career networking begins with the people closest to you: friends, family, past employers, military and/or civilian colleagues, and members of professional associations.

Networking

Build a Networking Strategy for Your Transition, Military.com
Next Steps for Vets, nbcnews.com
The Elevator Speech is the Swiss Army Knife of Job-Search Tools, Quintcareers.com
Veteran’s Elevator Speech (your own infomercial)Jobhunt.org
General Taluto video on Networking
Job Search, Career Networking and Online Profiles, About.com
Google for Veterans
Excelsior College Veteran Discussion Boards
Get LinkedIn to Your Career With Social Networking, M.Gunner,Excelsior College
Building a Great Student Profile, LinkedIn
How to Network on LinkedIn, LinkedIn
Free (1 year) Job Seeker Premium Account for Veterans & Service Members, LinkedIn
Excelsior College Career Center LinkedIn Group & Facebook Page

Professional Associations

Military “Alumni” Groups
Military and veteran associations
Weddle’s Association Directory

Mentorship Opportunities for Veterans

Excelsior College Veteran Mentorship Program
American Corporate Partners (ACP)

 

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