Description : “Our returning troops and their family members can offer an extraordinary combination of leadership, dedication and technical expertise in today’s civilian workplace. The information and advice contained in this book is designed to prepare our service members to successfully make the transition from active-duty service to a meaningful job here at home.” --Michael E. O’Neill, Chairman, Citigroup Inc., First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1969-1971 Going back to work after being in the military can be a daunting yet rewarding experience. As a veteran re-entering the workforce or looking to change jobs, you may face a unique set of challenges as you become accustomed to civilian situations, expectations, and demands. Your recent experiences may be very different from those of the average civilian candidate. This is part of your advantage and what sets you apart from other candidates, but it also can contribute to these unique challenges. As you go through the job-interview process, you may need to learn to align yourself with new protocols, environments, and codes of behavior. You may also be learning to adapt to civilian life with certain physical or invisible difficulties, such as hearing loss, that are the result of your military service. In Heroes Get Hired: How to Use Your Military Experience to Master the Interview, author Michelle Tillis Lederman addresses the particular issues, questions, fears, and mental roadblocks that you as a veteran may encounter as you re-enter the civilian workforce, and how you can overcome these challenges to acquire the skills you need to excel at the interview process. Featuring contributions from IAVA and MSCCN, this free book sheds light on the specific strengths and competitive advantages that you as a veteran bring to the civilian workforce, and how you can make sure to communicate these qualities to a recruiter or potential employer. It’s time to put aside any fears you may have and land your next job! Heroes Get Hired is published and available free-of-charge thanks to the generous support of Citi. For more information on Citi’s support for military veterans and their families, visit www.citisalutes.com.”
Description : Military veterans prepare for the next mission in their careers Written by veterans who have successfully made the transition, Down Range offers career planning guidance to U.S. military veterans coming off active duty. This is NOT simply a guide to transitioning from the military to the civilian world. This is NOT a guide to getting a job. This book IS a guide to developing a post-military career, not just for the first few days, weeks, or months after active duty, but for the rest of your employed life. This simple and effective planning process has been taught to more than 1 million business executives in companies all over the world. Explains how to build an adaptable long-range career plan called a Career High Definition Destination (HDD), across a spectrum of seven key areas Shows how business differs from military service, how to identify the resources needed to achieve the Career HDD, and how to develop strategic and tactical courses of action that drive you to executing towards your Career HDD on a consistent basis Author James Murphy is founder of Afterburner Inc. and is currently working with the U.S. Army at the highest levels to develop a transition program for the estimated 1.5 million veterans who will transition from active duty service to civilian careers by the year 2020 This book challenges veterans to change their mind-set and understand just how different the "wilderness" of civilian employment is from military experience. Down Range provides an appreciation for what's important to a business, helping you to become a valuable asset throughout your career.
Description : COMIC BOOK CREATOR magazine—the new voice of the comics medium—pays tribute to the late, great JOE KUBERT in a 160-page double-size BOOK extravaganza! Squeezed between Kubert homage covers by SERGIO CARIELLO and TIM TRUMAN, this Summer Special is entirely devoted to the legendary comics creator who passed away in 2012. Included are comprehensive examinations of each facet of Joe's career: Golden Age fan favorite artist, 3-D comics pioneer, pre-eminent war delineator, top artist-as-editor, incomparable Tarzan writer and artist, founder of the Kubert School, graphic novelist, P*S magazine helmsman, father to a comics creator dynasty, and inspiration to generations of aspiring artists—replete with interviews with the master from over the years, plus rarely-seen artwork and artifacts. Editor Jon B. Cooke (of the Eisner Award-winning Comic Book Artist magazine) has also assembled testimonials, remembrances, portraits, anecdotes, pin-ups and mini-interviews by peers, faculty, students, fans, friends and family, with special emphasis on a history of the Kubert School, its illustrious alumni, and Joe's impact as instructor.
Description : Stewards of Excellence is a comprehensive, tried-and-true strategy for our Nation's heroes transitioning from the military into the civilian workforce, based on the leadership lessons, guidance, and experiences the author gleaned from his twenty-one-year enlistment in the United States Air Force. If you adhere to the prescribed plan of action, you will have an easier time navigating the cumbersome landscape of the VA, TAPs, and other government entities that provide little information, bog you down in red tape, and do little for your future success. The Steward Methodology discusses at length a duplicatable framework of achievement, and are the exact strategies used by the author which allowed him to consider a sizable salary increase with his first post-military job offer. Every chapter provides a wealth of information for newly separated job seekers, individuals reentering the workforce, and those professionals hoping to increase their salary.Service before self is a creed from which Roderick Steward has adhered throughout his time in the armed forces. As such, this book has two audiences in mind: first, those men and women professionally transitioning from their military commitments to the civilian sector; and second, civilians who want to learn more about the many benefits former military professionals can offer private organizations. Utilizing the innovative information shared within these pages, you will soon discover traits you did not know you possessed. In so doing, you will uncover the secret to having a successful military transition and a rewarding civilian career. You are encouraged to measure your progress; however, remember that snagging an interview is not the only barometer of a successful plan. Being offered a job for your preferred position at your desired salary with your ideal company will be the ultimate reward for persistence and your ability to stay focused and self-directed.