All service members and Veterans should be on LinkedIn. Well, 98% of them. The only people who LinkedIn is not necessarily relevant to are those who are completely retired with no future professional ambitions or business obligations. If you are looking to land your first post-service gig, leave your current job for a better fit (or better compensation), start a business, grow a business, or develop your career in any way, you should get started on LinkedIn right away.
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“Adam Braatz is an Air Force veteran, musician, and entrepreneur. We dove into his time in the military and specific stories/interactions that shaped him into the person that he is today.”
I have heard the words “I wish I would have known” from veterans more times than I can count — it is the main reason why I created the Post-Military Professional in the first place. Veteran Roundtable is an ongoing series, one that shares advice from service members who have “been there.”
This Roundtable features insights and advice about utilizing education benefits in and out of service from nine former members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. Yours truly even enters the fray this time around.
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Adam Braatz chats with Head2Head about his personal history, thoughts on military veteran employment, taking new paths in life, and the effects of different generations on society.
Take a listen below:
When I was a young airman, an NCO told me that on her retirement day she planned to drive off base with her middle finger in the air. She added that she would be using her other hand to smoke a joint. Around the same time I witnessed a respected SNCO retire after 28 years of honorable service openly weeping, partly because he was proud of his service and accomplishments, but mostly because he simply did not want to go. He would’ve stayed in the service his whole life if he could have.
Continue reading “How to Leave the Military Like A True Professional”
Having a large, diverse, and organically grown network is an essential key to career development. Though digital communications have become commonplace in business, face-to-face connections are still the best way to foster meaningful professional relationships. Don’t know where to start? You are in the right place.
Continue reading “Professional Networking 101 Rewind”
Is there such a thing as too polite or too formal in the civilian workplace? Yes, there absolutely is, and laying it on too thickly could damage your career. Continue reading “Can Military-Grade Courtesies Harm Your Civilian Career?”