Professional Networking 101, Episode 5: Cancellations, Reschedules, and No-Shows

In Professional Networking 101, Adam Braatz of postmilitarypro.com shares insights and experiences related to professional network development — usually while traversing to/from a networking connection.

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Veteran’s Roundtable: Experiences, Successes, Advice, Regrets

I have heard the words “I wish I would have known” from veterans more times than I can count– particularly regarding civilian employment after service. It is why I created the Post-Military Professional in the first place. Veteran’s Roundtable will be an ongoing series, one that will share advice from service members that have “been there.”

This inaugural Roundtable features insights and advice about the transition to civilian employment from eight former active duty members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.

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Professional Networking 101, Episode 3: Understanding Questioning Levels

In Professional Networking 101, Adam Braatz of postmilitarypro.com shares insights and experiences related to professional network development — usually while traversing to/from a networking connection.

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Professional Networking 101, Episode 2: Meeting Preparation and After Actions

In Professional Networking 101, Adam Braatz of postmilitarypro.com shares insights and experiences related to professional network development — usually while traversing to/from a networking connection.

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Professional Networking 101, Episode 1: High Volume Network Development

In Professional Networking 101, Adam Braatz of postmilitarypro.com shares insights and experiences related to professional network development — usually while traversing to/from a networking connection.

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Integrity Matters: Punctuality

Our time is valuable.

I am writing this post while sitting alone at a fantastic local brewery. It’s currently 4:16, and my 4:00 appointment still has not arrived. At this point, it’s probably better if he doesn’t show up at all. And this guy is a veteran, too. Continue reading “Integrity Matters: Punctuality”

3 Reasons Why Following Through on Book Recommendations Will Make You an All-Star Professional

Not a big reader? Don’t scroll past this post; neither am I.

Have you ever had someone you respect recommend a book to you? Have you ever had an important meeting with someone who has written a book themselves? Most of us could answer “yes” to those questions. Now, how many of you have actually followed through on reading said books? My guess is there are way less of us who can answer that one in the affirmative. The simple act of knocking out a few chapters can elevate you to superhero-level professional status. It may be the single most effective networking tool in your arsenal. Allow me to explain how and why. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why Following Through on Book Recommendations Will Make You an All-Star Professional”