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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The Transition Assistance Program (TAP): What You Need to Know

One of the last remaining hurdles between you and your well-earned DD214 is five long days of congressionally mandated PowerPoint torture, or so you’ve heard.

Don’t let the naysayers convince you that the Transition Assistance Program is a waste of your time. The information provided is extremely important, but you may need some additional guidance in order to maximize its impact. Continue reading “The Transition Assistance Program (TAP): What You Need to Know”

The Post-Military Professional: An Introduction

A common expression among veterans: “I wish I would have known…”

It is difficult to know where to start, but in the words of Lao Tzu, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” I considered writing this blog for years before my separation from the Air Force. Though my journey after getting out was fairly typical, I nonetheless feel a strong urge to relay my experiences and those of others. With this blog I hope to help veterans and service members by relaying professional insights gleaned throughout the transition from active duty into the professional civilian world and beyond. Continue reading “The Post-Military Professional: An Introduction”