Are you leaving the military or have you been out for a few years?

This is THE Veteran's Transition Resource for you.

Built by veterans, for veterans.

This is THE place to find transitioning advice and resources from those that have been there. Make the next step in your journey an awesome one! Listen to interviews from other amazingly successful veterans, find articles that are actually helpful to you, and get the tips and hacks you need to succeed in your next career.

PODCASTS

Listen to interviews with some awesome vets who have successfully made the transition out of the military.

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Thu

24

Jul

2014

What I've Learned After a Year Out of the Military

How is life after the military? My thoughts after one year...

 

I transitioned out of the Marine Corps 1 year ago. The time has flown by. In this podcast, I reflect on that time and pass along some of the things I've learned. Maybe it'll help you as you transition. Or maybe it will help you decide to stay in. Check out the 9 things that I found out from my experiences in the civilian world.

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Mon

30

Jun

2014

Mike Ott: Navy to Consulting and VetsInTech

How are veterans helping other veterans?

 

Mike Ott is a former Navy Nuclear Power officer. After leaving the military in 2011, he transitioned into a career in consulting and is now a Strategy and Operations Consultant at Deloitte. He is also the founder of the Washington DC chapter of VetsInTech. VetsInTech is a non profit organization that supports our current and returning veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. VetsInTech is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for our veterans interested in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment.

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Sun

08

Jun

2014

Brian Jaffe: Navy Officer to 3d Printing CEO

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What are veterans doing on the cutting edge of technology and entrepreneurship?

 

Brian Jaffe graduated from Princeton University in 2006, majoring in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. In the fall of that year, he commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy and over the next five years, he served on the USS Fitzgerald, completed Naval Nuclear Power training, and operated nuclear power plants onboard the USS Dwight D Eisenhower. Brian left the Navy in 2011, taking some time off to travel and shifting his focus to entrepreneurship. In 2012 he began an MBA program at the MIT Sloan School of Management but decided to leave after completing one year to work full time at his startup. Today, Brian is the co-founder and CEO of Mission St. Manufacturing, a 3D printing startup located in Santa Barbara, CA. The company is launching it's newest product, called Printeer, in mid-2014, which will be a low-cost, easy to use 3D printer for kids, families, and K-12 education.

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Sat

03

May

2014

Dan Greene: F/18 Pilot to Twitter

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What does it take to make a successful career? 

 

Dan Greene is currently a Director of U.S. sales and operations at Twitter.  He and his teams are responsible for helping Twitter grow its emerging advertising business as the company continues to expand in all major markets across the globe. 

 

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Thu

17

Apr

2014

Dr. Kent Bradley: Army Doctor to Safeway CMO

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Dr. Kent Bradley is a graduate of West Point and served in the Army for over 20 years as a medical officer which included a tour in Iraq as Deputy Commander of the 30th Medical Brigade and a tour as Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer of TriCare Europe. Following his military career, Kent went on to earn his MBA and was a Senior Partner at Martin-Blanck and Associates, a healthcare consulting firm. Today, he is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Safeway and the President of Safeway Health. In these roles, he works extensively across Safeway's health initiatives directed at both employees and consumers.

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Mon

07

Apr

2014

Jim Lose: Marine Corps Intel to Executive Recruiting

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Jim Lose is an Executive Senior Partner in Lucas Group's Military Transition division. He served in the Marine Corps for eight years as an intelligence officer and deployed to the Middle East and the Asian-Pacific rim. He joined Lucas Group, one of North America's premier executive recruiters, after his transition from the military and in the past 10+ years, he has successfully assisted more than 1500 military officers with their civilian careers into Fortune 1000 companies across the country. He has also been an invited speaker at the United States Naval Academy, Virginia Military Institute, and various Army and Marine base officer transition programs.

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Sat

15

Mar

2014

Interviewing Practice - Walk Me Through Your Resume

Answering interview questions is one of the most important abilities to pick up for your transition. Get tips and strategies that you can use RIGHT NOW to improve on this critical skill. In this session, I give a buddy of mine feedback as we work through several interview questions. This is the first segment in the series and it is a fantastic one! Listen as we work through one of the most common interview questions -- "Can you walk me through your resume?" 

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Fri

28

Feb

2014

Tom Wolfe: Recruiter, Author, Coach

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Tom Wolfe is an author, columnist, career coach, veteran, and an expert in the field of military-to-civilian career transition. During his career he assisted thousands of service members in their searches for employment, placing more than 3000 in their new jobs. Prior to civilian life, he graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy and served as a surface warfare officer. He teaches transition courses, gives seminars on career and job change, writes about the career transition process, and continues to counsel current and former military personnel. In this interview, we talk about making the decision to get out, interviewing tips, and steps you can take right now to set yourself up for success in your transition.

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Thu

30

Jan

2014

Interview with Jake Murray

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Jake got out of the Navy as a Lieutenant submarine officer. He served on the USS Pennsylvania as an Electrical Assistant, Chemical/Radiological Controls Assistant, and Main Propulsion Assistant. He parlayed his experience into a career in the energy industry. He is now a Coordinator in Pipeline Risk and Integrity at Access Midstream. Jake found a lot of value out of using Alliance, a top recruiting firm for military officers. Find out about his journey!

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Mon

30

Dec

2013

Kyra Borromeo: Comedian and Navy Reservist

Kyra was a Navy surface warfare officer who served on the USS Russell, USS Lake Erie, and at Special Operations Command, Pacific. She started the head-hunting process but realized that the corporate world was not for her. She then pursued her passions combined with skills she learned in the military, starting her career in stand-up comedy and also finding her way back into the Navy as a reservist. Find out what she learned on her journey after active duty in the podcast!

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Fri

13

Dec

2013

Interview with Dan Rader

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Is one of your priorities to land a job near your ideal location? Are you having trouble dealing with your command as you transition from the military? These are just a couple of the things that Dan Rader talks about in this interview. Dan went from nuclear energy in the Navy as a surface warfare officer to the civilian energy industry and is now a Reliability Engineering Superviosr. And by the way, his company is hiring and Dan would love to talk to you if you're interested in a career in the energy industry! Find out more in the interview!

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Sat

30

Nov

2013

Get Your Resume Right!

Trying to put together a resume to find a career after the military? Having trouble with the advice you're getting on how to write one? Who do you go to for help? How do you know if the feeback you're getting is any good? What resources are available to veterans for help with editing? Do I really need to worry about format?

Find answers to all these questions and more, in the podcast!

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Fri

22

Nov

2013

Interview with Brittany Magouirk

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Brittany was a Navy Surface Warfare officer who successfully made her transition out of the military by going to business school. Find out how she made it into the USC's Marshall School of Business and, while there, how she discovered the consulting industry to be a great match for her skills and passions from her time in service. Even if you're not thinking about going to graduate school, Brittany provides some great tips on networking, interviewing, and negotiating. Trust me when I tell you, she is one sharp vet! Her story is an inspiring example of what it takes to find and seize opportunities.

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Fri

15

Nov

2013

Dan Misch: Submarines to Federal Service

Dan Misch is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and was a Submarine Officer. His transition is a great example of how networking and leveraging your skills can lead to finding your dream job, even if you don't know it yet. He went from military service to federal service and is now a Project Director at Argonne National Laboratory. In this interview, he also talks about how he works with a mentor to keep his career focused. Find out what he's learned on his journey!

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Wed

30

Oct

2013

Introduction to SuccessVets.com

Welcome to the inaugural podcast of SuccessVets! Find out what is in store for this site and how it can help you.

 

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