Hi everyone - I am looking for a new role and would appreciate your support. Thank you in advance for any connections, advice, or opportunities you can offer. #openforwork
I’d suggest that you network at the target company or industry. Use LinkedIn to find people already working there and reach out to them. Ask them the process they used to get hired and ask them to help you navigate the hiring process and if they are willing, ask them to submit you as a referral. These activities require much more time on your part but in my opinion would greatly increase your chances for success. Good luck!
Tim, check these two links out and reach out as you see fit:
Hello CPT Morris, fellow soldier and fellow Tim:
I too recommend setting up a profile on usajobs.gov to explore opportunities for veterans. I also recommend my former agency, US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the benefits arm of immigration. It has offices all over the country and great opportunity for advancement into higher grades not found in many other federal agencies.
Best wishes for your success!
Log onto the ACP webpage,
click on the ACP Advisor-net tab, & select the "Community" icon.
Under the "Advisors" tab, select "Law Enforcement & Security" from the "Refine by" pull down box.
(Other selections include: Engineering, Information Technology, Project Management ... ),
Look for the "Show More" box at the bottom of the page.
Examine the advisor profiles, & use the ACP message feature for advice.
I've added links to information & videos under these sections of my EE webpage that should be useful:
http://eehot.com/ee.html#networking - 1 yr. Free premium LinkedIn
http://eehot.com/ee.html#mentoring - see Skill-bridge, traverse BLS.gov to find Dream career.
http://eehot.com/ee.html#va - see VRRAP & GI Bill
http://eehot.com/ee.html#jobs - commercial job search links
http://eehot.com/ee.html#gjobs - Gov jobs
http://eehot.com/ee.html#cool - DOD COOL
Do job searches using keywords, target Resume versions highlighting how your qualifications meet job requirements. Supplement skills as necessary with training & certifications Use Skill-bridge during last 180 days of your service.
Fed Gov job search "Law Enforcement & Security", your location (8 jobs)
Fed Gov job search "Secret Service", no location specified (185 jobs)
Commercial job search "Law Enforcement & Security", your location (38 jobs)
FBI Special Agent:
http://eehot.com/ee.html#fgov - Links to Fed Gov Agencies
Commercial job search "Executive Protection", unspecified location (505 jobs)
Appreciate it, I'm an Achiever and Loyalist whose passion is to lead, protect and develop leaders, companies and organizations so they can thrive through uncertainty and advance despite adversity.
If you are trying to figure out what to do next, I highly recommend "What Color is your Parachute?" It will help you understand how you are wired and what your mission in life is. It was pivotal in my own life, and many of my proteges have found it quite helpful.
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