Job Networking

MOAA Career Transition Resources

Folks, here are the most beneficial website links from MOAA career transition resources.  These are five common links National MOAA routinely direct our members and potential members towards:
1)      Career & Education Events – here we post our upcoming events (Air & Space, webinars, virtual career fairs, etc):   
2)      MOAA’s Marketing Yourself for a Second Publication (NOTE: must be a paid MOAA member to download):
3)      Archived Articles from The MOAA Newsletter (TMN) – click on dropdown menu to sort by category (Finance, Military Benefits, Transition & Career, etc):
4)      MOAA’s Job Board (NOTE: must be a paid member to access):
5)      MOAA’s Career Transition Center – how to request a resume critique, LinkedIn profile review, career consulting:

My latest Networking Advice Below

4 July 2020

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From Brian Anderson MOAA Career Transition
What is networking? Simply put, networking is about developing casual, professional relationships.

Regardless of your employment status, you should always cultivate and maintain a strong professional network. However, for servicemembers transitioning into a civilian career and for veterans seeking career advancement, networking takes on a heightened importance: It becomes your main source for information, job leads, and potential interview opportunities.

It is conservatively estimated 80% to 85% of all jobs come through networking. Therefore, you need to put in the right amount of effort on networking when you are in job-hunt mode.

Some people tend to spend too much time on résumé development when they should be expanding and strengthening their networks. Initially, I would recommend putting 75% of your time toward networking, with the rest spent on résumé preparation and other administrative tasks. Think of networking as your overarching system and your résumé as just one tool in the toolbox.

Bottom line: You should always be networking, whether you are actively looking for a job or not.


How to Ace a Video Interview
By Yunita Ong, Editor at LinkedIn

More job interviews are taking place online during the pandemic, but there are certain features of interviewing via video that take some getting used to, experts say. Candidates can set themselves up for success by following these tips:
*Test out the video software your interviewer will be using.
*Rehearse your answers in front of a camera – it’s easy to get distracted by your own face on the screen.
*Practice exaggerating your emotions slightly on screen, since it’s harder to convey feelings virtually compared to in real life.

27 June 2020

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4 of the Most In-Demand Supply Chain Roles Now; <

10 Ways to Land an Internship During COVID-19 (It’s Not Too Late!); <

How to Research Company Culture; <

Have you Updated your Facebook Profile for a Job Search?; <

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6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Your Job Security During the Pandemic (and Beyond); <