Networking can be uncomfortable for anyone who is a stranger to the process. Stepping out of your comfort zone when trying to make a professional connection can be a challenge. And when you are a veteran, how can you highlight your skills and services and make them memorable? Networking shows initiative and sincere ambition and is an important skill for the veteran living the civilian world. It is the fine tuning of a conversation that does not overwhelm the listener with your military skills and credentials. It is a mix of communication, knowledge and etiquette. From job fairs to seminars, the ocean of networking, although rocky in the beginning, is an excellent showplace to highlight your military service. [Read more…]
From Corporate Gray
It is estimated that at least 80% of jobs are found through networking. The old adage, “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” holds true in the job search. Of course, your skills and experience are what will ultimately land you the job, but your networking efforts will open the doors to opportunities.
It’s important to include both formal and informal networking in your job search process. Formal networking is taking a direct approach in asking for job leads and referrals, and attending professional networking events such as association meetings, industry conferences, or business social events. [Read more…]
This Veterans Day, join us as we recognize, honor, and celebrate America’s service members and their sacrifice for our country. We are honored to have Toledo City Mayor, D. Michael Collins, as this year’s keynote speaker. This free event for local veterans, members of the military and their families also offers attendees access to a variety of military-focused community resources.
November 11, 2014
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The University of Toledo Savage Arena
2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH 43606