Customized resource specifically developed and focused for Veterans to find, grow and develop the effective networking and relationship building skills to help them in their careers after returning from military duty.
Your military skills and experience will be invaluable to you in civilian life. But your successful transition won't just happen. You need a network of people who can help you decide where you want to go[md]and then help you get there.
Don’t know how to build that network? No problem: Business Networking for Veterans will help you. Not comfortable drawing attention to yourself? Don't worry: networking is about service, not showing off. And service is something you've already mastered.
Authored by two former U.S. Marines and a world-renowned business consultant, Business Networking for Veterans will teach you everything you need to know to succeed. From start to finish, it focuses on the unique challenges you face as a transitioning veteran[md]and the unique skills and resources you bring to the table.
You've already proven yourself as a leader in service to your country. This book will help you do it as a civilian, too.
· Why networking is even more important for transitioning veterans
Employers won't just hire you, because they may not understand you
· How to network well even if you're not comfortable doing it
Not a natural talker? Use your powerful listening skills
· How to use online social networks to support your in-person networking
Magnify your impact with LinkedIn, Facebook, and other online services
· Where to start today
A complete plan that starts with the network you already have
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Preface: How to Use This Book
Introduction: What You Need to Know Before Transitioning
Chapter 1: Understand Why Networking is so Important to Making a Successful Military Transition
Chapter 2: Prepare Yourself for Networking Situations
Chapter 3: Begin Making Connections
Chapter 4: Characteristics of Great Networkers
Chapter 5: Target the Right People
Chapter 6: When Networking Doesn’t Come Easily
Chapter 7: Expand, Organize, and Keep Your Network Growing
Chapter 8: Networking Etiquette
Chapter 9: Social Media: A Focus on Strategy to Support Your Personal Networking (By Stephen L. Faulkner)
Chapter 10: Tying It All Together
Appendix A: 11 General Orders of Networking
Appendix B: Event Checklist