. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers: BANG Meeting 31 May 17

Friday, May 26, 2017

BANG Meeting 31 May 17

Business And Networking Group


31 May 2017
6:30 to 8:30 PM
The historic Clark House
6332 Barcroft Mews Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041

Our BANG meetings are open to all. Please feel free to bring friends. There will be a Spotlight Speaker presentation of general interest to the group and plenty of networking time with jobseekers, hiring managers and human resource professionals. See you at the BANG. Remember there always “jobs in the room.”
Spotlight Speaker for 31 May 17 will be: Robert Brandau, Founding Director of Career –Confidence.Org. Robert will talk about life in the Federal contracting world, the commercial world, and the entrepreneurial world. For people who enjoyed working in the military, the transition to an entirely new work environment can often be meet with frustration. Some informal surveys have indicated that over 90% of military retirees do not enjoy their post-military jobs.
Robert will talk about how to thrive and how to enjoy this career transition. He will look at career possibilities that are not often considered. There will be several case studies referred to. This exciting presentation will increase our understanding of the breadth of the entire new world open to the former military.
Robert Brandau got his start as a professional recruiter in 1998. He has been coaching job seekers of all types in how to market their services most effectively since 2003.  For some, he has helped them find new careers they enjoy. For others he has helped them negotiate, $2000 to $40,000 more per year for the jobs that they landed. His organization is Career-Confidence.org. The website is www.career-confidence.org.
Directions to the Clark House (http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/hprs/clarkhouse.htm ) the historic Clark House is adjacent to the Barcroft Plaza Shopping Center on Columbia Pike at the intersection with Lincolnia Road and Old Columbia Pike. Look for Harris Teeter and Starbucks in the shopping center on the corner at the traffic light. Upon entering the Barcroft Plaza Shopping Center stay on service road to east end of parking area. The Clark House is located at the entrance to a townhouse complex. The Clark House is a restored, late 1800’s Victorian farm house. There will be a sign in front. For additional information contact: Frank Wickersham III (fgwickersham@vsecorp.com
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