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
Table of Contents
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