Culture Clash: Silicon Valley Versus Veterans

news  %tages Culture Clash: Silicon Valley Versus VeteransNormally I keep my postings to the PSYOP world, but as we know, these are not ‘normal times’. As a volunteer for the DOD ESGR I get to visit units and employers. Sometimes ESGR is on the agenda as a major speaker and other times we’re a ‘vendor’ like other organizations whose mission it is to serve veterans.Last week I had the occasion to attend a “Veteran’s Resource” event hosted by a major Silicon Valley firm. They might it quite clear that this was not a job honest, but a house where veterans could learn skills needed to help land them a job in today’s job market. Services included resume assess, mock interviewing and more.Before I address LinkedIn and Facebook – I’d like to share two areas where the military culture sharply diverted from the culture of Silicon Valley. One of the more recent 20ish veterans mutual the subsequent:Collaboration – in the military we are used to working together to accomplish a mission and take care of our ‘buddy’.  In Silicon www.psyopwar.com Valley I couldn’t believe it when someone else took credit for my project right in front of me.Promptness – the military teaches us that timing is vital and you needed to be counted on to be where you are supposed to be on time. This individual typically arrived a meeting 15 minutes early only to find that many colleagues didn’t arrive until 15 minutes AFTER the scheduled start time.Let me save you a day’s worth of your time: most jobs today are still based on networking and prospective employers will be checking your bona fides on LinkedIn while checking your excellent judgment on Facebook.LinkedIn is a recruiter’s best friend and you need to be sure that your LinkedIn profile is optimized. Here are some tips existing by information security vendor FireEye:1.     Pick a professional and engaging photo. No cuteness – no dog.2.     Make sure your 120 reputation headline is accurate and describes what you do in a creative way.3.     Be certain your e-mail address is right and is the one you check the most frequently.4.     Use the summary to provide www.psyopwar.com some additional details in this area yourself, your goals and actions.5.     Have a credible but not lengthy work history. Make sure it is in synch with your resume. Don’t go beyond 10 or 12 years.6.     Get recommendations – they help your reputation and build credibility.7.     Join Groups as a way to keep up with your profession and build credibility.8.     Be complete to include your education and your volunteer work.LinkedIn is for business and FaceBook is a social site. Your integrity and professionalism are on spectacle – so be insightful as to what you post and others post on your page.Before closing, let’s take a moment and reckon in this area our French colleagues. We and our history owe them a debt.Photosource: https://www.jobcast.net/how-to-choose-your-social-recruiting-specialty/

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