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HR Expert & Former Infantry Officer Shares How to Narrow Your Niche

HR Expert & Former Infantry Officer Shares How to Narrow Your Niche

December 9, 2019

Grabbing the attention of HR takes a bit of luck and science. In this episode of The Military Wire, Dan Johnson, former infantry officer who is now leading Human Resource efforts at a global company shares how you can narrow your niche - what you present - in order to grab the attention of HR...and perhaps land that dream job.

Dan Johnson is the Senior Director of Human Resources for the Rings, Turbines, & Energy Group with manufacturing locations in the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, and Czech Republic. Annual Revenue exceed $1.2 billion and an employee population base of over 2,300. 

Dan also served in the military as an officer, went through the transition process, and faced some of the same challenges many who are transitioning face today – a bit of uncertainty – but today, he’s leading a great team and helping others who served find ways to better their transition.

 To get in touch with Dan Johnson, check out his LinkedIn profile.

Retention Secrets and Key Questions to Ask in an Interview

Retention Secrets and Key Questions to Ask in an Interview

December 4, 2019

In this episode you'll hear from former Marine Corps Master Sergeant, now HR Director at a global company, Chris Patton, share how his company retains Veterans for 10+ years and what questions to ask that will help you crush the interview.

Harvard Business stated that the cost of losing an employee is about $60,000. With costs to onboard and recruit being roughly $4000, then an investment of 6 – 9 months into the employee, it’s easy to see why retention is so important for companies.

Finding the “best-fit” is critical from both a company perspective and from a "career perspective." 

Chris Patton reveals how certain questions can help you in your job hunt determine "best-fit" and reduce your chances of rolling out of a company in the first two years. His advice isn't theory. His company has found ways to attract best-fit Veterans who stay an average of 10 years.

That company? Travelers Insurance.  This company that has been around for more than 160 years and have earned a reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry; the only property casualty company in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. 30,000 employees and 13,500 independent agents and brokers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

To learn more, visit  www.travelers.com

 

 

 

HR Expert Anthony Eaton Shares The Secret to Aligning Your Skillset in Today’s Marketplace

HR Expert Anthony Eaton Shares The Secret to Aligning Your Skillset in Today’s Marketplace

December 2, 2019

Even with a competitive job market, you can rise above and target the best-fit job by aligning your skills with some of America's top companies. HR Expert Anthony Shares how to best do this in today's episode of The Military Wire. 

To learn more about Anthony, visit leadershipandmore.com If you are transitioning, and want to Discover Your Post-Service Identity, reach out to us at www.opmilfam.com and we can discuss how you can start to plan your best year ever after transition.

What It Takes to Be a 21st Century Leader - with Leadership Expert Monty Hipp

What It Takes to Be a 21st Century Leader - with Leadership Expert Monty Hipp

November 25, 2019

In this episode you'll hear from one of the country's top experts on Leadership on what it takes to be a 21st Century Leader.

Many Veterans possess "leadership skills" - however, in today's corporate setting one also needs not only professional leadership skills but also personal leadership skills. 

Monty unpacks what the research shows and how today's Veterans truly can excel in today's marketplace. 

To learn more about Monty and his efforts, visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/montyhipp/ 

 

Monty L. Hipp is the Founder and co-owner of The CompleMentor, a life-action design firm engaging with leaders and their teams by focusing on personal and professional priorities that accelerate growth.

As a leader with over 30 years of experience in leadership development, non-profit management, Monty has provided executive leadership in for-profit and non-profit teams across the U.S. As an innovator and creator, Monty has a unique ability to move an idea to strategy, and put a big picture idea into a small frame.

The life-action grid, created by Monty focuses on personal growth, professional development, and life priorities is impacting leaders and their teams in significant ways.

As a communicator Monty has spoken in 20 countries and all across the USA on topics that have transformed thousands of people from all sectors of life and leadership. His ability to inspire and provide real time solutions for people continues to bring transformational results in others personally and professionally.

HR Expert - Getting the Attention of Human Resources - with Former Air Force Command First Sergeant Jennifer Hellwig

HR Expert - Getting the Attention of Human Resources - with Former Air Force Command First Sergeant Jennifer Hellwig

November 18, 2019

Getting the attention of Human Resources can almost seem like "mission impossible." In this episode, Jennifer Hellwig, former Command First Sergeant with the Air Force, who now serves as a Senior Executive Human Resource Manager for two different companies shares how she struggled to even get the interview, and through the struggle discovered the "secret" to grabbing the attention of HR - of which she shares on this episode.

Listen if you want to know:

1. How she had to craft her resume to properly communicate her training and skills

2. How she moved her resume to the top of the pile

3. And the "one thing" that moves a resume to the top of the pile

To learn more about the engineering and aerospace company Jennifer represents, visit: Cornerstone Research Group

13 Hours Kris “Tanto” Paronto Shares About Living A Heroic Life

13 Hours Kris “Tanto” Paronto Shares About Living A Heroic Life

November 10, 2019

Heroes are made every day. In this episode we unpack Kris Paronto's latest book The Patriot's Creed. 

In The Patriot's Creed, Kris Paronto uses the seven core Army Values that all soldiers learn in Basic Combat Training, and the experiences of other servicemen and women and First Responders, to explain how anyone can improve themselves, the world around them, and live a heroic life.

Kris Paronto is best known for his experiences fighting the terrorist attack on the US State Department Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya, on SEPT 11, 2012. The Movie 13 Hours was the feature of that experience. Kris went on to write the best-selling book The Ranger Way and has a new book out called The Patriot’s Creed.

To learn more about Kris and what he is doing in the market place, visit:

https://www.kristantoparonto.net/
http://14thhourfoundation.nationbuilder.com/
https://www.battlelinetactical.net/

 

How One Army Ranger is Changing the Field Of Medicine

How One Army Ranger is Changing the Field Of Medicine

November 6, 2019

Stephen Bollinger graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1987 and then began his career path within the U.S. Army, ultimately taking part in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. In 1991, he was proudly awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exceptional service during combat.

And he realized something important - Your service doesn't have to stop after the uniform comes off. In this episode you'll learn how you can position your service attitude to change an industry - or just your workplace.

After serving in war, Stephen Bollinger wanted to make a difference in helping people in the world of health. 

For the past few years, he has identified certain “problem spots” in women’s health care and has found ways to bring medically proven technologies directly to the end user. For him, his career is inspired by the idea that military service never fully ends because even when you leave the service, you are always thinking about how to make the lives in the field better. By innovating in women’s health, he is able to touch the lives of both females in and out of the military, ultimately improving the lives of millions.

Bollinger has seven medical patents with multiple pending, and over the past 20 years has built (and sold) four successful businesses. He has held multiple leadership positions from Founder, President, and Chief Operations Officer of early stage companies, to an even broader spectrum of roles across global operations, marketing, product management and sales. Currently, he is President & CEO of Rinovum Women’s Health LLC, where he has helped innovate and launch new women’s healthcare products directly available to the end user, including The Stork Products (an at-home conception aid) and Revive (a reusable bladder support). 1 in 3 women experience light bladder leaks and are in need of this type of solution, especially physically active women.

The First Three Reasons You Should Have a Mentor

The First Three Reasons You Should Have a Mentor

November 1, 2019

Mentorship can change your life for the better. In this short episode you'll discover why a mentor is important and what you can change in your life that will improve your pathway to success. 

For more, visit www.OPMILFAM.com 

Six Time Author and HR Expert Staci McIntosh Cracks the Code on Job Searching

Six Time Author and HR Expert Staci McIntosh Cracks the Code on Job Searching

October 30, 2019

In this episode you'll learn what the first step is to an effective job search, what the most common mistakes are in job searching, and what makes you - a Veteran - stand out in a resume search.

Transitioning from military service to the civilian sector can be a bit challenging. Everything is getting switched up. Who am I, what do I do next, how do I answer questions, How do I know what company to work for, what should my resume look like – all these questions start swimming around in our head.

In this episode, you'll learn from Staci McIntosh,  Human Resources Director, Nevada Region, First Service Residential, who has 20 years of Human Resources executive/management experience in all major focus areas within HR. She especially loves coaching others to be their professional best at work and during the job search process. She is also the author of the six job search and career advancement books comprising the One Hour Handbook Series and the Anti-Entrepreneur Series.

Visit her website at: sensiblesolutions.net  

HR Expert: How to Avoid the “Good Job” Stew

HR Expert: How to Avoid the “Good Job” Stew

October 25, 2019

STOP. Don't take that FIRST JOB without listening to this episode. U.S. Army Veteran turned HR Expert with over 20 years experience, author of From Broken to Brilliance, shares how you can avoid job jumping and avoid that "good job" that leaves searching for the right job. 

For over 20 years, John has encouraged and inspired both leaders, managers, and employees, to know their gifting/talents, discover their life's mission, and develop a partnership with the divine focused on alleviating world suffering. This results in a healthier, happier, bought in, and more productive employee serving your customers, company/organization, and changing the world.

In short, he helps encourage people to raise their standard and live their best lives working for others or themselves.

Areas of Effectiveness Include, but are not limited too:

• Personal and Professional Coaching
• Inspirational Public Speaking
• Wellness Advocacy (EAP, Mental Health, and Socializing Its Importance)
• Teambuilding

To learn more, connect John via email: learnit2012@gmail.com.