28 episodes

Transitioning from active duty military to the civilian job market can be a daunting experience, especially if you’ve spent your entire adult life on active duty. In the Vet Coach Transition Tips podcast, join former Navy Lieutenant Pat Bergstresser as he navigates the transition process for military veterans step by step. We’ll talk through resumes, interviews, LinkedIn, and most importantly, if you should grow a beard for your first civilian interview. If you’re still on active duty, a veteran who’s been out for several years, or you just finished Transition GPS/TAPS class and realized it was a complete waste of time, this podcast will help guide you through the process of what to do and how to successfully find a fulfilling career in the civilian world.To access this podcast and more, visit TransitionVetCoach.com.

Vet Coach Transition Tips Pat Bergstresser

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Transitioning from active duty military to the civilian job market can be a daunting experience, especially if you’ve spent your entire adult life on active duty. In the Vet Coach Transition Tips podcast, join former Navy Lieutenant Pat Bergstresser as he navigates the transition process for military veterans step by step. We’ll talk through resumes, interviews, LinkedIn, and most importantly, if you should grow a beard for your first civilian interview. If you’re still on active duty, a veteran who’s been out for several years, or you just finished Transition GPS/TAPS class and realized it was a complete waste of time, this podcast will help guide you through the process of what to do and how to successfully find a fulfilling career in the civilian world.To access this podcast and more, visit TransitionVetCoach.com.

    LinkedIn Part 10 - Networking Informational Interviews

    LinkedIn Part 10 - Networking Informational Interviews

    So this isn’t quite your traditional interview.  You won’t be interviewing for any potential role - but this new contact you’re about to have your first call with could be pivotal when you start applying to roles.  So you want to put your best foot forward in that initial conversation.  Here we cover how to approach the call to make it productive, how to best connect with the new connection, and building a foundation for expanding your network.

    • 33 min
    LinkedIn Part 9 - Networking Messaging

    LinkedIn Part 9 - Networking Messaging

    The goal here is getting your new contacts to respond and on the phone as quickly as possible.  Nobody wants to message back and forth endlessly.  But, you’re also a stranger to your potential connections.  In this episode we cover how to concisely message your new connections and get them on the phone so they can discover how awesome of a transitioning veteran you are.

    • 16 min
    LinkedIn Part 8 - Networking Search

    LinkedIn Part 8 - Networking Search

    Once you’ve defined your strategy, you’re ready to start searching.  The search bar on LinkedIn has a variety of filters and settings to tailor your search to exactly who you are looking to connect with.  In this episode we talk through how to leverage the search functionality to find the right connections for your transition.

    • 22 min
    LinkedIn Part 7 - Networking Strategy

    LinkedIn Part 7 - Networking Strategy

    So your profile is finally all filled out and you’re ready to start harnessing the networking power of LinkedIn.  But where to begin?  We’ll cover in this episode how to develop a personalized strategy so you’re talking to the right people and continually progressing towards your new career, not just a new job.

    • 38 min
    LinkedIn Part 6 - Profile Wrap Up

    LinkedIn Part 6 - Profile Wrap Up

    Time to wrap up writing this profile so you can get networking!  What the hell does “networking” even really mean?  We’ll get to that, but don’t miss this crucial episode where we cover the featured section, education, licenses and certifications, and more.  Should you list your military licenses and military awards?  We’ll answer that and feature plenty of actionable advice as always.
    To access this podcast and more, visit TransitionVetCoach.com.

    • 37 min
    LinkedIn Part 5 - Experience & Volunteering Sections

    LinkedIn Part 5 - Experience & Volunteering Sections

    The “meat” of your profile is your experience section.  This is where you can hit all the keywords to help recruiters find you, and where you can display everything you’ve accomplished in your career.  There’s some nuances to how to build this section, make it look clean and professional, and other tips important to nailing this aspect of your profile.  Listen in to learn how to build this section in a clean and concise way.
    To access this podcast and more, visit TransitionVetCoach.com.

    • 27 min

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