Afterburner to deliver USAA-sponsored information

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Seminar to feature skills, planning strategy taught to Global 2000 firms
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ATLANTA — Afterburner, Inc., a global leadership training and consulting company, will travel to Schofield Barracks, to host a USAA-sponsored Military Transition Seminar (MTS), a career-planning event for exiting service members and their spouses.

Service members and military spouses will come together Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Nehelani Banquet and Conference Center to join this day-long course created and delivered by Afterburner’s team of elite military veterans.

The MTS engages veterans in understanding the importance of developing a lifetime civilian career as opposed to securing an initial job. The course curriculum trains veterans to identify key areas of career consideration and to use those areas as guidance throughout the planning process.

Participants develop career-planning strategies and learn job search skills, such as networking, interview preparation and how to incorporate all facets of their support network. The full-day seminar is part of a larger initiative to encourage military members to think more strategically about their transition to civilian life – well in advance of their separation or retirement dates.

As part of the seminar, participating service members benefit from applying the same planning processes Afterburner deploys at Global 2000 corporations, providing each participant with an individual career plan, complete with a personal value proposition, career objectives customized to his or her previous experience, and insight into industries where military core competencies are in high demand.

The MTS curriculum is based on “Down Range: A Transitioning Veteran’s Career Guide to Life’s Next Phase,” a transition guidebook co-authored by Afterburner founder & CEO James “Murph” Murphy, and director of Learning & Development, retired Navy Cmdr. William M. Duke. As part of the seminar, each participant will receive a copy of the guide.

In founding Afterburner, Murphy developed a team of veterans whose military training, experiences and skills are in high demand among global corporations.

“Each week, Afterburner trains industry-leading corporations to operate with the precision of elite military teams,” said Murphy. “These best-in-class organizations recognize and seek the skill sets that military service members possess; yet, our veterans struggle to find ‘employment with purpose’ that aligns with the sense of mission and esprit de corps they experienced while serving.

“Our Military Transition Seminars help attendees to connect the dots and market and position their initiatives and skills to a fulfilling civilian career,” Murphy added.


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