Speaker: Arren Mills

Save the Date | Vets4Vets

Who: Veterans

When: Jan. 12th

What: Vets4Vets Quarterly Gathering of Veterans, a free event for Veterans

Where: Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

Reminder this event is 100% FREE

For the current Information Blast, click here |To reserve an Exhibitor’s table, click here.

Please reach out to me if I can answer any questions for you.

-Bruce Thompson, Executive Director of Vets4Vets Jax

Bruce Thompson

Marine Corps veteran and veteran advocate. Supervised and oversaw personnel ranging from 1 to over 300, managed multiple programs that required a Department of Defense security clearance, project manager for projects ranging from 1 day small projects to large-scale projects that realigned an organizations structure and many in between. DoD Secret security clearance valid until Feb 2021.

As an employment workshop facilitator, I teach students on how to translate their military talent, experiences, and skills into civilian terms, conduct job searches, resume development and writing, networking, interviews, salary negotiation, and more. Each workshop is 3 days (24 hours) in length with 30-50 students. 

Conduct interviews (phone and Skype) to find facilitators to deliver the employment workshops in line with all of the government’s requirements. Review resumes and cover letters to see the applicant’s experiences and writing skills. Give my recommendations straight to the Regional Program Manager and Program Director.

Attend area networking events, association, and city meetings to assist transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses find resources, employment, and educational opportunities.

Veterati mentor for veterans where I assist mentee’s in developing skills, find training opportunities and find employment. I reassure them that they are on the right track or help get them back on the right course. I am an honest mentor that is known for being blunt when required. Not the everything is the perfect candidate. 

Participate in local community service programs and serve as the Training & Development Manager for The Mission Continues 1st Platoon. Work with Non-Profit organizations to blend resources to make the biggest impact we can on the local community. Teamwork, compassion, and a devotion to giving back to our local communities are the trademarks of these organizations and I am proud to continue to serve in this new manner.

Mailbag | What is the Best Way to Ask for a Raise?

Mailbag | What is the Best Way to Ask for a Raise?
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Pete the Job Guy, Chief Sales Officer of GEE Group, shares the best way to ask for a raise. 

Lt. Jason Clements, USN | A Job Is A Relationship: What Does Your Employer Give You

When considering a new job, it is crucial to ask beyond the job description. Although the company is interviewing you, you also need to decide if this company is a good fit for your lifestyle, and your future, as well. These critical things to consider can vary from compensation, 401k company match, vacation, extended leave, travel requirements, and more.

 

Listen to returning guest, Lt. Jason Clements, and I chat about all of these and more for an employer who goes beyond to serve their employees.

 

If you liked this podcast/article, check out this article: 22 Question to ask Your Prospective Employer…

 

In this episode, we talk about 3 paths to commission in the Civil Engineer Corps:
1. The CEC Collegiate Program
2. Active Duty via Officer Candidate School
3. Direct Commissioning into the Navy Reserves

Lieutenant Jason A. Clements, PE, PSM, Civil Engineer Corps., United States Navy

LT Clements is a native of Milton, Florida and the son of a retired Navy Master Chief Petty Officer. After graduating from Pace High School he enlisted in the US Navy and graduated Boot Camp from RTC Orlando in April 1992. Upon completion of EA “A” School, LT Clements reported to CBU 412 at Naval Station Charleston, South Carolina where he was promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class. In June 1995 he was transferred to NMCB 74, Gulfport MS. During his tour with NMCB 74 he was promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class and served in various positions within the Engineering Shop, deploying twice to Okinawa, Japan, once to Key West, FL and once to Port Au Prince, Haiti in support of Operation Fair Winds. LT Clements was Honorably Discharged in June 1998

LT Clements is a 2007 graduate of the Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He was commissioned into the Civil Engineer Corps in December 2010 via the Direct Commission Officer program and immediately reported to NMCB 14.

While serving with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 in Jacksonville, FL, he began as the Engineering Officer and has served in several positions including, Embark Officer, Air Det, Bravo, Echo and Charlie Echo Company Commander. Mr. Clements has deployed twice with NMCB 14 as AOIC/ OPS Officer Det Afghanistan (2012-2013) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and as OIC Det Kuwait (2016-2017) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. He reported to NCG TWO in April 2018 as the Acting OIC for NCG2  Reserve Augment.

LT Clements is a Registered Professional Engineer, Registered Professional Surveyor and Mapper in the State of Florida and a Seabee Combat Warfare qualified officer. His personal awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal,  Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, Navy Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (x2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Operation Inherent Resolve Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Navy Sea Service Ribbon (x3), Navy Reserve Sea Service Ribbon, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (M, x2) NATO Medal (ISAF), Expert Rifle Medal and Expert Pistol Medal.

In his civilian occupation, LT Clements is currently employed with Naval Facilities Engineering Command, South East as the Region’s Senior Land Surveyor and Cadastral Department Supervisor. He is married to the former Jennie Dean of Richmond, Virginia and resides in St. Johns, Florida with their 5 children.

Bryan Burt, USO Pathfinder | Beyond Just One Day for Veterans

Bryan Burt, USO Pathfinder | Beyond Just One Day for Veterans
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We celebrate our #veterans… again! We all know they deserve more than one day out of the year!

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Trivia time: Did you know that the USO will also help your spouse transition when you have to relocate? Bryan Burt is a USO Pathfinder Site Manager and he shares more services the USO provides that you probably didn’t know before. Listen right now!

Scott, Hulihan Territory Outdoor Solutions | Starting + Owning Your Own Business

Scott, Hulihan Territory Outdoor Solutions | Starting + Owning Your Own Business

 
 
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Adaptability is a to skill that many leaders need to be successful. It is not a secret. Listen to how Scott Hulihan of Hulihan Territory adapted to his customers’ needs to make his local business thrive in the Jacksonville market.

Kaytie Zimmerman, Optimistic Millennial | Millennial talk (that’s not just for Millennials)

Kaytie Zimmerman, Optimistic Millennial | Millennial talk (that’s not just for Millennials)
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Often, the term Millennial has a negative connotation. For the general majority, Millennials have the reputation of being lazy, free-loaders, not driven, or slack-uhs. On this show, I have Millennials takeover and they share some myths and patterns associated with Millennials in the workforce. 

My co-host, The World Famous, Arren Mills, and Kaytie Zimmerman, founder of Optimistic Millennial, chat about the “Y” Generation, job hopping, side hustles, and more on how to connect with Millennials in the workforce.

Allison Gwisz, Suddath | Bold City’s Best and Top 3 Best Places to Work

Allison Gwisz, Suddath | Bold City’s Best and Top 3 Best Places to Work
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Hear why Suddath Companies was voted the 2018 Best Moving Company and Best Storage Facility and also voted as a top three company for Best Place to Work!

LT Jason Clements, U.S. Navy | 2 Paths You Didn’t Know About in the Navy

LT Jason Clements, U.S. Navy | 2 Paths You Didn’t Know About in the Navy
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I bet you didn’t know that there were two paths when considering the Navy as a career. Listen to them right now from Lieutenant Jason Clements of the United States Navy.

Questions You’re Too Scared to Ask Your Boss in The Workplace

Questions You’re Too Scared to Ask Your Boss in The Workplace
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C’mon — we all want to ask it, but honestly, we don’t want that question to be associated with us. So, that is why we took your questions anonymously AND we answered them! Here are the questions you’re too scared to ask your boss in the workplace.

Coach Larry | Time Management

Coach Larry | Time Management
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Coach Larry has 3 tips for you to get those tasks completed by your deadline! Time management has never been easier.