Transitioning from military service to civilian employment can be a challenging process full of uncertainty. Get the skills necessary to envision a new career, plot a transition plan, translate your experience, network into opportunity, and excel in your new role. If you are a veteran, take advantage of one year of free access to LinkedIn Learning by visiting LinkedIn's veteran program.
Florent Groberg on Finding Your Purpose after Active Duty with Florent Groberg
Medal of Honor recipient and LinkedIn for Veterans spokesperson Flo Groberg and other veterans discuss the challenges and opportunities of leaving military service for the civilian world.
2h 36m • COURSE
LinkedIn for Veterans with May Chow
LinkedIn seeks to helps veterans take the next step in their careers. Learn how to use LinkedIn to grow your network, learn new skills, and find job opportunities.
53m 12s • COURSE
Discovering Your Strengths with Dave Crenshaw
Discover your strengths. Learn how to identify what you do best and make your strengths align with the work you do.
57m 6s • COURSE
Managing Your Career: Early Career with Valerie Sutton
Learn how to proactively manage your career by building a career profile that will guide your future growth.
1h 8m • COURSE
Translating Your Military Skills to Civilian Workplace with Lida Citroën
Learn how to transition your military experience into a fulfilling civilian career.
47m 28s • COURSE
Gaining Skills with LinkedIn Learning with Aaron Quigley
What's your learning style? Understand how you learn best and how LinkedIn Learning can help you set and achieve your personal and professional goals.
27m 56s • COURSE
Job Search Strategies with Valerie Sutton
Teaches the latest techniques for finding the right position for your interests, skills, and experience.
37m 53s • COURSE
Writing a Resume with Stacey Gordon
Learn how to write a resume that impresses hiring managers and speaks to your personal and professional strengths. This resume writing course deals with the nuts and bolts of resume formatting, layout, and word choice.
2h 39m • COURSE
Creating Your Personal Brand with Lida Citroën
Learn how to create the brand of you. Craft a personal brand that puts you in control of your career and attracts opportunities.
33m 24s • COURSE
Personal Branding on Social Media with Karen Leland
Personal branding expert Karen Leland shows you the top tips for personal branding on social media, including LinkedIn and Facebook.
1h 8m • COURSE
Building Your Professional Network with Dave Crenshaw
Grow your professional network and influence by building meaningful and lasting relationships.
50m 32s • COURSE
Giving Your Elevator Pitch with Todd Dewett
Discover how to sell yourself in a short period of time with a memorable "elevator pitch."
13m 1s • COURSE
Acing Your Interview (2013) with Valerie Sutton
Tips to ace your interview and land the job you want.
38m 48s • COURSE
Mastering Common Interview Questions with Valerie Sutton
Learn how to master the top 10 most common interview questions you'll encounter when looking for a new job.
56m 14s • COURSE
Negotiating Your Salary with Valerie Sutton
Learn smart strategies that can help you prepare for a salary negotiation, discuss your strengths, and follow up to achieve agreement.
52m 17s • COURSE
Succeeding in a New Job with Dr. Chaz Austin
Starting a new job? Learn what you need to succeed. Get actionable tips for making the most of your role at a new company.
56m 18s • COURSE
Business Etiquette: Meetings, Meals, and Networking Events with Suzanna Kaye
Learn the unwritten rules for being more successful at meetings, business meals, and networking events.
40m 19s • COURSE
Getting Promoted with Todd Dewett
Coach Todd Dewett helps you prepare your case for getting promoted—and demonstrate the value you offer your organization.
29m 58s • COURSE
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Florent Groberg is a retired U.S. Army captain, advocate for veterans, and Medal of Honor recipient.
Retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent "Flo" Groberg was born in Poissy, France, in 1983. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2001, and graduated from high school in Bethesda, Maryland, the same year.
Groberg attended the University of Maryland, College Park, and competed in varsity track and cross-country. In 2006, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminology and criminal justice.
Groberg entered the Army in July 2008 and attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. He received his commission as an infantry officer on December 4, 2008. After completing the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Mechanized Leaders Course, U.S. Army Airborne, and U.S. Army Ranger Schools, he was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, as a platoon leader.
In November 2009, Groberg deployed to Afghanistan as part of Task Force Lethal, with responsibility for the Pech River Valley in Afghanistan's Kunar Province. Upon returning home in June 2010, he continued serving as a platoon leader, until he was reassigned as an infantry company executive officer from October 2010 to November 2011. He was then assigned as the brigade personal security detachment commander for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. He deployed again to Kunar Province in February 2012, with Task Force Mountain Warrior. He was promoted to captain in July 2012.
As a result of his actions, Groberg sustained the loss of 45 to 50 percent of his left calf muscle with significant nerve damage, a blown eardrum, and a mild traumatic brain injury. Groberg spent his recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from August 2012 to May 2015. He was medically retired from Company B Warriors, Warrior Transition Battalion, as a captain, July 23, 2015.
Groberg's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal with one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, U.S. Army Parachutists Badge, U.S. Army Ranger Tab, and Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Currently, Groberg is director of Veterans Outreach at Boeing and is based in Washington, DC.
May Chow is an Emmy-winning journalist
and the manager of communications at LinkedIn.
May runs the LinkedIn for Journalists program which helps reporters use LinkedIn to report, engage, and inform. She also leads LinkedIn media relations efforts and manages diversity and inclusion communications.
Dave Crenshaw is an author and leadership coach who has been featured in Time and USA Today.
Dave Crenshaw is the master of building productive leaders. He has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have received millions of views. He has written four books and counting, including The Myth of Multitasking: How "Doing It All" Gets Nothing Done, which was published in six languages and is a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed hundreds of thousands of business leaders worldwide. Find out more at DaveCrenshaw.com.
Valerie Sutton is a thought leader in career theory and student services in university settings.
As an experienced career coach within the MBA and education sectors, Valerie has expertise in applying research to practice, by utilizing technology to help create a "career consciousness" with her clients. As a Director of the Career Services Office, she has oversight of services that reach over 900 students annually at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Valerie's prior experience includes the Fox School of Business at Temple University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Valerie is qualified in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, CareerLeader assessment, and has knowledge of the Strengthsfinder assessment.
Her interest is in training and development of individuals and teams in managing their career progression and understanding market demands, as it relates to recruitment and retention of employees. Through the use of career theory and coaching techniques, her goal is to teach individuals to take the initiative and lead the success of their own career. To learn more about Valerie visit her LinkedIn profile.
Lida Citroën is an international branding specialist who designs identities and teaches personal branding.
Lida is the principal of LIDA360, based in Denver, and an accomplished speaker and writer, often featured in the media, including MSNBC, Entrepreneur, U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, Forbes.com, Harvard Business Review, and CBS MoneyWatch. She is also the author of two books: Your Next Mission: A Personal Branding Guide for the Military-to-Civilian Transition, which offers personal branding, career, and professional tools and guidance to transitioning military veterans, and Reputation 360: Creating Power through Personal Branding, a best-selling guide to gaining competitive advantage through reputation management.
Lida spends her free time helping veterans transition from military to civilian careers. She writes for Military.com, is a volunteer for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), speaks at national events on veteran hiring, and since 2010 has worked with the Wall Street Warfighters Foundation. She also conducts workshops, training seminars, and webinars to enlighten transitioning veterans about the challenges, opportunities, and advantages to be gained in the civilian sector.
Aaron Quigley is a content manager for LinkedIn Learning.
In his role at LinkedIn Learning, Aaron focuses on educational technology, elearning, information management, and finance and accounting training. Aaron holds a master of science in education from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of arts in interpersonal communication from Whitworth University. He is a Teach for America alumnus with experience teaching in inner-city schools and was a lead teacher when in the classroom. Previously, Aaron worked in finance and banking as a financial advisor, managed a merchant services department for a community bank, and was a trainer and personal banker at a national bank. Outside of his vocation, Aaron also taught sailing through the American Sailing Association and worked with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), providing humanitarian aid in Venezuela and Nepal.
Stacey A. Gordon is founder and CEO of Rework Work.
Rework Work provides a holistic view to reworking what doesn't work about work. As a diversity consultant with recruiting expertise, not only does she guide professionals through outplacement and develop job search strategies to help you choose a job you will love, but she also helps companies to be your employer of choice through workshops and presentations.
Her professional history of supporting diversity initiatives began with her work in diversity recruiting at Prudential, where she was one of the top recruiters on the West Coast. She developed programs for what is now Dress for Success Worldwide, founded the first professional chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs, was tapped to succeed the executive director of the national organization, and continued her work in diversity at MUFG Americas— one of the largest financial institutions in the world.
Stacey has served on the board of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources as COO and then as president and also as director of learning and development for Professionals in Human Resources Association, the largest SHRM affiliate in the country. She is the author of a book titled The Successful Interview: 99 Questions to Ask and Answer (and Some You Shouldn't) and three elearning courses on this platform titled Human Resources: Diversity Recruiting, Unconscious Bias, and Writing a Resume. As a career consultant and strategist, Stacey has written career- and diversity-related articles and provided content for Essence, Black MBA Magazine, Forbes.com, Monster.com, and several career-related blogs. She also appeared in a career segment on FoxBusiness.com.
Karen Leland is head of Sterling Marketing Group, a brand and marketing strategy and implementation firm.
She works with CEOs, executives, and entrepreneurs on building stronger personal, business, and team brands. Over the past 25 years, Karen has worked throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America with such clients as Apple, AT&T, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Sprint.
A highly sought-after keynote speaker, Karen has spoken for the YPO, American Management Association, Peak Potentials, American Marketing Association, and others. Karen is also the best-selling author of nine books, which have sold over 450,000 copies and been translated into 10 other languages. Her latest book, The Brand Mapping Strategy, is now available.
Karen has written advertorial, catalog, marketing, and public relations materials for a variety of public and private companies, including Inc. Magazine, Lufthansa Airlines, Marriott Hotels, Oracle, American Express, Johnson & Johnson, and others. Karen's freelance articles have appeared in Women's Day, Self, Entrepreneur, Hemispheres, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others.
An expert in CEO and business branding, Karen is a go-to on-air expert for radio and television, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Bloomberg, and Oprah. She previously worked as a freelance reporter for Comcast.
In addition to her work in the business world, Karen has a lifelong commitment to the arts. She is a working artist whose paintings and prints have been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, and the Sausalito Art Festival. Her passion for the arts includes theater as well. Karen has performed onstage throughout the Bay Area and LA and in industrial films and voice-overs.
Dr. Todd Dewett is a leading speaker, writer, and coach in the leadership and life skills space.
Dr. Dewett is one of the world's most powerful voices in the leadership and life skills space. As a professional speaker, he inspires. As a writer, he educates. As a coach, he transforms. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young, Todd served for ten years as a decorated professor of management, until speaking and writing became full-time pursuits. He is a TEDx speaker, Inc. magazine top 100 leadership speaker, and two-time #1 most viewed author at Lynda.com. His latest book is Show Your Ink: Stories about Leadership and Life. His unique take on leadership has resulted in quotes in the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, TIME, and hundreds of other outlets. Visit his home online at www.drdewett.com.
Dr. Chaz Austin, EdD is a recognized authority in the field of career packaging and marketing.
Dr. Chaz trains his clients to self-market, a mandatory skill in today's workplace. He also conducts workshops and leads courses for people in a broad range of industries and at any stage of their careers—from those who have recently graduated from school to people who have been in the workforce for decades and are re-careering.
Dr. Chaz holds an EdD in organizational leadership from Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology. He has authored two books about self-marketing and how to treat yourself like a business. His most recent book is 101 Ways to Find Work … and Keep Finding Work for the Rest of Your Career! In academia, Dr. Chaz has served as director of career development for the Musicians Institute; career resource specialist for business students and alumni at Woodbury University; MBA career development & employer relations manager at Pepperdine University's School of Business and Management; and director of placement for Video Symphony.
He was also a college professor teaching a wide range of courses in business and communication, specializing in career training, and has presented papers to the National Association of Women MBAs, the Association for Business Communication, the National Council for Workforce Education, the Society of Educators and Scholars, the International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, the California Placement Association, and the Global Leadership and Management Conference.
Suzanna Kaye is a professional organizer and productivity expert.
Specializing in chronic disorganization, ADD, and disabilities, she brings to each client the knowledge of simplifying even the most difficult tasks. She has been a professional organizer since 2006, and comes from a background in business, finance, and education, with previous corporate positions including CFO, managing director, and teacher.