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Public to private career transition lab

Public to PrivateCareer Transition Lab

Alan A. Malinchak, CEO

Maria J. Chaloux, President

Hands up exercise
Hands UP Exercise

  • Hands up, palms out

  • Now bring them together and clap and hold like praying

  • Rub up and down

  • Clasp your fingers together, put on your lap or table, and look down

  • Is your right or left thumb on top?

  • Right thumb on top – passionate

  • Left thumb on top – sneaky

  • Thumbs side by side – passionate and sneaky

  • Put your opposite thumb on top – does not feel comfortable

    • Data and Information won’t effect Change

    • Emotional connection – seeing and feeling will effect Change

How many years months days to retirement has an impact on
How Many Years/Months/Days to Retirement? Has an Impact on…

  • Fear and Anxiety

  • Drivers of a Career Transition

  • Financial Considerations

    - Retirement Calculations

  • Knowing It’s Time

  • Emotional Factors

  • The Concept and Realities of Professional Reinvention

Retirement drivers
Retirement Drivers on…

  • Voluntary

    • Eligible to Retire from Public/Military

    • Career Completion of Public/Military Commitment/Obligation

  • Involuntary

    • Mandatory Retirement from Government Agency / Military

    • Government Downsizing

    • Medical Issues

    • Family Concerns

    • Financial Concerns

Financial considerations
Financial Considerations on…

  • Knowing Your Numbers

    • CSRS v FERS / Military Pension  

    • What $$ Will You Need Based on Your Circumstances

  • Determining Your Financial Living Plan

    • Have You Conducted a Current Assets/Liabilities Analysis?

    • Have You Conducted a Cash Flow Analysis?

    • What is the Salary You Will Need

      • Based on Above and Below

  • Determining How Long You Want/Need to Work

    • Factors to Consider

      • Children; Kids in College; Mortgage; Location to Live; etc.

        • List Them – Be Specific

Financial retirement calculations
Financial /Retirement Calculations on…

  • Know Your Bi-Weekly/Monthly/Yearly Net Retirement Income

  • Can You Bank Your Retirement Salary and Live on Your New Private Industry Salary?

    • Determine if it Meets Your Goals/Expectations/Realities

    • Consider Benefits, Travel, Taxes, Commute/Parking Expenses

  • How Long from Your Government/Military Retirement until you are Fully Retired?

    • Pick an Age or Date/Year

    • Will your New Position Monies Get You There?

      • What type of position do you need to maintain or be better off financially

Current timeline
Current Timeline on…

  • When do you anticipate leaving Public Service/Military?

    • How Much Time Do You Have to Prepare for Transition?

    • How Much Time Do You Have to Devote to Preparing for Your Transition?

    • Develop a Timeline Chart

      • Establish Accomplishable Goals/Objectives by Date and Length of Time to Complete

        - Spoonfuls v Shovel Loads

        - Meet Your Milestones or Re-Compute Timeline

  • Determine an Estimated Cost to Accomplish Your Goals/Objectives

    • e.g., Acquiring a Professional Certification Additional Degree

Emotional factors
Emotional Factors on…

  • Loss of Identity

  • Leaving Your Comfort Zone, Leaving a Career Where you Have Experienced Success and Where You Believed You Were Making a Difference in the World

  • Leaving Your Personal and Professional Friends/Associates

  • Entering the Unknown

  • Developing New Personal and Professional Friends/Associates

  • Not Knowing What you Want to Do or are Qualified to Do

    • Feeling Unprepared and Unknowledgeable about Options

  • New Position = Different Culture, People, Procedures, Processes, Terminology, Job Responsibilities

  • Impact on Your Lifestyle

  • Starting Over

    • From the Top of Your Game to the FNG

    • Out With the Old – In With the New…

Professional reinvention
Professional Reinvention on…

  • Reinvention could either be a Simple or Extreme Makeover

  • Required is Your Honest Self-Assessment and Analysis of…

    • What Do You Want to do in Your Next Career?

      • Corporate Position/Non-Profit/Entrepreneur

  • Your Gap Analysis of the Competencies Needed

  • What Skills/Resources/Financing Do You Need to Acquire?

  • What Professional Certifications/Academic Degrees are Required

  • Whether Continuing Educational Funds are Available to You NOW

    • What are the Requirements/Paybacks to Access these Funds?

    • Could you Fund these Professional Certifications/Degrees on Your Own

  • Begin to Create a Strategy/Timeline and Execute on How to Get There

  • The new world private industry
    The New World – Private Industry on…

    • Profitability & Growth v Mission Focus

    • Economic Overview

    • State of the Employment Market

    • Drivers & Timing Factors for Corporate Hiring

    • Contract Factors

      • Business 101

    Economic overview
    Economic Overview on…

    • Is the Overall Economy Expanding or Contracting?

      • US v Global Market Numbers

    • Government Budget Factors

      • Sequestration


      • Government Shutdowns

      • In-Sourcing v Out-Sourcing Contract Positions

      • 0% Raises last Several Years

    • Are Your Personal Economic Factors Tied to ANY of the above?

    Drivers timing factors for corporate hiring
    Drivers & Timing Factors for Corporate Hiring on…

    • Mission Change - Market Change

      • War Effort to Health Care IT

        • e.g. SAIC, ManTech – bought new companies

        • New Focus on New Skill Sets

    • Government Budget

      • Private Companies Market Share

      • In-Sourcing v Out-Sourcing

    • Net Operating (BizOps) Budgets Shrink with a Company

    • Cost Cutting to

      • Appease Stock Analysts

      • Redirect Monies to Business Development (BD)

        • To Increase Market Share

      • Salary Cuts or Layoffs

    Private industry contract factors
    Private Industry Contract Factors on…

    • Loss of re-compete

    • Unprofitable margins

    • Time and Materials or Cost Plus contracts converted to Firm Fixed Price

    • Individual

      • Not meeting position expectations or metrics

      • Not maintaining your professional certification

      • Personality conflicts with peers, subordinates, superiors or CLIENTS

        • Your behaviors are not aligned to corporate culture

    Gap analysis
    Gap Analysis on…

    • Current Skills to Required Skills Comparison

      • Several Focused Tools On Internet

        • Professionals

        • Civilians

        • Military

      • Use Them All

    Certifications education clearances
    Certifications /Education/Clearances on…

    • Professional Certifications

    • Additional Educational Degrees

    • Security Clearances

    Professional certifications additional educational degrees
    Professional Certifications & on…Additional Educational Degrees

    • Professional Certifications

      • Project Management Professional (PMP)

      • Computer Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP)

      • Computer Operations Certifications

        • Network +, Security +, A+

      • Contracts Administration and Contracting Officer

        • Learn the FAR, especially sections L and M

        • Join the National Contract Management Association

      • Acquisition Professional

      • Professional Human Resources (PHR) and Strategic/Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR)

    • Additional Educational Degrees

      • Needed/Leveraged

    Security clearances
    Security Clearances on…

    • The Necessity of Timing

      • When Was Your Last 5 Year Re-Investigation?

        • Malinchak Story

    • The Value of Having

      • What is it Worth?

    Networking on…

    • Knowing and Expanding Your Network

      • Identify Your Trusted Friends

      • Leverage Even Your “Strength of Weak Ties”

      • Pursue Professional Contacts

      • Strategically Expand Your Network

        • Geographical Location You Want To Work

        • Industry You Want To Work In

        • Function, Project or Program You Want To Work In

        • Companies You Want To Work For

    • Professional Networking

    Professional networking
    Professional Networking on…

    • Professional Associations

      • Memberships

    • Board Memberships at Non-Profits

    • Social Media

      • LinkedIn

      • Facebook

      • Twitter

    • Volunteering within your Targeted Profession

    • Attending Professional Events

      • Investing Nights/Weekends

    • Establishing Relationships with Recruiters

    Resources job boards fairs recruiters and career counseling
    Resources: Job Boards/Fairs on…Recruiters and Career Counseling

    • Job Boards

      • Large – Global Cross-Industry


      • Specialized – Regional or Industry Specific


      • Aggregators - Consolidate Job Openings from Large and Specialized Job Boards



      • Individual Company Career Portals

    • Job Fairs

    Constructing your resume for private industry
    Constructing Your Resume on…for Private Industry

    • Standard Components of a Business Resume

      • Objective/Certifications/Clearances

        • 2-3 sentence narrative summary

      • Strengths/Overview

      • Experience

      • Certification and Education

      • Publications

      • Professional Associations/Memberships/Boards

    • Options

      • Outsource to a Professional

      • Write it Yourself and send to Resume Editor

    When did you interview last
    When Did You Interview Last? on…

    • Understanding the Behavioral and Communication Clues of the Hiring Manager

      • Prepare Using “DiSC Personality Diagnostic”

    • Stages of Interviewing

      • The PRE

      • The Interview

      • The POST

    Pre interview
    Pre- Interview on…

    • Preparation

      • Research the company, e.g.,

      • Research the company website

        • Know the company inside and out

    • Self-Practice your Interview

      • Anticipate questions you will be asked

      • Prepare questions about the company for the interviewer

        • What and How: Behavior Based Responses

      • Body Language


      • Anticipate Questions from Hiring Manager

    Interview on…

    • Day of Interview

      • Image/Body Language

      • Avoid Negative and Irrelevant Issues

      • Be Aware of your Internal “Self Talk” – Stay Positive

      • Be On-Point and Concise when Responding to Questions

      • Closing the Interview

        • Asking Where You Are in the Process?

        • Anticipated Timeline for a Hiring Decision?

        • Who is the POC for updated contacts?

    Post interview
    Post-Interview on…

    • Within 24 Hours

      • Thank You Email

      • Hand Written Thank You Note

    • Follow-Up Every 2-4 Weeks

      • Phone/Email

        • Reiterate Your Interest/Status of Your Candidacy

        • Internal Recruiter

        • Hiring Manager

    • Companies Usually Interview Several Candidates

      • Over a Long Period of Time

    Negotiations on…

    • Everything is Negotiable

    • Knowing What is Negotiable is Continually Changing

    A day in the life
    A Day in the Life… on…

    • Preparation for a Day in the Life of Your Future Career

    • Business Realities

      • Commute/Cubicle/Office Setting/Parking Costs

      • 24/7 availability vs 8 to 5

    • Future Realities

      • Starting from Scratch aka FNG!

    • Your New Business Mindset

    • Translate Current Skills to Business Needs

    Summary take aways
    Summary Take Aways on…

    • Change is Hard

    • Reinvention

      • What You Were is NOT What You Will Be

    • Confidence

    • Resilience

    • Expand Your Network

      • Rely on Trusted Friends and Professionals

    • New Careers Come From Opportunity and Planning

      • Looking for a New Career is a Full-Time Job

      • Avoid the 6 P’s

    • Your Resume is NOT Permanent

      • Align it to Each Specific Position You Apply

    Clat transitions llc contact info
    Éclat Transitions LLC Contact Info on…

    It’s Only The Beginning!

    • or

    • Alan A. Malinchak - CEO

      • 571-221-4095 [email protected]

    • Maria J. Chaloux - President

      • 703-819-0458 [email protected]