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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Current Skills to Required Skills Comparison
    • Several Focused Tools On Internet
      • Professionals
      • Civilians
      • Military
    • Use Them All
certifications education clearances
Certifications /Education/Clearances
  • Professional Certifications
  • Additional Educational Degrees
  • Security Clearances
professional certifications additional educational degrees
Professional Certifications &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
  • The Necessity of Timing
    • When Was Your Last 5 Year Re-Investigation?
      • Malinchak Story
  • The Value of Having
    • What is it Worth?
  • 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
  • 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/FairsRecruiters 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 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Everything is Negotiable
  • Knowing What is Negotiable is Continually Changing
a day in the life
A Day in the Life…
  • 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
  • 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

It’s Only The Beginning!

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  • Alan A. Malinchak - CEO
    • 571-221-4095
  • Maria J. Chaloux - President
    • 703-819-0458