As CEO of LIDA360, Lida Citroën is passionate about helping our nation's veterans navigate the military-to-civilian career transition. She is a popular TEDx speaker and trainer at military installations and events across the country. Lida also leverages her 20+ years in corporate branding to help private employers recruit, onboard and grow veteran employees. Her latest book, Engaging with Veteran Talent: A quick and practical guide to sourcing, hiring, onboarding and developing Veteran employees, provides companies seeking to start or build on their Veteran Hiring Initiatives with the tools and insights to be successful. This resource follows her best-selling book, Your Next Mission: A personal branding guide for the military-to-civilian transition, which offers veterans the tools to successfully move to meaningful civilian careers.
How Important to Your Career Is a First Impression?
Just how important are those in-person and online first impressions?
Here's Why Veterans Should Work in a Gig Economy
For many of you making the move from a military career to the civilian sector, full-time employment isn't a viable option.
5 Tips for Staying Positive During a Job Search
How can I keep my head held high when I keep getting turned down for jobs
How to Network at a Job Fair
As you transition from a military to a civilian career, you will find yourself in numerous networking scenarios.
Military Transition Q&A: Finding the Right Fit
Many employers do not understand how to hire veterans, and then when they do, how to get the most value from a veteran employ...
Make Your Online Profile Stand Out
When you left service, you were likely encouraged to create online profiles so others can find you and share opportunities wi...
Tips for Hiring Veterans for Seasonal Work
If your company is looking to staff up for the new year, or hires seasonal workers to get through busy season, hiring veteran...
Build a Networking Strategy for Your Transition
Whether you are looking for a job, clients or more interesting projects, a network is a critical part of your professional to...
How to Get the Attention of Recruiters
Veterans in the job search, getting your resume to the right recruiters, in the right way, is a big part of your career strat...
What To Do: First Months of a Veteran Job Search
When you entered the service, you knew a day would come when you would face a civilian job search.
Is Entrepreneurship Right for Your Next Career?
Entrepreneurship represents the taking charge of your future, control of your livelihood, and directing your options.
Going Back to School After Transitioning
Many veterans opt to go to college or university to complete or advance their education. This can be an excellent decision.
Before You Make Your Ask, Figure Out Your 'Why'
It's been said that, "Before someone can care about what you do, they need to know why you care about what you do."
Here's How This Navy Midshipman Became a Successful Entrepreneur
Lida Citroen, Military.com's veteran employment expert, speaks with Navy veteran Justin Nassiri on how he went from immigrant...
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Cadet Kade Kurita was reported missing when he failed to report for a scheduled military skills competition.
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The study set out to determine if it's the rations that cause the digestive issues service members associate with MREs.
New Army Neck Guard Saves Soldier's Life
U.S. Army equipment officials said last week the service's new helmet system saved a soldier's life recently in Afghanistan.
The Story Behind the Navy Secretary's 'Fire Me' Deal with Trump
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SecNav Fires Back at Critics Over Problems with Newest Supercarrier
The Navy secretary is firing back at those criticizing a $13 billion carrier fraught with delays and equipment trouble.
Naval Academy Midshipmen Want to Revolutionize Artificial Intelligence
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Air Force News
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Officials at Minot are investigating "reports of suspected illegal drugs at an above-ground facility."
Air Force Begins Investing Billions in Adversary Air Training
The Air Force for years has looked for a helping hand to fill the enemy, "red air" gap.
Air Force Football Coach Refuses Questions on Players' Cocaine Charges
Air Force Academy football coach Troy Calhoun refused to answer questions about cocaine use by three of his players.
Marine Corps News
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No clothes. No ghillie suit. The sniper went into the field with nothing but a painted face and a pair of boots.
Brush Fire Scorches More Than 80 Acres on Camp Pendleton
No structures were threatened by the fire, which erupted amid unseasonably hot late-afternoon temperatures.
Marine Killed in Vehicle Accident at Mountain Warfare Center
Pfc. Christian Bautista was pronounced dead at Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center, officials announced Monday.
Coast Guard News
Coast Guard Planning to Base Three Fast-Response Cutters on Guam, Commandant Says
The Coast Guard kept a cutter deployed in the western Pacific since January.
Charged with Killing His 'Best Bud,' Coast Guardsman Appears in Camp Pendleton Courtroom
Seaman Ethan W. Tucker was arrested Aug. 28 after a seven-month Coast Guard investigation into the January death.
Coast Guard Offloads $92 Million Worth of Smuggled Cocaine in San Diego
The Coast Guard offloaded more than 6,800 pounds of cocaine -- worth an estimated $92 million -- on Wednesday.