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.
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How Personal Branding Can Jump Start Your Job Search
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What to Do If Your First Civilian Job Doesn’t Work Out
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Get Ready for the New Year by Updating Your Resume
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5 Things to Do While You Wait to Hear Whether You Got the Job
The interviews went well. You're one of their final candidates. Now, you wait to hear whether you got the job.
3 Reasons for Social Networking Even if You Hate It
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How Veterans Can Get the Most from a Mentor
Whether you find a mentor through a formal program, or you casually develop a relationship with someone who helps you along,...
How to Ask for a Job Promotion
The request for a promotion must be timed right, communicated correctly and supported with good intel to be seriously conside...
Taking the Yuck Out of Networking
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Job Hunting? Ask Yourself: ‘Are You Afraid or Uncomfortable?’
Is that gut feeling telling to run, or giving you the chance to do something risky?
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After Military Social Media Flubs, 4-Star Promises Improvements
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Marine Corps News
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Coast Guard News
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The Coast Guard will wrap up a study examining why minority service members are leaving its ranks.
Coast Guard Helps Rescue Fishermen After Capsized Boat Found off Oregon Coast
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