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
Join Medal of Honor recipient and LinkedIn for Veterans spokesperson Florent Groberg to explore the challenges and opportunities of leaving military service for civilian life.
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 Oliver Schinkten
What's your learning style? Discover how you learn best and how LinkedIn Learning can help you set and achieve your personal and professional goals.
33m 43s • 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
Create a resume that impresses hiring managers and speaks to your personal and professional strengths. Learn about the nuts and bolts of resume formatting, layout, and word choice.
2h 27m • 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 23s • COURSE
Personal Branding on Social Media with Jennifer W. Jessie
Learn how to build and manage an authentic, compelling personal brand on social media. Get tips for delivering content, tracking your progress, developing partnerships, and more.
37m 55s • COURSE
Managing Your Professional Network with Elise Gelwicks
Learn how to network and build professional allies who are always in your corner. Get easy-to-implement networking tips to build professional relationships and grow your career.
20m 43s • 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
Expert Tips for Answering Common Interview Questions with Jenny Foss
Ace your next job interview. This collection of bite-sized videos shows how to deliver strong, well-crafted responses to some of the most common questions posed by job interviewers.
1h 12m • 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
Finding a new job is just the beginning. Explore actionable ways to be successful after joining a new company.
27m 54s • 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
Building Business Relationships with Simon T. Bailey
Master the art of building meaningful business relationships. Learn how to set yourself up for visibility and success, manage up, build relationships with executives, and more.
57m 30s • COURSE
How to Be Promotable with Careercake
Learn how to increase your chances of getting a promotion with a few simple steps.
25m 34s • 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 develops leaders in Fortune 500 companies, universities, and organizations of every size.
Dave has appeared in Time magazine, USA Today, Fast Company, and the BBC News. His courses on LinkedIn Learning have been viewed tens of millions of times. His five books have been published in eight languages, the most popular of which is The Myth of Multitasking—a time management bestseller. As an author, speaker, and online instructor, Dave has transformed the lives and careers of hundreds of thousands around the world. You can download a free copy of Dave's book The Result and learn 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.
Oliver Schinkten is a national speaker, consultant, writer, and video trainer.
He is an expert in learning and teaching, specializing in supporting educators as they work to empower their students.
As a learning facilitator passionate about education reform and revolutionizing education, Oliver believes in providing every student with a real-life, relevant, engaging, and personalized education in which they learn how to learn, develop character and integrity, and get inspired to become lifelong learners and world changers.
He is the founder of AssistEd Shift and ComPassion Based Learning, as well as a cofounder of the Communities program at Oshkosh North High School.
Stacey A. Gordon is a diversity, inclusion, and career strategist and the CEO of Rework Work.
At Rework Work, Stacey works to reduce bias in recruiting and barriers to hiring. Leading at the intersection of recruiting, career development, diversity, and workplace culture, Stacey has delivered keynote speeches globally and developed educational content that has engaged professionals both in person and in a virtual environment. She focuses on reworking how companies work by creating inclusive workplace cultures. That includes how they recruit, hire, and engage women and professionals of color. Stacey is also a highly rated coach practitioner who has facilitated coaching of chief diversity officers and other diversity and inclusion (D&I) practitioners at several D&I forums.
Jennifer Jessie is a social media strategist and the founder of No Blue Creative.
When she was 25 years old, Jennifer hit the self-destruct button on her life. After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, she realized that while she wanted to be a licensed attorney, she never wanted to practice law. While reluctantly studying for the Virginia Bar, she created a TV blog. Within a year, the blog attracted thousands of visitors. But success threw her a swerve ball when an error made by a web designer resulted in her blog losing all of its traffic overnight. She rebuilt from the rubble, teaching herself search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and social media marketing to make her blog successful once again. Within a few months, her blog had first-page rankings on Google and Jennifer scored an invite to the Emmys.
Over 10 years ago, Jennifer started implementing the same strategies she used for her blog for business owners as a social media and content strategist. In her work at No Blue Creative—the full-service creative strategy, marketing, and development firm she founded—she provides social media consulting for business owners, helps to transition marketing agencies from print to digital, offers workshops on social media, and more.
As the founder of Eleview, Elise Gelwicks helps companies retain and develop their young professionals.
Elise has specialized in developing young professionals for almost a decade. In college, she started a company that helped undergraduate students find summer internships by leveraging their networks. After working at Kimberly-Clark and in management consulting she founded Eleview. Eleview helps companies elevate young professionals by leading workshops on the essential interpersonal skills and by creating customized internship and onboarding programs. Eleview's programs set those new to the working world up for success.
Elise has been featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and ABC News. She is a sought-after speaker at universities, companies, and conferences.
Dr. Todd Dewett is one of the world's most watched leadership personalities.
He is an authenticity expert, best-selling author, best-selling educator at LinkedIn Learning, a TEDx speaker, and an Inc. Magazine Top 100 leadership speaker. He is a thought leader and expert on leadership, focused primarily on authenticity and aspects of relationships and leader behaviors that drive success at work. His unique take on leadership has resulted in quotes in the New York Times, Businessweek, Forbes, TIME, and hundreds of other outlets. After beginning his career with Andersen Consulting and Ernst & Young he completed his PhD in management and organizational behavior at Texas A&M University and enjoyed a career as an award-winning professor and scholar. Todd has delivered over 1,000 speeches and created a body of educational work enjoyed by over 20,000,000 professionals around the globe. His recent clients include Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Pepsi, Boeing, General Electric, Caterpillar, and hundreds more. 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.
Simon T. Bailey is an author and leadership imagineer.
Simon works with businesses and individuals to find the spark of brilliance that generates sustainable results. His latest book, Shift Your Brilliance: Harness the Power of You, Inc., was named as one of the top 25 books being read by individuals around the world and corporate America.
Careercake creates training to help you take on, rise to, and beat the challenges you'll face in the workplace.
Careercake content helps power users take on the "firsts" in the career search as well as in the workplace, whether it's writing an amazing cover letter, running your first 1-2-1 as a new manager, keeping your motivation levels up when you're job hunting, or giving feedback to your boss.
Careercake offers over 100 videos, supporting end users in the first decade of their careers—from going for a promotion, switching jobs, and developing confidence to becoming a manager for the first time. Find out more at careercake.com.