3 Chances to Build Your Professional Network With MOAA

3 Chances to Build Your Professional Network With MOAA
Networking in action during a MOAA Military and Veteran Networking Forum and Hiring Event in Washington, D.C. (Jennifer Milbrett for MOAA)

Networking is a critical component of the job search and finding your ideal next best life. Ultimately, it’s about building professional relationships that not only will aid your search for that next position, but also will facilitate growth throughout your career.


These upcoming MOAA events will help you hone your networking skills and allow you to make new connections, either virtually or in person. Want more? Check out our networking and social media resources.


Sept. 13: MOAA Virtual Career Fair

Although networking is great in the face-to-face format, it also works especially well in virtual environments, whether in a virtual call or at a virtual career fair.


MOAA’s upcoming event offers the chance to connect with employers looking to hire – you’ll be able to talk 1-on-1 with these representatives via video chat, including the potential for on-the-spot interviews.


Learn more about the event at this link, or register today!


Sept. 19: MOAA Career Transition Workshop: Networking

Still hesitant to jump into networking, or not sure it will work for you? MOAA has the tools you need to succeed at this relationship-building art.


This hourlong online workshop is focused solely on networking – how to make meaningful connections, maintain those connections, and put them to work as you progress on your career path.


Learn more at this link, or click here to register. Note: If you can’t attend on the 19th, register anyway and receive a link to the recorded presentation.


Oct. 4: Network for Success With MOAA

What better way to sharpen those networking skills than to attend an in-person event? Join MOAA on Oct. 4 for our MOAA Networking Forum at the beautiful Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Va. – it’s an evening of networking and professional development featuring MOAA career transition experts, industry recruiters, and company representatives.


MOAA Premium and Life members will have special access to a LinkedIn profile photo shoot – an important first impression for a critical digital networking platform.


Register for the free event at this link, or learn more here.


Beyond the Events

Networking is an everyday occurrence that comes in many forms, whether it’s a chat with your neighbor about area schools or with fellow alum about things to do in a new location.


The bottom line: You should always be networking, so why not put it to work for you, professionally? Let MOAA help you expand, strengthen, and utilize your connections through the above events and our many career and transition resources.


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About the Author

Capt. Pat L. Williams, USN (Ret), PhD, PHR®
Capt. Pat L. Williams, USN (Ret), PhD, PHR®

Williams serves as MOAA's Program Director, Engagement and Transition Services. She served 35 years in the Navy in multiple high visibility leadership positions. She is a Certified Professional in Human Resources.