Ready for a Mentor? Check Out These Resources From MOAA

Ready for a Mentor? Check Out These Resources From MOAA
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A mentor serves as one of the most important people in your network – someone to help you develop communication skills, show you the ropes in new situations, offer a trustworthy second opinion, sharpen your goal-setting, and connect you with key resources.


This National Mentoring Month, let MOAA assist with that last task. No matter what type of mentor you’re seeking, one (or more) of these resources will prove helpful.


Go Local With MOAA. Did you know MOAA has a network comprised of nearly 400 chapters in communities across the country? Many of those affiliates have an active transition liaison/networking coordinator who has forged ties with area employers and community leaders to showcase the value of hiring transitioning uniformed servicemembers, veterans, and their spouses. In turn, these liaisons can serve as a vital networking contact and mentor when seeking employment opportunities in their community.


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Partner With ACP. American Corporate Partners (ACP) helps military spouses and veterans achieve career goals through a free national mentorship program and is a proud partner of MOAA. An ACP Mentorship allows you to build your professional network, find career and internship opportunities, improve your résumé and interview skills, and advance at your current job. Learn more about the ACP Veteran Mentoring Program for MOAA Members.


Don’t Innovate Alone. Starting your own business? Reach out to your local Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), where counselors with entrepreneurship know-how can offer insights tailored to the military community. And check out SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, which is dedicated to helping small businesses plan, launch, manage and grow.


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Go Virtual. The eMentor Program offers an information sharing, learning, and support community for all members of the military and veteran community, including military spouses. Spouses on the move may benefit from the online approach; the program is free to join.


Bring out the best in yourself and those you lead by supporting National Mentorship Month and actively participating in a mentorship program.


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About the Author

Col. Brian D. Anderson, USAF (Ret)
Col. Brian D. Anderson, USAF (Ret)

Anderson joined the staff of MOAA's Career Transition Services Department in August 2011. He served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force in a wide range of command and staff assignments. Connect with him on LinkedIn.