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.
5 Ways to Make a Good Impression in Your New (Civilian) Job
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5 Ways to Break the Ice When Networking
Lida Citroen, Military.com's veteran employment expert details how to break the ice at networking events.
Pros and Cons of Entrepreneurship for Vet-owned Businesses
Lida Citroen, Military.com's veteran employment expert, lays out the pros and cons of being self-employed and starting your o...
5 Tips for Negotiating Your Salary
Got a job offer? Great! Here's how to negotiate your starting salary and benefits.
Do You Know How to Answer This Tricky Interview Question?
Lida Citroen, Military.com's veteran employment expert, details how to properly answer one of the most famous interview quest...
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...
How to Decode Civilian Language for a Successful Transition
Lida Citroen, Military.com's veteran employment expert details how you can decode civilian language in the workplace.
How to Compose a Handwritten, Post-Interview Thank You Note
Lida Cirtoen, Military.com's veteran employment expert, details why you should always send a handwritten thank you card after...
10 Lists to Make Before You Make the Transition
Transitioning out of the military? Here's the action plan you need to make before getting out.
Job Seekers: Are You Underselling Yourself?
Are you underselling yourself on your resume and in job interviews? Here's how to make sure you're marketing yourself accurat...
Don't Be Scared-off by an Entry-level Job
Veteran job-seekers! Don't turn your nose up at entry-level jobs. They might hold more promise than you think.
4 Basic Civilian Wardrobe Tips
Lida Citroen, Military.com's veteran employment expert gives her advice on what to wear when preparing for your interview.
25 Reasons Your Resume Misses the Mark
Before you shot-gun blast your resume out to employers, read these tips to make sure you're not making these common resume bl...
What You Need to Know About Having a Personal Brand
Lida Citroen, Military.com's veteran employment expert, details how to develop your personal brand.
When Networking, Listen More than You Talk
Harness the power of listening when networking! Here are some tips on how to listen and network like a pro.
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