Book Expo of America, NYC, May 27, 2010

Kathryn Troutman rolled out the 2nd edition of the Military to Federal Career Guide, 2nd Edition at the Book Expo of America in NYC last week. The second edition is VERY different from the first edition. The new book is 130 pages and is $18.95 and STILL contains a CD with sample in Word to use as templates. The samples are all from E-5 and E-7 military careers that are transitioning into federal services. It is easy to read and will be very helpful to the returning and separating military. Photos by Zoey Troutman.

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The expected turnout of librarians was really disappointing, but we always learn something about book publishing to bring back to our publishing and distribution services at The Resume Place, Inc. We found out the librarians have to PAY to come to the BEA now. And the librarians usually come to BEA on weekends. But we will find other ways to meet with librarians.

Since Fleet Week was going on in NYC at the same time, we took 10 of our books down to the Iwo Jima and signed and gave away books to the military personnel on the ship and the CH53 helicopter crew chiefs.

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Zoey Troutman and Kim Schmitt are looking at the Miltiary book at Justin’s sample resume. This is the lead sample in the Book. CH 53 Helicopter Crew Chief, E-5, Jeremy is leaving USMC to go back to finish college degree. And is seeking Program Analyst position at Government Printing Office. We featured TEAMWORK, CRITICAL THINKING, PLANNING, COORDINATING and other competencies that are transferrable to a civil service position.

I met Joe McCarthy, author of Checks for Vets, a guidetook to help wartime service veterans and their surviving spouses receive VA pensions to pay for long-term care. Tips for Veterans are posted on his website.

The Military to Federal Career Guide, 2nd Edition will be available in all major booksellers in August 1st. There are a few pre-publication copies available for previewing. Please write to kathryn@resume-place.com for a free copy of the book.

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