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Posted on Jan 16, 2018

Business Development with Northrup Grumman in San Diego, CA

Context: I currently work as a Career Advisor with a private college and have been in workforce development for the past five years, one and half with education 3 with the government sector. I plan to transition and utilize my skills from workforce development into business development and/or contracts. Part of my job currently is to network with business owners or managers and build relationships with these individuals to help students/graduates find employment with their respective companies. Through the process, I have seen a breakdown and loss of certain business etiquette that I have excelled in. I have facilitated proper communication etiquette as well as creating resumes and providing instruction on how to properly send business emails. I have an exceptional eye for information and perform monthly audits before sending results to corporate. With the skills and tools I have learned, I would like to take it to the next level and either instruct individuals on proper business etiquette or work in contracts to ensure they are accurate.
College: I am currently attending Independence University, online, and am expected to finish September of 2018 with my MBA. Prior to enrolling at Independence, I graduated from CSU, Chico with a Bachelor degree in Sociology.
Other Education: N/A
Activities: I currently attend Chamber networking events for various topics such as Emerging Leaders and New Member Orientations.
Job Experience: I have five years experience in workforce development with another 3 years of experience working in sales. With my MBA, I plan to transition into business development and am currently looking at a few companies in regards to their business internship or business development programs for those that are currently enrolled or completed their MBA.
Soft Skills: Time Management and Professional Communication are my top soft skills as both are required for the work I do. I excel in working as a team member and believe that being able to conduct work independently and as a team is vital in ensuring that the work is as best as can be. Critical Thinking and Attentive Listening are also skills that I have great experience in and being able to make difficult decisions on the spot.
Hard Skills: I rate myself as intermediate in being able to speak, read and write Spanish. I am familiar with DocuSign and CalJOBS systems and currently hold a certification for Microsoft Office Specialist 2016 in word. I currently type 100-WPM and have experience utilizing website builder to maintain my former employers website. I do have minimal management experience supervising employees as well as on-boarding.
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Alejandro O. Jan 16, 2018 238 views

Besides attending networking events, what is the best advice one can get about meeting with those who can help in getting your name mentioned to those who work where you would like to begin your career?

I attend various chamber events and meet with many individuals but I would like to know how to use my time wisely. Should I be attending 3 events a week or should it be 1 that is geared directly for business? #business #international-business #business-networking...


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Alejandro O. Jan 16, 2018 266 views

What would be the best path to take for someone trying to use their MBA to find a career working for a Government Contractor? (I.E. Northrup Grumman, Lockheed Martin, etc.)

I am asking because in the country I live in, San Diego, there are numerous government contractors here and looking at the careers offered, there is job security from what I can see. I have been told numerous times that I look like prior military and have the personality for it and am still...

#business-operations #business-intelligence #business-development