Your Next Career: Transitioning from the public sector to the private sector

May 11, 2015 — This week on “For Your Benefit”, join hosts Bob Leins and Tammy Flanagan as they welcome executive recruiter Kathy Lavinder to the studio.

Lavinder provides advice on how to leverage federal experience in the commercial sector. She has been recruiting for security and investigative roles on behalf of private sector clients around the country and around the world for the past 15 years.

Here are some of the topics she will address:

  • How baby boomers leaving the federal government can best position themselves for a successful career transition.
  • How retiring federal workers can enhance their value proposition to private sector organizations.
  • Advantages and resources federal workers should leverage to land a job in the private sector.
  • Insights into the thinking and attitudes of private sector employers.
  • Potential pitfalls for transitioning workers.

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