In this episode, Brett Henderson shares a conversation with Joe Frankie. As a military veteran who wants to transition into the civilian sector, Joe talks about the darkest days in his corporate career and how LinkedIn has helped him pursue his mission.
Transitioning from military service to a civilian career can be a challenging experience for veterans. It can be difficult to find a job that not only utilizes the skills and experience gained during service but also offers a stable and fulfilling career path. Many veterans find that the corporate world can be a great fit for their skills and experiences, but it can be difficult to navigate the job search process and stand out to potential employers.
In this episode, Brett Henderson shares a conversation with Joe Frankie. As a military veteran who wants to transition into the civilian sector, Joe talks about the darkest days in his corporate career and how LinkedIn has helped him pursue his mission. Now a coach and LinkedIn strategist, Joe discusses how he helps veterans find successful careers in the corporate world and what advice he can give to people who want to start their businesses.
Joe Frankie is a West Point graduate, combat veteran, and award-winning author. As CEO at JFIII Associates, he now helps companies build better teams. He brings 40 years of leading and untangling multiple business projects up to $8 billion worldwide and as many as 53,000 associates with a track record of building teams, deploying technology, and mitigating risk.
As a mentor and coach, Joe finds and assesses top-tier talent who leads and flourishes in the organizational culture. On an individual basis, Joe coach civil and military leaders on how to build a LinkedIn bridge from where they are to where they want to go. As of January 3, 2023, Joe has coached and mentored 696 executives, veterans, and students on using LinkedIn and resumes to better merchandise themselves and achieve their desired objectives.
In This Episode
01:49 - Backstory of Joe Frankie
04:03 - The darkest days of Joe's career
08:38 - How Joe learned to use LinkedIn
12:23 - How Joe distinguishes between LinkedIn bots and genuine connections
13:54 - Joe's approach to helping veterans find civilian careers
18:48 - The challenges entrepreneurs face in today's economy
22:17 - How the civilian world qualifies veterans for careers
25:49 - How Joe approaches interviews
27:13 - The power of a good LinkedIn profile
33:13 - How veterans can have successful careers in corporate America
38:10 - Joe's tips for getting promoted
39:28 - Joe's advice to veterans who want to pursue entrepreneurship
10:17 - "LinkedIn offered me to help military people. If they populate what they brought to the table, I will help translate that into the hiring manager's vernacular." - Joe Frankie
16:18 - "If you can articulate what you did in the military, your profile allows you to tell story after story about how you solve problems." - Joe Frankie
19:05 - "With crisis comes opportunity. For entrepreneurs, you have to look outside the box. The people who look outside the box adjust faster than their peers. If you're a follower, you get what's left." - Joe Frankie
34:04 - "Do everything you can to be excellent. When you got a good track record in the civilian world, it gets easier to matriculate between civilian organizations. When you have a positive reputation, people check up on you, and the world is your oyster." - Joe Frankie
40:12 - "There are a lot of things that you have to do to run your own business. It's not your technical ability that's going to hamper you. It's going to be the odds and the ends that seek your time because you're going to be the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker." - Joe Frankie
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