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Military to Civilian Career Expo Coming to Tampa June 2

In approximately 8 weeks will host a Career Expo June 2, 2011 at the Wyndham Tampa Westshore.

We encourage transitioning military and military veterans to pre-register for the career expo at our website so they may take advantage of the matching process which enhances their career expo experience.  All military or former military may upload their resume and pre-register for the event to have their skills matched against all attending employers. Those employers will be sent a copy of the matched candidate’s resume prior to the career expo.  Upon signing in at the career expo, pre-registered candidates will be given a list of employers their skills and geographical preference matched with.

NOTE:  All military and military veterans MUST pre-register online for the career expo no later than May 19, 2011 in order to participate in the matching process.

More than 40 military-friendly organizations will be on hand to speak with and interview job seekers.  These organizations include corporate employers, law-enforcement agencies and educational institutions, hiring locally or seeking candidates for nation-wide placement.

We encourage you to visit to learn more about our career expos and our career expo schedule.  The career expos are open to all military ID card holders and their spouses, military retirees and veterans and any base personnel interested in attending.

Visit for a blog devoted to helping transitioning military and prior-military find careers in the civilian world. Topics include resume tips, how to translate your military experience into terms a civilian hiring authority can understand, hot career areas for military-experienced job seekers, career coaching, and more.


Catch a Movie Under the Stars – Pics on the Promenade Returns 4/8

Looking for a unique outdoor event around the Lakeland area? Need an idea for a Friday night date, family activity, or simple gathering with friends? Then come out this Friday, April 8, to experience Pics on the Promenade at Lake Mirror in downtown Lakeland and enjoy a free movie under the stars!

Pics on the Promenade has been a celebrated event in Lakeland for almost three years now, providing the enjoyment of free outdoor movies and has no intention of slowing down! This Friday evening will be a presentation of Rob Reiner’s The Princess Bride!

The classic fairy tale story (read by a patient grandfather to his grandson) full of adventure and quirky characters takes unexpected turns as the betrothed Buttercup is kidnapped to start a war and sought after by her childhood male admirer, Westley. This seemingly simple quest brings Westley to meet an eccentric crowd along the way comprised of a thief, a giant, and a swordsman—to name a few— while also scaling the Cliffs of Insanity and battling the dreaded Rodents of Unusual Size.

Come out early to get a good spot (movie starts around dusk) and relive The Princess Bride or watch it for the first time… you’ll “have fun storming the castle!”

Twitter: @picsonthepromenade