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043: Melissa Washington, Navy Veteran, LinkedIn Aficionado

043: Melissa Washington, Navy Veteran, LinkedIn Aficionado

December 17, 2015 by | Be the first to comment »

Navy veteran, Melissa Washington joins Juslin and Mike for some Cigars and Sea Stories. She shares her experiences of life in the military and how it shaped her to become a professional speaker, trainer, and author.

Melissa served 3 years active, and 5 years reserve, in the Navy. She met a Marine near the end of her active time. Rather than shoulder the burden of a dual-service family, Melissa decided to leave the military and pursue other things while her husband spent 21 years on active duty.

After being laid off in 2009, Melissa set her sights on a new mission. She founded ‘Melissa Washington, Inc.’ to provide workshops for business professionals on how to create, build and, manage their Linkedin profile and network. This grew into a thriving business and she authored a book on the subject of the ‘dreaded job hunt’, titled “Get Back To Work”. In it, she shares insights about how to use social media to stand out, how to leverage your existing network to make it stronger and, how to get the position your competition didn’t notice.

Melissa’s accolades include; being featured in the Sacramento Business Journal for receiving the “40 under 40 award” in 2011.  She was honored as Women Veteran of the Year Leadership in 2013 and she continues to work with and inspire fellow lady veterans through her efforts as the founder of Women Veterans Alliance.

Melissa is an amazing lady who encourages and empowers her fellow veterans to achieve their dreams. Now that’s adding VALUE to the world!



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