Patra Frame is a veteran, so she know what you’ve gone through and what you face as you look for a job in the civilian marketplace.  Patra’s work in HR began in the US Air Force and includes Human Resources management and Human Capital consulting in corporate America.

After an eleven-year stint as a Personnel Officer in the United States Air Force, serving in Thailand, Germany, and the USA, Patra (a.k.a. Patricia) Frame began her civilian career working with large corporations as an Organizational Development consultant with A.T. Kearney and at General Electric.

With an undergraduate degree from Purdue and an MBA from Wharton, Patra founded “Strategies for Human Resources” ( in 1993 as a consulting firm specializing in meeting the human resources needs of small to mid-size organizations. In 2014, she launched where she blogs advice for veterans and other job seekers.

Patra’s passion is helping people thrive at work. Thus, she has also done a lot of career counseling and regularly speaks on job search and career development issues nationally and locally.
Message from Patra to Veterans:

I am delighted to be writing this column, after many years helping vets and transitioning military with their job searches. My passion is helping people thrive at work and helping companies create success through their employees. I speak and write regularly on job search topics and talk to job seekers constantly.

I am looking forward to hearing from you. What topics do you want me to cover? What issues are most troublesome for you in your search? What have you learned that other military folks need to know?

You can reach me at [email protected].

Patra writes on Human Resource topics for as well as for SHRInsight.  She also has a series of job search tips videos on YouTube and writes a job search column “Ask Patra” for  In addition, you can follow Patra on Twitter (@2Patra).  She tweets on many topics as @2Patra.

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