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Military Transition to Civilian Success

Mary T. Hay, Lani H. Rorrer, James R. Rivera, Ron and Caryl Krannich
Impact Publications
Item #:
1687
Published:
2006
Pages:
475
ISBN:
978-1570232558

Each year over 300,000 military personnel and families leave their respective service. While some plan to go into full-time retirement, most intend to start a new career. Faced with the daunting tasks of writing a resume, contacting potential employers, networking for information and referrals, developing salary negotiation skills, or learning how to start and run a successful business, many veterans and their families need sound advice and coaching on how to best make it in the civilian world. Military Transition to Civilian Success is the ultimate career transition guide for military personnel, veterans, and their families. This book is jam-packed with the latest strategies and timeless tips for launching a successful transition into the civilian sector. Topics covered include:
  • transferable military-to-civilian skills
  • best jobs for transitioning military
  • top 100 employers
  • developing the right attitude
  • assessing skills
  • stating goals
  • completing applications
  • writing resumes and letters
  • dressing for success
  • conducting an online job search
  • attending job fairs
  • networking
  • interviewing
  • negotiating salary
  • advancing one's career
  • overcoming setbacks
  • 300+ military-friendly employers
  • tough interview questions you should be prepared to answer
  • myths and realities of the job search process
  • employment trends
  • best places in the U.S. to live
  • sample letters and focus pieces
The authors stress the importance of seeking positions that build on the individual's strengths and values.

Format: Softcover

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