Military Transition Archive

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Appreciating Veterans in the Workplace

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Valuing the Service We've Been There, Done That Understand that many transitioning Service Members have leadership capabilities above and beyond the typical civilian employee. Value this characteristic and find ways to weave leadership responsibilities into the civilian position. Be sure to overtly demonstrate the values your company places on military training and experience, perhaps by creating a Veteran-specific page on your website... more

Skills Translator: Information Systems Operator

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If you're an Army Information Systems Operator (74D) looking for a job, check out your skills and the civilian jobs they're suited for, based on the MOS Skills Translator. Army, 74D, Information Systems Operator One of the biggest barriers to searching for jobs is understanding how the skills you learned in the military translate to the civilian workforce. features a powerful tool that breaks down the unique abiliti... more

Smooth Transitions: Begin Building Relationships

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You are already a member of the strongest network of people in the world: veterans of the U.S. military. We know the last thing you want to do when you transition out of the military is hang out with other veterans—we all go through that phase. Get this feeling out of your system as quickly as possible. Go relax somewhere, get "nasty" and grow your hair out, and get away from everything military. Afterwards, when you run out of money an... more

Out of Uniform: Resume Tips for Making the Transition

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You're leaving the service and are faced with the daunting task of developing your resume. No doubt your military career is studded with accomplishments, but even the most decorated veteran needs to figure out how to make the transition to a civilian position. Follow these tips to draft a high-impact resume that shows how your military experience is transferable to a civilian job. Define Your Civilian Job Objective You can't effectively... more

Orienting Freshly Transitioned Veterans

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Employee orientation, as a whole, is one of the most neglected functions of most organizations. Unfortunately, it becomes a check in the box rather than the important function required to help socialize any new employee into the norms and expectations that will help make them both successful. Successful orientation programs for any epmloyee accomplish the following (at a minimum): ... more

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