Military in Transition

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

‘SO YOU WANT TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS OR NON-PROFIT’
I spoke at the Virginia Women Veterans Conference about how to think about becoming and entrepreneur
or solopreneur.  Great audience with lots of interesting ideas for their own future efforts.  Here are some of the
basic issues you should think about as well as some […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Leaving Active Duty? Smart Steps While Still Serving

Transitioning military personnel often wait too long to start their career transition process. Some choose to completely avoid planning for job search but expect it will be easy to find a job. Even when you are in the midst of your current assignment, there are steps you can take to ease your transition and […]

By |January 20th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Leaving Active Duty? Smart Steps While Still Serving

Job Search Lessons from May’s Military Holidays

May is the month we recognize and remember several aspects of our military:

Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a recent recognition of their support.
Armed Forces Day recognizes those currently in service.
Memorial Day recognizes those who died in war.

Memorial Day began as women, individually and in clubs, decorated the graves of Civil War soldiers with flowers. It became formalized, […]

By |May 10th, 2013|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Job Search Lessons from May’s Military Holidays

Turn Military Experience Into Resume Achievements

In this video Patra talks more about the need for having achievements on your resume, and not just responsibilities, whether you’re transitioning military or not.

Think of it from the recruiter’s perspective — they want to know what you did with your responsibilities that resulted in achievements and results. That’s what will make your resume […]

By |August 9th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Turn Military Experience Into Resume Achievements

Planning Your Military Transition

In this video ClearedJobs.Net’s HR Specialist Patra Frame talks about the importance of military personnel using the transition services that are available to them when planning their transition to the civilian work world.

Many others have traveled this road before so learn from their mistakes, don’t repeat them. It’s helpful to talk to folks who […]

By |July 14th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Planning Your Military Transition

Military Service to Civilian Success: Translate Achievements

A resume is an advertisement for what you offer an employer. Far too many people don’t understand this. How do you show what you offer an employer when your experience and success has come in the military environment?

Focus on your achievements!

The smartest thing you can do on your resume is to demonstrate your past […]

By |July 2nd, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Service to Civilian Success: Translate Achievements
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    How to Learn Civilian Lingo if You’re Transitioning Military

How to Learn Civilian Lingo if You’re Transitioning Military

May is National Military Appreciation Month. Each day this month we highlight articles to aid transitioning military in their job search and stories to honor our nation’s veterans.

Every group has its own lingo. Remember when you joined the service and hardly understood what everyone was talking about? Now you need to ‘learn the lingo’ for […]

By |May 4th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on How to Learn Civilian Lingo if You’re Transitioning Military

Marketing Yourself

Thinking of leaving the military? Already a “short-timer”? Looking for a new job? You need to know how you can move onto the right career path.

We know, based on research, that most successful people share three common practices. You can too!

The three are:

Build on your strengths.
Have goals, and act on them.
Network consistently.

1. Build on […]

By |May 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Marketing Yourself

Salary Planning for Transitioning Military

Civilian compensation is very different from military pay and benefits. Thus it is important that you learn what to expect in your chosen field. Many transitioning military assume civilian pay is always higher, but that day is long gone.

What do you want?

Your chosen field plays a big role in your pay. Those fields where […]

By |April 2nd, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Salary Planning for Transitioning Military

Basics of Compensation

Civilian compensation is very different from military pay and benefits. Thus it is important that you learn what to expect in your chosen field. Many transitioning military assume civilian pay is always higher but that day is long gone.
What do you want?
Your chosen field plays a big role in your pay. Those fields where […]

By |March 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Basics of Compensation