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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

Big Changes: Government or Military Transitioning to Civilian Work

If you have spent a long career in the military or government, the change to the civilian world is often even larger than you expect. Week after week I see people who were accomplished pilots, program managers, XO’s, SMEs, — and who are truly floundering.

Many have unrealistic expectations. For example, senior federal retirees often […]

By |February 17th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Big Changes: Government or Military Transitioning to Civilian Work

Avoiding Self Sabotage

Every day I see bright, competent, experienced professionals who sabotage their job search.

Often the mistakes they make are with simple aspects of their job hunt.

Whether transitioning from the military or a veteran looking for a new job, you can maximize your success by avoiding these common errors.

Fortunately, much of your military training and experience […]

By |February 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Avoiding Self Sabotage

Selling Yourself

You read about “Brand You,” “You as a Product” and the use of social media to “Build Your Brand” … but do you really think that way?

One of the harder aspects of a great job search is learning to think about yourself in terms of what an employer wants. That is what it really […]

By |January 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Selling Yourself

Beginning your Job Search

First, the good news. The unemployment rate for military retirees and those transitioning from active duty is actually lower than that of the population as a whole. And there are many vets who are successful entrepreneurs.

You want to jump into an active job search and find a job fast. Or perhaps you think that […]

By |July 1st, 2011|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Beginning your Job Search

Military transition: Use your education effectively

I went to my first tech school barely a month after arriving at my first base. You certainly have had some training too. So what do you do with all that when you are thinking about your transition?

First, as you have looked at what you want to do – your personal and professional goals – you […]

By |December 15th, 2010|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military transition: Use your education effectively

Military transition: Career choices

So there you are, trying to figure out what jobs in the civilian world will be worthwhile.

And here I am, regularly talking success stories and research….

With all the potential careers available, how do you start to choose?

First steps are to think about what your knowledge, experience, interests, and education offer you.

What strengths do you […]

By |December 2nd, 2010|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military transition: Career choices

Military transition: Your strengths matter

Whether you are transitioning military to civilian after a short time or a full career, there are resources available to help you make this move. Sure the quality of transition resources varies. But I am still surprised at how many miltary folks don’t really use most of what is available to them.

For most military folks, […]

By |November 22nd, 2010|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military transition: Your strengths matter

Gimme the $$$ Part 2 – Salary Negotiations

Everyone hopes for the perfect offer – the great job in a wonderful company with super pay and benefits. But often we don’t get there without some negotiating. And since it is something most of us do rarely we are not sure how to go about getting something in an offer changed.

Ideally you will […]

By |October 25th, 2010|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Gimme the $$$ Part 2 – Salary Negotiations