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Starting Your Own Business

Have you ever thought of starting and running a business? Vets do so at much higher rates than civilians. And veterans start businesses that become successful at a very high rate, too.
Do you know vets are twice as likely to be successful entrepreneurs as civilians?
Whether your interest is in being a successful solopreneur or […]

By |September 1st, 2011|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Starting Your Own Business

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: Military Resume Tricks Rant

I recently have begun hearing again that some employment counselors are telling transitioning military folks to omit their military service information and/or titles. Instead they suggest one use words like “major international organization vice-president.”  This was a sad trend after the Vietnam war, driven by popular talk that all vets were psychotic. Do you really need a […]

By |April 22nd, 2011|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Military Resume Tricks Rant

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
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