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Monday
Dec122011

Transitioning out of a long career of service in the military is a life-changing event

This is an excerpt from one of our FREE whitepapers available in the Career Transition Toolbox.

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Common Fears and Challenges for Spouses of Transitioning Veterans. Many of the transitioning veterans we have worked with over time come to us still having a few years before retirement. This is a great point to first start talking about the transition. Why? Because these folks can take the time that’s necessary to make informed decisions and really follow a process of transition to make it easier to step out. Click here to access the Career Transition Toolbox.

 

 

Fact: Transitioning out of a long career of service in the military is a life-changing event.

For many military personnel, their military branch is not only their place of employment, it’s truly a part of their identity. As spouses often know, it’s their work, their social structure and where they have their friends. Often it’s where they and their family shop, go to church and attend school. Even off-time, their recreation, still takes place within a military-related setting. So, when nearly everything in their life is centered around the military, it’s understandable that they experience apprehension when facing the transition process. Military personnel often experience fear of losing their sense of belonging and sense of self. Trying to get past that is a big challenge.

Of course, not everyone’s experience is the same. Among other things, there does seem to be some variation in the transition experience between those who have served for somewhat less than or equal to 15 years and those who have served 15 or more years

For those in the 15 years or less category, their transition experience may be marked more by the fear of losing their friends and the sense of belonging. In particular they, more than anybody, have probably seen time on the battlefield and face other issues that we can’t even begin to understand not having experienced that ourselves. For this reason we, as career transition experts,

Their spouses really need assistance and suggestions to help their loved one receive any support and services that they might need to better facilitate their transition out of the military and into the workforce. Some helpful resources include:

  • family support services
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Wounded Warrior Project

Of course these services are for things he or she might need beyond just the, “how to write a resume,” or “how to do an interview,” the career path things. For more on career transition resources, explore our white paper library and blog, or simply contact us directly through our website.

Jumpstart Your Career Transition!

The Jumpstart Session is designed to give you the feedback, advice, guidance and confidence that you need to succeed in your career transition. What’s more, the Jumpstart Session is priced at an affordable $149. A limited number of Jumpstart Sessions are available. BOOK YOUR SESSION TODAY!

Friday
Oct142011

Jumpstart Your Military to Civilian Career Transition

As we've mentioned before, the Department of Defense offers as array of fantastic career transition tools and resources to veterans. But, through our many years of experience and interaction with veterans, we've also discovered that members of the armed forces both appreciate and benefit immensely from private career consulting and coaching services. These services, however, can sometimes be cost prohibitive and time intensive.

To meet the needs of our veteran clients, we've developed the Jumpstart Career Session.

The Jumpstart Session is a high-energy, information-rich consulting session that will help get you on the path to career success. You will learn to articulate your skills and talents, create a winning career transition resume, and develop critical networking skills for the 21st century workplace.

In this 1-hour career consulting session, you’ll work with Jean and Margaret to jumpstart your career search. The session is designed specifically to service the needs of those in transition from the military to civilian life, as well as their spouses.

Our consulting sessions are packed with helpful information, guidance and advice that you need to succeed in your career transition. In part one of the Jumpstart Session you will:

  • Discuss work history and skills
  • Determine natural progression and direction of your career
  • Identify skills/talents that are transferable

In the next portion of the Jumpstart Session Jean and Margaret will help guide you through the process of turning your identifiable skills and talents into a well-constructed career transition resume. We will:

  • Review your resume or
  • Help direct you to begin development of resume based on accomplishments and qualifications
  • Work with you to identify noteworthy accomplishments and key qualifications

In the final segment of the Jumpstart Session Margaret and Jean will share their personalized advice and expertise for professional networking. You will learn:

  • Keys to successful networking
  • How to utilize existing relationships for networking purposes 
  • The basics of developing a “career commercial” for yourself

ONLY $149 | LIMITED SESSIONS AVAILABLE!

Tuesday
Sep062011

Obama Talks About Jobs for Veterans at the American Legion Convention

During a recent address at The American Legion's 93rd Annual National Convention, President Obama discussed an issue extremely close to our hearts: jobs for vets.

Thousands of our nation's heroes will be returning home in the coming months and years. Some will stay in the military, but many will transition to civilian careers and lives. That transition isn't always easy (which is why we created the FREE Career Transition Toolbox) and it's important for us, as a country, to provide our veterans with the services that they need to succeed.

"We're going to offer more help with career development and job searches," he said. "I've directed DoD and the VA to create a reverse boot camp to help our newest veterans prepare for civilian jobs and translate their exceptional military skills into industry-accepted licenses and credentials. And today I'm calling on every state to pass legislation that makes it easier for our veterans to get the credentials and the jobs for which they are so clearly qualified. This needs to happen, and it needs to happen now." -Quote via The American Legion

We're excited to see so much focus being put on our veterans. We hope that the many veterans and military spouses that visit our site find it useful. What's more, we recently introduced our new Jumstart Session, designed to get you started on your career transition process.

Jumpstart Your Career Transition!

The Jumpstart Session is designed to give you the feedback, advice, guidance and confidence that you need to succeed in your career transition. What’s more, the Jumpstart Session is priced at an affordable $149. A limited number of Jumpstart Sessions are available. BOOK YOUR SESSION TODAY!

 

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