You Should Prepare For Life After The Military 6 Months Before Separation

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Retired U.S. Army Col. Doug Kuhl, the veteran’s outreach director for the Oregon Military Assistance Helpline, speaks with a member of the Navy Reserve from Oregon, Nov. 19, at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore., about benefits available for veterans.

Retired U.S. Army Col. Doug Kuhl, the veteran’s outreach director for the Oregon Military Assistance Helpline, speaks with a member of the Navy Reserve from Oregon, Nov. 19, at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Ore., about benefits available for veterans.

Careers, financial planning, and general life after the military requires some preparation. In the six months leading up to your transition, it’s good to look ahead. At that point, you should begin attending hiring events, looking into school, or applying for post-military jobs.

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In this video, Hirepurpose career coach Will Leineweber explains how to prepare for separation six months out.

Watch how to start preparing for post-military life, six months in advance.