When looking for a job, you shouldn’t limit yourself to just one type of search. There are numerous resources, including the internet, career fairs, and head hunters, that can help you find a post-military job.
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.
U.S. Navy photo by Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Joe Kane
You’ve landed the job interview, which is a foot in the door. Now it’s time for the interview. The meeting itself can be a very stressful process, but this is your chance to really show an employer what you have to offer. The more you know about the company, the better off you will be when speaking with potential employers.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Kosterman
When looking for a job, too many job seekers ignore the importance of location. Among transitioning service members especially, too many relocate to where they grew up or hang around their last duty station. Unfortunately, this can be detrimental to your next career.
While you may not think that the lessons taught in boot camp are applicable in the civilian world, think again. When you transition, even the simplest lessons from your training will provide an edge over civilian job seekers.