NEWS + ADVICE
Keys to a Successful Transition for Female Veterans
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 female veterans surged to 19.9% in September, vs. 14.7% a yearÂ earlier and 12.1% in August. While the unemployment rate for veterans as a whole is now lower than the general public, thatâ€™s obviously not the case for our female vets.
One of the ways to overcome this statistic is to focus on the key practices shared by women veterans who have made a successful transition to the civilian workforce. A study by the BPW Foundation states that the keys to success include:
- Start job search before leaving active duty
- Use all available job search training services including military transition seminars
- Attend job fairs
- Improve job specific skills and knowledge as appropriate
- Work with a job search mentor
In this video, Air Force veteran Patra Frame shares more thoughts on how female veterans can work toward a successful transition to the civilian workforce.