NEWS + ADVICE
Military Transition: A Veterans Day Story
We go into the military open to many new experiences and find opportunities we never thought of. Yet many of us are more fearful for our future when we depart. The “civilian world’ seems more foreign than we remember. The stakes are higher.
Veterans Day always triggers memories of the terrific men and women I served with and the great range of experiences I had in the USAF. Those years turned into a career in private sector human resources. Plus many years working with people in job search mode. I’ve been there enough myself to know how tough it is. Thus nearly a decade ago, I leapt at the chance to do career related seminars, blog posts, videos, and resume reviews with ClearedJobs.Net.
Many of the military folks I talk with are concerned about their next steps and find the job search process daunting. There are plenty of good reasons for those feelings. You are leaving a system you understand for one that is far more chaotic. Even the transition guidelines seem confusing.
I have created two ebooks to help with major aspects of the transition out of the military. These books are free this November 9-11 in recognition of Veterans Day.
“Military Transition: Defining Your Future Career Options for Current Military and Veterans: A Job-Hunt Guide” The first guide is designed to help you figure out what you want to do next and how to understand your options. It has a series of exercises and self-assessments and ways to find information and resources to support your goals.
“Military Transition: Effective Networking Guide for Current Military and Veterans: A Job-Hunt Guide” The second ebook is a simple guide to networking. This is a vital part of your future yet most people, military and civilian, feel uncomfortable about the process. The reality is that networking is simply another name for human-to-human connecting. And this book will help you identify who to talk to, what to ask each person, and how to use the process to support your job search and future.
Patra Frame is ClearedJobs.Net’s HR Consultant. She is an experienced human resources executive and founder of Strategies for Human Resources. Patra is an Air Force veteran and charter member of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Follow Patra on Twitter @2Patra.This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 11:20 am