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Written by veterans who have successfully made the transition, Down Range offers career planning guidance to U.S. military veterans coming off active duty. This is NOT simply a guide to transitioning from the military to the civilian world. This is NOT a guide to getting a job. This book IS a guide to developing a post-military career, not just for the first few days, weeks, or ...
Written by veterans who have successfully made the transition, Down Range offers career planning guidance to U.S. military veterans coming off active duty. This is NOT simply a guide to transitioning from the military to the civilian world. This is NOT a guide to getting a job. This book IS a guide to developing a post-military career, not just for the first few days, weeks, or months after active duty, but for the rest of your employed life.
This simple and effective planning process has been taught to more than 1 million business executives in companies all over the world.
This book challenges veterans to change their mind-set and understand just how different the "wilderness" of civilian employment is from military experience. Down Range provides an appreciation for what's important to a business, helping you to become a valuable asset throughout your career.
Chapter 1 Transition Your Mindset: It’s a Brand New Mission 7
Chapter 2 Translating the Values You Bring to Business 21
Chapter 3 Before You Step Outside theWire, Determine Your Objective 31
Chapter 4 Identify the Threats 65
Chapter 5 Identify Your Resources 85
Chapter 6 Evaluate Lessons Learned 101
Chapter 7 Develop a Course of Action 109
Chapter 8 Selling the Most Important Commodity: You! 123
Chapter 9 Interview to Win! 137
Chapter 10 Down Range: Put Your Career Plan into Action 147
Appendix A The Six Steps of Planning 151
Appendix B Career Planning Worksheet 153
Appendix C Example Career Plan 157
Appendix D Resume Construction Template and Tips 161
Appendix E Cover Letter Template and Tips 165
Appendix F Getting Noticed on an ATS Query 167
Appendix G Practice Interview Questions Bank 175
Appendix H Interview/Opportunity Preparation Checklist 185
Appendix I Men’s Interview Attire and Grooming Checklist 191
Appendix J Women’s Interview Attire and Grooming Checklist 193
Appendix K Summary of Veterans’ Career and Transition Resources 195
Appendix L LinkedIn Tips 199
Appendix M List of Common Threats, Resources, and Lessons Learned to Consider While Planning Your Career 201
Appendix N List of Action Verbs for Use in Demonstrations of Effectiveness 203
Appendix O Additional References and Information Resources 205
Appendix P Recommended Tasks to Include in Your Career Course of Action 209
Appendix Q Tips for Preparing Questions to Ask an Interviewer 211
Posted January 2, 2014
By far the best publication to read as it relates to transition from active duty to the civilian world. You will gain insight and understanding that other publications do not inform you about. Highly recommend reading this book written by veterans who have made a successful transition. It will not be a waste of time rest assured.
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