The Military-to-Civilian Transition Pocket Guide

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Each year over 250,000 military personnel and families leave their respective service for new careers in the civilian world. Faced with the challenging tasks of writing a resume, contacting potential employers, interviewing, negotiating salary, or starting a business, many veterans and their families need a "trusted friend" to coach them through the challenging transition process.

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Overview

Each year over 250,000 military personnel and families leave their respective service for new careers in the civilian world. Faced with the challenging tasks of writing a resume, contacting potential employers, interviewing, negotiating salary, or starting a business, many veterans and their families need a "trusted friend" to coach them through the challenging transition process.

Filled with the latest strategies and timeless tips for launching a successful military-to-civilian transition, this revealing pocket guide helps users:
·identify transferable military-to-civilian skills
·locate the best military-friendly jobs and employers
·develop the right attitudes
·assess skills and state goals
·complete applications and write resumes and letters
·conduct an effective online job search
·attend and work job fairs effectively
·network, interview, and negotiate compensation

It also covers such important subjects as starting a business, surviving on the job, planning for retirement, documenting experience, finding a federal job, and identifying references. Jam-packed with engaging checklists, tips, examples, and exercises, this handy guide may well change your life!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570233050
  • Publisher: Impact Publications VA
  • Publication date: 6/16/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 3.60 (w) x 4.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Krannich is one of America's leading career and travel writers who has authored more than 80 books, including The Military Spouse's Employment Pocket Guide, Military-to-Civilian Resumes and Letters, Military Transition to Civilian Success, and the annual 250,000+ copy Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide.

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Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Planning Your Transition 1
Planning for Retirement 1
Military-to-Civilian Transition Services 2

Job Search Information and Skills 3
10 Steps to Job Search Success 3
What's Your Job Search IQ? 4
How's Your Attitude? 7
Translating Military Experience 9
Translating Job Titles and Education 12
Identify Your Transferable Skills 14
Motivated Abilities and Skills (MAS) 15
State a Clear Objective or Goal 16
Complete Winning Applications 18
Avoid Common Resume Mistakes 19
Use the Internet Wisely 21
Community-Based Opportunity Networks 22
Attend Military-Friendly Job Fairs 24
Top 50 Military-Friendly Employers 26
Start Your Own Business 28
Finding a Federal Job 30
Network Your Way to Success 31
Prepare for Job Interviews 34
Avoid Common Interview Errors 35
Handle Red Flags Tactfully 37
Prepare to Answer Key Questions 38
Ask Informative Questions 41
Close and Exit the Interview Properly 42
Follow Up the Interview Quickly 43
Avoid 20 Salary Mistakes 44
Accept the Job Offer 45

Job Survival and Success 46
Survive and Thrive on the Job 46
10 Job Survival Strategies 47
Conduct an Annual Career Check-Up 47

Documentation and Resources 48
Personal Information 48
Education Snapshot 50
College/University Attended 51
Other Education/Training 52
Work History/Experience 53
Other Noteworthy Experiences 54
Identify Your Best References 55
Transition Assistance Websites 57

Order Form/Resources 58
Order Form 58
Military Spouses and Transition Guides 60

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