Down Range: A Transitioning Veteran's Career Guide to Life's Next Phase

Down Range: A Transitioning Veteran's Career Guide to Life's Next Phase

by James. D Murphy, William M. Duke


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118790151
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/04/2013
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

JAMES D. MURPHY is the founder and CEO of Afterburner,Inc., established in 1996. A former U.S. Air Force F-15 fighterpilot, Murphy established Afterburner to teach skills inspired byhis military training and service to business leaders all over theworld. He and his team of veterans led Afterburner to itsthree-time recognition by Inc. magazine for "fastestgrowth," and made the Inc. 500 List twice. He has been featured inthe Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Inc.,Newsweek, and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and BloombergNews. Author of Business Is Combat and FlawlessExecution.

WILLIAM M. DUKE is a retired U.S. Navy Officer with 23years of combined active and reserve service. He also worked as anoperations and hiring manager in a U.S. Fortune 500 company foreight years. He is Director of Learning and Development forAfterburner, Inc., where he consults and trains corporate managersin a wide variety of industries. He is the coauthor of FlawlessExecution Field Manual and The Debrief Imperative withJames D. Murphy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: You Have Everything They Need 1

Chapter 1 Transition Your Mindset: It’s a Brand NewMission 7

Chapter 2 Translating the Values You Bring to Business 21

Chapter 3 Before You Step Outside theWire, Determine YourObjective 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 Checklist191

Appendix J Women’s Interview Attire and Grooming Checklist193

Appendix K Summary of Veterans’ Career and TransitionResources 195

Appendix L LinkedIn Tips 199

Appendix M List of Common Threats, Resources, and LessonsLearned to Consider While Planning Your Career 201

Appendix N List of Action Verbs for Use in Demonstrations ofEffectiveness 203

Appendix O Additional References and Information Resources205

Appendix P Recommended Tasks to Include in Your Career Course ofAction 209

Appendix Q Tips for Preparing Questions to Ask an Interviewer211

Index 213

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.