Veteran’s Corner Transition Tips

In the last post I likened the transition from military to civilian life to going through a different type of basic training: one that will likely be challenging, and humbling. A few tips included the absolute necessity of focusing your search on a handful of companies, and: Identifying where (geographically) you want to work How

By | November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Veteran's Corner|0 Comments

Location and Vocation-The struggle is real.

Your active duty career ends in 6 months and you’re currently stationed overseas or on the opposite side of the US. You have taken a long hard look at your plans to leave the service and are setting your priorities accordingly. You have taken the required transition courses, built your master resume and have even

By | July 19th, 2017|Categories: Veteran's Corner|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Focusing on Transition- Observation and Perseverance

I wanted to share the ups and downs of my transition from Active Duty back into the civilian sector. I started as a reservist and then went active duty, specifically as an AGR Recruiter of which I served 6 years, before exiting Active Duty to return to the civilian sector in 2014. Although I remained

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Veteran's Corner|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Casting your net wide on the civilian side

What do I do now?  That was the question I posed to myself when I retired from the Air Force in 2000 after 24 years of service.  My immediate options were to stay in California or move back to the east coast and be closer to our families.   I had a number of decisions

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Veteran's Corner|0 Comments

You’re Transitioning – Welcome Back to Basic Training

Congratulations on your transition from the military to “The World.”   Guess what?   You’re back in Basic Training!   Of course you have tremendous talent, skills, training, and experience, but just as in the military you had all kinds of potential that was molded in basic training, then honed by your service, there’s a

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Veteran's Corner|0 Comments

Military Families-Trailblazing While Transitioning

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson   The journey of a military family often resembles this unmarked path. We are sometimes greeted with familiar mile markers along the way, but each step is new and in uncharted territory.  Often,

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Veteran's Corner|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Welcome to Veteran’s Corner

I am excited to announce that we are adding a new section to our PeopleCorner Talent Community – Veteran’s Corner. Veteran’s Corner focuses on articles, tips, trends and career advice targeted toward helping military veterans and their spouses successfully transition from active duty and military service to civilian life. At PeopleScout, connecting people and work is

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Veteran's Corner|1 Comment

Training – It Matters

From the time you signed the blank check to the military you have been going through training. At times it seemed like non-stop and repetitive, while at other times it was very challenging. It does not matter which branch you served in, the training was ALWAYS mandatory. Like me, at times you’ve asked yourself

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Before the Interview, Job Satisfaction, Training, Veteran's Corner|2 Comments

Networking – A Flanking Maneuver

• What is networking? According to Webster’s dictionary, the definition of networking is: “the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.” As veterans we used such skills daily. When faced with transitioning from service to civilian life, we may not think our

By | September 28th, 2016|Categories: Networking, Veteran's Corner|0 Comments