As a veteran returning to civilian life, the transition can be difficult. Not only does one have to adjust to being a civilian again but also adjust to becoming a student in a classroom. Many veterans plan to attend college soon after their discharge from the military, but where does one start in the process?
As you may expect from the title of this article, I do not have a military experience. However, being a recruitment professional I have seen thousands of resumes of active or former military members. Very often I come across veterans whose post-military career does not reflect the experience and expertise they gained while on duty.
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. I provided a few tips including the absolute necessity of focusing your search on a handful of companies, and: Identifying where (geographically) you want to
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
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
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
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
“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,
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
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