Making the move from the military to a civilian career

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If you’re currently active duty but thinking about transitioning to civilian life, you might have a million questions about how to land for your first civilian job. You unquestioningly have skills and experience that will be invaluable to civilian employers. Spend some time

To help you plan and prepare for your job search, CareerOneStop offers online resources based on the “Transition from Military to Civilian Workforce” Employment Workshop from the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service. Follow the links below to get a head start preparing for your journey.

Make a budget
Plan ahead to be sure you can cover your expenses while you’re job searching.

How hiring occurs
Understand the hiring process to get better results in your search.

Meet employer needs
Show your value to interviewers, managers, and other decision-makers.

Research employers
Learn about companies to help you target your job search.

Research salaries
Find the typical wages for different careers and industries you are considering.

Thinking about searching for a job in a new city or state?

Build your brand
Your personal brand and reputation are a major part of what you offer employers; learn how to communicate them.

CareeerOneStop offers more resources for exploring civilian careers, finding training opportunities, and job searching at the Veteran and Military Transition Center website.

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