Here, we see beyond just your service. We know that your skills are going to launch a civilian career that could change everything. And we want you to do that here. With our mission to hire 20,000 veterans by 2020, you’ve found a place where servicemembers make a difference.
Job Advisor Sessions
This is your opportunity to meet with one of our Veteran Advisors and learn more about our career areas, the transition process and our supportive culture. There’s a chance we’ll be coming directly to your community and we hope to see you there.Events
Transitioning to civilian life can be overwhelming. That’s why we made a timeline to point you in the right direction. Think of it as your mission itinerary for a successful start to your civilian career.
Before you join the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), there’s a few things you’ll want to consider, like where you want to live or if you’ll be going back to school full time. It’s also important to know how you can translate your military skills to a civilian career.
Even with the best preparation, plans change – and that’s OK. Stay focused on your goals and use this guide to keep yourself on track based on how far out you are from separation.
- Learn about the GI Bill and Tuition Assistance benefits
- If you’re interested, decide on a degree and research colleges
- Make an appointment with your local Transition Counselor:
- Review your Pre-Separation Checklist (DD-2648)
- Attend a TAP Workshop
- Develop an Individual Transition Plan
- Begin your job search
- Learn about Military Friendly Employers and their military engagement, recruiting, support efforts and Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
- If you plan to go school, consider taking CLEP exams to get your general education requirements
- Get your Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
7 – 10 months
- Develop your personal and professional network. For example, LinkedIn has resources, organizations and webinars – plus, it’s a great source for career opportunities
- Learn about resume tools like the Military.com Skills Translator
- Assess your need for employment assistance programs
- Start drafting your resume
4 – 6 months
- Start applying for jobs
- Prepare for your new civilian career’s dress code
- Learn about the Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP)
- Get to know your future hometown
- Focus on the companies you’d like to work for and their goals, history and culture
- Get a copy of your military service and medical records for the VA
- Your DD-214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) is your most important document – always have multiple certified copies in a fireproof place
- Continue to network and stay involved on LinkedIn and other social sites
As a military spouse, you have a special responsibility on the home front. So we work to offer the flexibility and services military families need to hold down the fort.
Relocating or just looking for a new opportunity? We have openings near military installations across the country.
- Joining Forces
- Blue Star Familites
- Military Friendly Spouse Employer
- Military Spouse Employment Partnership