Integrity Staffing Solutions
best of staffing 2019 client 2x 1

Best Practices for Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers

  • blog bestpratice 10 17 facebook ad 1200x630

 

Everyone at Integrity Staffing Solutions would like to extend a big welcome and thank you to the veterans and their families who visited our booth at the recruitmilitary.com job fairs. We hope we can be your "opportunity engine" driving you forward to career success that exceeds your expectations.

 

To get you started, here are some tips for easing your transition into civilian life and work.

 

Define your goals.

Now is the time to pursue new interests, revisit childhood dreams and decide what direction you want your life to take in the years ahead. Once you have a goal, you can develop a strategy for achieving it.

 

Explore all possibilities.

There's no reason to limit yourself to opportunities in the civilian business world. Also check out the government (local, state, federal) and nonprofit sectors.

 

Network with peers.

Nobody will understand your challenges like someone who's already been there. Mentors may be found among your own acquaintances as well as veterans service organizations. And despite the growth of online job boards, network referral is still one of the best ways to find a great job.

 

Utilize a resume coach.

Choose someone who is familiar with military skills and terminology, and will translate them into language a civilian employer will understand.

 

Obtain certifications.

Skills you acquired in the military may be easily transferrable to a civilian career, but you will still need to present qualifications and proof of competence in their arena. Research what is needed and how to get it.

 

Get involved in your community.

Many veterans say that this was the key to getting over their separation stress and into a new life. Ways that you might do this include: participating in your child's education, doing volunteer work, taking classes in a new hobby, joining a religious organization or playing on a sports team.

 

The main thing to remember is that you don't have to go it alone. A major life transition like this requires information and a support system. With the right assets on your side, you can make it a successful one.

You might be interested in...

4.08.19
Why I Wear a Pink Suit
  As a millennial in the workplace, I always dreaded networking events. I would find myself miserable in a black or navy suit and after a few less than successful events, I knew I needed to make a change. One afternoon I headed to Macy’s on a mission and found an all pink sports coat that changed my life. Here’s how:   I stand out At a networking event, there will be tons of people. Upon entering it may be tough to differentiate between who you’ve talked to and who you’ve haven’t. When you network, you want to be memorable. Trying to stand out to potential clients and employers is tough enough but especially when you’re in a sea of black and navy blue attire. However, nothing says “Remember me!” like a bubble gum pink sports jacket.    It Makes Me Confident I’ll be honest, when I wear my pink jacket, I think I look great! And because of that, my confidence skyrockets. Where I’m usually shy or more reserved, I’m able to come out of my shell and speak up. I’m not afraid to...
Read More
7.26.18
How Do You Define a Great Leader?
    Countless books and articles have been written on this subject, and everyone has an idea of what qualities they expect to see in a leader. Here's our take.   Vision Great leaders have a very clear idea of what they want and how they're going to accomplish it. And they can clearly explain those goals to anyone and everyone.   Confidence You can recognize great leaders by their air of calm assurance that they'll always be successful in the end, even when things don't go according to plan. This is not the same thing as arrogance, cockiness or boastfulness.   Consistency Great leaders don't waffle back and forth when making decisions, or change their orders from one day to the next. They make up their minds, then make a total commitment to seeing it through.   Responsibility As the sign on President Truman's desk said, "The buck stops here." Great leaders take responsibility for everything under their command, and don't blame others when things aren't going...
Read More
7.05.18
How to Tell Your Boss No Without Hurting Your Career
"I don't have time to do that." "I think that's a stupid idea." "It's not my job."   When your boss asks you to do something, these answers may be perfectly true, but they're also guaranteed to make him/her angry.   As the saying goes, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Let's see how a more diplomatic wording can get you out of an assignment while staying in your supervisor's good graces.   You really don't have time. The problem with just saying that is the questions it puts in your boss's head: doesn't this employee know how to prioritize tasks or handle a normal workload?   Instead: Ask for help prioritizing your projects. Make sure your boss fully realizes everything you're working on, how long it will take to finish, and what would have to be postponed in order to accomplish the new task.   You don't think it will work. Maybe you've seen this same or similar idea already tried and failed, or it just doesn't seem well thought out....
Read More
General

Title

More Info
You need an account to do that Set up an account Never Mind

Please register for an account first. If you already have one, log in here.