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Out of uniform: your guide to a successful military-to-civilian career transition

By: Wolfe, Tom.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, D.C. Potomac Books 2012Description: xiv, 239 p.ISBN: 9781597977159.Subject(s): Career changes - United States | Retired military personnel - Employment - United States | Veterans - Employment - United States | Job hunting - United States | Vocational guidanceDDC classification: 650.14086970973 Summary: After completing military service, veterans can have a difficult time finding employment upon returning to civilian life. Out of Uniform is designed to help all transitioning military personnel, regardless of service, branch, rank, rating, time in service, time in grade, or specialty. Although all service members share many common denominators, each individual brings something unique to the job market. The parameters of the search may vary, but the target is the same—land the right job the first time. The information in this book will enhance the odds of hitting that target.This book is divided into eight sections, covering matters in roughly the same order that they occur in the military-to-civilian transition process. Another useful feature is the KeyWord Index, which allows the reader to locate specific information throughout the book, regardless of the part or chapter. In addition to all of the technical guidance, readers will also discover important information in the anecdotes based on actual experiences of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. Out of Uniform is an invaluable resource for veterans who want to make the most out of their civilian career opportunities (https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Out-of-Uniform,677110.aspx)
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Table of Contents:


1. Transition readiness

2. The self-discovery zone

3. The other side of the fence

4. Preparations (mechanical)

5. Preparations (mental)

6. Interviews: tips and techniques

7. Interviews: variety and function

8. Offer, decision, and launch


After completing military service, veterans can have a difficult time finding employment upon returning to civilian life. Out of Uniform is designed to help all transitioning military personnel, regardless of service, branch, rank, rating, time in service, time in grade, or specialty. Although all service members share many common denominators, each individual brings something unique to the job market. The parameters of the search may vary, but the target is the same—land the right job the first time. The information in this book will enhance the odds of hitting that target.This book is divided into eight sections, covering matters in roughly the same order that they occur in the military-to-civilian transition process. Another useful feature is the KeyWord Index, which allows the reader to locate specific information throughout the book, regardless of the part or chapter. In addition to all of the technical guidance, readers will also discover important information in the anecdotes based on actual experiences of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines. Out of Uniform is an invaluable resource for veterans who want to make the most out of their civilian career opportunities


(https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/product/Out-of-Uniform,677110.aspx)

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