Transitioning out of the military after a decade or more of service can be exciting and scary. Even more so when you have a family to support, and are not experienced with the challenges of transitioning from active duty to civilian life. And let’s face it, the one week of transition assistance (TAP) the military provides just doesn’t cut it.
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My friend, and former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty was a huge help to me when I first got out of the Navy with just under 14 years of service. I had a family to support and turned to one of my closest friends for help. He spent hours with me answering the most mundane but important questions. And he helped me manage the tangled rats nest that is also known as the Department of Veterans Affairs. The help he gave me was priceless, and he has motivated me to help others in the same way. It’s one of the reasons I’m excited to announce our newest addition to the Force12 Media family, TransitionHero.com.
U.S. Navy sailors stand in formation aboard the USS Stockdale before maneuvers with the Jordanian Navy in the Gulf of Aqaba, Jordan as part of Eager Lion, a multinational military exercise, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Photo Credit: Maya Alleruzzo/AP
There’s a lot to be concerned about when switching over to the private sector: the economy, translating military skills to civilian ones, how to dress, how to interview, and how to write a meaningful resume. We address these concerns, and more, and we do it from the perspective of someone who’s made the transition.
Advice by veterans, for veterans.
One of the key components to TransitionHero is the site’s powerful and simple to use jobs board. This isn’t a “post your resume, and don’t call us we’ll call you” tool.
It’s an active jobs board that allows military professionals to actively search out employment opportunities. It also provides employers with the ability to get an early look, and get in front of transitioning military professionals with critical skills that could provide a competitive edge to their organization.
I would appreciate it if everyone who reads this shares this post on their Facebook page. We need to get the word out to employers, as we’ve already had quite a few active duty searching out employment. To post a job click here.
Thanks for all the support, and for spreading the word within the military community.
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