You don't have to face your career transition alone. There are many organizations to assist you with your job search. Many services are free, and we recommend starting out "close to home" for such assistance. The Department of Defense, military services, and federal and state agencies sponsor high quality transition services that include many helpful lectures, seminars, and testing services. The transition professionals staffing these programs are highly skilled in their respective fields and will help steer you in the right direction.
The Transition Goals-Plans-Success Program, or Transition GPS, is a military-wide interagency program for all separating and retiring service members. The program provides these core elements: