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The essential steps from Corporate Gray’s Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide are online here!

This online version includes the most important concepts from our book to help you make a successful career transition. The print version, now in its fifteenth year with more than 3.3 million copies in distribution, remains the most widely used transition guide for the military services, veterans, and their families.

The guide will help you:

  • Clarify your goals
  • Get you moving in the right direction
  • Save you time and effort
  • Minimize your costs
  • Connect with an excellent first post-service job

The steps of the career transition process outlined here include an informational section, exercises to help you apply the concept, and additional resources to further assist you in the transition process.

Start now on your path to a new and rewarding career!

Step 1 - Develop Your Transition Plan

Step One gets you started on your career transition plan. At the end of this chapter you will download the Planning Worksheet and begin tracking your progress through the exercises.

Step 2 - Obtain Transition Assistance

Step Two describes the military programs as well as federal and state agencies that offer high quality transition services to include many helpful lectures, seminars, and testing services. These services and websites give you a variety of valuable, free assistance in your career transition and job search.

Step 3 - Assess Your Skills and Interests

Step Three helps you assess and translate your skills to the civilian work world. Once your skills and interests are identified and translated, you will have a better understanding of where you've been and where you need to go in your career transition plan.

Step 4 - Conduct Company Research

Step Four offers resources for gathering information to help you target your job search. The research focuses on targeting alternative jobs and careers, organizations, individuals, and communities.

Step 5 - Construct Your Resume

Step Five explains the types of resumes, and it guides you on constructing and refining your resume. Job search letters are also included in this chapter.

Step 6 - Build Your Network

Step Six contains resources to assist you in identifying and building your network through military colleagues, associations, organizations, and social media sites. Also included are networking etiquette and tips.

Step 7 - Interview Like a Pro

Step Seven covers information interview and job interview preparation. It includes tips to help reduce the stress and make this most important step more successful.

Step 8 - Gain Federal Employment

Step Eight identifies various resources for finding government employment and explains the government job application and selection process.

Step 9 - Negotiate Your Best Salary

Step Nine helps you compare your total military vs. civilian compensation and determine your value to an employer, so you can negotiate your best salary from a position of knowledge and strength.

Testimonials

"Loved the book, it has done wonders for my transition." -- U.S. Army Transitioner
"Thank you and your staff of committed professionals for developing this absolutely amazing guide." -- U.S. Army Transition Counselor

Book Sponsors

The Military to Civilian Transition Guide is made available to you in part through the generous support of these military-friendly sponsors:



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