Extended Transition: 5 Career Change Options

Whether you’re transitioning from military to civilian life or have decided to change career fields, your main goal is to find a stable, good-paying job as quickly as you can. A strategic way to do that is to choose a job in one of the ...

The New State of Veteran Transition

Every President – in his role as Commander-in-Chief – has a direct impact on US veterans. Sometimes, it’s the result of either starting or ending a military conflict. In other instances, the impact affects many generations of vets to come, in ...

Stress and Cash During Military Transition

Change brings stress, and leaving the military brings a truckload of it to your doorstep. Not only is the transition a major life event, it’s also a major financial event. Picture this: You just decided to quit your job. You haven’t ...

Transitioning Back to Civilian Life

As U.S. troops return home from Iraq, a new report from the Pew Research Center suggests they may have a tough time readjusting to civilian life, though religion seems to help buffer the struggle. The survey included 1,853 veterans, finding that ...

Tips to Optimize Your Civilian Résumé

You fought for your country. You should not have to fight to get a job. The competition is as strong as it has ever been. Learn how to enlist your military experience to get a leg up. Here’s how. Translating your military experience into ...

Military to Civilian Budget Checklist

When nearing Military Retirement, consider some of these items for a smooth and successful transition. You also need to consider costs for items like rent or a home mortgage payment. Create an estimated “civilian” budget. If needed, ...