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Quick Military Transition Guide

Seven Steps to Landing a Civilian Job

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Quick Military Transition Guide
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Pages: 64

Copyright: 2013 JIST Works

Size: 6 x 9

Janet Farley


This timely addition to JIST’s popular Quick series of booklets provides essential job search information about writing resumes and cover letters, finding jobs, and interviewing while focusing on issues specific to transitioning service members. For example, the guide discusses how to address employers’ potential military stereotypes and how to market military skills and accomplishments in civilian terms. Worksheets, checklists, and information about additional resources are also included.


Table of Contents

Step 1: Establish Your Post-Uniform Priorities

  • Pinpointing Possible Job Targets
  • Considering Circumstances, Salary, and Location

Step 2: Identify Your Marketable Skills

  • Examining self-management, transferable, and technical skills
  • Evaluating education and experience, certifications and clearances

Step 3: Translate Your Skills for Civilian Employers

  • Establishing a professional online image
  • Networking

Step 4: Craft a Flexible Resume and Cover Letter

  • Writing different types of resumes
  • Avoiding common mistakes

Step 5: Find and Apply for Worthy Jobs

  • Researching employers
  • Managing job search details

Step 6: Nail the Interview

  • Answering typical questions
  • Following up after the interview

Step 7: Get Hired and Succeed on the Job

  • Evaluating and negotiating job offers
  • Knowing what to expect on the job

Appendix: Resources for More Information

Author Bio

Janet Farley is an experienced outplacement career specialist in the job search assistance field. She worked for six years as a military transition counselor and later as a career center manager with the Army Career and Alumni Program at various locations throughout the world. She is also a freelance writer who specializes in job search advice, and the author of Jobs and the Military Spouse: Married, Mobile and Motivated for Employment, Second Edition. Farley’s advice also comes from first-hand experience: Her military spouse retired (and then later rejoined) while she was writing Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide, Second Edition.

Farley received her Bachelor of Science degree in business and management from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science degree in human services and human resource education from Boston University.

For interview requests or questions about Farley, contact Selena Dehne at sdehne@jist.com or (651) 215-7548.