Veteran Transition

Veteran Transition: How to Thrive in Your Civilian Life

Now that you’ve served your country, you may have decided to transition into civilian life. If you have served for many years, it can seem daunting to move away from the military, where there are systems in place for everything. However, with many veteran career training programs and services to assist you, your career and the transition to civilian life can end up being fulfilling and enjoyable.portrait of beautiful young military family on white background

Our award-winning veteran career counselors and resume writers can transform your military experience into a civilian resume that can quickly change your life. After a rewarding military career, you have multiple skills, experience, training, and accomplishments that can be translated to your next civilian work life. By partnering with our Master Military Resume Writers, you will receive assistance in crafting a great Military Transition Resume that will earn you an interview, leading to a job—fast and strategically.

How to Set Yourself Up for Success to Civilian Life

  1. The Transition Assistance Program (TAP): The Department of Defense offers TAP to help servicemen and women transition into civilian life. Also available to spouses, this veteran training program offers assistance with education goals, employment, financial planning, veteran’s benefits and more. TAP is available both in-person and online. TAP is often the basic veteran transition training most military personnel receive after they finish serving their country.

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  2. The Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) Program: Developed by the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Department of Defense and other agencies, this program goes beyond veteran transition job training. Before a member of the armed forces even leaves the service, they can meet with professionals to discuss their goals. They can also get a personalized assessment and advice about the various programs and benefits available during and after the transition phase. With VA benefits briefings and employment workshops, GPS helps members of the military with the next chapter of their lives. The program also has optional workshops in entrepreneurship, education and career technical training for individuals who are looking to start their own business, pursue higher education, or pursue employment in a technical field.
  3. Military OneSource: This online portal isn’t specifically about transitions; however, it’s a helpful resource for any military-related questions service personnel may have. You’ll find information about benefits, retirement, transitions, moving, and more. The website has a section for individuals who want to transition into civilian life as well as a training hub with free learning resources. Both can be useful when seeking work outside the military.
  4. CareerProPlus: CareerProPlus has helped more than 60,000 clients seek work in government and civilian jobs after they transition or retire from the military. Our veteran career counselors offer a wide range of resume services for people looking for their first meaningful jobs outside of the military.

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