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After Service: 3 Routes to a Civilian Career

Making the transition from the military to a civilian career takes plenty of planning. As the adage goes, failing to plan is planning to fail.Here are three routes to get you where you want to go:    Return to school. One option is to obtain — or finish — your degree or professional certifications, whether at college or vocational school. ...




Veterans have a tough transition from military to office

For anyone who has recently left the military, it can be a tough moment when it’s time to take off the uniform. It feels as if part of your identity comes off with you.“It can feel psychologically devastating,” says Army veteran Richard Jones. But it is something that you can triumph over and a point from which you can find new heights, according to Jones. ...




3 Low-Key Job Opportunities Perfect Following A Tour Of Duty

Once your latest tour of duty is over and you’re ready to resume civilian life, you’ll probably be thinking about employment. The transition can be a bumpy one, but you’re probably not looking for something responsibility-heavy once you leave the military. ...




Transitioning from Military to Civilian: The Unique Challenges of Female Veterans

All veterans returning home from long periods in service face a range of difficult challenges. From narrowing opportunities to trouble feeling a sense of belonging, female veterans face everything their male counterparts do…and more.
Military service is demanding, but returning to civilian life has its own unique brand of challenges. ...




How to Write a Goodbye Email to Your Coworkers

After you quit your job, your goodbye email to your coworkers has the power to set the tone for your tenure, your departure, and your farewell happy hour drinks at 5.Leaving with your best face forward is a balancing act between:    not saying too much about how excited you are, to avoid resentment    saying just enough about what you’re doing next, to inspire jealousy    and saying more than enough about how awesome your team is, so you’ll be remembered as generous and kindWith this in mind, here’s a proven 8-step formula for writing your goodbye email. ...




Ready to serve: Businesses find vets are dedicated, capable

 Clinton Smith hires veterans because he knows military service has helped them become dedicated and hard-working staffers."When you say, 'I need you to do this right now,' they get it done and get it done well," says Smith, a former Marine who is CEO of Government & Civil Employee Services, a financial planning company in the western Pennsylvania borough of Indiana. ...




If you want a raise, try taking a vacation

In 2016, Americans forfeited 206 million vacation days. That means that workers lost $66.4 billion worth of benefits and, according to a new study from Project: Time Off, they are likely missing out on much more, too.Americans used to understand the importance of getting away from the office. ...




McChrystal Group Partner: Who to Go to When You Need Career Advice

One month into a new job, I knew it wasn’t going to work. I was at a fast-growing startup, but in the wrong role, wrong location, and my employer had just reduced my opportunity for a sizable bonus. It had taken me months to find this job, and I had difficulty wrapping my head around the fact that I needed to cut my losses and move on. ...




5 in-demand entry-level jobs that pay over $60,000 a year

It's hard enough for college students to pass their classes, let alone figure out what to do with their life. If you're pursuing a degree but don't know what career path to pursue, knowing what kinds of workers employers are looking for could help.Jobs platform Monster aggregated 943,008 market-wide job postings from a variety of sources to zero in on the most in-demand jobs. ...




What are Soft Skills and Why are They Important?

You divide your employable skills into the categories of hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are your technical or functional abilities that apply directly to your job title (i.e. accountant, engineer, project manager). Soft skills apply more to your personal characteristics and work ethic such as effective communication, problem resolution, customer service, and team collaboration. ...