4.) To find the best jobs after the military, leverage your resources and your network.
“Leveraging the veteran community and associated resources is one of the best ways for you to find a career after retiring from the military,” says Henry.
As someone who is retiring from the military, you have access to resources that are specifically tailored to service members.
In addition to reaching out to your LinkedIn connections, there are a variety of ways for you to leverage your network. Work with recruiters who understand the military lifestyle and can help you achieve a successful transition. Set up informational interviews with prior service members to understand the civilian work culture. Attend military-focused job fairs to meet Military Friendly® Employers and tap into the minds of hiring managers. Get a mentor or join a mentorship program to gain incredible insight into the civilian world.
If you still need career search help as you are retiring from the military, read Get a Job You’ll Love in 90 Days to discover how to find your passion and the best possible job for you.
Last, but not least, be sure to register for the upcoming G.I. Jobs Virtual Career Expo, where you can chat one-on-one with recruiters looking to hire veterans. Registration is free, but seats are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot at the link below today!
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