Many employers recognize that veterans have highly developed skills from their military service. The DoD’s SkillBridge program is intended to build on those skills to help transitioning servicemembers find civilian jobs.
Lt. Col. Stephen “Slade” Mount is the first wounded warrior in the U.S. Marine Corps to command an entire battalion of wounded warriors. However, the colorful flags, military anthems and shiny awards of retirement ceremonies like his serve only as backdrops to the real reason we gather for such occasions: To honor the past of all who’ve served.
Should you stay, or should you go? It’s a question everyone asks at various points in their career, and one with specific importance for service members. The military transition process involves numerous factors – from finding a job to navigation the VA system.
As you consider how your military skills translate into a civilian career, don’t just have a job in mind, but consider what industries most entice your interest. Start with your passion for an industry, and drill it into the career options available.
Many universities partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs to make education more accessible to veterans. A school’s Yellow Ribbon program can provide vets with financial and community support beyond basic GI Bill benefits.
In today’s tight candidate’s market, possessing a security clearance may be one of the greatest assets you bring to your job search. Unfortunately, many veterans allow their terminal leave to pass without understanding the valuable credential a security clearance should be.
Online schools offer flexibility for veterans juggling school with their jobs and families. But on-campus schools provide better networking and higher GI Bill benefits. Here are points to consider to decide which is right for you.