Category Archive: Transition and Military Spouses

Jul 02

Taking Time to Find the Right Fit in Civilian Life

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Many senior leaders in transition from military service are reluctant to take much time off before beginning a new job in the civilian workforce. Retired Major General Jay Santee is an advocate of using the time in between to actively network, visit family and explore life goals with one’s partner or spouse to determine what comes next. …

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Apr 21

Thinking about Retirement from the Workforce?

The decision to fully retire from the workforce should be made consciously and what that looks like may vary greatly, from person to person.  There are any number of factors that play into the decision and that can greatly impact one’s quality of life, relationships, as well as sense of purpose. My colleague, retired Navy Captain …

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Mar 14

SUCCESS IN YOUR NEW MISSION: ARE YOU READY?

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Most senior leaders separating from military service have not had to look for a job since their teenage years.  This group of senior executives may be unfamiliar with the complexities of the civilian job search and may underestimate what it takes to land and retain the right position. SUCCESS IN YOUR NEW MISSION: A Guide …

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Oct 17

Retired Navy Admiral at Full Throttle in Civilian Life

john harvey

Transitioning senior military leaders have the extraordinary opportunity to redefine themselves in their post-military lives. Retired Navy Admiral John C. Harvey, Jr. who retired from military service in October, 2012 after serving as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, embodies that philosophy and was kind enough to share his transition insights and experience with Military Leaders …

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Sep 13

Current and Former Military Execs Go Beyond ETAP

Senior military leaders often don’t realize how much more there is to know about a successful military-to-civilian transition until they have actually separated from military service. For many, what seemed self-evident before, now appears to be far more complex than simply having a solid resume and an updated business wardrobe. The Military Officers Association of America is holding its third …

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Sep 11

Thinking About Teaching as a Post-Military Career?

Have you considered teaching as a post-military career? How do you know if you have the academic credentials needed to be competitive? I asked Dr. Kelly Wolgast to share her perspectives on this issue. Dr. Wolgast is a retired Army Colonel currently serving as Program Director and Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University in the Health …

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Jan 01

Fulfilling a New Mission in Your Encore Career

After a long career in military service, it can be hard to imagine what other work you might find as fulfilling. Marci Alboher, author of “The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life” and Vice President of Encore.org says we should stop imagining and start …

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Dec 13

The Value of a Great Mentor

Great mentors are worth their weight in gold. They can be the best cheerleaders yet, at the same time, are not afraid to remind you when you are headed in the wrong direction. Mentors serve as sounding boards and often draw from their own experience to help you avoid common pitfalls as you explore post-military career options. …

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Nov 09

How Long Does it Take to Transition into Civilian Life?

Many military leaders preparing for separation from service might think that their transition will be complete as soon as they land a job. While this might be true for some, others may find that a successful transition has a more complex meaning. Transition can be brief, never-ending or some length of time in between. The speed with …

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Oct 25

Online Tools to Build Your Brand & Grow Your Network

jason alba

Back in the Stone Age, I remember coming back to my office from various networking events, manually transferring business contact information into my rolodex. Today, there are some incredible resources to help you organize your job search and grow your professional network if you know how to find them and use them to their full …

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