Tag Archive: career transition

Jan 08

Retired Command Sergeant Major Picks Civilian Career to Support Military Families

After a long career in military service, some senior leaders choose a second career that allows them to continue to support the men and women on active duty.  Terrance McWilliams retired after a 30-year career as Command Sergeant Major and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commanding General at Fort Carson, Colorado. He and his spouse …

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Dec 06

Retired Rear Admiral’s Top Ten Transition Tips

Sorting out one’s options after a long career in military service is not always a simple task. Assessing post-military personal and professional priorities is important. It is also helpful to learn from the experiences of former colleagues who are ready to offer their insights about post-military career options and greater work-life balance. RADM John Acton, USCG (retired) …

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Sep 27

Reserve Rear Admiral to Transitioning Military Careerists: Find Your Passion

Career transitions can be life-changing experiences.  Following several interviews with retired active duty senior military leaders about career transition, I wanted to tap the insights of a senior military reservist to gain additional perspective. Jay Deloach left active duty service as a mid-grade officer, entered the private sector and also joined the Navy Reserves. After a couple of …

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Sep 21

Vets and Employers Should Meet Half-Way to Ensure Successful Hiring and Retention

While it might be easiest for veterans to commiserate with other veterans about the “strange” nature of the civilian workplace and for civilians to wonder “what’s up” with that newly-hired vet’s somewhat reserved demeanor, remaining in their respective silos is likely to delay successful veteran integration into the civilian workforce. Executive coach and professional development expert, Dani Ticktin Koplik  …

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Jun 13

Getting Ready to Relaunch into a New Career?

Recently, I was invited to attend a career expo hosted by the Military Officers Association in Washington DC and had the good fortune to sit in on a morning presentation by Carol Fishman Cohen who was speaking to a career-driven group of military spouses. Carol holds an MBA from Harvard and, along with her colleague, …

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May 15

Use Social Media Smartly to Stand Out From the Crowd

Joshua Waldman

Throughout your military career, you stood alongside your fellow soldiers or shipmates, in a sea of uniforms of the same color and design. While you may have been singled out along the way to receive special awards or medals, your daily goal was not necessarily to stand out from the crowd. As you transition into the …

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May 02

A Great Transition Resource in a Tight Job Market

Transitioning out of life in the military can feel like a solo journey, especially when facing occasional rejection in this tough economic climate. There are no military orders guaranteeing your next job or where you are headed next. The good news is that there are smart people who have walked in your shoes and organizations …

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