Transitioning From the Military to Civilian Life

For those making the switch, start as early as possible

When you transition out of the military, no one is just waiting to hand you your dream job. No one handed you anything in the military — you had to work hard for it. Have the same mentality when transitioning. To be successful, start early, be deliberate, and don’t get discouraged.

Treat your transition like a full-time job and start at least a year out. A year out, create your resume, build your LinkedIn profile, start attending networking events, and schedule phone calls and meetings with people in the industries you’re interested in.

Dad. Husband. Army vet. Enjoy running, cycling, cooking, and guitar.