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How to Make a Smooth Transition from Military to Civilian Career


Making the transition from military service to civilian life can be a daunting task. You have a wealth of experience and skills, but how do you ensure that your resume stands out among the rest? The key is understanding the difference between military and civilian roles and then articulating those differences in your resume. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to successfully transition from a military to a civilian job.

Writing an Effective Resume

Your resume should focus on highlighting your transferable skills rather than listing your past positions or titles. When transitioning from a military to a civilian job, it is important to understand that employers will see you through a different lens than they did when you were in the military. Therefore, it is important to emphasize accomplishments over duties and responsibilities. You should also focus on using keywords related to the position that you are applying for so that hiring managers can easily identify that you possess the necessary skills for the job. Finally, don’t forget to include any relevant certifications or licenses on your resume.

Networking and Interviewing

The most effective way to find new opportunities is by leveraging your existing network of contacts as well as getting involved with organizations within your industry. Reach out to individuals who may have connections or advice related to career opportunities in your field. Additionally, attend networking events within your industry or online via social media sites like LinkedIn or Twitter. These platforms can help you connect with potential employers or recruiters who may be looking for someone with your skill set.

When it comes time for an interview, practice interviewing techniques with someone who has experience in both military and civilian roles so that you can get feedback on how best to articulate your experiences in order to appeal more effectively during interviews. It's also important to remember that not all employers may be familiar with what goes into serving in the military so make sure you explain any jargon used throughout the interview process so they understand what value you bring as a veteran employee.


Making the transition from military service into a civilian career can seem daunting at first but it doesn't have to be if approached correctly! Writing an effective resume focusing on transferable skills is essential when making this move; additionally, networking and attending virtual events is an effective way of finding new opportunities while getting comfortable discussing these experiences during interviews will help ensure success when transitioning into a new role!

With these tips in mind, anyone looking for their next career opportunity should feel confident about taking this step forward!

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