Posted on Nov 22, 2014
SFC Josh Jackson
Although the title is a bit misleading, this article has some great points for our brothers and sisters making the transition.
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COL Vince Lindenmeyer, Ph.D. (Retired)
For those looking at transition in the next 3-5 years, I found two articles interesting in beginning the discussion on reflecting, "what is it that you want to do?"   The first article, "Now Here Are 9 Reasons Why I Won't Hire You," delivers a fresh dose of reality…from the willingness to learn and start something new, to the use of social media and preparing for an interview.  After reading the article, a couple of questions for you:  
a.  Why do military folk think getting a job on the outside seems easy (points 1, 2, & 9)? 
b.  With the growth of pay scales over the past decade, do military folk transitioning have high civilian pay expectations?

On a positive note, I read another article on 15 traits employers look for when hiring and believe it describes the perfect military veteran transitioning who has deployed is adaptive, flexible and a people person.

a.  How can you apply the 15 traits to your past experiences to describe to a prospective civilian employer your unique ability to adapt and apply creative solutions to a complex problem?  How does this translate into success in a civilian job?

Have you answered the question, "what is it that you want to do?"

Definitely open to your thoughts,

COL Vince Lindenmeyer

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