Posted on May 4, 2015
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SSgt Michael Orcutt
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Started school a week after seperating. Put in work on my resume. Landed a GS ladder position within DOD 3 months after I seperated.

I tell people that my experience after getting out is not the norm for many veterans. I know many veterans to this day that work two jobs and still struggle after leaving the service. I try and help them with filing disability claims, resumes and building a USAjobs profile.
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When I was looking for a job and I went on my first interview, I was told I was over qualified. On another job, I stayed late to clean out my inbox and I got fussed at for being dedicated. Team work is a BIG FAT JOKE. There are no wingmen, you're pretty much on your own.
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PO2 Tonya Robinson
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I did not receive any exit counseling when I left active duty. I had to do a lot of research work on my own and with many other professionals. In my first year I really didn't experience many problems. A few years later is where I needed our veterans affairs services. I know the exit counseling and screenings are really detailed now.
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So they don't have TAPS anymore? Back in the day, it was within your best interest to sign up for this class as soon as you knew you were separating/retiring.
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Sgt (Join to see) - TAP is now a DoD/Congressional mandated course. You are not able to separate the service without having it. It is now called Transition GPS. I have taken once about a year ago when I was first eligible and I am scheduled to take it again next month. It is a ton of information fed to you through the fire hose method. This is the reason that I am attending again.
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