ERIC Number: ED042873
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Transferring Military Experience to Civilian Jobs. A Study of Selected Air Force Veterans. Manpower/Automation Research Monograph No. 8.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
While most servicemen have no trouble finding employment in the current booming job market, they often find themselves taking jobs beneath their highest skill levels, a loss not only to them but to their employers. Those whose military service was in non-technical jobs often can find jobs only at the beginners level and even those may be hard to come by. This doctoral study investigated the extent to which military experience contributed to the qualifications of the civilian applicant and helped him get the job, and the contribution his skills made to the actual performance of the job once hired. Of the officers questioned, 64 percent said that their military service had helped "somewhat" or "a great deal" while 13 percent felt that it had been of "no help" or a "hindrance." Of the crafts group of enlisted men, 30 percent reported it had "helped a great deal." Approximately 40 percent of both officers and enlisted men said there was no need for the military training and experience in the performance of their jobs. Copies of the full dissertation upon which this report is based are available as PB 177 372 from the Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Education, Springfield, Virginia 22151. (CH)
Descriptors: Career Planning, Job Skills, Military Training, Occupational Surveys, Professional Occupations, Profiles, Questionnaires, Semiskilled Occupations, Technical Occupations, Transfer of Training
Manpower Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.