ERIC Number: ED375255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Out of Uniform. A Career Transition Guide for Ex-Military Personnel.
Drier, Harry N.
This book is designed to help career military personnel make the transition to civilian life and careers. The first 14 chapters cover targeted issues and include many tips on how to cope with each important aspect of the transition. Topics include the following: psychology of transition, helping the family with the transition, financing the transition, goal setting, planning for the future, testing options, college, the job search, the job market, researching target companies, developing one's own labor market, networking, and case studies. These chapters are followed by a methods section of short checklists, examples, and formats for seven specific tasks the job seeker will need to perform: skill training, scheduling time, resumes and application forms, cover letters, portfolios, interviewing, and follow-up communication. Five appendixes provide additional information in the following categories: military organizations, recommended reading, resources and assistance, veterans' benefits, and foreign opportunities. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Change, Career Choice, Career Development, Career Planning, Early Retirement, Employment Interviews, Employment Opportunities, Job Search Methods, Midlife Transitions, Military Personnel
VGM Career Horizons, 4255 West Touhy Avenue, Lincolnwood, IL 60646-1975 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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