Convert Military Experience into a Civilian Career

Transitioning into a civilian career after years in the military may seem like a daunting task, but there are a lot of great resources available that you can use to help the transition go smoothly.

O*NetO*Net Online enables you to match your Military Occupation Classification (MOC) with similar occupations in the civilian workforce. For example, if you are a Computer Operator for the US Army, you could work as a Computer Operator, Operations and Maintenance Technician, Computer Specialist, Information Technology Specialist, or Software Technician in the civilian sector. O*Net is also a comprehensive database of occupational skills, knowledge, and abilities that may help you align your military experience, education and training with current civilian workplace needs. For more information visit: http://online.onetcenter.org/crosswalk.

VETSThe Veterans’ Employment & Training Service (VETS) provides veterans and transitioning service members with the resources to succeed in the workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands. Visit: http://www.dol.gov/vets/

ACINet – America’s Career InfoNet offers you the opportunity to assess your job marketability, to learn more about different careers and industries, and to search for job listings. They also offer career resource tools and online coaching.  For more information visit: http://www.acinet.org/.

For more helpful tips about making the transition to civilian life, visit MilitaryAuthority.com, and download the free 2013 After the Military Handbook.

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