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Seven Signs You May Need Extra Help Transitioning to Civilian Life – And Where to Get It

Are you separating or retiring from the service in the near future? Are you actively transitioning to civilian life? With so many components of transition, you may feel like you could use some extra help. Maybe you’re looking for support to manage stress or logistics. Or perhaps you just need someone to give you that extra encouragement to set goals to get through your to-do list.

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Transition Assistance Programs and Resources

The military has an extensive array of services to help make your separation a success. If you’re an active-duty service member, National Guard and Reserve Component service member, or service member’s spouse, you can take advantage of these transition assistance resources and more.

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4 Tips for Transition and Career Success

Making the transition into civilian life is exciting, but does take preparation. Make sure you are well-prepared by following these four tips.

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Re-enlist, Reserves, or Transition? 4 Things to Consider

Maybe you’re just ending your first tour of duty. Maybe you’ve fulfilled your obligation to your country. Now, you’re at a crossroads—re-enlist, reserves, transition out? How do you know you’re making the right call?

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The Road Ahead at Home and Work

As a wounded warrior, you deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian life. A severe injury does change the way you live your life, but it does not have to change the course of your career or the quality of your home life.

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Read This: Must-Dos for Separating

You’ve made the decision. Now it’s time to make the most of it. There’s a list of tasks to accomplish, and most of them come with a due date.

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What Service Members Need to Know About Employment

You’re closing the chapter on your military life and opening a new one. This means transitioning from being a soldier to a civilian employee in a company, nonprofit organization or maybe the government.

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MySTeP Supports Spouses Throughout Their Military Journey

The Department of Defense recognizes the role of the spouse in a smooth military transition, and has developed a new tool, called the Military Spouse Transition Program, designed to bolster your military spouse success at each step of the journey, from the beginning to the end of your family’s military experience.

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Deciding Where to Live When You Leave the Military

The day will come when you’re preparing to get out of the military. You might have spent many an hour already thinking about where you want to live when you get out. Now it’s time to get practical.

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12 Ways to Land That Civilian Job

You’ve proven your commitment, discipline and resourcefulness in the military world. Now it’s time to trade in your experience for a great job. Just like everything, it’s all about readiness and attitude. Start early. Be prepared. Go for it.

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Employment Resources and Services

As you prep for civilian employment, you’ll find many organizations committed to hiring veterans. Learn about the top services and programs focused on connecting veterans with opportunities.

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Programs That Hire Veterans

Many organizations in the civilian world value your experience, skills, work ethic and training as a service member. Here are ways to connect with employers committed to hiring veterans.

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Military Retirement: Do You Have This Covered?

Transitioning to civilian life is just like everything else in military life. Doing it successfully takes preparation.

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How to Write a Civilian Resume

Your resume is a summary of your background and experience, and it’s likely to be the first information about you that an employer will see. These tips will help you make a resume that stands out.

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Building Your Federal Resume

A federal government job is often a great transition for military personnel. But a resume for a federal job is different from a civilian resume. It’s longer, more detailed and includes specific job-related terminology.

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Credentialing Your Military Experience

You’re looking to join the civilian world and that means job-hunting. Here’s the good news: As a service member, you’re part of one of the best-trained workforces in the world.