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Title:
Military-to-civilian career transition guide : the essential job search handbook for service members
Author:
Farley, Janet I.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, IN : JIST Works, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
viii, 200 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- 1. Act II, starring you -- Getting there from here -- The current economic environment -- Great expectations -- It's not just about you -- Culture shock 101 -- Show time -- 2. Your transition mission -- Establishing a realistic timeline -- Your first visit to the transition office -- The preseparation counseling checklist -- Effects of a career change -- Available assistance -- Health care and insurance -- Finances -- Reserve affiliation -- Disabled veterans -- Leaving the service : important points to remember -- At your final out-processing -- Year one as a civilian -- 3. VA benefits and other opportunities -- Your veterans benefits -- Education and training benefits -- Life insurance benefits -- Home loan benefits -- Disability compensation and pension benefits -- Vocational rehabilitation and employment (VR&E) benefits -- Re-employment benefits -- Unemployment compensation -- Medical benefits -- Dental benefits -- Family and survivor benefits -- Other benefits -- Other opportunities -- 4. Job search basics you need to know -- Job search myths and realities -- Getting your priorities straight -- Effective job search strategies -- 5. Writing effective resumes -- Designing your resume is as easy as 1-2-3-4-5 -- Resume writing tips worth reviewing -- 6. Creating effective job search letters -- The cover letter and its parts -- Thank-you notes -- Networking letters -- The letter resume -- Other types of job search correspondence -- Cross your T's ; dot your I's -- 7. Winning interview skills -- Understanding the interview process -- Tips, techniques, and tricks of the trade -- Before the interview -- The day of the interview -- After the interview -- 8. Negotiating job offers -- Evaluating the offer -- Making the decision : using your gut -- 9. On-the-job survival skills -- The basic facts -- Essential strategies for success -- Parting thoughts -- Appendix. Career transition resources -- Index.
ISBN:
9781593577315
Format :
Book