This book is one I received for free from the Army as I began my transition. It is published by Corporate Gray, a website that helps connect veterans with military-friendly employers. It has a lot of ads (probably why it’s free!) but contains some good information. They also re-release every couple of years to stay relevant, which is always a good thing in this ever-changing economy and workforce!
The Military to Civilian Transition Guide is a great starting point for anyone, of any military background, to develop a transition plan. It outlines a lot of resources out there for veterans, as well as provides a good sample timeline for finding employment. There are a ton of websites provided for further research (many of them are located here on our links page).
I also liked the chapter on identifying your transferable skills/traits. I’ve said it before, but veterans sell themselves short in terms of their value in the civilian world. We have a lot of things going for us, and it’s important to OWN IT!
If you can get your hands on a free copy of this book, I’d recommend it. Every chapter is not going to apply to every person, but there’s certainly good information to glean.