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Decisions. The business of transitioning from the military to a civilian occupation is the business of decisions. 4 Decisions Most Directly Affecting Employment!. General Direction Towards Employment Defining The Critical Elements Of An Ideal Job Which Websites To Focus On The Most

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Decisions

The business of transitioning from the military to a civilian occupation is the business of decisions.

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4 Decisions Most

  • Directly Affecting
  • Employment!

General Direction Towards Employment

Defining The Critical Elements Of An Ideal Job

Which Websites To Focus On The Most

Hide From, Or Deal With, Transition's Financial Gaps

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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

7 Options

  • Many factors are considered, and decisions made, when choosing a career direction (location, spouse's/partner's career, types of companies who hire people with your skills, financial concerns, etc.)
  • There are only 7primary options to consider as they relate to the type of work you want to do for the remainder of your working life.
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #1

General Action To Take

Do in civilian life what you did in the military

(vehicle mechanic to vehicle mechanic)

  • Pull up your MOS in O*net's Military Crosswalk.
  • Identify your most marketable skills and strengths.
  • Research the industry and/or companies for which you'd like to work and determine if you need to upgrade your skills with education and training to make yourself more marketable.
  • Initiate a job search if your skills, education and training are adequate.
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #2

General Action To Take

Using the general leadership

skills developed in The Military

In Any Civilian Career Field You

Choose To Pursue.

(NCO to supervisor)

• Pull up your MOS in O*net's Military Crosswalk.

• Determine the job family where you would most like to use these leader ship skills - http://www.onetonline.org/find/family.

• Determine the industry where you would most like to use these leader ship skills - http://www.onetonline.org/find/industry?i=22&g=Go

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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #2

General Action To Take

Using the general leadership

skills developed in The Military

In Any Civilian Career Field You

Choose To Pursue.

(NCO to supervisor)

• Research the industry and/or companies for which you'd like to work and determine if you need to upgrade your skills with education and training to make yourself more marketable.

• Initiate a job search if your skills, education and training are adequate.

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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #3

General Action To Take

Doing something entirely different

from what was done in

the military.

(cargo master to electrician)

• Pull up your MOS in O*net's Military Crosswalk.

• Perform job-task analysis research to determine if you have the skills, abilities, education, personality, values and work experience to perform the civilian job.

• If not, determine what's missing.

• Make the decision to pursue, or not pursue, the skills, abilities, education and experiences needed to compete for the civilian job.

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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #4

General Action To Take

Unsure what type of job or

career path to pursue.

  • • Pull up your MOS in O*net's Military Crosswalk.
  • • Define a realistic career objective by using...
    • Free Aptitude-Assessment tools found on the Internet.
    • • O*net's Ability Profiler - http://www.onetcenter.org/AP.html
    • • O*net's Job Behaviors - http://www.jobehaviors.com.
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #4

General Action To Take

Unsure what type of job or

career path to pursue.

  • • Define a realistic career objective by using...
    • Free Aptitude-Assessment tools found on the Internet.
    • Career One Stop Skills Profiler - http://www.careerinfonet.orgm/test/type-finder-personality-test
  • CareerPath.com - http://www.careerpath.com/
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #4

General Action To Take

Unsure what type of job or

career path to pursue.

  • • Define a realistic career objective by using...
  • Free Interest-Assessment tools found on the Internet
  • O*net's Interest Profiler - http://www.onetcenter.org/IP.html.
  • O*net's Work Importance Profiler http://www.onetcenter.org/WIL.html
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #4

General Action To Take

Unsure what type of job or

career path to pursue.

  • • Define a realistic career objective by using...
  • Free Personality-Assessment tools found on the Internet
  • Jung Typology Test - http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp.
  • Adapted Myers-Briggs - http://www.truity.com/test/type-finder- personality-test
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #4

General Action To Take

Unsure what type of job or

career path to pursue.

  • • Define a realistic career objective by...
  • Exploring the top 5 career choices and make a decision to pursue or not pursue.
  • or
  • Enroll in a career decision-making course (not just a workshop).
  • or
  • Consult with a professional career development counselor.
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #5

General Action To Take

Want To Start Your Own

Business And Be Your Own Boss.

  • Pull up your MOS in O*net's Military Crosswalk.
  • Identify your idea for a business.
  • Analyze the reason for wanting to start a new business.
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #5

General Action To Take

Want To Start Your Own

Business And Be Your Own Boss.

  • Perform research and an entrepreneurial risk assessment to determine if your personal characteristics/traits match those of successful entrepreneurs.
  • • A good staring point is the Risk Assessment Quiz - http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwsbp/entrepre.htm
  • • Take 3 or 4 of the many different free tests on the Internet to help people determine if they should go into business.
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #5

General Action To Take

Want To Start Your Own

Business And Be Your Own Boss.

  • Perform market research to determine the viability of your product or service.
  • Analyze your financial needs.
  • Prepare a business plan.
  • Seek out financing if needed.
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #6

General Action To Take

Go To School.

  • Do a through career assessment to determine a vocational objectiveand explore industries that you can enter with the education.
  • Evaluate the cost / benefit financial return on your time and money investment.
  • Hyperlink to cost / benefit spreadsheet.
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Decisions

Decision #1

General Direction Towards Employment

Option #7

General Action To Take

Drop Off The Grid.

  • Not advised by most career specialists.
  • Some transitioning military (in the civilian world you're called a dislocated worker or career changers) need to get away from everything, take a little vacation, pursue a hobby or interest, spend time with the family, etc…but they can afford this luxury.
  • The problem is that time is your most valuable commodity. It's a good idea to use it wisely.
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Decisions

Decision #2

Defining The Critical Elements Of An Ideal Job

25 Factors That Make Up An Ideal Job

1. My Ideal Job Title will be...

2. My Starting Pay Will Be...

3. My 2 Most Important Benefits will include...

4. My Level Of Responsibility will be...

5. My 5 Main Job Duties will include…

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Decisions

Decision #2

Defining The Critical Elements Of An Ideal Job

25 Factors That Make Up An Ideal Job

6. The top 5 Skills I'd Like To Use on the job would be...

7. The top 5 Personality Traits required will be...

8. I want to operate these types of Equipment, Vehicles, Tools, and Machines...

9. I want to use these types of Computers and Peripherals...

10. I'd like to use these types of Software…

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Decisions

Decision #2

Defining The Critical Elements Of An Ideal Job

25 Factors That Make Up An Ideal Job

  • 11. I'd like to use these types of Office Equipment...
  • 12. My job will offer me the following 3 Challenges ...
  • 13. My preferred Working Schedule will be...
  • 14. My ideal job will require this level of Education ...
  • My ideal job will be in this type of Industry…
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Decisions

Industry Types

Industries are broad groups of businesses or organizations with similar activities, products, or services

  • Administration & Support Svcs.
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Education
  • Farming, Forestry, Fishing,
  • Hunting
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Government
  • Health &
  • Counseling
  • Hotel & Food
  • Management

• Manufacturing

• Media & Communications

• Mining, Oil, Gas

• Professional Science & Technical

• Real Estate & Rental

• Retail

• Self-Employed

• Service

• Transportation & Storage

• Utilities

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Decisions

Decision #2

Defining The Critical Elements Of An Ideal Job

25 Factors That Make Up An Ideal Job

16. I want to work in this type of Job Family…

Job Family

• Architecture & Engineering

• Arts, Design Entertainment, Media, Sports

• Education

• Building & Grounds Cleaning, Maintenance

• Business & FinancialOperations

• Community & Social Service

• Computer & Mathematics

• Construction & Extraction

• Education, Training & Library

• Production

Groups of similar

occupations based on

work performed and

on required skills,

education, training,

and credentials.

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Decisions

Decision #2

Defining The Critical Elements Of An Ideal Job

25 Factors That Make Up An Ideal Job

16. I want to work in this type of Job Family…

Job Family

• Farming, Fishing & Forestry

• Food Prep & Service Related

• Healthcare Practitioners& Technical

• Healthcare Support

• Installation, Maintenance & Repair

• Legal

• Life, Physical & Social Science

• Management

• Military Specific

• Office & Administrative Support

• Personal Care & Service

Groups of similar

occupations based on

work performed and

on required skills,

education, training,

and credentials.

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Decisions

Decision #2

Defining The Critical Elements Of An Ideal Job

25 Factors That Make Up An Ideal Job

17. I want to work in this Employment Sector (public or private)...

18. I want to work in this Size Organization / Company (small, medium, large)...

19. I want to work in this desired Location(city, state, country)...

20. I want to work for a Supervisor or Manager who exhibits these 3 traits…

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Decisions

Decision #2

Defining The Critical Elements Of An Ideal Job

25 Factors That Make Up An Ideal Job

21. I prefer to work with Coworkerswho demonstrate these 3 traits...

22. I prefer to work in an Environmentthat has these 3 main characteristics...

23. I'm willing to have this much Travel ...

24. I'm willing to accept this level of Stresson the job...(low, medium, high)

25. My job will allow me to demonstrate these 3 Personal Values…

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Decisions

Decision #3

Which Websites To Focus On The Most

  • Information is good but too much information can be overwhelming, confusing and will stop you in your tracks.
  • A major problem with military transition websites is that there are just so many of them...and they all do a reasonable job...and will suck up lots of time just sifting and sorting through them.
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Decisions

Decision #3

Which Websites To Focus On The Most

A Few Things To Consider When Seeking Help With Veteran Employment-Related Websites

  • Specialized Help
    • There are specialized employment- related websites for officers, warrant officers and NCOs.
    • Most revert back to the traditional ones.
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Decisions

Decision #3

Which Websites To Focus On The Most

A Few Things To Consider When Seeking Help With Veteran Employment-Related Websites

  • Market Saturation
    • There are only so many, so called, veteran friendly companies.
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Decisions

Decision #3

Which Websites To Focus On The Most

A Few Things To Consider When Seeking Help With Veteran Employment-Related Websites

  • Small Business Is The Job Creator
    • Most veteran employment-related websites are usually not targeting smaller companies or mom and pop businesses...yet these sectors are historically the generators of jobs

18 Best Websites For Veterans

Refer To Pages 11 & 12

Of The Training Handout

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Decisions

Decision #4

Hide From, Or Deal With,

Transition's Financial Gaps

  • Unrealistic Financial Expectation
    • Unrealistic expectations about financial matters can can put added stress on you and your family and negatively affect your ability to cope with a military to civilian transition.
    • 3 types of financial gaps
      • Pre- and Post-Transition Income Gap
      • Pre- and Post-Transition Other Income Gap
      • Pre- and Post-Transition Expenses Gap
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Decisions

Decision #4

Refer To Pages

13 - 23

Of The Training Handout

Hide From, Or Deal With,

Transition's Financial Gaps

  • Advantages Of Understanding The Gaps
    • It reduces family anxiety by giving a realistic look at a bare-bones budget that says, “We Will Survive!
    • It shows you how long you and your family can survive unemployment before you have to take some type of survival job instead of a good (Get Out Of Debt) job.
    • It helps the family target places where it can cut expenses or identify ways to generate a little extra income.
    • Sooner or later you will need extensive and accurate financial information to negotiate with lenders, educational institutions, or when applying for help from social service support systems.
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Decisions

Decision #4

Refer To Pages

13 - 23

Of The Training Handout

Hide From, Or Deal With,

Transition's Financial Gaps

  • Click Here For An Electronic Spreadsheet
    • A very comprehensive spreadsheets that analyzes your military to civilian income gaps, your expenses gaps, and your net worth. All you need to do is fill in the blanks.