Transitioning from military life to civilian work can be exciting and challenging. Here are some steps to help you successfully navigate this transition:
Identify Your Transferable Skills: At Resume Solutions of El Paso, we can help you translate your job titles and job skills to the civilian or federal employment market. We start by identifying the skills and experiences you gained during your military service that are transferable to the civilian workplace. These may include leadership, teamwork, problem-solving, communication, and project management skills.
Research the Civilian Job Market: Research the civilian job market to identify industries, companies, and job roles that align with your skills, interests, and career goals. Let us know which jobs you would like to apply for, and we will write a targeted resume using the proper keywords that match your skills to the job posting.
We translate Military Jargon: Civilian employers may not be familiar with military jargon, so it's essential to translate your military experience and achievements into civilian language. Focus on highlighting how your military skills and experiences are relevant to the civilian job you are applying for.
Seek Support: At Resume Solutions of El Paso, we provide valuable information on job search strategies, resume writing, interview preparation, and interview mocks.
Build a Professional Network: Networking is crucial in the civilian workplace. Attend job fairs, join professional organizations, and connect with fellow veterans and civilians in your desired industry. Building a solid professional network can provide you with opportunities for mentorship, advice, and potential job leads.
Be Flexible and Open to Learning: Recognize that transitioning to the civilian workplace may require adjustments. Therefore, be flexible and open to learning new skills or acquiring additional education or certifications, if needed, to enhance your employability in the civilian job market.
Adjust to Civilian Culture: Civilian workplace culture may differ from military culture. Take the time to understand and adapt to the norms and expectations of the civilian workplace, including dress code, communication style, and office etiquette.
Take Care of Yourself: Transitioning from military to civilian life can be emotionally and mentally challenging. Take care of yourself, seek support from family and friends, and practice self-care to manage any stress or challenges during the transition.
Transitioning from military life to the civilian workplace can be a significant change. Still, with our help, research, and support, you can successfully navigate this transition and find fulfilling civilian employment.
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ARMY RANKS AND POSSIBLE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE EQUIVALENTS
Private (E-1) - Recent High School Graduate
Private First Class (E-2) - Recent High School graduate with some physical job experience.
We can use extracurricular activities, volunteer work, clubs, and interests.
Specialist (E-4) - Skilled tradesman, technician, or associate degree holder
Sergeant (E-5) - Supervisor, team leader, or mid-level manager
Staff Sergeant (E-6) - Experienced supervisor or mid-level manager
Sergeant First Class (E-7) - Experienced supervisor, project manager, or senior-level manager
Master Sergeant (E-8) - Experienced senior-level manager, director, or executive
Sergeant Major (E-9) - Senior executive, CEO, or top-level government official
It is important to note that these civilian equivalents are generalizations and may vary depending on the industry, organization, and specific job position. Additionally, many factors, such as education, experience, and skills, can influence a civilian's job level, compensation, and responsibilities.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL (915) 861-6265. Schedule an appointment to review your skills, education, and the application of your military expertise to the civilian workforce.
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