First and foremost, the reality of transitioning from military life to civilian life can be daunting. After experiencing your workshop, I now know how to best leverage the tools that were provided throughout the separation process.
What I love most about your workshop is the hands on activities and real world application. These exercises helped me to understand the interview process in depth. I now understand the art of effective communication, both verbal and non-verbal and what an interviewee should pay particular attention to.
One of the biggest tools we use in job hunting is our resume. In your workshop, I learned how to "mold" the resume. I realized that merely transferring military experience to a resume is nowhere near enough. With your workshop, I learned how to transfer my military experience into a language that will be understood and will stand out to hiring managers looking for qualified individuals.
I believe that your workshop should be incorporated into the mandatory transition seminar required of all transitioning military members. It was a real wake up call for me, to realize that ALL companies do not necessarily want to hire veterans as I've received that feedback from others who have transitioned.
You helped me to understand how to gracefully navigate turbulent waters of any kind when you sense or see them. In some cases, know when to say, "no thank you", with grace.
I hope my thoughts on your workshop speak to the hearts and minds of my brothers and sisters in arms. I am convinced that this training will provide the additional knowledge and tools to successfully transition.
We NEED This!
Recent question: Now that you have recently separated from military service, what advice would you provide others?
Answer: I had a false assumption that I would separate in May 2018 and be employed June 1, 2018. In addition to TAP, I would seek out industry assistance/resources for the most current resume templates. Mine looked like a snippet from War & Peace.
I would have started cultivating my relationships at least 3 years in advance of separation. I would have ensured that my wife attended all the sessions, just in case I missed any vital details.
Many military personnel don’t do that for numerous reasons; however, spouses “need to know” in preparation for potential impact. I would have created an exit strategy to include additional schooling if needed.
Given my leadership role in the military, I would have required a quarterly meeting for those considering separation to ensure that they have a realistic plan in place.
I know I am late in posting this, but your class was worth it.
I truly appreciated the art of identifying how we communicate and advising us on how to listen.
Planning to take your class again late this year if you do offer it. Thank you again.
Best wishes to you and the build out of your company.
Stay strong and motivated!
I wanted to thank you for presenting the workshop to us on Wednesday. I found it a very informative and interactive. Now, I have some new information (some AHAs), tips and tools to help me better navigate along my journey.
Thanks again for what you are doing.
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