Orion Talent has created an interactive library of transition resources to guide and support military professionals considering or transitioning into a civilian career. From signing out to finding a new home and career to learning to converse without military jargon, transitioning out of the military is a big and sometimes overwhelming step.
We invite you to use these tools and tips to navigate the change. No matter where you are in the transition and who you need to consider (spouse, children, etc.), we have resources that can help you plan and manage the changes ahead.
Read on to learn from veterans who've already made the transition from military to civilian life, read our step-by-step information on planning your transition and finding a career, and check out our resources for spouses and family members below.
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Making the transition from military to civilian life is an exciting time in the life of a veteran. This opportunity to start a new chapter in your life may present new challenges, but Orion Talent is here to make your career transition a successful one. Check out our alumni advice, transition timeline, and suggested reading list for a how-to guide on successfully transitioning from the military.
Our Military Officer Transition Program is provides a logical "to do list" to complete each month in preparation for your transition. The program is comprised of a series of informative webinars, self-paced instruction and individual calls with your recruiter. Our goal is to minimize the stress of transitioning out of the military by giving you all the tools you need to feel confident as you interview and begin a new career.
Orion Talent's Enlisted Military Technician and NCO Guide offers a variety of resources for service members who transitioning into a civilian career. From researching how your experience applies to a civilian job to preparing to interview, you will find insight designed to help you take the next step in your career.
As a transitioning servicemember, you've most likely never had to write a professional resume. Through your resume you typically have about 30 seconds to convince a potential employer that you deserve an interview. Our guide to resume preparation will help you craft a well-written resume that will help you grab that employer's attention and on your way to landing the perfect position.
Most transitioning servicemembers have never had to interview for a position. But in the civilian world, you need to be able to convey how your military experience and your demonstrated track record of performance are a strong fit for their organization. Our guide to interview basics offers key resources for Active Duty military and veterans who are preparing to interview, often for the first time.
There are many different types of interviews, as well as stages to the interview process. Our in-depth guide offers an in-depth look at interviews for various positions, various rounds, and settings. Check it out and prepare for your next interview today.
Initial interviews are often just the first step in the hiring process. There are often a few rounds, offer negotiation, and then acceptance. But, no matter where you are in the process, it is always appropriate to thank your interviewer. Our guide below offers tips for after the first interview that can help you stand out and land the job.
Beyond creating and perfecting your resume and getting ready for interviews, transitioning from the military to civilian life brings up many questions. Here are some popular resources and guides for this transition.
Military spouses are often faced with not only supporting their spouse through the transition process, but also navigating their own job search. Our Military Spouse Resources are designed to support military spouses with their own career prospects.
Each year, about 250,000 servicemembers transition out of the military to civilian life. This transition could be due to separation or retirement. Transitioning to civilian life can represent a life-changing shift with lots of considerations.
The transition to civilian life involves many steps. From signing out to finding a new career to dropping the military jargon, this is a big step in life that requires a lot of thought. Understanding civilian benefits, career progression, and even how to translate military experience in a way civilian hiring managers can relate are all hurdles many veterans face.
Each branch of service offers transition assistance programs that offer help with counseling, planning, and general advice on the switch to civilian life. There are also military recruiting firms that match transitioning servicemembers with civilian careers at no cost to the veteran.
Orion Talent finds civilian careers for Junior Military Officers, Senior Military Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, Navy Nuclear-trained Technicians, Enlisted Technicians, and Combat Arms Personnel leaving the service. Orion also offers resources for improving a veteran's job search outlook with resume tips, interview insights, networking ideas, and advice from recruiting experts.