- Organizing a 10-step job search process
- Obtaining transition assistance
- Identifying skills, interests, and values
- Discovering one’s motivated abilities and skills (MAS)
- Developing employer-center objectives
- Writing and distributing resumes and letters
- Conducting research and using social media
- Networking for job leads and interviews
- Interviewing for jobs
- Negotiating salary and benefits
Two special chapters examine:
- Finding federal government employment
- Implementing goals
The book includes numerous self-assessment tests, sample resumes and letters, and recommended resources. It also features dozens of employers who are eager to hire individuals with military backgrounds, especially those with security clearances and experience.
No member of the military should venture into the civilian work world, or plan for retirement, without first heeding the sage advice of this book. Can purchase separately for $13.95. Copyright 2020. 120 pages. 2020 edition. NEXT ANNUAL EDITION: 2021 Edition, available in January 2021.
This new edition is accompanied by Ron Krannich’s popular 64-page pocket guide — The Military-to-Civilian Transition Pocket Guide: The Veteran’s Guide to Finding Great Jobs and Employers (2nd Edition). In addition to covering job search basics, it includes starting a business, surviving on the job, planning for retirement, documenting experience, finding a federal job, and identifying references. Jam-packed with engaging checklists, tips, examples, and exercises, this 3 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ pocket guide fits conveniently into pockets/purses. 2016. ISBN 978-1-57023-382-1. Can purchase separately for $2.95.
Taken together, this book and companion pocket guide offer a comprehensive treatment of the whole career transition process for military personnel.
PRICING OPTIONS: $14.95 for 1 copy of each book (2-book combination). SPECIALS: 10 copies of both books for $135.95; 50 copies of both books for $639.00; 100 copies of both books for $1,219.00; 500 copies of both books for $5,739.00; 1,000 copies of both books for $9,999.00
Introduction – Welcome to the Rest of Your Life
- Get Organized for New Successes
- Obtain Transition Assistance
- Network Your Way to Career Success
- Identify Your Skills, Interests, and Values
- Use Your GI Bill Benefits
- Create Dynamite Resumes and Letters
- Conduct Research in Key Areas
- Interview for the Right Job
- Negotiate Salary and Benefits
- Secure Federal Employment
- Start Your Own Business
PRAISE FROM READERS
“Excellent book…very thorough and in-depth.”
–Master Sgt. Henry Van Wormer
“Very good – common sense, straight-forward, comprehensive. It did get me focused.”
–Lt. Col. (Ret.) Bill Rauch
“Excellent planning tool. Captures all the contingencies and gets you on target on time. I’ve flown the mission and it works!”
–Col. (Ret.) Dick Cervi
“Of interest to all job seekers….”
–Air Force Times, Second Careers Supplement
“This is a must book for everyone planning to leave the service within the next couple of years.”
“…I was impressed. This book is very well packaged….The impressive characteristic about this book is that it dares to address the many real issues facing one who converts from the military to the private sector.”
–Marine Corps Gazette
“From Navy Blue to Corporate Gray is one of the most versatile and comprehensive tools you can have in your toolbox to success.”
–The Barbers Pointer
CARL S. SAVINO, retired from the military and a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, is co-author of the bestselling Military-to-Civilian Resumes and Letters. He regularly conducts military-to-civilian job fairs as well as operates an online job service, www.corporategray.com. A former consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton and the Hay Group, he is president of Competitive Edge Services, a military-to-civilian transition firm.
RONALD L. KRANNICH, Ph.D., is one of Americas leading career transition and travel experts who has authored more than 100 books, including several designed for servicemembers and their families: Military Transition to Civilian Success, The Military-to-Civilian Transition Pocket Guide, The Military Spouse’s Employment Pocket Guide, The Military Spouse’s Map Through the Maze Pocket Guide, The Military Family Education Pocket Guide, The Military Family Benefits Pocket Guide, and The Military Personal Finance Pocket Guide. A former Peace Corps Volunteer, Fulbright Scholar, and university professor, Ron specializes in developing career, life skills, and education resources for the military and others in transition.
For more information on these and related career transition and life skills resources, please visit the authors’ websites: