Today’s civilian job market is highly
competitive and demands well-prepared, articulate individuals, able to stand out
from their military and civilian competition. Leadership experience alone will
not automatically open employers’ doors to you, so it is critical to develop a
comprehensive strategy to land the right job and achieve early success in your
Many traditional transition courses devote most of the
curriculum to resume-writing, interviewing skills and acquiring a business
wardrobe. In fact, effective military to civilian transition is a far more
complex process and includes many other components you will need to understand
in order to adapt to a new culture and new way of doing business. The better
prepared you are, the more likely you will find a job that is right for you and
the better able you will be to achieve early successes in your new position.
The Military Executive Transition (MET) program is a one-day workshop limited
to 12 attendees per session and offered separately for senior officers and
senior Warrant Officers/senior NCOs.
The workshop will focus on
key aspects of a successful military-to-civilian transition for senior military
- Cultural/psychological component of
transition into civilian life.
- Building a stronger and broader network
to accelerate your job search.
- Strategies for using recruiters and the
opportunity for a group discussion with an experienced executive recruiter.
- Identifying mentors and developing professional relationships.
lessons designed to engender success during the first three months in your new
- A moderated panel of your successfully-transitioned colleagues who
are now either self-employed or working in the public, private, nonprofit and
In addition to the one-day workshop,
your registration fee gives you access to:
- MOAA’s Career
Center (job board and resume bank);
- Resume development assistance;
- Online video interview preparation services;
- Hands-on social media
job-search training session (including a free LinkedIn photo);
hours of post-seminar personalized mentoring/coaching with a dedicated career
- One hour of post-seminar personalized financial
planning consultation from one of our registered staff Certified Financial
- One hour of post-seminar personalized health care
consultation with our MOAA healthcare subject matter expert.
senior officer seminar starts at $499.00 and the Warrant Officer/senior NCO
seminar starts at $249.00, with discounts available for MOAA and Voices members;
phased payment options are also available.
The next senior officer
seminar will be held on January 28, 2014. Upcoming dates for the Warrant
Officer/senior NCO seminar will be announced soon. All sessions are held at The
Westin Alexandria, 400 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, 8:30 a.m.
– 5:00 p.m. Parking and lunch are included in the registration fee. Business
For more information and to register, please
email firstname.lastname@example.org with “MET
Registration” in the subject line. Please include your full name, the date you
are interested in attending, your daytime phone number, and your MOAA/Voices
membership number (if applicable).