6 Tips to Stay on a Successful Post-Military Career Path

6 Tips to Stay on a Successful Post-Military Career Path
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Whether you're making the decision to separate from the military or just exploring new opportunities in your second career, the path ahead requires some thought and planning and might not be as clear as you would like.

To help prepare yourself for a change - either of your own choosing or an unexpected and sudden shift in your employment status - consider these tips:

  • Keep your résumé and LinkedIn profile current. Get some more LinkedIn tips here.
  • Stay connected with your family, friends, and colleagues.
  • Maintain your professional associations, certification requirements, and affiliations.
  • Be visible inside and outside your organization.
  • Continually review and refine your career goals.
  • Explore opportunities to expand your extended network. 

About the Author

Col. Brian D. Anderson, USAF (Ret)
Col. Brian D. Anderson, USAF (Ret)

Anderson joined the staff of MOAA's Career Transition Services Department in August 2011. He served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force in a wide range of command and staff assignments. Connect with him on LinkedIn.