Here at the Department of Labor we’re empowering transitioning service members to make informed decisions as they move into successful civilian careers. Developing sound financial habits is a key part of a secure financial future.
Some of the questions transitioning service members often ask include:
How can I find a new job that compliments my skills and interests?
Where can I find free local resources?
How can I prepare for applying and interviewing?
What benefits are available at my new job, and how do they differ from my military benefits?
Am I on target to meet my retirement and other savings goals?
How can I balance competing goals for my savings – like college savings, a new car or retirement?
These are all important questions, and the department can help you find answers.
Here are some ideas to get started:
Take advantage of resources from the department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service to prepare you for a civilian career, including employment and transition assistance. Visit veterans.gov or download our free Employment Assistance Workshop eBook. From planning your transition to civilian employment, to researching local labor markets, these resources will help you plot your path.
Make your transition to civilian employment easier and expand your financial knowledge so you can achieve short-term financial goals and long-term financial health.
Mark Connor is the director of the Office of Outreach, Education and Assistance of the department’s Employee Benefits Security Administration. Tim Green is the director of the Office of Strategic Outreach of the department’s Veterans Employment and Training Service.