So you’ve ETS’d. What now?
Translating Military Experience to a Civilian Workplace
The scope of skills and resources it takes to power the United States military around the world is tremendous. It also allows many servicemen and women to acquire skills with very close corollaries in the civilian workforce.
Military.com provides a very useful service to help polish a resume and decode military jargon for a civilian boss.
Some examples include:
- Personnel Clerk (Marine Corps – Enlisted) would have skills appropriate for an Accounts Payable or Receivable Office, Data Entry, or Payroll Services
- Communications Officer (Marine Corps – Officer) might thrive as a Network Administrator or Project Manager
- An Air Force Bomber Pilot could likely find work in aviation, but also could apply his or her skills to Technical Writing, Intelligence Analysis or Aircraft Design
There are hundreds of combinations for the many military jobs out there. Take a look and see how your service translates into real civilian jobs!