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For prior service job-seekers, our first advice is always to understand your life purpose - that inner need that drove you to service. This will be your guiding light in the private sector too. We've gathered a few resources below to help you on this journey.

Jean South discusses finding your Purpose and career path in the private sector on Veteran Resource Podcast

We highly recommend watching Simon Sinek's video, "Start with Why". When you're done, come back to sign up for Hire Served Career Coaching where our coaches will help you uncover your Purpose (aka your Why).

Your Next Mission, A Personal Branding Guide for the Military-to-Civilian Transition

Your Next Mission is a personal branding guide for the military-to-civilian transition, is a powerful new employment resource available for the millions of veterans transitioning into the civilian sector. This book specifically addresses the gap in current tools available for the military-to-civilian transition challenge by providing a clear, compassionate, and compelling guide to building a unique personal brand, evaluating career options based on individual values, and providing clarity in the job search process for veterans.

Strengths Assessments for branding yourself and filtering through job opportunities

These assessments are mentioned in episode 8 of our podcast

The VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a simple self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes and provides a wealth of information to help you understand your core characteristics. The VIA Survey focuses on your best qualities.

Gallup research proves that people succeed when they focus on what they do best. When they identify their talents and develop them into strengths, people are more productive, perform better, and are more engaged. Gallup's Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment is the first step in helping people identify their talents. Clifton StrengthsFinder results give people a way to discuss and develop their unique combination of skills, talents, and knowledge -- also known as strengths

Resume Writing Service

Two resume resources we recommend are HireHeroes USA and Blue Ridge Resumes. 

HireHeroes USA is a 501(c)3 organization offering resume review and LinkedIn Profile assistance at no charge to veterans. Their work is outstanding and their volunteers are committed to your success. 

Blue Ridge Resumes is owned and operated by Sarah Wade, a USMC wife. Her resume work impresses us. We highly recommend working with Sarah as her ability to translate military skills and experience into civilian terminology is unparalleled. If you work with Sarah, let her know we sent you!