It’s GubMints Mailbag time again! This time the topic is Making the Transition from Military to a Civilian/Federal Career. GubMints reader ‘Woop’ writes:
I have been following your blog for a while and appreciate the time you take to distribute this information. I am… hitting my 6 year active duty mark this month in the Army. (I have an) undergrad degree … and I recently earned an M.S. degree in Engineering Management.
I… have been considering a transition to the NG or Reserves. Additionally, I would like to transition my skills into a federal job and pursue a federal retirement much the same as you. I have been on the USA jobs site looking at positions and I realize I don’t have a great understanding of the variety of positions or the process.
Did you utilize the site in your job search or is there a better way? I also have my concerns over seeking federal employment during the current federal financial situation as I have read your entries over the sequestration and possible furloughs. I have next to zero experience with federal jobs and would appreciate any advice you may have as I consider making the leap.
Woop – Thanks for Reading GubMints!
My response is long, but distinguished. It’s going to take multiple posts- For the First Post, here’s some generic career search advice that can apply to just about anyone.
A job hunt is a lot like fishing- There are many ways to catch a fish. Continue reading