Transition Action Plans from Give Transitioning Troops an Edge

 Transition Action Plans from Give Transitioning Troops an Edge

Servicemembers preparing to leave the military get personalized plans to
assist with their transition to civilian life

PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 12, 2013

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ announced today they
have added several new features to their Transition Center in order to better
serve the needs of transitioning servicemembers.

The Transition Center now features a personalized Transition Action Plan for
those leaving the military, those retiring from a career in the military and
those serving in the National Guard and Reserve for whom transition is a
different experience. The Transition Action Plan tool guides the servicemember
using a timeline that recommends specific actions to take at corresponding key
points in the transition process; whether they are leaving the service
immediately or up to 18 months ahead of time.

The Action Plan provides automatic notifications about when and how to craft a
resume, advice on professional networking and detailed information to prepare
for the financial aspects of transition from government service to the
civilian sector.

The Transition Center also features useful articles, valuable reference
material, easy to use check lists and a periodic e-newsletter.

"We want to make it as easy as possible for servicemembers to take charge of
their own transitions. We're arming them with the tools and information they
need before they get out of the service to have a successful transition to
civilian life; whether that includes a job search, earning a degree or
preparing financially for this new stage of their lives," said T McCreary,
Retired Rear Admiral and President of and parent company Monster Worldwide provide a number of
resources to help veterans and active duty take charge of preparing for their
civilian life. According to the 2012 Monster Veterans Talent Index, less than
half of respondents (43%) feel they are prepared for their career transition
out of the military, down from 53 percent in November 2011.Only 22 percent of
respondents are confident about finding work that suits them, down from 34
percent in November 2011. Additionally, one in two veterans (57%) is
concerned about employers understanding their skills and experience.

The job search process for veterans continues to be unfamiliar and lacks
structure for job seekers. Conversely, employers have struggled to locate
veteran talent and align military experience to role requirements.
and's Military Skills Translator converts military specialties
into civilian occupations and identifies similar occupations for the user to
consider. Additionally, the Veteran Career Network on features
career paths other veterans with similar backgrounds have taken and provides
networking between veterans and transitioning personnel for mentorship on
education opportunities, transition challenges and career advice based on job
specialty. The site also features many jobs for veterans.

"Our Transition Center and the personalized Transition Action Plans are a free
resource that we hope will give our servicemembers and veterans the tools they
need to be competitive in their job search. We're going to continually evolve
and expand this resource and respond to what our members are telling us they
need to enhance their transition experiences," commented Mark Maxwell, Vice
President of Products at

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members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those
considering military careers. enables Americans with military
affinity to access their benefits, advance their careers, enjoy military
discounts, and stay connected for life. is a business unit of
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