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May 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 160

Military Transition for IT Professionals

Are you currently working as an IT Specialist in the Armed Forces and planning to leave your military career? Wondering what to do next? Don't worry. There are many civilian opportunities available for veterans. You can translate the skills and experience you gained as a military servicemember to transition into a career in Information Technology. There are many companies that are ready and eager to hire veterans. You can find a suitable job in the IT industry, no matter which military branch you were working in.

Veterans have a huge advantage over their civilian counterparts. Companies value the commitment, integrity, teamwork and leadership you gained during your time on Active Duty.

Here is some guidance that helps to make your military transition to IT professional hassle free.

Attend a Military Transition Program

Leaving military employment is frustrating. Attending a military transition program can help you make the transition easier. It helps you to ensure that you preparation within your 24 month window of your EAOS.

Military transition programs, whether TAP or others, aids you to find out what careers in the IT field your military skills and experience will be suitable for. It also lends you a hand to research various jobs in this industry. You can get answers for your questions about finding IT work, drafting a good resume and attending an interview.

Learn to Translate Your Military Experience Into Civilian Terms

We as servicemembers tend to forget that the rest of the word is not operating on military time. Our jargon, culture, and way of doing things requires us to adjust once we begin to transition.

The biggest issue that ITs run into is translating government systems into their civilian technologies, platforms, and programming languages. Though the military works with various similar civilian technologies, the names and acronyms are totally different. Hence, you need to learn how to translate your skills, knowledge and abilities into terms that will be understood by corporate employers.

Many veterans find it difficult to bridge this cultural gap and present themselves in the most professional manner. This is where Transition Assistance of employing the services of a professional resume writer come in handy.

Build Winning Resumes

You need to know to market yourself for an IT job. You may have diverse backgrounds and this may make you create resumes that are too general. You should avoid making this mistake, as general resumes are less effective. If you have more than one career goal, you can set up different resumes for them.

You need to create a resume that fulfills what the potential employer needs. It should give direct answer to the employer's question, "what can he/she do for me?" You should not include any information that does not relate to the job. Be sure to demilitarize your job titles, accomplishments, training, awards and honors, so that the hiring managers in the IT industry can understand them easily.

A career in IT outside of the military is very possible for the servicemember who plans and takes inventory in his or her assets.

What is your experience in searching for IT jobs in the civilian sector?

If you have questions about military to civilian transition please contact http://www.anyresume.com for additional resources

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