Here's a list of info I have gathered in my quest to "transition" from the USAF and begin a new career.
If you have additional information you think would be helpful shoot me an email.
For some good info check out this site especially: Air Force Transition AssistanceThe latest in jobs for GIs: GI Jobs
EXCELLENT interview advice: businessballs
No listing like this would be complete without a link to TA Online "...the largest single source of transition assistance information and tools for today's separating military".
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Expert advise from the Small Business Association
To quote Lance Winslow, "IFA represents franchisees, franchisors and suppliers who conduct business across a broad spectrum that encompasses 75 different industries operating in more than 100 countries."
Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative: VetFran
Get your own franchise rolling franchise.org and franchise.com
Something I found is each Branch of Service tracks their Civil Service jobs on different sites.
There is a site for DoD, one for USAF centric jobs, one for Army, etc, etc.
If you are looking for something in a particular city there will be openings listed on each site separately.
DoD OPM USAF AFPC Army CPO Navy HR
NATO Agencies and Commands NATO B Grades are Technician type jobs, A Grades are Management.
Monster Tech Expo USA Dice Career Builder Hot Jobs The Vault
"Experts project that an established security clearance can increase your salary anywhere from $5,000 to $15,000, and in some cases, even more."
Why is that Security Clearance a good leverage point for pay purposes?
Those with a Security Clearance look here:
www.clearedjobs.net www.clearancejobs.com www.clearedconnections.com www.military.com
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