Following are a some Web sites that you might want to pass along:
» www.careeronestop.org/MilitaryTransition — sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
» www.GIBill.com — information on education benefits for service members.
» www.online.onetcenter.org/crosswalk — occupation finder linked to military skill sets.
» www.acinet.org/acinet/moc — military-to-civilian occupation translator.
» www.turbotap.org — downloadable job search workshop materials.
» www.milspouse.org — job search assistance for military spouses.
» www.servicelocator.org — to find state-sponsored work force centers with free job search assistance programs and specially-trained Veterans' Employment Representatives.
4. Keep this person / family on your social calendar. Isolation is a powerful deterrent to success during career transition. Potlucks or work parties where everyone contributes will feel better than dinners out where you pick up the tab.
- Amy Lindgren owns Prototype Career Service, a career consulting firm in St. Paul, Minn. She can be reached at alindgren@prototypecaree rservice.com or at 1071 W. Seventh St., St. Paul, MN 55102.