Build your Kit so that you're ready to Operate in the Private Sector
Have you ever had to explain to family and friends what you actually do for the Air Force? Unless they are closely connected to what we do, usually the response is met with smiles, head nods and glassed over response leaving you feel like you're an MQT student trying to complete a Talk-On.
The below links are just a start of items that are free to you and help you truly capture and understand who you are and how that translates into the private sector.
Salute 2 Suit
Do you want to stop looking like you just graduated high school? Or dress like an adult? Salute 2 Suit offers custom-tailored suits at the fraction of the cost.
Salute 2 Suit was created exclusively and solely for our active-duty military and veterans to empower and educate them through their wardrobes.
LinkedIn is the professional's networking tool and with this social media platform less is more. Classes are offered in "The Honor Foundation" but you can also sign up for other FREE tutorials. 1 year of LinkedIn premium is offered to all military members and their spouses. Click the logo for more details.
Join thousands of Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses in setting up free 1-hr mentorship phone calls with successful professionals. We’re the only Veteran Mentorship Platform to let you choose your own mentors and as many as you would like; our average member selects 4 mentors, and some mentees have 25+ mentors! Create a free profile at Veterati to get unlimited access to thousands of volunteer mentors: CEOs, recruiters, entrepreneurs, managers, Veterans & civilians alike.
Vets to PM
Have you ever planned a CAS trip? Did you allocate funds, plan the schedule, develop a plan, and coordinate with outside agencies? Well then, you are executing project management and can easily slide into the role of a Project Manager! This Skillbridge organization is DoD approved and will serve as your skill bridge host as you connect with other private sector companies. They will support you in getting your certifications and eventually Job Placement.
A resumé is a targeted snapshot of why you are the best fit for that company. Be prepared to tweak this document based on the hiring requirements and other areas that are unique to the company that you are trying to work with.
DO NOT SPEND MONEY HAVING A RESUMÉ BUILT!
Although there are companies that will take all of your EPR's, decorations, and other documents and create a baseline, you have access to countless organizations that will do that for free. Programs like "The Honor Foundation" and "Commit Foundation" incorporate resumé writing and review as part of their curriculum. Other organizations such as WWP and countless others will provide resumé reviews and coaching.