Career and Job-Hunting Bookstore Transitioning Military Job and Career Books

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Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition, by Tom Wolfe (Potomac Books). This excellent book is designed to help all transitioning military personnel, regardless of service, branch, rank, rating, time in service, or time in grade. Find your civilian job asnd career using the tools and tactics in this book. Buy your copy today!


Deployment to Employment: A Guide for Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Employment, by Russ Hovendick (Faithful Life Publishers).

Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide: The Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members, by Janet I. Farley (Jist).

Military-to-Civilian Resumes and Letters: How to Best Communicate Your Strengths to Employers, by Carl S. Savino and Ronald L. Krannich, Ph.D. (Impact).


150 Best Jobs for the Military-to-Civilian Transition, by Laurence Shatkin, Ph.D. (Jist).

Job Search: Marketing Your Military Experience, by David G. Henderson (StackPole Books).

Military To Civilian Transition: Job Search Strategies and Tips to Get Hired in the Civilian Job Market, by Patricia Dorch (EXECU DRESS).

Military to Federal Career Guide: Ten Steps to Transforming Your Military Experience into a Competitive Federal Resume, by Kathryn K. Troutman and Emily K. Troutman (The Resume Place).

Networking For Veterans: A Guidebook for a Successful Military Transition into the Civilian Workforce, by Michael Abrams, Michael L Faulkner, and Andrea Nierenberg (Pearson Learning Solutions).


The Military Spouse’s Employment Guide: Smart Job Choices for Mobile Lifestyles, by Janet I. Farley (Impact).

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