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January / February 2016

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Energy and Construction: Jobs Galore in 2016

Broad career options are available to military veterans in two strong industries with bright economic outlooks: energy and construction. Many veterans already possess an advantage in the civilian labor market due to their technical skills, training and leadership experience. Combine these advantages with two industries on the rise, and you have a strong case for employment opportunities.

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Kaiser Permanente: The Junior Military Officer (JMO) Program
You don’t want your post-uniform job to be a good one. You want it to be a great one. You want a career opportunity in the civilian world that allows you to soar to greater heights professionally within a world-class organization. You want a job that allows you to gain a broad range of experiences so that you have a genuine appreciation of what others deal with when you are ultimately the one in charge. If that describes you, then you may want to consider a career with Kaiser Permanente.

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More Hot Careers in the New Year

Depending on where you are stationed, the weather outside may be frightening. But according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment outlook for 2016 through 2024 is not. You already know that jobs in the energy, construction and health care industries are hot, but what if those types of jobs just aren’t right for you? Never fear, job seeker. There are other promising career paths in which opportunities are predicted to grow by leaps and bounds.

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Transition Talk

Bradley-Morris answers questions from transitioning military job seekers.

Q: I will be transitioning out in three months and I feel embarrassed to tell you that I have no game plan. I don’t know what kind of job I’m best suited for, or even what I want to do as a civilian. I don’t know where I want to live, and every time I look at the job boards I feel even more overwhelmed. Do you have any advice?

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Spouse Series: New Year…New Goals

The stockings are no longer hung by the chimney with care and the tree no longer stands center stage in the house. Welcome to the New Year. What better time to think about and realize those New Year’s resolutions than right now? I recently chatted with a couple military spouses and asked them about their annual goals for 2016. "This year, I intend to set aside time each day to recharge so I know that I am bringing the best version of myself to the table and being more fully available to the people who I love,” said Jennifer Oswalt, who is currently stationed in Europe with her family.

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ERGs: Taking Care of Our Own
In the military, you already know what it means for your troops to “have your back” in all situations, whether you’re training stateside or serving abroad. But what if you could take that same spirit of camaraderie, teamwork and understanding that naturally exists among veterans and transplant it into your new civilian workplace?

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Military Personnel Support Manager Spotlight: Harold Riggins, Fort Campbell
There are a multitude of personnel on or around military bases who provide valuable support services to transitioning service members and veterans. Military Transition News is excited to be able to highlight some of these important providers, their roles and their job-seeking advice. This month, we check in with Harold Riggins, Fort Campbell Soldier For Life (SFL) Transition Services Program Manager. Riggins is a veteran himself, having served in the U.S. Army for more than 27 years.

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5 Steps to Keeping Your Money Resolutions in 2016
I love the start of a new year! It’s a time to reflect on the past 12 months and make plans for the year to come. We get to start from a blank slate; the world is our oyster! Fast-forward a few weeks, or even days, and unfortunately, despite the best of intentions, our New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside. We might make a mistake and decide it’s never going to happen or experience a slow steady decline in willpower as the year goes on. Not this year! I want 2016 to be the year you transform your financial wellness and achieve exactly what you want by when you want it. Here are five steps to making New Year’s resolutions that stick.

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Your Career Transition Alphabet - Part Two: P to Z
In the last issue of Military Transition News, I shared with you the Career Transition Alphabet, letters A to O. Now it’s time to finish up with letters P to Z.

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