By Camille Johnson
Leaving what you've grown used to, and starting life afresh after service, can feel like you're starting off on shaky ground. However, it is possible to make the transition to civilian life smoothly if you have the resources and knowledge of what to do next.
Visit the Veterans National Recovery Center for assistance as we advocate on your behalf with all the major public institutions to help make this possible.
Get going with your resume
Once you've taken the necessary time off to rest and get settled, the next thing to do is get started on your resume so that you can find work. It may feel like you're diving into the deep end, but doing so sooner rather than later can help quell some of the nerves and anxiety associated with overthinking it. Resources such as Zety can help you draw up your resume and tailor it to the industry you're applying for. Job boards worth checking out that cater to veterans specifically include Hire Veterans, RecruitMilitary, and Hire A Veteran.
Further your education
Perhaps you don't feel equipped enough to confidently take on a new job. If so, you may need to further your education. Studying online can simplify the process and give you the time you need to ease into the job search. With online study, you can work and get an online bachelor of education degree simultaneously as you boost your knowledge in the areas of best instructional practices and student development.
Create a new budget
You might be surprised to find out how the cost of living rose while you were away. Hence, it is vital to create a new budget or reassess your existing one to see where it is possible to save until you can find a job that covers the bills. If you need help figuring out where to start or if budgets aren't your forte, the 50/30/20 rule should provide you with a sound basis from which to start.