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.
Set up a savings AND emergency account
There are many reasons to set up a savings and emergency fund - separately. While a savings account is valuable for when you eventually retire one day or to pay for your child's college expenses, an emergency account is just as beneficial for when you need to cover unexpected costs, such as repairs to your home or vehicle. In addition, financial stability is not only good for when you need funds urgently, but it is also beneficial for your mental health, as financial stress can take an enormous toll on your mental well-being.