Each year, more than 200,000 servicemembers leave the military to transition into civilian life. Navigating this stage can be complex, but it’s important to keep in mind that there is no right way to transition and there are many resources that can assist you along the way.
Here are 10 resume-building resources for transitioning servicemembers to help navigate the transition out of military service:
Beyond the Uniform
Beyond the Uniform is a free, on-demand Veteran career resource to help military Veterans identify, evaluate, pursue and succeed at their ideal civilian career. Check out their on-demand webinars and podcast episodes to get started.
BreakLine provides education and support to help transitioning servicemembers pivot into a career in tech. They offer interactive learning, mentorship, and networking, but they’re best known for their virtual month-long program which is free and open to the public. In these classes, they cover the exploratory phase of a career transition, the interview process, and negotiating compensation. See how to sign up here.
You can get free access to Coursera.org specialization and certificate courses through the Veterans Transition Support program. Online courses include Project Management, Construction Management, Patient Safety, Supply Chain Management, Cybersecurity, and more. Begin studying here.
Fortinet & Blue Star Families
Fortinet offers Veterans and military spouses free online, self-paced cybersecurity training through its Security Academy Program. It also includes a Network Security Expert (NSE) exams voucher, starting at the NSE level 4 (valued at $400).
PM-ProLearn offers Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam prep training. PMP study materials for Veterans include a free EBook. AAFMAA and PM-ProLearn are partners in ensuring Veterans have the support they need to remain successful and secure after a career in the military. Learn more about our partnership with PM-ProLearn.
SAS Institute Inc.
SAS is committed to helping U.S. Veterans, servicemembers, and their spouses successfully transition into new careers through free e-learning courses, software and certification exams. Their most popular tracks are Base Programming Specialist, Advanced Programmer, and Statistical Business Analyst.
Salesforce offers the Trailhead Military program — free, self-paced, virtual training that can help members of the military community launch a career in tech.
Vets2Industry is a free resource library for active, guard, reserve, Veteran, military spouse, dependent children, Blue Star and Gold Star families, and caregivers. Plus, as part of our ongoing partnership with V2I, AAFMAA is proud to provide institutional learning opportunities that help educate and assist the V2I community. Browse their site by category or explore more than 100 employment prep resources made specifically for Veterans.
The VetSuccess Academy is an intensive, accelerated training program that provides world-class SANS training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity. SANS Immersion Academies are 100% scholarship-based and no cost to participants.
Vets Who Code
AAFMAA is dedicated to making your military transition as smooth as possible with always-affordable financial solutions that serve you and your family for generations. From life insurance policies to mortgages and wealth management services, we make it easy for you to move confidently into the next phase. Call 888-973-0835 or contact us online today to get started.