Free Personalized Job Search Assistance to Transitioning Military

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP) is conducting a pilot volunteer project to provide free resume assistance and career counseling to transitioning service members seeking civilian employment. This program, called the Military Transition Project, aims to help military service members translate their skills and abilities to utilize their experiences and expertise in the corporate world.

The industrial psychologists from SIOP will work one-on-one in coaching sessions (by phone or in-person) with clients through six weekly one-hour sessions. The sessions will begin with a discussion of the service member’s goals and ambitions and then proceed with a review and revision of the service member’s resume.

The SIOP coach will discuss career options available to the service member and how to locate, apply and network for these positions. Later sessions will be used to adapt the service member’s approach and methods for looking for a job and provide guidance on the job search.

The SIOP coaches have been trained, and the group is now recruiting clients for the pilot project. They are looking for service members transitioning out of the military who have looked for a job but who have so far been unsuccessful, or student veterans who have begun the job search as they are completing their education.

Participation is voluntary and free. For more information contact Nathan D. Ainspan, Ph.D. at sioptransition@ainspan.com or 703-304–5904.

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