Need Career Advice? Ask the Career Coach

March 12, 2012 |

Navy veteran and career counselor Tom Wolfe has begun contributing articles to our Veteran Jobs channel, and now he’s offering his advice to veterans and servicemembers who have questions, general or specific, about getting started in a civilian career. Email your questions to Tom at, and moving forward, we’ll feature his answers in this blog.

Tom Wolfe is an author, columnist, career coach, veteran, and an expert in the field of military-to-civilian career transition. During his career he assisted thousands of service members in their searches for employment, placing more than 3000 in their new jobs. Prior to civilian life, he graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy and served as a surface warfare officer. He teaches transition courses, gives seminars on career and job change, writes about the career transition process, and continues to counsel current and former military personnel. His book, Out of Uniform: Your Guide to a Successful Military-to-Civilian Career Transition, was published by Potomac Books in 2011.

About Ho Lin

Ho Lin is an editor at His interests include naval history, the New York football Giants, and loud rock music.