Video: From Boots to Suits

March 28, 2012 |’s own Randy Plunkett recently appeared on to talk about military transition, and the challenges veterans face getting a civilian job, along with some tips. How do your job search experiences and skills tally with what these veterans discuss in the video? Sound off in the comments section below.

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  1. @GiggyZ says:

    Veterans have always faced challenges when making the transition to civilian life. The military services continue to test public-private partnerships to make the transition easier. Mandatory transition program attendance is now the norm for all but the most senior service members. The internet is also a big help for service members as they make the transition from "boots to suits." Official websites such as provide a wide range of resources from employment leads to benefit information. One of the best things a service member can do is to plan early and take advantage of the renewed interest and media attention given to unemployed veterans. Take classes before you leave the service since many of those classes are low or no cost. Attend the job fairs and do so in uniform. You will stand out for all the right reasons. Have a professional assist with making your resume civilian-friendly. Transitioning from the service is both an excited and challenging time but no service member has to go it alone.

  2. Randy says:

    I also mentioned our fantastic Military Skills Translator,which did not make the video edit. I feel it is stronger than any others because it not only directly translate skills, it also mentions ancillary experience,such as training.