This phase is designed to help you engage socially and professionally with local veteran organizations, locate professional development opportunities, and start serving as a mentor to fellow transitioning service members.
Learning the culture and core values is what you did in the military, time to repeat that pattern in the civilian culture. You have opportunities in that will help build your civilian career and provide you with techniques to be successful in the long term. This is your opportunity to connect into a whole new mission and environment to start the next phase of your journey.
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TASK 12: CONNECT TO CULTURE
Learn your new environment
Continue your professional development and start to adapt to new management styles and corporate cultures. Consider how your service values translate into corporate values. Understand your career advancement and longer-term opportunities.
TASK 13: HELP REDEFINE LEADERSHIP
Your leadership continues in civilian life
Leading means to create an evolution or strategic process to ensure you are always transitioning and benefiting from the new competencies you are bringing to your career. Below are some tailored tips to pave the way for not only your transition, but pave the way for others.
TASK 14: BECOME A MENTOR
Become the example
As you get your bearings, pass on your experience to others. Join a formal network for mentoring or take an informal protégé or another transitioning service member. Consider what worked for you and sharing your transition story. Don’t stop there! Build a veteran culture in your corporate culture. Lead, succeed or get out of the way.