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Episode 135 – Avoid This ONE THING When Making a Transition
We speak with thousands of military officers every year about making a transition, and we’ve picked up on a couple of patterns. Our ultimate goal at Cameron-Brooks is to help ensure the long-term success of our candidates and our client companies. We’ve found that military officers who really set themselves up for success avoid this one thing when making their transition.
The career do-over.
Establishing a solid BASE of business experience the 3-5 years after making a transition is critical to building out your career progression. You wouldn’t bake a wedding cake and stack the smallest layer on the bottom. The bottom layer is the largest to ensure its stability. Approach your career strategy with the same idea! Our candidates are searching for the long-term opportunities that will present both a good challenge and a reward.
So, how do you avoid a career do-over?
We’ve published a document that discusses exactly which mistakes to avoid and how to avoid them. You can download the document, here.
We also tackle this subject in today’s podcast. We hope that chatting through these 5 most common mistakes will help you as you consider making a transition and eventually if you decide to “push the button.”
The episode highlights include …
- How to avoid kicking the can down the road … especially when your OPTEMPO is crazy busy.
- How to avoid confusing the importance of extrinsic vs. intrinsic factors in career satisfaction.
- Making sure you get connected with companies who understand (and value!) your military experience and skillset.
- How to best prepare for the transition.
- Why it’s important to know about the HR filtering process.
We hope you find a few nuggets of helpful transition knowledge when thinking about the future. And, if you find this episode helpful, we would encourage you to share this episode with a friend who might be “kicking the can down the road” because they don’t know where to start.