“The sheer power and will of a team cannot be underestimated or undervalued.”
This is the third posting in a four-part series. Two of your greatest assets as a current/former military member are your abilities to adapt and work in teams. This will be immediately tested from day one and goes hand in hand with The Military to Civilian Roller Coaster Ride section. You will need to start adapting to being a civilian…but what does that mean? To start with, it means you should seek out a colleague, mentor, coach, friend, relative, or professional transition expert (a team member) to help you with the transition. Second, expand your professional network. Third, build several different resumes (this is tedious and time consuming but will pay dividends when applying for jobs). Fourth, lean/depend on your support network (personal and professional). This last one may feel awkward or counter intuitive because we are trained to be self-sufficient team members however, it will reduce the amount of stress and frustration in the long run. See…it takes a team.