Additional Resources

 

Introduction: Hope Is Not a Method

For All

Resource Description
Lead Yourself First

Inspiring Leadership Through Solitude

By Raymond M. Kethledge and Michael S. Erwin

Guide on determining your goals
On Grief and Grieving

Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss

By Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler

Explains how the process of grieving helps us live with loss
PsychArmor Institute

https://psycharmor.org/

National nonprofit that provides free education to anyone who works with, lives with or cares for Veterans, service members and/or their families

 

For Career Military Professionals

Resource Description
Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1Million+

Your Insider’s Lifetime Guide to Executive Job-Changing and Faster Career Progress

By John Lucht

Bestseller on executive job-changing and career management

 

Chapter 1: Understand Who You Are

 

Resource Description
Hire Heroes USA

https://www.hireheroesusa.org/

Organization that provides individualized career coaching and workshops for transitioning service members
Do What You Are

Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type  

By Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron

Helps identify your personality type, occupations popular with your type, work-related strengths and weaknesses - and how to leverage those findings in a job search
What Color Is Your Parachute?

A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

By Richard N. Bolles

World’s top-selling career book. Covers all aspects of the career exploration and job search process – everything from how to find a career coach to salary negotiation.
Now, Discover Your Strengths

By Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D.

Enables use of the online StrengthsFinder® Profile and shows how to leverage them for development
Go, Put Your Strengths To Work

By Marcus Buckingham

WSJ bestseller that shows you how to hone your strengths for career success
StrengthsFinder 2.0

By Tom Rath

WSJ bestseller that provides an updated assessment and related supporting materials
“The Resilience Checklist” from Leading With Honor

By Col (Ret) Lee Ellis

https://www.leadingwithhonor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Resilience-Checklist-Infographic.pdf

Leadership lessons on resilience from a survivor of the Hanoi Hilton POW camp in Vietnam
Beyond the Uniform

www.beyondtheuniform.io

Site for veterans offering a wide range of career resources, including interviews with veterans about their civilian roles
Employment Guide

www.employmentguide.com

Job postings and job fair schedules for transitioning veterans
Blue Star Families

www.bluestarfam.org

Programs and resources that support military families in and out of the service, including career support for military spouses
Career Leader

www.careerleader.com

Personality tests whose results may indicate an optimal career field
Myers-Briggs® Career Test Online http://www.discoveryourpersonality.com/myers-briggs-career-report-1.html
Self-Directed Search® www.self-directed-search.com/Who-uses-it/Veterans-Service-Members
iStartStrong™ Report

https://careerassessmentsite.com/tests/strong-tests/istartstrong-report/

Chapter 2: Understand Who You Want To Be

For All

Resource Description
My Next Move

http://www.mynextmove.org/vets/

 

US Department of Labor website that allows you to search careers using key words and browse careers by industry. Includes a free assessment that suggests careers based on the type of work you enjoy and a tool to help find a civilian career like your military job.
Career One Stop

https://www.careeronestop.org/

US Department of Labor website that contains Industry Competency Models that identify knowledge, skills, and abilities required in specific industries
Call of Duty Endowment

http://www.callofdutyendowment.org

 

Organization that identifies the most effective organizations for getting unemployed veterans back to work
Job Fair Finder

http://www.employmentguide.com/job- fairs/browse

Website that publishes an aggregated schedule of job fairs around the country,  including a variety of resources for transitioning veterans
Harvard Business Review (HBR)

https://hbr.org/

Offers a variety of career planning articles, videos, podcasts, and other resources
Occupational Outlook Handbook Bureau of Labor Statistics https://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm Contrains career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations
What Color Is Your Parachute?

A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

By Richard N. Bolles

World’s top-selling career book. Covers all aspects of the career exploration and job search process – everything from how to find a career coach to salary negotiation.
What Should I Do With My Life?

The True Story of People Who Answered the Ultimate Question

By Po Bronson

Tells the true stories of how people came to understand their life’s calling and overcame fear and confusion to find a larger truth about their lives
Purpose Path

www.leaderfit.org/purposepath

Career coaching program for veterans interested in non-profit work
America’s Top Military Careers

Official Guide to Occupations in the Armed Forces

By U.S. Department of Defense

Helps translate what you did in the military for civilian employers. Describes careers for all military services.
A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies

www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/a

A listing of all federal governmental agencies
Veteran Employment Program Offices (VEPO) Directory  https://fedshirevets.gov/AgencyDirectory/index.aspx Listing of individuals within Veteran Employment Program Offices who may have information on employment opportunities in those agencies
Federal Occupation Designations www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/search/advanced/occupational-series/ List of occupational families and a description of what types of positions are included in each
Veterans' Preference Advisor

http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/vetspref.htm

Allows veterans to examine the point preferences for which they might be entitled with regard to Federal jobs
State, Local, and Tribal Governments www.usa.gov/state-tribal-governments Listing of all state government agencies
Post-9/11 GI Bill Fact Sheet www.benefits.va.gov/BENEFITS/factsheets/education/Post-911_General_info.pdf US Department of Veterans Affairs Fact Sheet on the Post-9/11 GI Bill
The SmartStudentTM Guide to Financial Aid www.finaid.org/military/veterans.phtml

http://finaid.org/otheraid/stateresidency.phtml

Listing of federal financial aid programs for veterans outside of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Second link contains requirements for in-state tuition and residency requirements.
State Veteran Education Benefits

www.military.com/education/money-for-school/state-veteran-benefits.html

Listing of state-level financial aid programs for veterans
Military Friendly® Schools https://militaryfriendly.com/schools/ Latest listing of colleges deemed to be military-friendly
Best For Vets Rankings https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com/rankings/ Military Times rankings of colleges and other veteran-related items
Licensing and Certification

https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/licensing_certification.asp?_ga=2.173586017.315457607.1553882831-36901272.1536538515

VA site that explains how they may reimburse the cost of acquiring needed licenses or certifications
Non-VA Resources for Student Veterans and School Administrators www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/non_va_resources.asp VA site that collates a host of non-VA resources for student veterans and school administrators
Management Analysts www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm#tab-1 Portion of the Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook that speaks to the profession of management consulting
Careers in Management Consulting

http://careers-in-business.com/consulting/mc.htm

Website that provides a host of resources for researching the management consulting profession
Top 100 DoD Contractors http://people.defensenews.com/top-100/ Annual Defense News listing of the top 100 Department of Defense contractors
Competency Model Clearinghouse www.careeronestop.org/CompetencyModel/competency-models/pyramid-home.aspx Department of Labor website containing competency models for many industries. Key tool for determining which of your personal strengths align.
Bunker Labs

https://bunkerlabs.org/

National nonprofit built by veteran entrepreneurs to empower other veteran entrepreneurs
Kauffman Foundation www.entrepreneurship.org National nonprofit that works with entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses
Small Business Administration

www.sba.gov/

Federal agency enacted to provide various forms of assistance to small businesses
Service Core Of Retired Executives (SCORE)

www.score.org

Nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors
Small Business Administration Veteran and Military Transition Center

www.careeronestop.org/veterans/jobsearch/findjobs/start-a-business.aspx?ES=Y&EST=entreprenuer

Link to Small Business Development Centers, which offer free business advising, mentoring, training classes, and other specialized programs to help veterans build businesses
Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ovbd/resources/1548576 Fifteen sites that provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business
Veteran Entrepreneur Portal

www.va.gov/osdbu/entrepreneur/index.asp

VA site designed to connect veteran entrepreneurs to relevant ‘best-practices’ and information
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (VWISE)

www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ovbd/resources/1354361

provides training, networking, and mentoring to women veterans to help them become successful entrepreneurs
Center for Women Veterans (CWV)

www.va.gov/womenvet/resources/index.asp

VA site providing a centralized list of resources for women veterans
SBA Contracting Guide

www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-guide

Site describes federal government contracting process and ways to quality for set-asides if you certify under one of SBA's contracting assistance programs (i.e., veteran-owned small business)
International Franchise Association www.franchise.org World's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide
America’s Best & Worst Franchises to Buy

www.forbes.com/best-worst-franchises-to-buy/#6ddbce722699

Annual Forbes list of best and worst franchises from an ownership standpoint
Federal Trade Commission

Franchises, Business Opportunities, and Investments

www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/selected-industries/franchises%2C-business-opportunities%2C-and-investments

FTC resources to help people spot business opportunity and investment scams and avoid franchise taboos
VetFran® Company Directory

www.vetfran.org/company-directory/

Listing of over 600 franchise companies that have made a tangible commitment to recruiting veterans.
Independent Sector

www.independentsector.org/

National nonprofit membership organization that brings together nonprofits, foundations, and corporations to advance charitable causes
National Center for Charitable Statistics

http://nccs.urban.org/

Portal for nonprofit practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to download and explore data
Guidestar

www.guidestar.org/

Nonprofit that gathers, organizes, and distributes information about US nonprofits
National Council of Nonprofits

www.councilofnonprofits.org

Nonprofit that promotes solutions that benefit the nation’s largest network of charitable nonprofits
Troops to Teachers

www.proudtoserveagain.com

Program that assists transitioning service members and veterans in beginning careers as K-12 school teachers in public, charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools
AmeriCorps

www.AmeriCorps.gov/veterans

Government-sponsored organization that provides mentorship and assistance to veterans and their families, including those in transition
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/index.html

Standard Federal statistical agencies use in classifying businesses for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy
Institute of Management Consultants

www.imcusa.org/default.aspx

Nonprofit supporting and promoting the profession of management consulting

 

For Career Military Professionals

Resource Description
Half Time

Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance

By Bob Buford

Addresses how to find meaning and fulfillment in the second half of our lives

 

Chapter 3: Define Your Career Preferences And Personal Brand

For All

Resource Description
Your Next Mission

A Personal Branding Guide for the Military-to-Civilian Transition

By Lida Citroen

An international personal branding and reputation management specialist’s take on veteran transition
Reinventing You

Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future

By Dorie Clark

Step-by-step guide to assessing your strengths, developing a personal brand, and ensuring that others recognize the contribution you can make
Me 2.0

Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success

By Dan Schawbel

4-step process for discovering, creating, communicating, and maintaining a personal brand
Career Distinction

Stand Out by Building Your Brand

By William Arruda and Kirsten Dixson

Personal branding process that demonstrates how to express who you are and the value you bring to your organization
Apprenticeship.gov

www.apprenticeship.gov/

Department of Labor’s One-Stop Source for All Things Apprenticeship
Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program www.hiringourheroes.org/fellowships/ Program that provides transitioning service members with professional training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce
Career Skills Program

Army: https://home.army.mil/imcom/index.php/customers/career-skills-program

Marine Corps:  www.marines.mil/News/Messages/Messages-Display/Article/1559310/marine-corps-skillbridge-employment-training-program/

Navy: www.navy.mil/ah_online/deptStory.asp?issue=3&dep=5&id=91366

Air Force: www.afpc.af.mil/Separation/CSP/

Links to formal internship programs available to transitioning military personnel in each of the military services
VA On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeships

www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/on-the-job-training-apprenticeships/

VA site describing how you can get help paying for books, supplies, and housing while you’re learning a trade or skill
Local Training Finder

www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-local-training.aspx

Department of Labor’s site for finding training programs, schools, or college majors in any local area across the United States
BreakLine

www.breakline.org/

Immersive educational program for veterans transitioning into new careers
Deloitte’s CORE Leadership Program

www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/join-deloitte-core-leadership-program.html

Career Opportunity Redefinition & Exploration Leadership Program helps military members and veterans translate their skills, knowledge, and experiences into a business environment
Best For Vets Rankings

https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com/rankings/

Military Times’ annual rankings of employers, colleges, and places to live for veterans
Employee Benefits Questions to Ask

www.thebalance.com/employee-benefits-questions-to-ask-2060431

Article providing queries helpful in understanding the totality of a civilian compensation package

For Career Military Professionals

Resource Description
Ditch, Dare, Do

3D Personal Branding for Executives

By William Arruda and Deb Dib

Guide for time-strapped executives to developing a branded reputation that attracts right-fit opportunities

 

Chapter 4: Get Your Resume Into Fighting Shape

Resource Description
Get It Done: Write a Cover Letter

By Jeremy Schifeling

Short, easy-to-digest guide to writing targeted cover letters
Military to Civilian Resumes and Letters

How to Best Communicate Your Strengths to Employers

By Carl S. Savino and Ronald L. Krannich

Guide to relating what you’ve done and what you can do for prospective employers. Contains examples for many different occupations.
Roadmap to Job-Winning Military to Civilian Resumes

How to Write Military to Federal, Defense Contractor and Corporate Resumes Proven to Earn Job Interviews

By Barbara A. Adams and Lee Kelley

Professional resume writers’ guide to both Federal and civilian resumes, with examples stratified for entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level roles. Contains a CD-ROM with over 100 electronic samples.
Military to Federal Career Guide

Federal Resume Writing for Veterans

By Kathryn Troutman

Certified Federal Job Search Trainer’s guide to translating your military experience into a Federal resume and navigating the Federal hiring process
Best KeyWords for Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews

Powerful Communication Tools for Success

By Wendy S. Enelow

Guide to which words and phrases best indicate your skills and qualifications to hiring managers. Organized by major industries and professions.
O*Net

(https://www.onetonline.org/)

Application for searching a database on hundreds of occupations. Contains Career Exploration Tools, assessment instruments for individuals changing careers.
US Department of Labor Veteran Hiring Website for Employers

(https://www.dol.gov/veterans/hireaveteran/)

Combines job banks, state employment offices, American Job Centers, and employer assistance in a single location
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University in Ithaca, New York (https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/) Interdisciplinary academic institute, focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s veterans and their families
Crosswalk Search

www.onetonline.org/crosswalk

Tools that help match military experience to civilian jobs
Military.com’s Military Skills Translator

www.military.com/veteran-jobs/skills-translator/

Jobscan

https://jobscan.co/#

Automated resume tailoring and job-matching service. Helps overcome applicant tracking systems.
American Job Centers

www.careeronestop.org/localhelp/americanjobcenters/american-job-centers.aspx

Link to 2400+ centers throughout the US providing free help to job seekers for career and employment-related needs

Chapter 5: Document Your Network

Resource Description
Networking for Veterans

A Guidebook for a Successful Military Transition Into the Civilian Workforce

By Michael Abrams, Dr. Michael Faulkner, and Andrea Nierenberg

Guide to networking, including documentation of your network
Highly Effective Networking

Meet the Right People and Get a Good Job

By Orville Pierson

Guide to leveraging your existing network to find a job versus building one over time
Never Eat Alone

And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

By Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz

National bestseller documents the steps to effectively connect with others, distinguishing genuine relationship-building from traditional networking
American Corporate Partners

http://www.acp-usa.org/

 

National nonprofit focused on helping returning veterans find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice
Veterati

https://www.veterati.com

 

Veteran Mentorship Platform that lets you choose your own mentors from a long list of successful professionals
iSABRD

www.isabrd.com

An online networking resource for alumni of Service Academies
VetJobs

http://vetjobs.com/

Free placement & employment support services for all veterans and family members

Chapter 6: Engage The Network

Resource Description
Networking for Veterans

A Guidebook for a Successful Military Transition Into the Civilian Workforce

By Michael Abrams, Dr. Michael Faulkner, and Andrea Nierenberg

Guide to networking, including documentation of your network
Lead With a Story

A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire

By Paul Smith

Practical guide to connecting with bosses, employees, customers, and others using the power of a story
POS REP

http://pos-rep.com/

Mobile, proximity-based social networking app for the military veteran community
Team Red, White and Blue

http://www.teamrwb.org

Organization connects veterans to the local community through a variety of physical and social activities
Meet Up

http://www.meetup.com/

Website facilitates meeting people in your local community who share your interests
VolunteerMatch

www.volunteermatch.org

Website featuring volunteer opportunities in your community; can match you with local nonprofits based on your interests
The Mission Continues

www.missioncontinues.org

Organization empowers veterans to network and build new skills while volunteering with nonprofits to build stronger communities
Highly Effective Networking

Meet the Right People and Get a Good Job

By Orville Pierson

Guide to leveraging your existing network to find a job versus building one over time
Never Eat Alone

And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

By Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz

National bestseller documents the steps to effectively connect with others, distinguishing genuine relationship- building from traditional networking
How to Clean Up Your Social Media Presence and Get a Job

www.glassdoor.com/blog/clean- social-media-presence-job/

Blog post about the benefits and risks of social media and how to shape your online presence
American Corporate Partners

www.acp-usa.org/

 

National nonprofit focused on helping returning veterans find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking and online career advice
Veterati

www.veterati.com

 

Veteran Mentorship Platform that lets you choose your own mentors from a long list of successful professionals
Gallant Few

https://gallantfew.org/

Non-profit that provides one-on-one veteran mentoring
Shift.org

www.shift.org/

Organization that matches transitioning veterans with internship opportunities
SEC EDGAR

www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/companysearch.html

The Security and Exchange Commission’s warehouse of public company filings
ClearlyRatedTM

www.clearlyrated.com/staffing

Annual listing of award-winning staffing agencies for temporary or permanent work
Internships.com

www.internships.com

World’s largest internship marketplace
Corporation for National and Community Service

www.volunteeringinamerica.gov

Volunteering in America portion of the federal agency that leads service, volunteering, and grant-making efforts in the United States
Free Year of Premium LinkedIn Service

https://linkedinforgood.linkedin.com/programs/veterans

Link for veterans and spouses to capitalize on free year of Premium LinkedIn service

Chapter 7: Apply For Roles

Resource Description
PCS to Corporate America

From Military Tactics to Corporate Interviewing Strategy

By Roger Cameron with Chuck Alvarez and Joel Junker

Reference book for JMOs making the transition from the military to the business world
How To Land a Top-Paying Federal Job

By Lily Madeleine Whiteman

Experienced Federal career coach’s process for securing a government job, internship, or fellowship

 

Chapter 8: Interview For Roles

For All

Resource Description
101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions

By Ron Fry

The questions you’re most likely to face during an interview and potential answers for them
Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions

By Martin John Yate

Bestselling guide to the job-hunting process – from resume preparation to interview techniques and salary negotiation
PCS to Corporate America

From Military Tactics to Corporate Interviewing Strategy

By Roger Cameron with Chuck Alvarez and Joel Junker

Reference book for JMOs making the transition from the military to the business world
Dress For Success

By John T. Molloy

Dated, but classic bestseller that sets the standard for professional dress
New Women’s Dress For Success

By John T. Molloy

Dated, but classic reference for women’s professional dress
Chic Simple Dress Smart Women

Wardrobes That Win in the New Workplace

By Kim Johnson Gross, Jeff Stone

A more updated professional woman’s guide to dressing for success
What Color Is Your Parachute?

A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

By Richard N. Bolles

World’s top-selling career book. Covers all aspects of the career exploration and job search process – everything from how to find a career coach to salary negotiation.
Dress For Success

https://www.dressforsuccess.org/

 

International not-profit for women that provides guidance on professional attire and personal development
Dressing Well

https://www.dressingwell.com/

 

Company provides image consulting & personal shopping services; website has a newsletter and blog filled with helpful tips and advice
How To Land a Top-Paying Federal Job

By Lily Madeleine Whiteman

Experienced Federal career coach’s process for securing a government job, internship, or fellowship
Emily Post's Etiquette, 19th Edition: Manners for Today

By Lizzie Post, Daniel Post Senning

Updated take on classic etiquette advice for generations of Americans
51 questions to Ask at the End of Interviews

www.themuse.com/advice/51-interview-questions-you-should-be-asking 

Top 30 Best Questions to Ask the Interviewer www.thebalance.com/questions-to-ask-in-a-job-interview-2061205

Lists of questions that you might consider asking those who interview you
United States Government Manual www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=GOVMAN The official handbook of the Federal Government
D&B Hoovers

www.hoovers.com/

Subscription service providing third party analysis of companies, industries, & individuals
Dun & Bradstreet

www.dnb.com/

Subscription service providing third party analysis of companies
Occupational Outlook Handbook www.bls.gov/ooh/ Resource providing career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations
Glassdoor

www.glassdoor.com/index.htm

One of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites
Indeed

www.indeed.com/

Job site providing free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies
Vault

www.vault.com/

Site providing intelligence on industries, companies, or professions—and guidance on how to position yourself within them
Salary Expert

www.salaryexpert.com

Site providing salary and cost of living data for evaluating career, relocation, and education decisions
SEC EDGAR

www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

The Security and Exchange Commission’s warehouse of public company filings
Library of Congress Research Guides

www.loc.gov/rr/business/company/private.html

Ideas and strategies for researching public and private companies
National Center for Charitable Statistics

http://nccs.urban.org/

Portal for nonprofit practitioners, researchers, and policymakers to download and explore data
Guidestar

www.guidestar.org/

Nonprofit that gathers, organizes, and distributes information about US nonprofits
Charity Navigator

www.charitynavigator.org/

Nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities
LegiStorm

www.legistorm.com/

Subscription service for accurately identifying congressional staff and monitoring activity on Capitol Hill
CQ Roll Call

http://cqrollcall.com/

Subscription news and tracking service for legislative activity at federal and state levels
VA for Vets Hiring Events

www.vaforvets.va.gov/events/pages/upcoming_hiring_event.asp

VA’s centralized collection of upcoming career, job, and internship hiring events for veterans
Recruit Military Job Fairs

https://events.recruitmilitary.com/

Search engine for upcoming job fairs. RM also provides contingency recruiting, a job board, employer branding, & a military base publication
VetJobs Career Fairs

http://vetjobs.com/upcoming-career-fairs/

Centralized collection of upcoming military-related career fairs
Service Academy Career Conferences

www.sacc-jobfair.com/

Career conference exclusive to Service Academy alumni

For Career Military Professionals

Rites of Passage at $100,000 to $1Million+

Your Insider’s Lifetime Guide to Executive Job-Changing and Faster Career Progress

By John Lucht

Bestseller on executive job-changing and career management.
Orders to Nowhere

The After Action Report from a Career Marine’s Transition Back to the Civilian World

By Michael D. Grice

A retired Marine Colonel’s lessons learned from his transition from the military

 

Chapter 9: Close the Deal

For All

Resource Description
Getting to Yes

Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

By Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, and Bruce Patton

Step-by-step method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken
Influence

Science and Practice

By Robert B. Cialdini

The factors that cause someone to say yes and the techniques that most effectively use these factors to bring about compliance
Family Inc.

Using Business Principles to Maximize Your Family’s Wealth

By Douglas P. McCormick

Step-by-step guide to handling your family’s finances with the insight and strategy of a corporate CFO
The Millionaire Next Door

The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy

By Thomas Stanley and William Danko

Insight into the practical saving and spending habits of millionaires
The Richest Man in Babylon

By George S. Glason

Bestseller on thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth
Veterans Benefits for Dummies

By Rod Powers

Guide to programs available to you and your family, and filing applications, claims, and appeals
The Complete Guide to Veterans’ Benefits

Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

By Bruce C. Brown

Veterans’ Benefits guide written by a transitioning service representative
The Veterans’ Survival Guide

How to File and Collect on VA Claims

By John D. Roche

Description of VA claims process and instructions on how to maneuver through it
Military-to-Civilian

Success for Veterans & Their Families

By Ronald L. Krannich

Guide to launching a successful transition from the military
Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps

www.daveramsey.com/baby-steps/

Step-by-step plan to get out of debt, save money, and build wealth
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Office of Servicemember Affairs (OSA)

www.consumerfinance.gov/servicemembers/

Helps military families overcome financial challenges by providing educational resources, monitoring complaints, and working with other agencies
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Financial Coaching Initiative

www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/financial-coaching/financial-coaching-initiative/

Program that provides financial coaches to servicemembers critical points in their lives as they move along the path to financial stability

For Career Military Professionals

Resource Description
The Military Guide to Financial Independence & Retirement

By Doug Nordman

Guide to optimizing military retirement benefits

 

Chapter 10: Acclimate To Your New Culture

For All

Resource Description
The First 90 Days

Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

By Michael D. Watkins

Strategies for moving seamlessly into a new role and addressing the common challenges of transition
10 Must-Reads Before You Start a New Job

https://www.themuse.com/advice/10-mustreads-before-you-start-a-new-job

Compilation of 10 online articles that suggest specific actions you can take to transition effectively into a new role
You’re In Charge – Now What?

The 8 Point Plan

By Thomas J. Neff & James M. Citrin

Guide to optimizing the first 100 days on the job – when you know the least
The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan

An Onboarding Process for Leaders at Every Level

By George B. Bradt, Jayme A. Check, and Jorge E. Pedraza

Practical guide to help you manage your leadership transition. Describes a plan with real-world examples and contains downloadable forms and worksheets.
People Styles at Work

Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better

By Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton

Practical, proven behavior science method for handling people differences on the job
Who Moved My Cheese?

An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

By Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Bestseller that reveals truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life
Tribe

On Homecoming and Belonging

By Sebastian Junger

Explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging, and the eternal human quest for meaning
Grit

The Power of Passion and Perseverance

By Angela Duckworth

Defines the secret of success as not being talent, but a blend of passion and persistence
Team Red, White, & Blue

www.teamrwb.org/

Group that connects veterans to their communities through physical and social activity
American Legion

www.legion.org/

Nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, mentoring youth and sponsoring wholesome programs in local communities
Veterans of Foreign Wars

www.vfw.org/

National nonprofit veterans service organization that fosters camaraderie among US veterans of overseas conflicts
Military Officer Association of America

www.moaa.org/

Nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonpartisan nonprofit.
Noncommissioned Officer Association

https://ncoausa.org/

Military service organization with focus on education, work force development, employment, and quality of life of enlisted servicemembers, veterans, and their families

For Career Military Professionals

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Your Next Move

The Leader's Guide to Navigating Major Career Transitions

By Michael D. Watkins

Guide on how senior leaders can thrive in all the major transitions they will face during their careers
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

How Successful People Become Even More Successful

By Marshall Goldsmith

WSJ #1 business book that pinpoints 20 bad habits that stifle successful careers as well as personal goals

 

Chapter 11: Assimilate and Pay It Forward

For All

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People Styles at Work

Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better

By Robert Bolton and Dorothy Grover Bolton

Practical, proven behavior science method for handling people differences on the job
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

By Stephen R. Covey

Bestseller presents a step-by-step principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems
Influence

Science and Practice

By Robert B. Cialdini

The factors that cause someone to say yes and the techniques that most effectively use these factors to bring about compliance
Who Moved My Cheese?

An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

By Spencer Johnson, M.D.

Bestseller that reveals truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life
Emotional Intelligence 2.0

By Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

Step-by-step program for increasing your emotional intelligence using the four core EQ skills
Team Red, White, & Blue

www.teamrwb.org/

Group that connects veterans to their communities through physical and social activity
Rallypoint

www.rallypoint.com/

Site that encourages the military community to come together and discuss military topics both socially and professionally
Mission Continues

www.missioncontinues.org/

National, nonpartisan nonprofit that empowers veterans to continue their service in under-resourced US communities
Travis Manion Foundation

http://www.travismanion.org/

Nonprofit with mission of empowering veterans and families of the fallen to thrive by taking part in community initiatives
Business Chemistry

https://businesschemistry.deloitte.com/Login/Index?ReturnUrl=%2f#/

Personality test that reveals four scientifically based patterns of behavior, providing insights about individuals and teams based on observable traits and preferences

For Career Military Professionals

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Good to Great

Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't

By Jim Collins

Bestselling management study that identifies the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great
The Effective Executive

By Peter F. Drucker

Five practices essential to business effectiveness
Execution

The Discipline of Getting Things Done

By Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

Bestseller on how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business