When you are in the military for many years, you have the at home feeling with the military and now you find it hard to return to your civilian life. Many military have prepared programs that help you to make a smooth transition into your civilian life. But, ultimately, making a smooth transition all start with the motivation within yourself.
Ask Veteran Friends or Colleagues
The process of making a transition from military to a civilian life is not something that can happen overnight. There are many ways to get inspired – for example, you can ask friends or colleagues who have the same experience. There are a few workshops that you can participate to receive counseling on how to make readjustment to a civilian life. The counseling workshop can also offer guide on writing a resume and apply for job.
Write a List of Wants for Applying a Civilian Job
You are transitioning out of military soon and you will soon need to find a civilian job. If you feel unmotivated to take a civilian job, you can write a list of all the benefits you can get from doing a civilian job. In the list, write about what you want so that it gives you an ambition to achieve it. You can also make trips to the work environment where you are expected to apply for job so that you can quickly adapt to the changes.
Find a Civilian Job
It is important to find a job that you are interested. Ask yourself what type of job suits you, for example, if you can cook well, maybe you can apply for a job as a cook. Prior to applying for a job, you should first prepare a resume. In the resume, you can list down all the relevant skills and experience. You can ask friends for advice if you are not confident about the resume you write. You can also list your military service as one of your job experience. As a military member, you learn a lot of valuable qualities that can build you up such as punctuality, and leadership.
Take a Vacation
You can take a vacation to clear up your mind and get yourself more ready to readjust to civilian life. Every military package includes 30 days of paid leaves per year. If you haven’t use your paid leaves, now is the time to go for a vacation. You will be required to fill in a form called th DA 31 form. In the form, you are required to enter the necessary information from block 2 – block 11. You will have to ask your supervisor to sign on block 12. The DA 31 form can be downloaded online at many sites.
If you buy a PDF editor, you will also have access to a free DA 31 form. Movavi PDF Editor provides a fillable da 31 form. You can easily recognize the fillable fields as they are highlighted in light blue color. To fill it, you click inside the blank field and start entering the information. If you want to import a signature, just load the signature image into the software and copy it in Edit Object mode. Next, you can go back to the form and paste it into the signature field.
After you successfully get back to civilian life, you must continue to remain focused and motivated in doing your daily chores. It can be challenging to cope with the everyday life especially when you are used to be in the military for a long time. You can get inspiration by joining veteran communities.