Veterans sacrifice a lot of things to serve their country, but a normal life once they return from duty shouldn’t be one of them.

A crucial step to take after your service ends is getting a job. The good news is there are legions of employers out there that can benefit from the skills and discipline you learned in the armed forces. In fact, a great number of them actively seek veterans to add to their workforces. However, it can be difficult to take advantage of these opportunities if you have trouble adjusting to civilian life.

Your experiences in the service may have taught you a lot, but they also may have changed the way you think and feel in certain situations. The sudden shift from the more regimented nature of the military to the freedoms back home can be jarring. You also might not be prepared to begin searching for a job.

If you need some advice on easing yourself back into the civilian world successfully, check out the following infographic, which outlines some valuable tips on beginning this new phase of your life with ease.


Jeremy Silverstein is vice president of operations and vehicle dispatching at Veteran Car Donations.

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