Set realistic expectations

Take time to assess yourself

Changing careers — especially for military servicemembers — will take time and some effort. In fact, most people realize that changing careers is a full-time job in itself.

However, the more work you complete up front, the more manageable the process will become as you search for a new career.

The first step in this process — your personal appraisal or assessment — is critical.

By analyzing your interests, skills, values, expertise, and other considerations, you can create a clear picture of what you want and how to successfully sell yourself to potential employers.

Click the Next button to learn more about creating your personal assessment.