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Transition Timeline

NSOF Transition Timeline


  • What are your goals?
  • Job, education, entrepreneurship?
  • Where do you want to live?
  • How much money do you want to make?
  • Identify weaknesses in your resume
  • What industry do I want to work in?
  • What am I passionate about?

Plan / Fill Gaps

  • Have at least two plans incase something goes wrong
  • Address weaknesses
  • Go to school, get certifications, etc.
  • If going the education route start applying, writing essays, studying for GMAT, etc.
  • Join veteran transition programs
  • Start learning about for profit businesses, language, technology used, etc.
  • Do market research on target industries and trends


  • Put new knowledge to use.
  • Network with people in target industry on LinkedIn
  • Target other vets
  • Start doing informational interviews with those that have a job description you're interested in
  • Refine LinkedIn and resume for target roles
  • This is by far the most important part of your transition. Your network is everything! NETWORK!


  • Refine your resume, LinkedIn, and elevator pitch
  • Start on Navy VA claims process and any other military related transition obligations
  • Start prepping move, house hunting, logistics, etc.
  • Continue to network and start targeting specific companies
  • Build relationships within target companies


  • Terminal leave
  • Start applying for jobs
  • Finish moving preparations
  • Complete VA claims, medical, GI Bill