Although the employment situation for veterans has improved since I left the military, the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics tells me we still have work to do. Every man and woman who has honorably worn the uniform of this country has the ability to make our nation stronger. I know because they already have.
The best advice I can give to those who are about to become veterans is to take your transition as seriously as any mission you carried out in the military. Identify your objective, and develop a plan to achieve it. Do your research, understand everything you have to offer a company, and find mentors who can help you through the process. Then execute.
Today, I am working for Cisco Systems as a Network Consulting Engineer, using my knowledge of cyber security, my security clearance, and past experiences from the military all in one place. And it all began with taking the first step and signing up for a program that was there to assist a transitioning veteran such as myself.