When should I start job search?

shawn488shawn488 Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
I am getting separated from the military. Most likely in about 6 to 7 months. How far out should I start applying for jobs?


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    yellowpadyellowpad Member Posts: 192 ■■■□□□□□□□
    how about now? This way you can see what the market looks like in the field you are planning. Also, take advantage off all the services during your separation. Oh....also, you need to start going to medical. Make sure everything is in your file.....ahem, hearing problem and so forth. hint...hint.
    Completed MSCIA f/ WGU~ CISSP 5-days boot camp scheduled :)
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    SephStormSephStorm Member Posts: 1,731 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Hearing is no longer ratable for financial benefits. I think you can possibly be service connected for it, but i'm not sure.

    I agree, now is the best you can do. Start talking to recruiters, finding out what qualifications they are looking for in case you don't have them now, you can get them prior to your seperation. I've seen your posts asking what will help, you can look on any job forum and find out what they are looking for. Use this time to get what they need.
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    E Double UE Double U Member Posts: 2,233 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Start yesterday :D
    Alphabet soup from (ISC)2, ISACA, GIAC, EC-Council, Microsoft, ITIL, Cisco, Scrum, CompTIA, AWS
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    beadsbeads Member Posts: 1,531 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Same with the civilian side: 3-6 months of searching is average. Since your probably fresh out of recent recruiter contacts as well as not fully stating what it is you would like to do after separating - I'd start there. Next put together a resume and start looking for a chapter of Veterans Jobs, Veterans Careers, Civilian Careers | RecruitMilitary These people are the outright military placement specialists.

    Also be prepared to allow yourself a couple of weeks to become a bit bored and into a more civilian routine. Its not as easy as it sounds. This isn't leave and many former military will tell you they have had problems transitioning, even though its sounds easy. Often its not as smooth as you might expect. Suddenly you have power over every decision of your life again and some folks just can't deal with it well.

    I am former/retired military.

    Good luck!

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    shawn488shawn488 Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I am getting medically separated so I have all the medical stuff covered, VA claim already filed, ect. I'm just worried if I do get an offer they'd want to start immediately and obviously I couldn't. I don't know if companies would be willing to hold jobs, ect. Thanks to all the feedback here I have a pretty polished and well put together resume. I am looking at IT Manager/Project Manager jobs.
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    scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    Yesterday. Start sending out resumes.
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
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    doobudoobu Member Posts: 87 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I'm always searching for that just in case. Doesn't mean I'll ever leave a job, but having one in your back pocket is a good idea.
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    shawn488shawn488 Member Posts: 33 ■■□□□□□□□□
    doobu I see you're in Memphis. I was born and raised there. What do you do there?
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