The military’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a great “jumping off point” but learning the ropes from civilian recruiters puts you back in the driver’s seat. The process looks different once you are out of uniform and looking for connections to navigate the hidden job market.

Patriots Path’s 5-Part program provides career transition strategies for military Veterans (and spouses) as well as active duty Guard and Reserve members. This course was developed and is taught by Career Coaches and Executive Recruiters. Each of our five in-classroom, interactive workshops are held in corporate boardrooms or training facilities offering students added connectivity to employers who are committed to supporting them. In addition to the five group classes, students also participate in breakout sessions one-on-one with assigned mentors and coaches to cover more personalized resume writing, mock-interviews and job shadowing.

The course is free! A Registration fee of $25 covers the entire program including assessments and all eight learning opportunities.

Topics Covered

  • Managing Change
  • Military to Civilian Transition
  • Interests Inventory
  • One-on-one Coaching/Mentoring
  • Resume Writing
  • Networking
  • Researching Opportunities
  • Working with Recruiters
  • Negotiating the Offer
  • Career Planning
  • Personality Assessment
  • Skills Assessment
  • Goal Setting
  • Communication Strategies
  • Marketing Plan
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Applications
  • Career Resiliency

Personality & Interest Assessment

Each student takes an online Birkman personality/interests assessment that they are encouraged to reference throughout the class and during each meeting with volunteer coaches and advisors. The feedback report also offers personalized descriptors and action words that can be used to enhance resumes and strengthen interview answers. Our goal is to give each individual the “permission” and the tools to be their best self in whatever field they choose!

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One-On-One Coaches & Mentors

In addition to the five group classes, students are required to complete one-on-one breakout sessions with assigned mentors and coaches to cover personalized resume (re)writing, mock interviews, and job shadowing (as available). These extra sessions can be scheduled at their convenience as long as the meetings are complete prior to the next class.

Most one-on-one coaching sessions will run approximately 2 hours but can vary based on the needs of the students and the availability of the volunteers. Mentors may connect as often as needed. Our goal is for each introduction to establish an additional “networking contact” for our students resulting in additional referrals and networking.

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Resume Review

Patriots Path will work with you to create a tailored resume that translates your military experience into civilian terminology that highlights your unique skills to employers.

Cover Letters and References

Patriots Path will help you impress recruiters and networking contacts with an introduction and references that emphasizes the value you offer to employers.

Communication Strategies

You’re already an effective communicator because of your training. Now it is time to  translate your communication skills to a civilian work environment and tell your story.


Patriots Path will help you expand your network and build a professional, effective profile, and navigate professional networking sites.

Marketing Plan

The best job search tool is your personal marketing plan. We’ll help you focus your energy in the right areas and to position yourself as a “must hire”.

Researching Opportunities

Your military skills and training are an important aspect of civilian employment. We can help you identify opportunities that will lead to a CAREER, not just a JOB.

Continued Support

Our instructors are available for additional support even after class completion. We stay in touch to ensure students are finding success in their field and taking advantage of ongoing peer to peer support.  Graduates will also have access to our closed group on LinkedIn. As part of our ongoing continuum of care, we host frequent Alumni Events like Speed Networking, Financial Literacy, Volunteer Appreciation (Networking) and Fine Dining Etiquette to name a few.

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