5 career tips for military veterans transitioning to civilian life


Luminant’s Brian Legg is featured on page 18 of this month’s Search & Employ magazine.

More than 20 years in the Navy gave Brian Legg leadership experience, lessons in human behavior and technical knowledge of equipment design and operations that are now proving valuable in the civilian world. A retired master chief petty officer who was responsible for nuclear power operations, support, management and training, Legg joined Luminant in 2013 as an operational excellence senior analyst where he trains new employees and coaches the management team in a commercial power plant setting.

In the current issue of RecruitMilitary’s Search & Employ magazine, Legg offers advice for military members making the transition back to civilian life:

  1. Begin researching and networking at least two years before leaving the military.
  2. Make use of the military’s career transition programs to acclimate yourself to civilian life.
  3. Translate military speak in your resume into civilian terms, using the job posting as a guide for highlighting how your experience meets each requirement.
  4. Put education benefits to use towards earning a degree or certification.
  5. Apply skills, discipline and work ethic developed in the military to your job search and in your new career.

Read more of Legg’s tips and why employers like Luminant value military experience (page 18).


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