Military to civilian career transitions

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Author: McCann, Maureen; Heber, Alexandra


Upon release from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), military Veterans can face multiple barriers to employment. Having worked with members of the military population, we have found that in some cases, this is a first attempt to find civilian employment after decades of dormant job search skill development. It can be likened to that of an expatriate plunged into a new country. For these CAF members in career transition, they strive to establish workforce commonalities of language, culture, identity and community. Simultaneously, they face perceived stereotypes from those unaware or...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Employment; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Veterans; Career change; Career guidance; Barrier; Perception; Attitude

Geographic subjects: Canada; North America

Published: St John's, Newfoundland: Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2017

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Journal volume: 16

Journal number: 2

Journal date: 2017

Pages: pp. 24-29

ISSN: 1499-1845, 1499-1853 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 137.1125

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