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Are there any resources to help narrow down my next career path?


Jason Shaffer Navarre, FL

Retiring from the military in aviation maintenance but not necessarily set on staying in the industry. Are there any resources that might help me decide or narrow down a potential next path?

10 May 2022 5 replies Career Exploration



James Walczyk New York, NY

Hi Jason,

Thank you for your service, and for your question! If you haven't already utilized these websites, here are some additional resources to help you narrow down your career goals.

Self Assessment:
- A great resource that has a self assessment that you can fill out to help you figure out how to narrow your goals

Career Exploration:
- Best for Vets provides the best employers for veterans to work for

Career Exploration:
- NCDA has many resources such as a self assessment questionnaire, industry information, employment trends, and general occupational information

Career Exploration:
- 50strong collaborates with over 65 DoD-verified SkillBridge Providers to help you narrow down your career search

Good luck with your career search!

10 May 2022 Helpful answer


Jim Rohrbach Evanston, IL

Hi Jason! A place to start: Play with a few of these free assessments, see if that helps you narrow things down. I'm happy to chat with you once you have -- Jim "Da Coach"


Dave Mayewski Aurora, OH


I am happy to speak live if you want to discuss some options and help me understand where your strengths, interests, and location preferences lie. Feel free to message me and we can speak live.



Gary Rossi Napa, CA

Jason - trying doing some of the assessments in then when something interest you, use LinkedIn to network with individuals that have done the same thing - search companies in that industries and then the people send them a tailored connection request to set up an informational interview - secondly connect with me to broaden your network -


Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

I've added instructions & links on how to navigate the under this section of my EE webpage:
Links to information & videos under these sections might also be useful to you: - get FREE premium LinkedIn for 1 year - DOD Credentialing Opportunities On-Line - Fed Gov jobs

Commercial job searches:

Fed Gov job search:

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