Protective Services Career Expert Amy Skyles Offers Tips for Military Veterans Looking at Post-Retirement Career Options

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On Latest Podcast on Protective Services Leadership Insights, Ms. Skyles Lists Career Action Items Military Veterans Must Take to Ensure Transition Success

Many individuals transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce haven’t really had to interview or do a resume in the past.

On a new podcast found on the Protective Services Leadership Insights section of the Protective Services Training Academy (PSTA) web site, protective services and executive security career expert Amy Skyles offers tips and suggestions military veterans must take to ensure career transition success. Ms. Skyles is an expert on helping military veterans and law enforcement professionals transition into protective services careers.

She discusses a range of topics including resume preparation, transition seminars and counseling, and handling relocation concerns.

“Many individuals transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce haven’t really had to interview or do a resume in the past. I would first and foremost recommend that they attend a transition seminar with whatever branch they’re currently in. At these seminars, they can get their questions answered, learn how to do a resume, and practice answering interview questions,” she said.

Ms. Skyles said that many retiring military personnel are looking to relocate to the Washington DC region because of the rich job market for protective service professionals and the relatively stable economy.

“A month away from retiring from the military, they should already be in training for a career in protective services but if they’re not, that’s okay,” she said. “However if they’re looking to work right away, there really is a push to get training started in because it’s a longer process.

Ms. Skyles regularly posts her insights on career topics that affect military, law enforcement, and protective services officers and those considering a career switch. Her blog posts can be found here.

Amy Skyles is an industry expert on protective services careers. As the Director of Admissions at the Protective Services Training Academy just outside of Washington DC, she has worked with thousands of military veterans, law enforcement officers, and PSOs to help them learn about and understand career opportunities in protective services. She has counseled many military professionals looking for second careers once their military service has completed, including many veterans who have returned from service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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