(August 7, 2017 – Kansas City, MO and Denver, CO) Robert R. Ulin’s new book is targeted toward military personnel transitioning to the private sector, outlining what it takes to get hired and stay employed. But the non-fiction book can also be applied to anyone changing careers. Transitions 2.0: A Field Guide for Mid-Career Professionals and Veterans Seeking New Challenges in the Business World has been published by Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing full-service self-publishing and book marketing company.
Some job transitions are planned; others are unexpected. And it stands to reason that the planned transitions are the least stressful.
“Whatever your profession, you probably have an established reputation and are comfortable in your surroundings and with your coworkers,” author Robert Ulin explains. “Imagine how you might feel if you were to get laid off. Suddenly your world comes crashing down. Or how about knowing that it’s time to leave the military, but you go through denial and keep kicking the can down the road, oblivious to the fact that your retirement date is closing in and the profession you have come to know, love, and fully embrace is coming to an end. Finally, you have your retirement party and it’s over. You’re a civilian, and if you haven’t planned well, you’re unemployed. Now what are you going to do?”
Transitions 2.0 is a must-read for anyone planning a career change. It’s designed to help people take stock of their surroundings, determine who they are and what they want to do, and develop a plan of action in order to chart the path ahead.
Hyrum W. Smith, founder and former CEO of FranklinCovey, notes in the introduction that “Bob explains clearly the differences between the military world and the civilian corporate world and how to navigate the transition between the two. The advice and instruction in Transitions 2.0 are so effective that I would recommend it to anyone—military and nonmilitary persons who are making a midlife transition in their career and desire to make a difference in a new direction.”