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Preparing For Life After The Fire Service

By James McLaughlin

Tough economic times are impacting the pensions of those who have given their lives to service. This is causing some firefighters to consider early retirement or face dramatic reductions in pensions and benefits. Now the question is: Are you ready for Plan B? What are you doing to prepare for your next career?

Counseling and Other Sources to Help with Career Transition

By Chuck Russo

What do you want to do after your career in law enforcement? If you haven't started planning for your career transition, there are many tools and services available to help you. Here are the steps you should take now to determine what career is a good fit for you and what experience and education you will need to successfully transition to a new career after law enforcement.

Want a Job or Promotion? Start by Building Your Personal Brand

Whether you want to be hired by a police department, transferred to another unit, or get promoted, you have to attract the attention of those who can help get you where you want to go. It is important to stand out among the crowd. First, you have to figure out who you are, which is, in essence, your personal brand. Here are some steps to help you identify your brand and use it to market yourself for that next career or promotion opportunity.

Passed Up For Promotion? What to Do When Your Best Isn’t Enough

When you don’t earn a promotion that you feel you deserve, expect to feel surprise, anger, confusion, frustration, hurt, and disappointment. It seems unfair to be passed over when you have proven you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities. While the door didn’t open this time, it doesn’t mean all doors are closed forever. Your hard work and dedication will pay dividends, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but when the time is right.