As today's Air Force downsizes, thousands of officers and enlisted personnel must seek new careers outside the military. This comprehensive guide provides essential information and guidance for making that all-important career transition from the Air Force to the civilian work world. Dispelling numerous myths, the book shows how to assess skills, set goals, conduct market research, write resumes and letters, network, dress properly, interview, and negotiate salaries. Special chapters show how to use military transition services, contact military contractors and executive search firms, relocate to the right community, start a business, and conduct an electronic job search. Jam-packed with the latest information, strategies, and techniques for making a positive career transition.