ECONOMICS

From Boots to Business: Transitioning from the Service to a Career in Business

Rowman & Littlefield. Jul. 2020. 200p. ISBN 9781538126943. $32. BUS
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This work may interest readers who are members of a military force or who may be veterans, considering opportunities and guidance in a career in business. Drawing on terms familiar to service members, this guidebook from military counselors and consultants Ventrone, Robert Blue, Roxanne Rapske, and Jule LeCroix encourages readers to explore such opportunities and resources in a step-by-step approach. Educational requirements, entrepreneurial pathways, and training opportunities for small business ownership are examined in selected chapters. The authors recommend specific courses and programs in different institutions to develop a plan of action. Job interview questions are also highlighted, and authors provide tips in acing these questions. One useful aspect is the list of resources for internship and online learning opportunities. Another helpful feature is the self-assessment tools for readers to gauge their skill set and career interests. Some statistics, such as median pay for a particular job or job outlook may become outdated but can provide a ballpark for readers.
VERDICT Recommended for service veterans or those who belong to a military force and are interested in pursuing a career in business.

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