a civilian mentor can help you navigate the unfamiliar terrain and language of the civilian job market. While you were serving, a civilian mentor was working his/her way up the corporate ladder or building a business. They have first hand experience with the challenges you are just becoming aware of.
There are other routes, such as finding an agency to look over your resume or write it for you. While many will charge you for the service, there are a few, like Operation MCP (Make Careers Possible), who will help a veteran work on a resume for free. If you have never put a resume together before, they can assist you in translating your military skills into something a civilian employer will better understand. In the end, your resume will get better, but it will still need to be tailored to the position you want to apply for, so be prepared to make changes.
Employers fear that veterans will be mentally unstable and disrupt the workplace, and fear the cost of accommodating these vets. However, this is rarely an issue. Other similar obstacles include a lack of understanding how military skill sets translate to the civilian workplace and employers’ fear of future deployments.