Transition and Career

MOAA offers a range of resources for servicemembers seeking to take the next step in their professional life. Whether you plan to enter the workforce or maximize your GI Bill benefits, don't skip this must-read guidance.


Below you will find articles, downloads, and other materials that can assist you in your transition, including details about upcoming transition and career events and webinars. Some are available only to MOAA Premium and Life members; learn more about joining MOAA, or upgrade today.


Career Consulting

If you are a Premium or Life member of MOAA, you can receive a free one-hour consulting session in person or via phone. To schedule an appointment, please email with your membership number and availability.

MOAA's career experts can also review your LinkedIn presence. Join MOAA's Career Networking Group on LinkedIn for more transition news and tips, and to connect with mentors and fellow job-hunters.


Résumé Critiques

Résumé critiques and MOAA publications are a benefit of PREMIUM and LIFE Membership.

Before submitting your résumé, follow the guidelines found in our "Marketing Yourself for a Second Career" handbook, available below:

  • Order a free copy of Marketing Yourself for a Second Career by calling MOAA's Member Service Center toll-free at (800) 234-6622 Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern, or e-mail; then
  • Tailor your résumé according to our professional recommendations. When completed, e-mail your résumé to for critique. *You must include your membership number and your daytime phone number.


The turn-around time for a résumé critique is 10-14 business days.


Federal Résumé Review

MOAA LIFE members: We are delighted to offer a federal résumé review and phone consultation covering various elements of the federal hiring process to include tailored recommendations with your USAJOBS résumé and associated documents, veteran’s preference in federal hiring, negotiating strategies for federal employment and to answer your specific questions regarding the public sector career track.   


If you are interested in taking advantage of this new and exciting program offering please send an email to requesting the MOAA Federal Résumé Services. Please include with your MOAA membership number, daytime phone number, most current version of your private sector résumé, and a copy of the federal résumé you would like reviewed.  

Key Transition Resources

More Transition Resources



  • Looking to land a federal job? MOAA offers guidance for transitioning officers, and for family members who may be eligible for hiring programs, here.