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Leaving service is enough of a sea change on its own, but combine that with a worldwide economic downturn, and vets now have to think more carefully about how they seek and submit for . With many companies at least temporarily remote, and plenty of them considering how to make it work for the long haul, you need to put your best foot forward digitally.

Even if your role will eventually move in-person, there’s a good chance that most of your will start out digitally.

Know How to Repurpose Your Skills

There’s no doubt that the military is a world in and of itself. For many transitioning vets, it can feel like most of your military experience doesn’t match up well with the civilian world. However, it’s not always about the tasks you did, but the skills you leveraged to do those tasks. Even if a civilian employer might not understand the

It’s likely that no sudden crisis in the annals of American capitalism has unleashed greater devastation on any industry than the coronavirus’s blow to U.S. airlines. Start with the 80% to 90% drop in ticket sales, and social distancing precautions that leave middle seats empty and the few planes airborne often half-full. Then add the prospect that companies will sharply curb pricey business travel, and the gigantic accumulation of debt required to buck those many headwinds, and it would be logical to conclude that this critical sector can’t survive in anything like its current form.

“How do you design an industry for 40% of the traffic it was getting the year before—and that’s the best-case scenario for 2020?” says Joe Brancatelli, publisher of the business travel site JoeSentMe.com. “We could be facing a wave of bankruptcies or even reregulation. The new normal is impossible to predict.”

Brancatelli’s warning is well aimed. If the lockdown extends far longer than expected, or fear of packed planes prompts Americans to shun air travel well into the future, it’s possible that only government intervention can save the industry. In that case, the airlines would operate as public utilities, where U.S. agencies set prices ensuring …

It’s hard to think of any CEO better qualified to offer guidance on how to navigate the pandemic economy, and prepare to sprint in the recovery, than Frank Bisignano. The newly named CEO of Fiserv, the fintech and payments processing giant, made his mark steering businesses through the most jarring upheavals of the past two decades. And in between the cataclysms, he was busy clinching deals while enduring chemotherapy and reviving laggards that looked too broken to be fixed.

Bisignano fought on the front lines through 9/11, the Great Recession, and the pandemic, and faced three other daunting challenges: battling throat cancer; rescuing a failing backwater at Citigroup that he transformed into one of the bank’s top money-spinners; and reviving a struggling also-ran, the payments processor First Data. After the first tower fell on Sept. 11, 2011, Bisignano led a parade of Citigroup troops located near the World Trade Center to safety in Midtown Manhattan. During the financial crisis, he worked alongside his mentor Jamie Dimon to salvage the wreckage of Bear Stearns, then waded into the mortgage flood by spearheading damage control on the subprime-laden portfolio inherited from Washington Mutual.

Last July, he sold a thoroughly reinvented First