Take your (virtual) next steps

Shifting from military to civilian life is challenging, especially during uncertain times. But you can do it. Your service has already instilled the skills and experience you need to build a rewarding career in tech.

Not quite sure what steps to take? Microsoft is here to help you. Take it from these Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) grads and mentors who’ve been in your shoes—with determination and guidance, you can keep moving forward.

This toolkit offers simple tips for how you can build a career in tech.

Think of it as an introduction to what you can do to level up your soft skills and stand out—even from home.

Download the toolkit to explore how to:

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Stand out from the competition

Get inspired to make an impression with recruiters and hiring managers.
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Leverage your LinkedIn network

Boost your job search by making and maintaining meaningful virtual connections.
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Break into tech and thrive

Hear from MSSA grads about what worked best for them.
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Prepare your virtual workspace

Optimize your setup to avoid common work-from-home mishaps.
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Build a winning resume  

Make it all about you—and your strengths —to launch a new career.
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Know your tech lingo  

Learn the ABCs of the tech industry to show up like a pro.

Prepare to launch a meaningful career in tech

Download the toolkit

“Transitioning from the military is hard, but it’s easier through proper planning and making genuine connections to individuals or organizations that can help you along the way.”

Tristan Kevin Cacho, Microsoft Software Engineer, MSSA graduate, Schofield Barracks #2