I've just decided that it's time to retire from the Navy after 23 rewarding years including lots of flying where it hits you "I can't believe I get paid to do this" and on the flip side "I hope I never have that happen again!"
In thinking about what to do next I've started exploring HEMS as a next step hoping to get into the Great Lakes region. Even though I'm still about 10 months out I'm starting to get antsy about knowing whether there is a job waiting for me before I pull the plug.
My question is: Is it too early to start applying? I get that a certain position that is open now won't necessarily be open a year from now but would it be unheard of to at least get a verbal from a company this far out? Do companies have a fair idea of positions that would be coming open in the near future?
I appreciate any thoughts you all may have. Thanks!