Veterans

For years the mission has come first. Now YOU are the mission. We are grateful for your service to this country. We understand that a veteran's job search can be challenging. We encourage you to use the resources below and to consult with one of our career counselors.

  100,000 Jobs Mission -  A number of leading U.S. companies launched the 100,000 Jobs Mission in March 2011 with a goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. Our nation's military and veterans represent the best this country has to offer. We owe our nation's veterans more than gratitude—we owe them the opportunity to lead successful lives following their service. Search the US Veterans Pipeline to learn about job openings across our member organizations.
     
America's Veteran - Valued, Experienced, Trained. - visit www.FedsHireVets.gov  

Feds Hire Vets (AKA America's Veteran) - From the makers of USAJOBS, this is the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s government-wide veterans employment website. It is a critical component of the federal government’s strategy for the recruitment and employment of veterans. Find multiple tools and valuable resources here for all U.S. Veterans - job opportunities, forms, benefits, and program information as well as training assistance for private sector employment.

     
  My HealtheVet - In addition, to tracking your medical information, you now have free and secure to your military records and skill translator. Get on-demand access and download official data about your military training and experience, which can be used to find jobs and continue your career.  Your service data can be uploaded to job search and networking sites to help identify employment opportunities.  Review  deployment data, in-uniform experience, and Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes which define the type of work performed and skills learned during your tour of duty.  Veterans can download that information to their personal computers.Military job information available to veterans under this program will depend on discharge or retirement date. Register for a My HealtheVet account at any VA medical center by completing a one-time identity-verification process to help assure your data privacy.

Your basic training lasted 12-18 weeks. This is just over five minutes. Learn about creating a resume that addresses the needs of veterans just like you. Brought to you by IllinoisworkNet.com, the material is applicable and very helpful.Click here for more help with your resume.


American Corporate Partners - Free career counseling and mentoring for returning veterans
CareerOneStop -  From an MOS translator to resume writing assistance to connecting with local Vet Employment specialists in your area. This really is a one stop site.
ClearanceJobs.com - Matches job seekers that hold active or current Department of Defense, Department of State, and Department of Energy security clearances to hiring employers and recruiters looking for skilled cleared candidates
ClearedJobs.Net  - A growing job board for professionals with security clearances looking for jobs in the defense and intelligence community.
DoDTransition Assistance Program -  Developed to assist in the transitioning of military personnel and family members leaving the service. Returning to civilian life is an exciting time, but is also a complex undertaking. There are many steps to take, with questions to be answered. The DoD Transition Assistance Program is here to help. From family support to online webinars, this sites is a a must go!
 
DOL Vets - A comprehensive career website for hiring veterans of America's military. Search jobs, learn about how to transition to the civilian sector, dealing with unique resume writing issues, etc.

Facebook - Leverage the power of networking with these groups to generate job leads and find your next position. For more information on networking, check out Career Services Guide to Networking OR Networking & Information Interviewing.

  • Hired! from CNNMoney.com - A weekly column that profiles what each individual job seeker did to achieve success and includes commentary from career experts designed to help others learn from these examples.
  • Veterans Green Jobs - Provides green jobs education and career development opportunities for military veterans, empowering and supporting them to lead America’s transition to energy independence, ecological restoration, community renewal, and economic prosperity.
From Serving Your Country to Serving Your Community - Created by Idealist.org's Career Corner columnist, Steven Joiner, soldiers on active duty as well as veterans will learn about transferring their talents from service in the armed forces into a social impact career in the nonprofit sector. Topics include setting yourself up for success during your service; making the switch from service to social impact work; and adjusting to your new work after your transition.

GI Jobs Magazine - A premier publication for military transitioners. It provides education, transition assistance, and job opportunities for military vets. This is a must see!

Government / Non-Profit / Non-Government Organizations / Armed Services Job Search - Sites compiled by Co-op and Career Services
HireHeroesUSA.org - Career placement assistance to all returning service men and women.
HireVeterans.com - Connecting U.S. military veterans with civilian careers.

LinkedIn - Leverage the power of networking with these groups to generate job leads and find your next position. For more information on networking, check out Career Services Guide to Networking OR Networking & Information Interviewing.

  • CivilianJobs.com - An online networking solution for U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines that are currently transitioning from the military as well as veterans with varying amounts of business experience.

  • Link-Military Veterans Employment - This group will serve to represent all former and current members of the United States Military that are connected through the website Linkedin.

  • US Military Veterans Network - If you have served in one of the US Military branches, enlisted or officer, you are welcome to join (please include veteran experience in profile). We are interested in serving the needs of veterans in Life, Politics and Business.

Military to Civilian Credentialing - Find civilian credentials related to your military occupational specialty. Use your Military Occupation Classification (MOC) to identify similar occupations in the civilian workforce you may be qualified for.

 

Lost in Translation?
The folks at ClearanceJobs.com explain translating your military experiences into the English language. It'll help those not versed in the art of military-speak have a clue about what you can bring to the proverbial table. Before launching a massive search and replace mission on your resume, consider whether or not it requires any translation. Click here for more help with your resume.


Military.com - Free resources to connect and inform the Americans with military affinity, including active duty, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, and family members.

MilitaryStars - Whether you're looking for a job after serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or are a member of the Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve or Veteran, MilitaryStars is here to help you with your transition.

RecruitMilitary.com - A veteran-owned and operated firm that matches military veterans and military spouses with the vast opportunities America has to offer.
REALifelines Advisor - The Recovery and Employment Assistance Lifelines (REALifelines) Advisor provides veterans and transitioning service members wounded and injured as a result of the War on Terrorism, and their family members, with the resources they need to successfully transition to a rewarding career.

State Resources: Explore benefits and services available in your state of residence

TAOnline.com - The largest single source of transition assistance information and tools for today's separating military. On this transition assistance web site service members, both prior and current, can find the resources needed to transition from their much appreciated military service, to the perfect civilian career. Contains resume information, transition locator, job hunting advice, and relocation information.

Twitter

  • @execSearches- nonprofit, education, health and, government jobs.
  • @doscareers - U.S. government careers in Foreign Affairs.
  • CareerDesign - Career Counselor, Mid Life Change, Career Coach, Baby Boomer Coach, Career Change, Job Search.
  • Careerengineer - The Career Engineer (TCE) is a national expert in the areas of Career Development, Business Building/Connection, Networking  is a TV/Radio Show Host.
  • Jobs_sat_Gov - Government Jobs
  • Jobsforchange - Jobs for Change seeks to spark a nationwide movement toward careers in the nonprofit, government, and social enterprise sectors.

VetJobs - This is for those transitioning from the military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members, and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines.