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5 Top Employment Resources for Veterans

By    |   Monday, 05 Dec 2016 09:33 AM

Getting into the workforce and advancing in a career is an important part of the transition into civilian society for any veteran. Preparing for new careers and landing that dream job can be a challenge but, fortunately, there are many resources that specialize in helping former military men and women.

1. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) — According to the VA website, their Veterans Employment Center is an authoritative online resource for connecting veterans to meaningful civilian careers. They can help translate military experience and skills into civilian terms, help create resumes that stand out, and even help vets start their own businesses.

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2. Orion International — The nation’s largest military career placement firm, Orion, specializes in job placement for NCOs, JMOs, and Enlisted Technicians. Orion says it provides career counseling, resume and interview preparation, and job placement to veterans free of charge. Their services are paid for by the companies hiring the vets.

3. VetJobs — This is a leading military job board that prides itself in helping military men and women and their spouses find meaningful employment. The site boasts more than 200,000 online jobs and is free for veterans and their families.

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4. Joining ForcesAccording to The White House’s website, Joining Forces is a comprehensive and multi-faceted program created by first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden. The program works to expand employment opportunities for veterans by highlighting their unique workforce potential, encouraging employers to create military-friendly workplaces, and reducing career-limiting licensing and credentialing barriers.

5. Military.com — This division of the popular online job board Monster.com is specifically geared towards veterans. The website lists many services provided for vets including resume-building tools, veteran career fairs, a military-friendly job database, and a veteran career networking tool. It also offers a skills translator to help military men and women effectively communicate their skills to civilian employers and human resources personnel.

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