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Veterans: 7 Top Resources for Transitioning Home

By    |   Monday, 05 Dec 2016 08:56 AM

Veterans transitioning home may face questions and challenges when readjusting to civilian life. Fortunately, they have sufficient resources to help them navigate the changes that will be occurring.

They’ve worked long and hard in service to their country. Now it’s time to find out about the benefits, programs, and employment opportunities available to returning veterans. They are entering a new life and need all the assistance they can get.

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These seven top resources for transitioning home will significantly improve their readjustment:

1. Transition counseling
— Vets receive one-on-one counseling before leaving the military through the Transition GPS (goals, plans, success) program, developed by the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Service representatives provide individual assessments.

2. Information on benefits — To assist in their transition home, veterans also get information on VA benefits as well as available educational and employment programs when they participate in Transition GPS.

3. Transition planning — Transition GPS also offers services on planning for each individual and employment workshops on technical training, education, and entrepreneurship.

4. Re-employmentCareerOneStop, under the Department of Labor, provides employment information for returning vets on its website. Veterans can find information on jobs that match their military skills, educational opportunities, and job searches.

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5. Transitioning toolsQuintessential, a career development site, has plenty of resources for finding jobs, careers, and entrepreneurial ideas geared toward veterans. Transition tips include guides on returning home, resume samples, and networking.

6. Support — Get the latest news on career opportunities for veterans and their families through Military.com. The site includes feature articles on the best jobs for vets, ideal places to work, top places to live for military retirees, healthcare programs, and other subjects.

7. Veteran assistance groups — Nonprofit service organizations, such as Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), have information on transition and employment services. The VFW website has a page to help match military experience to civilian jobs and other employment resources.

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