Best Places For Veterans To Look For Jobs
Websites for Veterans to Search for Jobs
When you know your military career is coming to an end, one of the first things you need to figure out is what you will do for a career after you get out. You might decide to go to school first, or you might be looking for a job based on your military training and skills. Either way, the job searching process can be overwhelming. There are plenty of job sites out there, but which ones are best for veterans? Where should veterans look for a job? Here is a list of some of the best places for veterans to look for jobs.
Military.com is more than just a website for service members and their families. They have a veterans job search to use where you can search by keyword, and location as well as by industry. You can also upload your resume, which will be searchable by employers. They offer a military skills translator which can help you figure out what you might qualify for based on your training and experience in the military. In addition to all of that, you can find information on job fairs, articles on job hunting, and more on their website. In 2004, they joined forces with Monster Worldwide in order to offer career and educational opportunities for service members, veterans, and military spouses.
G.I. Jobs is for veterans and transitioning service members that are looking for a new career or even the right college to attend. They have a job board where you can look for the top companies that want to hire veterans during your job search. Since 2001, G.I. Jobs has offered articles and tips, as well as online tools to help with career and post-secondary educational options. They can help you write your resume, get ready for an interview, and more.
Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA provides personalized job search assistance for military members, veterans, and military spouses. Clients will be paired with transition specialists to help them figure out what to do after military life is over. They also offer virtual workshops, career fairs, webinars, as well as a job board with current job listings. You can register on their website for free. They also have a special program just for military spouses.
Hire Purpose has supported over 50,000 transitioning service members and veterans and over 100 Fortune 1000 small and medium sized businesses. You can search for jobs, explore companies, find career advice, and make meaningful connections within the community. Hire Purpose was developed for veterans, by other veterans.
RallyPoint is a digital platform for the military community. They connect members and provide tools to succeed during the veteran’s entire lifetime. You can connect with your peers, create a profile and you can share your experiences with others on job hunting, transitioning, and more.
When you register on VetJobs.com, you gain access to more than 2.4 million unique, verified, and nationwide job postings directly from the employers. They offer one-on-one employment assistance for free. Their team has seen over 200,000 resumes and placed over 49,000 people into their next job. They also offer job prep services, live training classes, and self-paced and online courses to help you with your job search. You can work with a career advisor to identify your skills, qualifications, and needs to better help you figure out the right path.
Feds Hire Vets
Feds Hire Vets is the US Office of Personnel Management’s Government-wide Veterans Employment website. Service members, veterans, and family members can get help when going through the Federal Employment process.
RecruitMilitary helps employers connect with veterans. They offer free services to veterans and spouses to support them during their job search. They have over 1,400,000 members in their database. They also have a veteran hiring magazine, and have produced more than 1,200 job fairs in over 66 cities.
Your College or University
Your college or university should also have a job center, and could have a special area just for veterans. The benefit of this is that you can go in person, see what they have to offer, and they will have local resources and job listings if you plan to stay in the area after you graduate.
As you can see, there are quite a few resources for veterans looking for a job. Make sure to also check out our articles on finding a job on College Recon.
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About the author
Julie Provost is a freelance writer, blogger, and owner of Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life, a support blog for military spouses. She lives in Tennessee with her National Guard husband and three boys.