Veteran Career Resources
Federal Government Resources
- Know your Rights: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a broad law with implications for returning veterans, including protection from job discrimination.
- Preferences for Federal Employment
- Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
- Expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act
- Related Civilian Occupations for Military Skills
- Army Career and Alumni Program - the Army's official homepage for transition
- Transition Assistance Online
- Student Veterans of America
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Career One Stop - connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources.
- Turbotap - comprehensive resource transition site
- O*Net – Related Civilian Occupations for Military Skills
- VetNet - A technology-based platform positioned to assist veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses, find and prepare for meaningful post-service careers
- Veteran Careers in Agriculture - A Resource Guide
Military Service’s Transition Assistance Programs
- Army: - Army Career and Alumni Program - The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) is a military personnel function and the Centers are found under the Director of Human Resources (DHR) or the Military Personnel Office (MILPO). www.acap.army.mil/
- Army National Guard: - The National Guard has placed a transition assistance advisor (TAAs) at each of the State Joint Forces Headquarters to serve as the statewide point of contact and coordinator for easy access to Department of Veterans Affairs benefits and to provide assistance in access to entitlements through the Military Health System (TRICARE). www.nationalguard.mil . For more information on TAAs, visit: www.taapmo.com. www.acap.army.mil/
- Navy: - Fleet and Family Support Center. Navy personnel should make an appointment with their Command Career Counselor for a Pre-separation counseling interview and the Navy CONSEP (Career Options and Skills Evaluation Program) self-assessment at least 180 days prior to separation. http://www.cnic.navy.mil
- Marines: - Career Resource Management Center (CRMC)/Transition & Employment Assistance Program Center. http://www.manpower.usmc.mil
- Air Force: - Airman and Family Readiness Center. You can find the nearest office using the military installation finder at: http:/www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil
- Coast Guard: - Worklife Division – Transition Assistance. Coast Guard Worklife staffs can be found at your nearest Integrated Support Command. www.uscg.mil/worklife/
Job Search Resources for Veterans
Sites include career assistance and tips, resume builders, military skills translators, job postings, employment trends, blogs, transition assistance and networking opportunities.
- Develop a “Civilian Friendly” Resume: To compete for jobs and internships outside of the military, you will need to adapt your resume language to civilian terms. For help in doing so, go to online.onetcenter.org and click on “Crosswalk Search” to enter your military job code. This tool will translate your military assignment into a civilian occupation with key words to help you write effective bullet statements.
- How to Create a Persuasive Resume
- Intangible Skills Article