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For veterans

Veterans have some different challenges when looking for work after transitioning out of the service. These are some useful links.

 

Military to Civilian Translators

Home Depot skills translator
This translator looks at which branch of the services you belong to, your pay grade and job title and says what skills you would have in civilian life e.g. “The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force serves as a member of the Commander-in-Chief’s staff to advise and assist in matters concerning Air Force enlisted members.”

US Chamber of Commerce Resume Builder
“The Personal Branding Resume Engine™ will translate your military record into a strong resume that civilian employers can understand. Once completed, your resume can be viewed by hundreds of employers using the Resume Engine to look for qualified job candidates.”

Common military to civilian translations

 

Veterans Career Transition Program

 

I came across this website via a LinkedIn group. It offers a number of certifications, including PMP.

 

Useful articles

 

Forbes article 4th Dec 2013 – Hiring MBAs? You should be looking at NCOs

Stars and Stripes article 8th May 2013 – An ‘unfair fight’ for job-seeking veterans

5 tips for newly hired veterans

The best 50 niche job boards

Military – Civilian Transition job seeker guide

LinkedIn Veterans tips

LinkedIn for Veterans site

 

Useful Links

 

Veterans-UK

 

Military.com
Vetjobs.com
America’s Veteran
GI Jobs
National Veterans Foundation
Military Hire

 

American Corporate Partners –  Offers mentorships with a number of large corporations. Service is limited to Post 9/11 vets and surviving spouses or spouses of severely wounded Post 9/11 veterans.

Hire Heroes USA – Offer resume writing, job search advice and career transition assistance.  Verification by DD214 is needed. 

Workforce Opportunity Services –  Offer training programs that can lead to employment following graduation from the program. Limited to Post 9/11 veterans.

JobHero.com – A fab site with an amazing list of resources for veterans