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Veteran Jobs: Resources, Tips and Tools

Career Information Exclusively for Veterans

- Continued from Green Veteran Jobs -

In addition to our Guide to Greens Jobs for Veterans, the following resources for veteran jobs are also designed exclusively for service members and military families. Find current career information and job finders plus tips and links to training, financial and legal programs too. We also continue to seek out and include new listings specifically dedicated to women veterans, military spouses and their dependents. The following information providing tools and links for veteran jobs is updated regularly so check back often.

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  • Joining Forces
    Brand new online tools and programs to aid veterans in their job search, including a web-enabled recruitment and career solution for military spouses.
  • FedsHireVets.gov
    This is the U.S. government's one-stop shop for all things related to veterans' employment information needs. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management consolidates information from each federal agency pertaining to employment resources, opportunities, programs and legislation for veterans. The site also includes dedicated sections for veterans' family members too.

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  • **New Listing**  Silent Professionals
    Source for vetted defense and private security jobs and personnel with simple, free registration for all military and law enforcement veterans. This site features a robust job search tool that filters by job type, date posted and may also be reviewed by military contractor, corporate security,  intelligence/cyber jobs and more. Launched by a combat veteran who personally knows the challenges of transitioning to civilian life with a dedicated, experienced team with direct pipelines into a broad range of job opportunities in the defense and private security industry. 
  • VA for Vets
    Discover a career serving other veterans. Job finders and career-search tools for veterans seeking employment with the Department of Veterans Affairs plus training for existing veterans, coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
  • Women Veterans Rock!
    A coalition on women's organizations supporting America's women veterans & military families in the areas of jobs, education/training, financial stability, health & wellness.
  • Unite-US
    An innovative interface that connects veterans with other local veterans, resources and employers. Co-founded by a retired Army infantry officer, the initiative strives to match veterans needs and interests with opportunities available in their own communities.

Want more clean energy jobs? Join other veterans who support more job creation in the green energy economy. Operation Free is a campaign launched by national security and veterans organizations to bring attention to the security threats created by climate change. It truly drives home the obligation to and opportunity in clean technology and the green marketplace.

  • Military.com
    Military.com offers free membership to connect service members, military families and veterans to the benefits and resources associated with their service. The site has an extensive career section including a job search of "military-friendly jobs", a Veterans Career Network, and Military Skills Translator to identify civilian occupations based on your military experience and skills. Registration is required to use its job finder, but it is quick and free.
  • Project Welcome Home
    Focusing on improving the quality of life for returning veterans and their families by providing safe and effective techniques for stress relief, greater health and well-being, and empowerment.

  •  VetJobs
    VetJobs is owned and operated by veterans for veterans and is considered a (if not "the") leader in online military-related job boards.
  • **New Listing** 100,00 Jobs Mission
    Leading companies across the U.S. launched the 100,00 Jobs Mission with the goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. Search current job openings from diverse industries specifically looking for military-trained talent.

Interested in a green job or environmental career? Check out our Green Jobs for Veterans Guide!

  • Helmets to Hardhats
    Helmets to Hardhats connects veterans with jobs in construction. The site includes Mil Match which finds jobs for veterans in the construction industry by matching his or her skills gained in military experience with specific job opportunities.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment 
    A U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs program to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.
  • MilitaryConnection.com
    MilitaryConnection.com puts a ton of information at your fingertips from up-to-date information on military loans and scholarships to pay scales and salary calculators. In addition to job searches by state and category and resume posting abilities, there are virtual job fairs where employers showcase critical job openings + a searchable database of live job fairs and an employers directory. There's even a list of special military discounts and deals from almost 200 merchants. Registration is quick and free.
  • VetSuccess On Campus
    A U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs program of innovative ways to help Veterans, Servicemembers, and their qualified dependents make the transition to college life.
  • American Legions Jobs Search
    This is a super clean, simple and straightforward search page for finding jobs for veterans that allows you to input keyword(s), choose a location by state and major metropolitan area, and select a job category. No registration is required.
  • Hire Vets First / FedsHireVets
  • FedsHireVets is billed as the one-stop source for Federal veteran employment information. Hire Veterans First provides direct search links to USA Jobs (the official job site of the federal government), government employment websites by state, and a list of online links to private, national and veteran-friendly resources for veteran jobs and veteran careers. Mavenjoy Note: As of 2010, the Hire Vets First program was under evaluation for current needs and/or next steps. Visit DOL's Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS) for a current list of services and programs related to veteran jobs.
  • USA Cares
    USA Cares provides job assistance including financial support addressing roadblocks to employment for eligible veterans and career-building training. Its mission is to reduce unemployment among post-9/11 veterans and combat-injured Guard and Reserve, in particular.
  • Veteran Jobs on CareerBuilder.com
    CareerBuilder is one of the largest online job search sites in the U.S. and provides a dedicated section search targeted to veteranjobs allowing drill down by keyword, category, company, post date or location including city and state.
  • The Riley Guide: Veterans & Military Personnel Page
    The Riley Guide offers a lot of career resources and job search functions, but where it really shines for veterans is in its wealth of information and links about job search advice, government-sponsored services and other veteran jobs resources.

Share Your Additions to Veteran Jobs: Resources, Openings & Tips

Have we missed a good one? Or maybe you offer or have heard about a new job opening, career opportunity or resource for veterans? If so, please add it below to our growing list.

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