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Career Resources for Veterans

This list includes general career resources specifically for veterans

    General Resources

    Career One Stop CentersCareer One stop Centers can provide a variety of career and employment services to military personnel transitioning into the civilian workforce. Use this site to find the location nearest you.

    Career One Stop: Key To Career SuccessThe Key to Career Success campaign connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers.  Read more about the Key to Career Success.

    Keys to Career Success- Provides access to workforce information and services to assist military service members and veterans transition to civilian careers

    Hero 2 Hired (H2H) - A site where Reserve Component service members can connect with employers, network, take a career assessment, and search career recommendations by MOS.  Excellent site operated by Futures Inc.

    Switch A career transition blog by veterans for veterans

    GI Jobs -- This is the online companion to the print magazine designed to help you find a career as well as a new opportunity after your military service has ended.

    Institute for Veterans - Programs for veterans on: starting or growing a business, seeking employment, navigating veterans' benefits while employed, and more.

    Job Search

    100,000 Jobs Mission -- The 100,000 Jobs Mission is a coalition of companies committed to hiring 100,000 veterans by 2020.

    Civilian Jobs- This site has many resources for military personnel interested in connecting with civilian careers.

    Hire a Hero -- a non-profit initiative that brings together former military job-seekers returning to the civilian workforce and military-friendly employers by utilizing Web 2.0 networking features. - Provides job search capability, resume posting, networking with fellow veterans and much more. -- a great site for veterans and transitioning military personnel and their family members. Job openings for all levels and types of jobs

    Transition Assistance Online -- a great, one-stop online shop for transitioning armed service members and Veterans. -- a great recruitment site that targets veterans and service members making the transition from the military to the civilian workforce -- and your spouses.

    Military Hire -- operated by veterans for veterans, this site is all about helping service veterans (active duty, reserve, and national guard) and your immediate family members transition to civilian employment.

    Defense Talent Network -- a job board for the defense, aerospace and homeland security industries (and a good site for transitioning military personnel), where job-seekers can search jobs (by keyword, job type, work category, location), post your resume, and create a job-search agent.

    Corporate Gray Online -- where former military personnel can post your resume and search for jobs.

    JOFDAV-- if you are a disabled veteran and you are looking for work, this is the Website for you.

    New York State Department of Labor website – Veteran services for NYS jobs

    Military to -- a gateway to the many employment and recruiting services offered by Bradley-Morris Inc., a large military-focused job placement firm.

    Lucas Group Military Transition Recruiting -- a national recruitment firm placing more separating military officers into civilian positions than anyone else in the country.

    Get Skills to Work Program - GE's new collaborative program, Get Skills to Work, joins major manufacturers and educators to prepare and place veterans in long-term careers. 

    Additional Tools

    Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) documents (DD Form 2586) -  Individuals with military service on or after 10/1/90 in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Air Force may log in to view their own information.The server-side security certificate has expired, so you have to click past that.

    21 Strengths Arising from Military Experience -  A marvelous list specifying what you have gained from your time in the armed forces and how these "soft skills" apply to the private sector.  Keep these in in mind when interviewing with potential employers and they ask "so what do you bring to my company?".

    Veterans Enterprise – Military and Veterans Business Network.  An excellent resource dedicated to providing employment, education and advancement opportunities for America's noble servicemen and women who have returned home looking for work.

    Transitioning to Civilian Jobs/CareersThis site contains a list of books designed especially for military personnel making the transition to civilian jobs.

    New York State Division of Veteran Affairs website –education and employment services, advocacy and counseling for New York Veterans and their families

    Quintessential Careers - Job and Career Books for Veterans and Former Military 

    Riley Guide website – a large database of additional websites geared toward veterans and their career needs and interests

    Veterans Technology Program - this is a non-credit certificate program offered by the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University at no cost to veterans