Veterans

Sample Resume for Veterans

Sample resume

Special Focus on Veterans

Power Up Your Job Search with job search resources, professional associations, networking and other career information available through these useful websites:

Student Aid for Military Veterans

Provides information about educational aid packages for military veterans to pursue college degrees, vocational training and other educational opportunities.

Military & Veterans Career Center

Provides job search, resume posting, salary calculator, networking, job hunting tips, list of employers looking for military experience and many other resources

Vet Jobs

Provides job listings, ability to post resume, job search tools & tips, employment assistance and other resources

Transition Assistance Online

Career site for military veterans that provides job search, employer listings, Veteran Career Fairs, transition tools, and other resources

Career One Stop

Connects veterans & transitioning service members with listing of job banks specifically for veterans and spouses, resources for starting a business and lots more

Wall Street War Fighters Foundation

Provides job placement services and offers ‘The Financial & Trading Education Program’ for disabled veterans seeking careers in the financial services industry http://www.wallstreetwarfighters.org/

US Office of Personnel Management

Provides job search tools and information about veteran’s preference for veterans seeking jobs with the government

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service

A division of the Department of Labor; provides veterans and transitioning service members with information on grants, and other resources to maximize their employment opportunities.

Office of Veterans Business Development

Provides business development centers, loan programs and other resources for veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members and their dependents or survivors to start their own business.
Tip: Always use the 75/25 guideline: 75% networking/25% online presence in your job search.

Student Veterans of America

Provides networking & conferences for student veterans; Internship scholarships and other scholarships.

US Army Material Command

Provides army veterans with a link to job postings, see the DA Intern Program and OPM Pathways Program. See Always a Soldier Program for disabled veterans.

VA For Vets

A variety of services are provided, including a military skills calculator, webinars, and other job search services. Be sure to also click on: FedsHireVets

America’s Heroes at Work

Provides veterans with TBI, PTSD or other challenges with resources and tips for employment success, also provides links for to websites that address many common issues faced by returning service members


Possible Twitter Groups to Join:

  • “@IdealMilHire”: Ideal Military Hire
  • “@USDOL”: US Department of Labor
  • “@Wbveterans”: Welcome Back Vets
  • “@Recruitmilitary”: Recruit Military
  • “@USJFCOM”: US Joint Forces Command
  • “@Greenjobs4vets”: Veterans Green Jobs

USA Jobs

Provides job opportunities, training assistance and resources for veterans interested in federal government

Vet Success

A division of the Department of Veterans Affairs, provides job listings, career tools, state information, and industry profiles

Recruit Military

Provides job listings, resume posting, opportunity expos nationwide and veteran-friendly organization listings

Military Hire

Provides job listings, Veteran-specific career fairs, and other career resources (Veteran-owned firm)

The Veterans Corporation

Resources for veteran entrepreneurs including mentoring program, access to loan funding, workshops and conferences

The Lucas Group – Military Transition (Recruiter)

Provides military hiring conferences for veteran job seekers interested in many industries; For Non-Commissioned Officers through Senior Military Officers and Technicians; 18 locations, job resources, career advice, salary information

Orion International (Recruiter)

Veteran-specific job fairs and a wide range of resources, recruiters are former military; no exclusive agreements

G.I. Jobs

Provides career tips,job listings, transition assistance, success stories and other resources

Clearance Jobs

Provides job search resources and matches job seekers holding active security clearances with hiring employers and recruiters looking for skilled cleared candidates

Army Career and Alumni Program

Provides job assistance including job search tools, job fairs, employer listings and other links for army veterans

Turbo Tap

Provides job search tools, career fairs, workshops, military-to-civilian skills translator, transition advisers, networking tips and links to other transition assistance resources

Troops to Teachers

Provides advising and referral services to military personnel interested in becoming teachers in public education, includes teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities

Ideal Military Hire

Provides featured civilian job opportunities, VetFran franchise opportunities, loans, and other veteran resources

Military Connection

Provides virtual job fairs, job postings, scholarships, loans and salary calculators for all military branches

Veterans2Work

Provides recruitment services, job search support, vocational training, placement and post-hire support for veterans with service-connected disabilities

Writing Military-to-Civilian Resumes: Make Your Resume Interviewable

Translating Military Experience

Translating Military Language into Civilian Terms


Possible LinkedIn Applications and Groups to Join:

Veterans: Reconnect with military veterans on LinkedIn. Find insights such as where they work, what types of jobs they have, and where they live.

MOCHA Online tool that allows veterans to search for job postings on LinkedIn using their military credentials.

HeroConnect aims to connect Veterans to other Veterans in companies and locations they are interested in.

Over 600 groups for Vets including:

  • “U.S. Government Connections”: Over 9,000 members
  • “U.S. Military Veterans Network”: Over 6,000 members
  • “The Value of a Veteran”: Over 700 members
  • “Military Network”: Over 3,000 members
  • “US Veteran Recruiter-Candidate Connection”:200+ members
  • “Military Veterans Employment”: Over 500 members