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Resources for Veterans

Job Searching for Veterans

  • Knowledge to Work Job Search – KnowledgeToWork.com offers a search engine for locating job opportunities right on our website. Users can search for open positions by entering a job title or keyword and their zip code to return a list of relevant job openings in their area.
  • Hiring Our Heroes – Hiring Our Heroes is a website from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help veterans and military spouses with job searching. This website includes a resume builder, a calendar of upcoming networking events and job fairs, a career roadmap tool, a corporate fellowship program, a mentorship program, and job searching webinars.
  • G.I. Jobs – G.I. Jobs is a job searching website specifically created for veterans. It includes job boards, job searching advice, and information for those looking to enroll in higher education or start their own business.
  • USAJOBS – The official website for locating employment opportunities with the federal government. Learn about additional benefits for veterans applying for federal employment.
  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) – An organization created by the Department of Defense that is dedicated to assisting military spouses with attaining fulfilling employment.
Knowledge to Work also has learning resources available that can help you with the job search process. Brush up on your job searching skills and your soft skills to be sure you’re giving the best impression to employers. You may also want to take a look at learning resources to prepare you for college. If you’re planning to return to school, you want to be sure you’re prepared to be successful.

Military to Civilian Skills Translators

  • Credits2CareersCredits2Careers – Credits2Careers is a website created by the Virginia Community College System where veterans can input their MOC to have their military experience evaluated for college credit. The tool provides you with an estimated number of credits you could transfer into a Virginia community college and see how those credits could help you on the way to achieving a credential aligned with your career goals.
  • Vets.gov Military Skills Translator – This tool from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs allows veterans to enter their branch of service and military occupation code (MOC) to pull up a list of skills they gained from working in that position. This tool also allows you to import those skills to a resume building tool to help make the job searching process even easier.
  • Military to Civilian Occupation Translator CareerOneStop.org – CareerOneStop has created this translator, in which veterans can search for skills they have gained through their military experience by inputting their MOC, performing a keyword search for their military occupation, or browsing a list of military occupations by branch. This tool aligns your military occupation with a similar civilian occupation, allows you to view a state-specific profile of that occupation (including a job description, alternate job titles, occupation outlook, and required skills), and provides links to available certifications and licensing that could make you more desirable to employers.
  • Military.com Military Skills Translator – This military skills translator lets you enter the branch of the military you served with as well as your job title, MOS, AFSC, or rating to retrieve a list of relevant civilian skills you’ve gained through your military experience as well as a list of equivalent civilian job openings.
  • My Next Move for Veterans My Next Move for Veterans – The My Next Move page for veterans allows you to explore possible career paths based on your military experience. You can explore civilian jobs related to your role in the military or browse other career options by industry or keyword.

Knowledge to Work Blogs for Veterans

  • Veterans Translating Skills to Civilian Work: Tools for Success – Veterans looking to enter the civilian workforce already have many skills. Using online tools to help you identify those skills that will translate well from your military experience to the civilian workforce can be very helpful.
  • Job Searching Tips for Veterans – In this post, we discuss some common obstacles veterans face in transitioning to the civilian workforce and provide you with some tips and resources for overcoming these challenges.
  • Continuing Education for Veterans – When you’re affiliated with the military and want to pursue higher education, you are often awarded a wealth of beneficial opportunities and resources that may not be applicable to many other students.

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