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Veterans

There are loads of articles and research today that support the hiring of veterans and the value they bring to the civilian sector. The bottom-line is this, veterans are highly skilled, and they bring many sought after competencies that employers seek today in their employees. 

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Transferable Skills

Your transferable skills from your military experience include:

  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Performing under pressure
  • Ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds

Veterans’ possess skills and competences that meet the needs of today’s employers therefore making you a viable candidate in today’s job market.

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Additional Resources to Explore

  • Joining Forces: A White House initiative devoted to supporting U.S. veterans and their families as they transition to civilian life. Joining Forces is dedicated to connecting our servicemen and women, veterans and military spouses with the resources they need to find jobs at home.
  • Feds Hire Vets: A single site for federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning service members, their families, and federal hiring officials.
  • National Resource Directory: The National Resource Directory (NRD) provides access to services and resources at the national, state, and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration.
  • Gold Card Initiative: Provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive services and dedicated follow-up they need to succeed in today's job market.
  • My Next Move for Veterans: Looking to make the transition from the military to a civilian career? This online tool provides comparable skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers
  • My Career @ VA: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) brings to you MyCareer@VA - a powerful career exploration and development resource you can use to manage your career.
  • Veterans Portal on CareerOneStop: Offers tools to assist veterans with employment, training, career planning, and financial and emotional help after military service.
  • VA for VETS: The Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to adding and retaining Veterans to our workforce.
  • eBenefits: eBenefits a portal - a central location for Veterans, service members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.

 

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