Finding employment after military service is both an exciting change and unique change. Veterans often face different challenges when transitioning into the job force than civilians do. Above all, the job search starts with identifying companies that value military service and experiences.
These resources for veteran employment will help jump-start your transition into a civilian career!
5 Helpful Veteran Job Resources
Best Companies AZ’s Veteran Committed Employers
You’ve built invaluable experience during your military service and have much to show for it. However, not all companies can easily understand veterans’ unique backgrounds and translatable skills.
Arizona’s Veteran Committed Employers have won top awards and recognition for their dedication in helping veterans and their spouses excel in their careers. These companies are leaders in industries ranging from healthcare to financial services. In fact, several of these employers like USAA and GoDaddy have special hiring programs in place just for veterans.
View the full list of Best Veteran Committed Employers here.
Business Networking Events
Veteran-specific networking events are prime locations to explore veteran-committed employers in-person. In addition, military career events also feature veteran job resources like discussions, workshops, and presentations by veterans themselves.
Veterans in Arizona looking to make the transition into civilian life can check out Best Companies AZ’s annual business networking and career event for veterans! Register for the Vet Talks Business Networking event on March 7, 2019 to explore career opportunities and connect with others who support and value your military service.
Google’s Veteran Job Resources
Who knows most about veterans’ strengths than other veterans themselves? With the help of veteran employees, Google created a number of resources to support the community.
- Search for Veteran-Led companies. Google has introduced a tool to identify local businesses as veteran-led on Google Search and Maps. As a result, veterans can more easily find veteran entrepreneurs for professional support or job opportunities.
- Search ‘Jobs for Veterans’. As of 2018, service members can search ‘jobs for veterans’ on Google and then enter their specific military job codes (MOS, AFSC, NEC, etc.). Then, the results will show relevant civilian jobs that require similar skills to those used in their military roles.
Since 2000, MilitaryHire has been successfully connecting veterans and employers. These employers appreciate the character, skills, and service of the veterans they hire. Finding a job through MilitaryHire is simple and only takes a few steps. First, create an account, then post your resume and get started searching for jobs.
VA Veteran Employee Toolkit
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs offers extensive employment resources for veterans. Their employment toolkit features help for creating a resume, cover letter, and completing a job application. Also, you can find upcoming career fairs, workforce training, and resources for women veterans.
Check out some additional tips and tricks for veteran career transitions:
- Career Transition Tips for Veterans
- 5 Tips To Help You Land Your Next Career
- Top Tech Companies Hiring Veterans in Arizona
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