Employment ResourcesJobHero: Career Resources for Veterans
Whether you’ve been retired for years or have just finished your service, rejoining the workforce can be tough. You should have access to adequate guidance and support. There are actually a lot of places you can turn to for assistance in your transition from service to career if you know where to look. This guide recommends pages only from trusted organizations and will connect you to all kinds of information, advice, tools, and programs that offer real-world help.
Warriors4Wireless: Wireless Training Programs for Veterans
Warriors4Wireless, a nationally acclaimed company that prepares veterans for jobs in the wireless industry is set to begin training disabled veterans in Detroit. The celebrated non-profit is kicking-off its local program by looking for 6-10 disabled veterans to put into well-paid jobs. For more information or to schedule an interview with Kelly Dunn, please contact Karen Morgan at (313) 377-0673.
As part of LinkedIn’s commitment to help veterans connect with available jobs across America, U.S. veterans are being offered a free one-year Job Seeker Premium account.
This offer is available to U.S. veterans with military experience listed on their LinkedIn profile and is not transferable to friends or family members. Other restrictions may apply.
VETS serve America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
Link to Veteran Guide
In addition to protecting our freedom at home and abroad, U.S. veterans are returning home and strengthening our economy. In fact, 10% of all small businesses in the United States are launched and run by veterans. This translates to over 6 million created jobs and over $1 trillion in annual domestic revenue. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses have a higher success rate than other startups, which is a reflection of training, discipline, and diverse skill sets. With that, we have put together a number of business resources for veterans to help them with their continued success back home.
Link to Veterans Guide to Getting Hired
Resources, Tips and Advice for Veterans Returning to the Workforce.
Michigan Works! Veteran Services Veteran Employment Specialists are located in most Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Centers. These specialists are available to assist veterans and their eligible spouses in securing employment.
The Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs executes the duties laid down by various state statutes and the governor, administers state regulated services and ensures the preparedness of the Michigan National Guard.
The e-VETS Resource Advisor assists Veterans, Service Members and all those who support them to quickly and easily navigate information and resources on a range of topics, including:
- Benefits and Compensation
- Education and Training
- Family and Caregiver Support
- Homeless Assistance
- Transportation and Travel
- Other Services and Resources
- State-Specific Information and Resources
The e-VETS Advisor was developed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS). It integrates with the National Resource Directory (NRD), a Web-based directory of more than 11,000 national, state and local services and resources for Veterans, Service Members and their families and caregivers. The NRD is a collaborative effort between the Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs.
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If you’re a veteran looking for a role in the U.S., the below resources will point you in the right direction. There’s also some good career advice on offer as well as links to organizations that specialize in ex-military recruitment:
- Trade-Schools.net - This useful resource provides you with a 101 guide on ex-military careers and getting employed as a civilian. It covers what careers are good for ex-service personnel (this includes skilled trades) and also provides advice on what companies employ veterans and how to find the right job.
- TheLadders.com - Within this article about finding work after the military, you’ll find plenty of tips and tricks as to how to succeed in the civilian world. The guide covers a variety of topics, including how to prepare yourself before you leave the military and how to ease the gap between the military service and civilian world.
- HireaHero.org - Dedicated to helping ex-service personnel find a job in the U.S., this online job board gives you access to all the latest military-friendly employers. It also offers help with filling out your résumé.
- TheGuardian.com - Some great job-hunting tips are brought to you in this article, including how to self-evaluate and participate in the Transition Assistance Program. Whilst this is targeted at U.S. veterans, the general advice is great for ex-service personnel from all over the world.
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Federal job opportunities are available across our country and around the world. Planning early is a smart decision. This information will help you understand veterans' preference, how Federal jobs are filled, and unique veteran appointing authorities designed to help you find a job.https://www.fedshirevets.gov/Index.aspx
Veteran Employment Services provide information to help veterans achieve employment and education goals, as well as other valuable resources.http://www.mitalent.org/veteran
The Departments of Defense and Education founded the Troops to Teachers (TTT) program to assist veterans transition into teaching careers after completing their military service. Since the program began in 1994, TTT has helped thousands of veterans every year start successful teaching careers. TTT members are encouraged to teach in low-income school districts and pursue teaching in math, science, special education and other high-needs areas. In this guide, learn how the Troops to Teachers program provides the tools and resources for starting a teaching career after military service.Troops-to-Teachers
Online education used to be reserved for students enrolled at for-profit colleges and universities. Yet today, hundreds of schools with full accreditation make quality online learning a reality for millions. The following links are helpful resources for our veterans and families: