Career Assistance for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

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The job hunt process can be challenging for the hearing impaired. One key reason is that they’re often asked to overcome easily avoidable obstacles, such as taking part in interviews where sign language interpreters haven’t been provided or addressing an employer’s misconceptions regarding how their impairment will impact performance. Despite these obstacles, it’s important that everyone who is hearing impaired understand they can excel in the job market.

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100+ Most Common Job Interview Questions and Answers
This web page is for job seekers who want to prepare for a tough job interview. It covers - behavioral, skills and experience questions, personality and cultural fit, critical thinking and problem-solving questions, and much more.
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  • Best Jobs for Returning Service Members
    In the military, you learn discipline, leadership, strategic thinking, efficiency, and in many cases, highly technical skills. All of those skills have real-world applications that are valuable in the civilian workforce, but it’s not always easy to see how. Here are some tips to make it easier for you to capture your military skill and translate them into a new civilian life.

    Essential Career Resource for Veterans
    Velvetjobs provides veteran career resources that covers a wide array of issues veterans face when re-entering the job market. This includes job searching, resume writing, networking, interview tips, career advice for injured veterans and other helpful sources.
    e-VETS Resource Advisor

    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
    • Employment
    • Family and Caregiver Support
    • Health
    • Homeless Assistance
    • Housing
    • 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.

    Resume Baking - A Resume Builder That's As Easy As Pie!
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    Job hunting is a challenge; making a resume doesn't have to be. We offer free top quality templates that meet specific resume-writing needs with style. Looking for an editable resume in Microsoft Word instead? See these 275 samples for free expert layouts with formatting and typography that shine in conservative, creative, and competitive job hunts.

    How To Write A Resume
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    Hloom offers over 450 professional resume templates and cover letters, as well as cover letter and resume writing help, and even a free resume builder. The templates and forms are all available in a variety of formats including Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, PDF, Google Docs, and more.

    Hiring Qualified Veterans - Documentation of Military Training and Experience

    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.
    JobHero: 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.

    LinkedIn offers veterans free one-year Job Seeker Premium accounts
    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.
    Veterans interested in this offer can fill out the form on LinkedIn's veterans job seeker promotion page to redeem it. Note you may be prompted to sign in and confirm the U.S. military experience on your profile.

    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.
    Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
    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.
    Michigan Works! Veteran Services
    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.
    Military to Civilian Resume: How to Use Your Military Experience
    This guide is well-researched, it shows you how to describe the experience on a military resume for a civilian job with right vs. wrong examples.
    Military Resumes
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    Switching careers takes courage. And veterans know a thing or two about courage. But when military personnel finish serving their country and look to re-enter civilian life, they need more than just strong nerves to make the transition to a new career. Finding a job demands practical strategies.For veterans, the struggle is often aligning the skills and experiences they’ve gained in the military with the types of jobs that exist outside the military. On top of that, long-serving veterans don’t have a lot of experience with resume making. Not to worry. This post is all about helping those that have served in the armed forces create resumes as they seek out civilian positions.

    Pure Michigan Talent Connect – Veterans

    Veteran Employment Services provide information to help veterans achieve employment and education goals, as well as other valuable resources.
    Resources for Ex-Service Personnel Who Want to Get a Career in a Trade
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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:

    • Help for American Veterans - Over one million brave men and women serve in our armed forces, protecting our country in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy. As any serving veteran will know, this is not an occupation that can last forever. Injury, age or familial circumstances can ensure that any honorable American may find them discharged from the military, and the transition to civilian life can be a struggle.
    • - 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.
    • - 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.
    • - 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.
    Troops to Teachers

    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.

    Veterans ASCEND

    At Veterans ASCEND, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a transitioning active duty member or have been a veteran for many years. Our mission is to help you find a career that is worthy of your talents.

    Veterans ASCEND

    Veterans ASCEND - Walkthrough

    You are invited to join us on Friday’s at noon (EST) for a walkthrough of Veterans ASCEND. It is brief and covers how easy it is for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Family Members to setup a profile, shows a glimpse of how the business side works, and gives you an opportunity to ask questions about the program. Click on the link below to register.

    Veterans ASCEND-Walkthrough
    Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
    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.
    Veterans' Guide to Getting Hired
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    Resources, Tips and Advice for Veterans Returning to the Workforce.
    Veteran Guide To Starting and Owning A Business
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    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.

    Veteran Job Seekers: How to Transition From The Military to The Workforce
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    Finding a job after being in the military is hard. From employers worrying about how well you’ll acclimate to the office to your skills not fitting in, it’s hard finding the right job and the right employer. As someone who has served the U.S., you shouldn’t have to worry about this. In fact, your transition from the military to the workforce should be simple. That’s why we found everything you’ll need in order to make that so.
    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.