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The following highlights resources specifically for you, the student-veteran or active military.


What Civilian Job Do You Want?

Do you want a career similar to your military job, or do you want your education to take you in a brand new direction? Research careers by keywords, industry or your military classification code. Many employers want veterans for their intrinsic skills and values, and several industries are actively seeking out transitioning military and veterans. 

Explore your career options:

Military-friendly Job Search Engines

The active job search requires a plan, stamina and determination to go the distance. You have these skills. Review the job search engines specifically for the military that are provided, and set up your search agents for a daily report on new positions that match your criteria. 

Top Military Job Search Engines by

Other Military-friendly Job Search Engines

Resume - Greatest Challenge for Veterans

Now for the hard part. Do not under estimate the difficulty you will encounter in creating your civilian resume without the technical military vocabulary you have been accustomed to using for both your experience and your training. Also remember not to use military abbreviations or acronyms which civilians will not understand even if you spell them out. Try to paraphrase with standard English words.

Translating your military experience and training into civilian vernacular for your resume will be a daunting task. There are websites that can assist you.

Intrinsic Military Transferable Skills

Learn how to translate your military experience and training into civilian vernacular. The intrinsic military skills and values you have are very desirable to many employers. Don’t overlook them. Recognize and articulate them in both your resume and interviews. You also have transferable skills from your military experience and training that you can translate to employer-friendly language.

Intrinsic Military Transferable Skills

  • Commitment 
  • Follow-through
  • Loyalty
  • Determination
  • Discipline
  • Leadership/Management
  • Ability to take direction
  • Punctuality
  • Teamwork
  • Decision-Making/High Pressure/Risk
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Work Ethic
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Navigate Ambiguity 
Corporate Mentors For Military

American Corporate Partners (ACP) has created a nationwide mentoring program for veterans by pairing them with corporate professionals. Connecting veterans to business leaders provides a key ingredient to success in transitioning to a civilian career. Forty national and global corporations have joined this initiative.

American Corporate Partners

Military Support Organizations

There are many resources and support organizations available to transitioning military and veterans regarding assisting the military in returning to school, career guidance, job placement, grants, job fairs, workshops and much more.