Especially for Veterans
As a veteran you have a set of personal qualities and professional experience that give you a leg up when it comes time to start your civilian career. In recognizing your strengths, we at Career Services also appreciate the challenges associated with transitioning back into the culture of civilian life and work environments. Career Services is here to provide the resources to assist you during this next phase of your career path:
In addition to the resources available to all students and alumni, here are some that are of particular interest to veterans.
What Veterans Bring to the Civilian Workplace
Veterans develop highly marketable skills that can easily transfer to a great range of career opportunities, but the career path may not always seem clear. Here are some resources regarding translating your military experience into terms civilian employers understand.
How to Market Your Military Experience
Creating a great resume and cover letter are essential to landing an interview, but it’s not always easy to compose a civilian resume using military experience. There are many websites that want to charge veterans for putting together a resume, so be cautious while seeking resources. Here are some examples of using military experience in civilian resumes and cover letters in a variety of industries, including aviation, management, production and public services.
Job Resources for Veterans
- Federal Government: Feds Hire Vets
- VT Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
- Vermont Association for Business, Industry and Rehabilitation (VABIR): For individuals with disabilities.
- VetSuccess: Job tools and tips for veterans.
- GI Bill: Going back to school? Understand your benefits from the GI Bill.
- MilitaryStars: Deploying Military Talent to Corporate America. Active Duty, Transitioning Personnel and Veterans attend Military Hiring Events for free.
- VeteranOwnedBusiness.com: A directory of small, medium and large businesses owned by veterans, active duty military, reservists and service disabled veterans.
- Vermont Department of Labor The VT Dept. of Labor has Veteran's Employment Representatives located at offices throughout the state.
- Vermont Department of Labor Directory of Veteran Representatives: Directory of professionals specializing in Vermont-specific Veteran resources.
- The Networker: provided veterans ability to quickly locate other veterans’ service professionals in a particular geographic area.
- USA.gov Recommended Resources: Training, Education, and Career Transition information for Veterans
Tip of the Arrow Foundation Volunteer organization which assists veterans in transitioning to civilian work life.
Career Services is located in E-Building of the Living/Learning Center. We offer resources on the web, in our office and one on one throughout the career/job search process. We look to working with you.
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Last modified May 02 2013 02:53 PM