Job Search for Veterans

Yellow Ribbon Program

Job Search Resources

Additional Resources

WSU Veteran Services - Get help with understanding federal/state benefits, campus resources and other areas of importance in your academic career.

America's Heroes at Work- Tools to help Service members affected by TBI and/or PTSD to succeed in the workplace.

Military to Civilian Transferable Skills Identifier

LinkedIn Premium for Service Members and Veterans

Occupational Outlook Handbook - A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) -This is a great tool if you're interested in entrepreneurship or owning a small business. SCORE offers online mentorship from retired business owners--for free! It's a good idea to enlist advice from someone who's already made it in the civilian world. There's even a special segment dedicated for helping Veterans, Guards and Reservists.

100,000 Jobs Mission- This mission is made up of more than 120 private sector companies who have made it their goal to hire at least 100,000 US military veterans by 2020. Check it out!

American Corporate Partner -This is another mentorship-focused resource aimed at connecting veterans with business leaders. It's awesome for networking opportunities, specifically for veterans.

Military Times-First and foremost, this is the best news aggregator for veterans. Additionally, you'll see career fairs in various industry sectors, like law enforcement. They've got a Transition Center, that offers a "veteran employers" search engine as well.

Military Benefit Association- Its resource center contains some useful discounts. For instance, you can get no or low cost online Kaplan courses here.

Department of Defense: You can apply to jobs at the Department of Defense or take a look into their "Department of Defense Hiring Heroes Program." This program offers recruitment assistance to veterans who are wounded, ill or transitioning. This is where you'll find specialized career fairs as well for veterans and their spouses.

National Veterans Foundation-This organization offers a Lifeline for Vets service, which allows you to talk to people who will listen. It also offers vital resources, like an in-depth Veteran Benefits Resource Center.

Candorful - help prepare for job interviews with Candorful.  This service helps job seekers who are Service Members or Veterans need to translate their experiences and skills to launch their career.

Tips for Transitioning from Military to Career