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Veteran Services: Advice for Job Seekers


When you leave the military, the biggest question is "what's next?" It's a scary job market right now, but the skills you've received in the military make you highly marketable. The Legion sponsors dozens of veterans hiring fairs each year, and our employment experts also provide tips to writing resumes, networking and making a strong impression in the interview process.

Advice for Job Seekers

Networking is the key to an effective job search

Look for a job by cultivating your professional contacts. Don't flood your resume to online postings and expect results.

Seven steps to finding a better job

Stuck in a dead-end career? Following these seven steps can help get you out and on the path to a better job.

Tips for writing an effective LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn, the popular networking site for professionals, is often used wrongly. Avoid the pitfalls that so many others fall into.

Top seven jobs for retirees

The job market can actually be favorable to retiree veterans looking to supplement their income. It's just a matter of knowing where to look.

Cover letters FAQs

Should you always include a cover letter even if not requested? Should each cover letter be customized? What should cover letters include?

Your job interview is a 'two-way street'

A successful job interview requires you to interview your interviewers as much as they are interviewing you.

Approaching the job search as an older vet

Concerned that your age is keeping you from finding employment? There's plenty you can do to minimize that and even make your age an asset.

Five ideal jobs for ex-military personnel

Veterans have service-learned skills and experience that can set them apart from ciivilian applicants in these five careers.

Job retention survey for veterans launches

The online survey seeks to understand out why veterans leave their first post-military jobs.

USTechVets connects veterans to technology jobs

The new online community will connect about one million servicemembers with employment opportunities.