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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

New rules for hiring veterans, disabled persons

The rules have been published in the Federal Register and will become effective on March 24

Seven college jobs to jump-start your résumé

From selling computers to leading group exercises, work experience in college can give you an edge in the job market.

Best-paying jobs for high school-educated veterans

These seven jobs don’t require a veteran, who chooses not to attend higher education after leaving the military, to have a college degree.

Job interview: Research occupation, organization

Because you are the one gathering opinions and insights, your interview subject should do most of the talking.

Informational job interviewing

Want to know what a career is really like? Ask someone with firsthand experience.

Four benefits to hiring veterans

Veterans are uniquely positioned to market themselves effectively for work in the private sector.

Unemployment rate drops for veterans

The jobless rate for veterans is now lower than the national average.

Verizon Wireless focused on veteran hiring

Technology company has special hiring site for military, attends career fairs nationwide.

The ‘inexperienced’ résumé

“Light” résumés can gain weight from a closer review of your military accomplishments.

Table manners: 3 key tips for job fairs

Excellent job opportunities await at seemingly unlikely places.