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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

How to get the most from a job fair

Job fairs are often crowded and confusing events. Learn how to get the most out of them.

Five rules for lifelong career management

The people who do best in their careers are sometimes not the most talented at their profession, but the best at managing their careers.

Tips for managing your online identity

A recruiter or hiring manager will usually Google your name or search for you on LinkedIn after receiving your resume.

How to write your LinkedIn profile

Learn how to take advantage of one of the most useful online networking tools.

Are you job-search ready?

Savvy job-seekers know there are six things everyone must do to prepare for a successful job search.

Green careers on the rise

Amid all the talk of industry downsizings, layoffs and double-digit unemployment, certain environment-friendly industries and professions are on the rise.

The bottom line in writing résumés

Consider the following tips when writing a résumé.

Online professional networking

Tips on how to use online social networking well when looking for a job.

Pack your résumé with power verbs

Use words that are more inviting to read and likely to capture an employer’s attention.

Three critical concepts behind every winning résumé

The challenge is to craft a document that creates a picture of yourself that ties into your current career goals.