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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

Table manners: 3 key tips for job fairs

Excellent job opportunities await at seemingly unlikely places.

No veterans need apply?

Here are five reasons why some employers choose not to hire veterans.

Keys to asking for recommendations

When asking someone for a job recommendation, keep in mind they are putting their own reputation on the line by vouching for you.

Building the bridge to civilian employment

Besides colleges and universities, some professional associations offer opportunities for credentialing and certification.

Discussing prior service with interviewers

When you interview for a job, be sure not to rehash your military experience. Keep focused on what is relevant.

Legion applauds Obama's job initiative

The establishment of a Military Credentialing and Licensing Task Force hopes to ease job transition for veterans and servicemembers.

Homeless Veterans Roundtable in DC

Service providers from federal agencies and community-based programs discussed projects and programs being used to reduce homelessness among veterans.

How to showcase your job achievements

Distinguish yourself from other professionals in your line of work.

Best résumé strategies for transitioning troops

In today's job market, if you're not on LinkedIn, you don't exist. Add Twitter and Facebook to your job search, as appropriate.

Tomorrow’s job market takes shape

What will jobs and employment look like in 2020, 2030 and beyond?