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

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.

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.