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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 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?

The latest in résumé, job-search trends

More than 200 career coaches, counselors and résumé-writers recently met to define best practices and trends for 2011 and beyond.

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.