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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.

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Legion wants to help you find a job

Legion wants to help you find a job

The Legion is giving veterans who are looking for work a new ally in their job search.

Launched last month, the organization’s Career Center Newsletter aims to help veteran job-seekers who are either looking for employment or just testing the job market. Mailing out at the beginning of each month, the newsletter provides subscribers with a comprehensive listing of veterans career fairs that are coming to every area of the country. These fairs host military-friendly employers from the public and private sectors who are looking for candidates with proficiencies in all fields.

Most importantly, the career fairs are exclusive to veterans, active-duty military and their families.

The Legion or one of its partners has a sponsorship role in each fair. Companies there are often looking to hire or interview for positions on the spot. The fairs are as good of an opportunity for employers because it allows them to connect with a diverse pool of candidates who have a wide range of skills and experiences, thanks to the special types of skills that the military teaches.

The Career Center Newsletter also provides general job-search help with feature articles written by hiring experts. Subjects include résumé-writing tips, ways to research an employer before an interview and nailing the ever-important ‘elevator pitch.’

Subscribe on Legion.org’s Newsletters page to receive the Career Center Newsletter at the beginning of each month.

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