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Veteran Services: Jobs


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.


Your first job: Taking on less responsibility

Veterans may work for younger and less-experienced bosses in the private sector – be prepared for it and don’t take it personally.

Is entrepreneurship the right path for you?

Many online resources are available to help veterans start or restart their own businesses.

Job retention survey for veterans launches

The online survey seeks to understand out why veterans leave their first post-military jobs.

First Lady announces new vet hiring pledge

Construction industry says it will hire at least 100,00 veterans over the next 5 years.

Legion reaffirms support for oil pipeline

Keystone XL project is a positive step for national security and economy alike, says national commander.

Praise for the Legion in veteran hiring programs

House Committee on Veterans Affairs hears of private industries' best practices in hiring veterans.

Free job counseling in D.C. for veterans

Washington-area HR pros offering valuable one-on-one coaching on Jan. 24.

USTechVets connects veterans to technology jobs

The new online community will connect about one million servicemembers with employment opportunities.

Save time and money with credit by exam

Save yourself both time and money by taking DSST Subject Standardized Tests) and College Level Examination Program tests.

Putting your military experience to work

In your résumé, show how what you learned in the military applies to the private-sector job you seek.