By STARS AND STRIPES Published: November 3, 2011
Career One Stop: The Department of Labor resource to help veterans determine their eligibility and provide them with job hunting tools.
National Resource Directory: Information on jobs, internships, apprenticeships, unemployment benefits, spouse employment.
Skills Translator: Resources to help you connect your military experience with civilian jobs.
Veterans Preference Guide: Information for veterans on the requirements for preference, the point system and the conditions for government appointments without competition.
VetJobs: A job board that helps transitioning Veterans of every rank and service find employment.
Networking for Veterans: Resources provide advice on how to use your existing military network for job hunting.
My Next Move for Veterans: The Department of Labor launched this website offering tools to translate military skills and occupations into civilian jobs.
Federal Government Employment Help
Feds Hire Vets: The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) government-wide Veterans employment website.
Vet Success: 3 Easy ways to search jobs: VA’s site where veterans can search for job in all the major commercial job data banks.
Vetsuccess: The VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program provides counseling, job eligibility, training and seeking advice to veterans with service-related disabilities.
Career and Alumni Program (ACAP): The U.S. Army offers information on transitioning, job fairs and workshops, ACAP center locator map, and job hunting advice.
National Resource Directory Job Listings & Placement Assistance: This portal contains links to transitioning information, job banks, information specific for wounded warriors, housing, legal information and many career resources for veterans and their families.
Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans' Employment and Training Service: This government site provides information on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a toolkit for employers who wish to hire veterans; listings of job fairs and a useful A to Z guide to direct users to their many resources.
Veterans Green Jobs: A Colorado-based organization that posts job opportunities for environmentally-minded veterans.
Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans: Database with job opportunities for disabled American veterans.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Q & A on disabled veterans: This website provides information on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to veterans in the workplace.
G.I. Jobs: This website offers helpful advice with resumes, interview tips, a military to civilian pay calculator, and job hunting information targeted to veterans.
MilitaryStars: This website helps veterans and corporations (many listed in Forbes 500) find suitable candidates within the veteran community. It offers an overview of the job prospects within the military friendly private sector; online training on resume writing and a free job skills assessment.
Recruit military: Veterans can register their resume on this job database and search for veteran-owned businesses, expos and other job opportunities.
Jobs for veterans: Besides job seeking advice and information, this veteran-developed and maintained site also includes educational resources.
O*Net Code Connector: Provides occupational job descriptions and helps writing resumes and applications.
Veterans jobs: Veterans can post their resumes on this job board.
Veteran business owners and entrepreneurs
VetBiz.gov: In this database, veterans can find the businesses that are veteran-owned and registered vendors with the government.
Score: This non-profit organization offers mentoring, counseling, templates and tools to help entrepreneurial veterans start a business on their website.
Veteran-owned business surveys: Data from the U.S. Small Business Administration can help potential veteran entrepreneurs with their business decisions.
V-Wyse: The Whitman School of Management website helps women veterans acquire the skills to become successful entrepreneurs by providing training and educational programs.
The Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP): This U.S. Army website offers job hunting resources and lists employers who want to hire veterans.
Hire veterans: This job database is searchable by location, job category and title.
DirectEmployers Association: This site, run by a coalition of global business leaders, has a database that is searchable by MOC, rank or branch of the military.
TAOnline.com: This website lists military job fairs and career events, and many resources for transitioning veterans and their families.