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Job Search Advice

Job Search Advice

Skills Test Waiver – For the first time, all 50 States and the District of Columbia, now waive the skills test for qualified Service members and veterans applying for a State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

VA Center for Innovation (VACI) – Offers 2,000 one-year memberships at six TechShop locations. Veterans will have full membership privileges at their TechShop location to utilize the wide array of equipment.

Tips for Working a Veteran Hiring Event – An article from about tips for working a veteran hiring event.

Transition: 5 Mistakes You Must Avoid – Article from about mistakes to avoid when job hunting.

10 Worst Paying Jobs in America – Article from about the worst paying jobs in America.

7 Networking Myths Debunked – Article from about myths when networking.

Most Popular Industries in Each State

eBenefits – has added the “Employment Center” section with a job seeker option. Please see the video below for a quick tutorial on the website. Another job search tool that includes a skills translator and resume builder. A few other resources there that can help.

Career Spark – A website by military spouses for military spouses – a good resource for military spouses who are looking for work. Help with resume, interview skills, networking, first impressions.

How to Get an Online Job

10 High Paying Jobs that Don’t Require a Degree

Expanding your options: How to research industries, companies and job leads.

Interview section – Interview Your Way Into Retail Management

Unemployment numbers for veterans for 2013 – A report to give you an idea of what the unemployment situation was for veterans in 2013.

AMVETS is partnering with Getting Hired! Please see the attached document for more information on this company. They are an employment resource specifically for individuals and veterans with disabilities. Please encourage all your disabled veterans to create an account with GettingHired as they might be able to find them employment.

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5 Interview Questions Every Spouse is Afraid to Hear – Article posting from with a list of interview questions you may not want to hear, and how to answer them.

Top 10 Civilian Jobs for Vets – Article posting from with a list of the top 10 civilian jobs for veterans, based on similar values found in the military.

Negotiate More than Entry Level Pay in Your New Career – Article posting from about strategies to convince an employer you deserve more than entry-level pay for an entry-level position.

Top 10 Tips for Entrepreneurial Success – Article posting from listing strategies that will guide you and your company to entrepreneurial success.

Top 10 Cities to Find a Job – put together a detailed list of the top 10 cities for job searching.

Veterans: Sell Your Talent, Not Your Title – Blog posting about the importance of demonstrating your talents and not only relying on your veteran status in the job market.

3 Reasons CEO’s with Military Experience Make the Best Leaders – Column about why CEO’s with military experience make good leaders.

Snag your dream job: Is my resume in a black hole? – Article about how recruiters process resumes and applications.

Guide to Leading Policies, Practices & Resources – Great resource, but not sure you’re going to want to print this out as it has too many pages.

27 Unspoken Suit Rules Every Man Should Know – Some tips for looking your best and making a good first impression.

Five Minutes to a Better Job Search in 2014 – Advice column about how to approach your job search.

Elevator Pitches: Engaging with employers without the cheese – By engaging in conversation with employers, you help them understand how you are different from the million other candidates for whom they only have a lifeless resume.

Best Practices and Success Trends for Military Veterans in Career Transition – Career advice for veterans seeking work

2013 Best Places for Veterans Jobs – USAA and Hiring Our Heroes presents the best places in the nation for veterans to find military skill-related jobs.

Congratulations on Your Military Service… Now Here are 9 Reasons Why I Won’t Hire You

Article: How to Get Out of Your Way in the Job Search

Study Finds Female Vets Less Confident in Job Hunt

Military Transition Advisors – Free Live Webinars for Transitioning Military, Veterans and Military Spouses. Please check out the websites for the different webinars they have.

My Military To Private Sector Transition Seven Lessons Learned

4 Questions to Ask Yourself before applying for a job

Over 50? Five Things to Do for a Successful Job Search – Some helpful article for our veterans over 50.

No Veterans Need Apply Take a look at this link, gives you some insight as to what veterans are up against with employers.


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