It’s time to find a new job or maybe explore a different career. Whether you are in the National Guard or reserves and looking for a change or transitioning out of the military to seek employment in a corporation, nonprofit organization or the government, Military OneSource provides the essentials for employment readiness. You’ll find fresh content on everything you need to know as you pursue meaningful work, from credentialing your military experience and building your resume to networking and identifying federal employment benefits.
Whether you’re entering or re-entering the workforce, it can seem challenging to take that step into the work world. Work environments and cultures can change quickly. For others, the work world is a complete mystery. Military OneSource provides the information you need to prepare yourself to confidently enter or re-enter the workplace. Here you’ll find helpful interviewing tips, strategies on writing a winning resume and shortcuts for brushing up on the latest technological advancements employers are using.
A first job is an important milestone that can propel a young person to future success and pave the way for exciting opportunities. Whether your youth is still in school or just starting the search, Military OneSource provides plenty of resources to help military families get a leg up in the job hunt – such as mentors and internships. Check out some strategies to set your youngster up for success.
Re-entering the civilian world is often the perfect time to get your degree or find that great civilian job. As a service member, you’ve proven your commitment, discipline and resourcefulness. Now the task is making sure those military accomplishments look their best on a civilian resume or transcript.
As you prep for civilian employment, you’ll find a world of organizations committed to hiring veterans. These are top services and programs offered by the military and the government, focused on jobs for veterans.
As a military spouse, you have access to numerous resources that can help you achieve your education and career goals, whether they be finishing an undergraduate degree, pursuing a training certificate or landing a new job.
We know that life in the National Guard can get busy. But don’t let that be the reason you don’t submit your Civilian Employer Information to the Department of Defense. Based on the information you submit annually, defense officials will know whom they can call to active duty without putting civilian jobs at risk.
Moving doesn’t have to disrupt your career, because as a military spouse you may get preference when you apply for Department of Defense civilian jobs. The Military Spouse Preference program gives preference to military spouses for Department of Defense civilian jobs.
The National Guard’s Employment Support Program has expanded responsibilities recently to include employment facilitation. Program Support Specialists have been recently trained utilizing the CASY-MSCCN case management system for consideration and implementation in their respective states.
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act provides that an employer must give you time off to perform military service and reemploy you following the service with status, seniority and rate of pay as though you never left.
Many military spouses – and even some service members – have started a business or side job in today’s gig economy. Being your own employer means responsibility for additional taxes and tax reporting.
The Employment Support Program helps National Guardsmen find meaningful careers and job opportunities. Look up your local employment support specialist.
Joining the workforce after the death or disability of a loved one can ease financial strain and provide a way to find your new normal. When seeking employment with the federal government, military family members may be eligible for special preference programs. While these programs don’t guarantee a job, they provide a qualified candidate entry into the applicant pool.
While you can access certified career counselors through Military OneSource by calling 800-342-9647, you can also access face-to-care employment readiness specialists at most installations. They can help you with a wide range of employment-related areas through workshops, classes, small group instruction and one-on-one support.
If you’re a military spouse looking for employment, meet two programs made exclusively for you — to get you career-ready and find a great job.
You’re closing the chapter on your military life and opening a new one. This means transitioning from being a soldier to a civilian employee in a company, nonprofit organization or maybe the government.
Which employers are covered by USERRA? Read on for answers to the most common questions about employment rights and how to manage your National Guard career without jeopardizing your job.