The day will come when you’re preparing to get out of the military. You might have spent many an hour already thinking about where you want to live when you get out. Now it’s time to get practical.
Many organizations in the civilian world value your experience, skills, work ethic and training as a service member. Here are ways to connect with employers committed to hiring veterans.
You’ve proven your commitment, discipline and resourcefulness in the military world. Now it’s time to trade in your experience for a great job. Just like everything, it’s all about readiness and attitude. Start early. Be prepared. Go for it.
As a wounded warrior, you deserve the easiest possible transition from military to civilian life. A severe injury does change the way you live your life, but it does not have to change the course of your career or the quality of your home life.
A federal government job is often a great transition for military personnel. But a resume for a federal job is different from a civilian resume. It’s longer, more detailed and includes specific job-related terminology.
Adjusting to a new culture and language takes time and a dose of patience. We are here to ease your transition and point you to resources that will help you adjust.
No matter the length of your military career, you’ve probably moved at least once. It’s always an adventure. For most service members leaving the military, either at retirement or at their end of active service separation, a final move at government expense is authorized.
Learn how school liaisons can help with a wide variety of child and youth education issues.
With frequent moves for military families, finding the right school for your child is a crucial way to ease their transition. Department of Defense Education Activity schools provide education for children of service members and Department of Defense civilians that’s competitive with any school system, from pre-K through high school.
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.
When you convert your military experience into civilian college credit, you save time and money on your education. The Joint Services Transcript provides documented evidence to colleges and universities of professional military education, training and occupation experiences achieved by service members and veterans.
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.
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides benefits and services to meet the needs of veterans and service members. While many VA programs are designed to serve veterans, particularly disabled veterans, VA services are not limited to those who have left the military.
Your resume is a summary of your background and experience, and it’s likely to be the first information about you that an employer will see. These tips will help you make a resume that stands out.
Transitioning to civilian life is just like everything else in military life. Doing it successfully takes preparation.
Moving after the death of a loved one can be an important step toward creating your new normal. However, it can be emotionally exhausting.
Your spouse or partner is preparing for deployment and transitioning from reserve status to active duty. Take advantage of several deployment support programs.
Guard and reserve members are entitled to benefits and services offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, just like their active-duty counterparts. The VA can help Guard and reserve members cover the cost of school, secure a home loan or acquire life insurance.
More than one in four active duty service members tell us they intend to join the reserves. It can be a great option for lots of service members.
The first step toward owning your own home is meeting with a lender to secure a loan. The Home Loan Program, through the Department of Veterans Affairs, is a substantial benefit you have earned with your military service. These invaluable loans require no down payment, no private mortgage insurance, and negotiable interest rates.