Transition from Military, Employment and Education
These sites will assist Veterans with the transition from Military to civilian life, training/education and securing employment
Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life
- How to Plan for Life After Discharge - A comprehensive guide for NEW Veterans, from what paperwork to keep, health considerations, what-where-how to move, preparing a resume, to finding employment and a social life.
- Settling Down After a Life in the Military - As a soldier, you have the work ethic and integrity that makes it much easier to tackle any challenge, including the challenge of transition. Integrating back into civilian life can be an overwhelming process. The tips and tricks in this guide show the many different considerations that veterans must make as they work through this transition. From buying a home to choosing health insurance, check off these items step-by-step, and soon you will find that you have successfully made the transition to life as a civilian.
- Transition Into a New Job - These steps will assist one in the transition phase as they try to find a new career as a civilian. Things to think about and check off as you step into your new career.
Employment Training & Job Opportunities
- SilentProfessionals.org Is an awesome site created by a Combat Veteran. We are a small, experienced team who have direct pipelines to a wide range of jobs available within the defense and private security industry as well as unique corporate security job opportunities. We also frequently have jobs that pop up for immediate fill all around the world. Besides the fact that job seekers never pay to apply for jobs, we personally vet each job and each candidate and match the right person for the right job at the right time. We talk directly to the decision-makers who make the call on hiring and they lean on our team to advise them. If you're a job seeker, register as a candidate in our system. If you're a company searching for highly dedicated and disciplined professionals, then we are here to help you connect with the very best.
- Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation - HVAF of Indiana, Inc., a United Way non-profit organization, is dedicated to eliminating homelessness for veterans and families through prevention, education, employment services, supportive services and advocacy. HVAF provides supportive, structured housing to Indiana veterans with the assistance necessary to ensure successful independent living in the community.
- Easter Seals Crossroads Right here in Indianapolis, 4740 Kingsway Drive, works under an HVRP grant provided through the Department of Labor. We provide personalized assistance with resume' building, interviewing skills, networking, and other job search skills. We connect the Veteran directly with the employer and help them sustain this position by offering gas cards, bus passes, auto repair, work clothing, tools, and anything else that will help them maintain good employment. We help veterans thrive!
- Velvet Jobs has put together a Veterans Resource Guide that lists the more important steps to help one re-enter the civilian job market. This includes job searching. resume writing, networking, interview tips, career advice for injured Veterans and other helpful tip as well as links to other sites that will assist you in find a new career.
- Career Resources for Veterans at JobHero could be the answer you have been looking for. Whether you’ve been retired for years or have just finished your service, rejoining the workforce can be tough. You should have access to adequate guidance and support. There are actually a lot of places you can turn to for assistance in your transition from service to career you know where to look. This guide recommends pages only from trusted organizations and will connect you to all kinds of information, advice, tools, and programs that offer real-world help.
- WorkOne Central is dedicated to our Veterans and spouses with their many programs to find and secure suitable employment and make the transition from Military to the civilian workforce. Services provided include direct job referrals, resume development, training and grant assistance, interview coaching and much much more. Their Local Veteran Employment Reps and Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialists are dedicated to helping Veterans and eligible spouses receive all the services they need. Contact you local Hamilton County Advisor, Carolyn Baumgartle, here in Fishers, In. at email@example.com or phone at 317-841-8194 ext. 207. Or go here to see more Veterans Services https://secure.in.gov/dwd/2424.htm
- Indiana Career Connect, powered by WorkOne, will review your application to ensure you have listed all your skills gained through your Military service. You'll have access to job leads and applications, get labor market information that includes pay ranges and job trends, put together a resume, and find out about other community resources available to you.
- Operation Job Ready Veterans Operation: Job Ready Veterans (OJRV) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preparing veterans for successful employment by connecting them with employers that seek top quality, well trained men and women for their workforce. We make a personal connection and assist veterans of all ability levels with their employment and career goals. OJRV's long term goal is to ensure that every Hoosier veteran that wants a job, gets a job.
- Dept of VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program’s You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching.
- Employment Resources for Military Spouses - This site helps a Military spouse market themselves to employers and it has links to help locate the type of job you might fit into while still being the primary homemaker.
- US Dept of Labor VETS - Veterans Employment and Training Service Programs - We provide resources and expertise to assist and prepare Veterans and Military in obtaining meaningful careers, maximize their employment opportunities and protect their employment rights. They even list State Grants that are available. The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) has been made available to all Military, Veterans and their spouses.
- Practical Resume Advice for Military Veterans - Switching careers takes courage. And veterans know a thing or two about courage. But when military personnel finish serving their country and look to re-enter civilian life, they need more than just strong nerves to make the transition to a new career. Finding a job demands practical strategies. For veterans, the struggle is often aligning the skills and experiences they’ve gained in the military with the types of jobs that exist outside the military. On top of that, long-serving veterans don’t have a lot of experience with resume writing. Not to worry. This post is all about helping those that have served in the armed forces create resumes as they seek out civilian positions.
- Free Resume Proofreading for Veterans In a survey of executives from America's largest corporations, 40% said that a single typo on a resume could cause an otherwise qualified candidate to not be considered for a job. As professional proofreaders, we identify and fix these errors. We have made a commitment to proofread resumes for our nation's veterans at no cost. Our goal is to help at least 1,000 veterans transition into the civilian workforce. Our professional proofreaders will check veterans' resumes for grammer, spelling, formatting, word choice and sentence structure,,, all for FREE!!
- Homeless & ReEntry Helpers (HRH’s) and Helpers Helping Others Outreach Team (HHOOT) work together to bring businesses, government, volunteers, street outreach, street ministries & service providers together to better serve our homeless, seniors, Veterans, offenders and ex-offenders. Anyone in need is encouraged to contact one of HRH’s Support Coaches Monday thru Friday from 10am to 4pm at 916 E. Michigan St. in Indy or call for an appointment 317-635-0500. Where anyone in need can get a hot meal, clothing & personal hygiene items. Click HERE to see all their links for Jobs, Housing, Education & Government Listings.
- Jobs 2 Careers - A search engine that features millions of jobs from most major search engines. We also have resources and advice for job seakers, college students and businesses
- US Jobs - Explore Federal Government Job opportunities.
- Indeed - Provides free access in one search to thousands of jobs from job boards, newspapers and company websites.
- Military.com Employement Center - Find employers who are looking for those with Military experience.
- VetsJobs - Lists several Veteran Job opportunities across the US.
- Indiana Department of Workforce Development Veterans Services is committed to providing quality employment and services to Veterans through the links listed on the left of their page and with the help of our WorkOne Centers. Veterans go to the front of the line and all offices have an onsite Veterans Representative.
- Indiana Job Network - Lists the available jobs in your selected region/city. Select the city you wish to search and go to work!!
- ZipRecruiter Veterans page is designed to help our Veterans find jobs quickly. We are the top job resource site with a smart algorithm designed to help our users get matched with the best job with one single click. We notify job seekers right away it their resume gets looked at, which sets us apart from the other sites.
- Computer Programming Resources - Resources for Veterans looking to have a career in computer programming/coding may use this site http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/veterans-coding/ to get the proper guidance and training.
- National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers & Studies is a website dedicated to Veterans interested in using their security clearance to get into the cybersecurity profession. Our nation needs cybersecurity professionals in every sector and every region. These resources are being offered by the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS). Another site where you might land a job is Comparitech.com. Their site has a guide for Veterans to use in acquiring a job in this high demand profession.
- The Department of Homeland Security also has a website setup listing current jobs and opportunities for Veterans. Here is a Fact Sheet for the DHS Sybersecurity Mission for our Veterans Outreach program.
- Helmets to Hardhats - Where you can find the fastest way to transition from Military to a Construction career.
Education & Scholarships
Disclaimer:The web sites listed above are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by the Hamilton County Veterans Corp., or its Officers, and has no official or unofficial affiliation with the Hamilton County Veterans Corp., or its Officers, or its membership. This web page was created as a resource for the members of the Hamilton County Veterans Corp. as well as use by the general public
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