Two people shaking hands across a deskAre you a veteran looking for a job? Did you know that there are online job boards featuring companies that are specifically looking for the skills veterans bring to the workforce? In this blog, we highlight veteran-focused sites that offer job listings and other employment help.

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Attention Veterans: Online Job Search Resources

Nov 14, 2023

Two people shaking hands across a deskAre you a veteran looking for a job? Did you know that there are online job boards featuring companies that are specifically looking for the skills veterans bring to the workforce? Here, we highlight two sites: Hiring Our Heroes and RecruitMilitary. These veteran-focused sites offer job listings and other employment help.

Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes connects the military community—service members, military spouses, military caregivers and veterans—with American businesses to create economic opportunity and a strong workforce. Their team specializes in helping veterans find jobs that fit their needs. When asked how important it is for veterans to have focused job resources, Adam Rocke, Senior Director of Events and Programs, said, "When veterans have employment resources focused on their needs, it increases the likelihood that they will connect with meaningful careers aligned with their values and unique skill sets."

Three services featured on their site include:

  • Job Board - Hiring Our Heroes offers an expansive job board that features job listings for full time, part time or contract roles. Enter your keywords, location, and click the "Veteran Hiring" tab on the top right corner to get search results specifically for veterans. Hiring Our Heroes also provides a free "Hot Jobs" email newsletter, a curated list of open positions sent to email subscribers.
  • Career Forward With Google - Hiring Our Heroes offers "Career Forward," a free learner-to-earner program with support from Google.org. Military community members can earn a Google Career Certificate in data analytics, digital marketing & e-commerce, IT support, project management, cybersecurity, or user experience (UX) design through Career Forward. Once veterans earn the certificate, they have access to job search support and can connect with ready-to-hire employers.
  • Career Connectors - The Career Connectors team provides one-on-one guidance to veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses to provide the right support at the right time. Connectors review resumes, provide job search resources and prepare job seekers for hiring events.

RecruitMilitary

RecruitMilitary connects military job seekers with services that include a job board and nationwide career fairs. RecruitMilitary was created specifically for the military community to help veterans through the civilian job search process and offer more employment services. RecruitMilitary helps address the additional challenges veterans have as they enter the civilian workforce. Chris Newsome, Senior Vice President at RecruitMilitary, stated, "Veterans often face unique challenges when transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce. A career website tailored to veterans can provide resources, guidance, and support specifically designed to address these challenges. It can help them navigate the complexities of the civilian job market, understand how to translate their military experience into civilian terms, and find employment opportunities that align with their skills and interests."

Three services featured on their site include:

  • Job Board - In addition to full- and part-time job opportunities, the site lists internship and per diem (as needed by day) opportunities for veterans. You can browse jobs or create a free account to start applying for positions.
  • Job Fairs - RecruitMilitary offers in-person and virtual job fairs. Job seekers with military experience can connect with recruiters from local and national companies. The events are free for U.S veterans, military spouses, transitioning military and members of the Guard and Reserve. The website offers resources to help prepare for the job fair.
  • Live Resume Webinars - The live webinars feature resume writing professionals who offer guidance through tips and feedback. You can connect with a subject matter expert who will help enhance your resume and answer questions about resume writing best practices. They also offer webinars specifically for creating resumes to apply for federal jobs.

Additional Resources

Here are some other employment sites that are specifically for veterans and military spouses:

  • Job Openings for Disabled Veterans (JOFDAV) - JOFDAV has a job board and blog posts with helpful career information.
  • Hire Heroes - Hire Heroes USA provides free job search assistance to U.S. military members, veterans and their spouses.
  • Getting Hired - Getting Hired has a dedicated career section for veterans. Job seekers can register and apply to jobs for free.

Looking for more info? Want to learn more about how Ticket to Work can assist veterans on their employment journey? Join us November 15, 2023, for our next WISE webinar: "Ticket to Work for Veterans".

These resources can guide you in your job search. A representative from Paralyzed Veterans of America, an Employment Network (EN), said, "Many veterans return with physical disabilities or mental health challenges resulting from their service. Veteran-specific job sites can direct them to employers who are accommodating and supportive of their needs, creating a more inclusive and understanding work environment."

Employers need you and the skills and experience you bring. Explore the veteran employment sites listed to help you find a great new position!

How Can Ticket to Work Help?

Finding a job after military service can be challenging, but we're here to help. Social Security's Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) and want to work. Through this free and voluntary program, eligible participants can work with service providers to receive the service and supports they need to find and maintain employment as they move toward financial independence through work.

Learn More

To learn more about the Ticket Program, visit choosework.ssa.gov or call the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY), Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET. You can also learn more by registering for a free, online Work Incentives Seminar Event webinar. Or text TICKET to 1-571-489-5292 to receive Ticket Program texts. Standard messaging rates may apply, and you can opt out at any time.

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