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Student Veterans

Your training and job experience in the military makes you a unique Northwest student and future candidate for jobs/internships. Consider these resources as you connect your military experiences with potential majors and future job targets.

Skills Assessment and Resume Preparation

It is important to transfer, “translate” and document your military skills in preparation for your future career and job/internship search materials.  These resources will help you interpret and decode the military speak into descriptions more common to non-military audiences.

Additional Occupational Information

  • ApprenticeshipUSA - Provides details to veterans about registered apprenticeships.
  • DOL, CareerOneStop - Helps veterans explore career options, locate training and find jobs.
  • The Gold Card Initiative - Provides unemployed, post-9/11-era veterans with services needed to succeed in the modern job market.
  • Hiring Our Heroes - A nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.
  • Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) - Prepares America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provide them with employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights and promote their employment opportunities.
  • VA Careers and Employment - Help for veterans who need to build a career and find the right opportunities.
  • Veterans Jobs Mission - The Veteran Jobs Mission is made up of 200+ private sector companies representing virtually every industry in the United States economy.
  • Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), Warriors to Work - Resource center for wounded warriors, their families and caregivers interested in transitioning to the civilian workforce.
  • VMock SMART Career Platform - Online resume review tool that is free for student veterans
  • careerinfonet.org - Includes occupational information and resume tips/examples
  • Typical versus federal resume - Example detailing the difference in these two types of documents
  • Go Government - This site is designed to be your guide as you consider, apply, and secure federal employment. Specific pages explain Veteran’s Preference, the GS pay scale and much more.
  • Military Social Work - Information about career options in social work with a military emphasis.

Veteran Job Listing Sites


  • usajobs.gov - Job and internship listings within the Federal Government
  • ZipRecruiter Veterans - ZipCares partners with companies to support veterans as they transition into civilian careers.
  • Veteran Recruitment Network (VRC) - Research companies, view/apply for jobs, chat with recruiters, and build your network as you seek your next opportunity
  • Feds hire vets - Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning service members, and their families
  • ClearanceJobs.com - Matches job seekers that hold active or current Department of Defense, Department of State, and Department of Energy security clearances to hiring employers and recruiters looking for skilled cleared candidates
  • ClearedJobs.Net - A growing job board for professionals with security clearances looking for jobs in the defense and intelligence community
  • HireVeterans.com - Connecting U.S. military veterans with civilian careers
  • GI Jobs Magazine - A premier publication for military transition. It provides education, transition assistance, and job opportunities for military vets. This is a must see!
  • HireHeroesUSA.org - Career placement assistance to all returning service men and women
  • vetjobs.com - Resource for those transitioning from the military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members, and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian workforce in all disciplines
  • TAOnline.com - The largest single source of transition assistance information and tools for today's separating military. On this transition assistance web site service members, both prior and current, can find the resources needed to transition from their much appreciated military service to the perfect civilian career. Contains resume information, transition locator, job hunting advice, and relocation information
  • DoD Warrior Care - Resource to connect wounded warriors, service members, veterans, and those who support them, including information on benefits & compensation, education & training, and employment
  • Military.com (monster Veteran Employment Center) - Free resources to connect and inform the Americans with military affinity, including active duty, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, and family members
  • Silent Professionals - Vetted defense and private security job board

Transition Assistance

Additional Information


For additional information on the military to student life transition or post-military career options please contact:
Lori

Lori Haws
Career Services Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
130 Administration Building
lorik@nwmissouri.edu
660.562.1250


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