Transition from Military, Employment and Education
These sites will assist Veterans with the transition from Military to civilian life, training/education and securing employment
Military Social Workers - If you or anyone else you know is interested in really helping our Military, Veterans and their Families, please look into becoming a Military Social Worker. Here is a website for you to start or to continue your training.
- Online Military Social Work Programs - This is a comprehensive directory of accredited online Military social work programs (MSW). In this guide to the Best Online MSW Programs we cover all aspects and positions of taking on this very heart warming career of helping others. We list links to Online Social Work Degrees, we list the schools by state and by name, we cover the steps and list the resources in how to become a Military Social Worker.
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.
- AirmanToMom - This site was written by Amanda, a 6 year Air Force Veteran who has transitioned to being a stay at home mom and Air Force wife. Her perspective on assisting women in the Military to transitioning to being a mom and military wife lends a new look for those women who might be struggling or interested in finding ways through the maze of the Military and transition back to civilian life.
Employment Training & Job Opportunities
- Hire Heroes - We offer free services to military members, Veterans and military spouses so you may succeed in civilian life. Please register online for our services which include:
- Career Coaching
- Resume writing
- Mock Interviews/ Mentorships
- Job Sourcing/ Job Board listing available jobs
- Career Events
- 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!
- How to Become a Police Officer - If you are interested in becoming a police officer, you will need to learn about the requirements for becoming one and the process you will need to follow. How to Become a Police Officer provides important information for prospective cops, including the comprehensive steps for becoming a police officer and the specific requirements of each state and major US city. We also offer information on the best educational paths leading to a law enforcement career, the various career possibilities within policing, extensive salary information, expert law enforcement advice, and a job tool to find police jobs in your area.
- 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.
- A Career & School Guide for Military Spouses - 1 in 4 military spouses are currently unemployed and looking for work. We realize that the challenges of relocating, continuing education, and holding down the fort at home can be a tall order. We created our guide with these challenges in mind to help military spouses secure the support they need to be successful in the workforce. We compare flexible career paths, spousal employment programs, and even include tips directly from military spouses who've been there before.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fedshirevets.org is a U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Government-wide Veterans Employment Website. Since the establishment of the Veterans Employment Initiative, the Federal Government has led the charge to honor your service promoting opportunities for you and your family to continue your service to this great nation as Federal civilian employees. We recognize those who have served in our Armed Forces often have the experience, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve success as members of our civilian workforce, and it is critical that we harness that talent. Your past military training, special skills, unique experiences, and leadership abilities could make you an ideal candidate for our team! We are confident veterans, transitioning service members, and their families will find this site to be the one-stop resource to assist in finding a Federal career.
- USAJobs.gov is a U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Government-wide Veterans Employment Website. Here one may search for jobs by title, department, agency, series, occupation and do so by city, state, zip code or country. You may sign in and create a profile, upload your resume and make it searchable and apply for jobs - once your profile is complete and online. They also explain the hiring paths for several departments and types of individuals applying for a job - Federal employees, peace corps, Veterans, Military Spouses, students and recent grads, national guard, senior executives, individuals with disabilities, native Americans, etc....
- 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
- Veterans.Gov - A U.S. Department of Labor employment site loaded with resources you need and 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.
- 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.
- Zippia.com is the complete career expert site. This link goes to the most comprehensive workplace resource for Veterans. We answer every question and concern in terms of how to approach a professional working environment. Zippia is a site for job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations with knowledgeable data.
- 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 Cyber Security 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).
- Here are two other great sites that will help guide you into a nice lucrative career in Cyber Security:
- Comparitech.com. Their site has a guide for Veterans to use in acquiring a job in this high demand profession.
- Cyber Security Education & Training for Veterans is for Veterans who worked in IT while serving. This guide is intended to assist Veterans gain qualifications and education to help transition into civilian life with a secure and rewarding career. This was put together by the Univ of North Dakota.
- 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.
- 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!!
Education & Scholarships
- Guide on Going Back to School after the Military. This will help you consider going back to school, getting financial aid, acquiring benefits, finding the best degrees and career paths for you as you start your new life.
- Guide for Veterans in Obtaining an MBA If you’re interested in obtaining an MBA as a Military Veteran, this guide presents how to navigate that process. From top programs to career paths, learn what to expect from an MBA as a Veteran. It breaks down everything retired military members need to know about continuing their education, including how to choose the right program, highlight military experience through the application process, and find financial aid opportunities.
- VetSuccess is a Department of the VA that helps Veterans transition on campus - VSCOC, and if you are a Veteran who has a VA Disability rating and employment handicap, they have the Vocational Rehab & Employment Program through VetSuccess.
- The Montgomery GI Bill - (MGIB) offers educational benefits in the form of monthly payments to people who have enlisted in the Armed Forces. There are two main MGIB programs: one for active duty service members and one for selected reserve members.
- GI Bill - Home for all educational benefits by the Dept of VA. Here is a link to an overview of the GI Bill from Military.com. And here is a link to the Post-911 GI Bill.
- Tuition Assistance (TA) program - offered by the Department of Defense provides financial assistance for service members who are enrolled in voluntary off-duty educational programs. This benefit is available for both in-person and online courses and degree or certificate programs, but they must be offered by a school that is recognized by the Department of Education and are signatories to the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership Memorandum of Understanding. Generally, active duty service members who are eligible for the TA program can receive up to $4,500 each year. However, each branch of the service has its own specific policies for the TA program and they are each listed on this website.
- Air Force ROTC Scholarships and information may be found here.
- Army ROTC Scholarships and information may be found here.
- Marine Officer NROTC Program Scholarship information may be found here. The Navy & Marine Corp share the NROTC Program.
- National Guard ROTC Scholarships and information may be found here.
- Navy NROTC Scholarships and information may be found here. Another good read about Naval NROTC life is here http://www.navy.com/joining/education-opportunities/nrotc/
- Coast Guard CPSI Scholarship Program - The Coast Guard does not have an ROTC Program, they have a College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative where they pay for your junior and senior years of college and they pay you a salary while you complete your college degree. This site will give you more information on their program.
- The Best Scholarship Search Platforms are listed here. This guide breaks down the best scholarship platforms and instructs users on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.
- OnLine Schools Report - there are hundreds of nationally available scholarships and education grants to help our Military or Veterans start or continue their education at the college level. With so many options out there, it can seem overwhelming to choose which is the best for you or your family’s situation. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 33 military scholarships for active duty members, veterans, their families and ROTC members to simplify choosing the best one. Be sure to check out the criteria for each to see if you’re eligible, and don’t forget to see which online college option works best for you!
- Financial Aid - This site lists from the Government, federal and local as well as colleges and non profit organizations.
- Volt $400 Scholarship for Military Families or retirees. VOLT understands the sacrifices made by our Military and their families so they want to be able to saqy Thank You by offering these $400 Scholarships.
- Scholarships for Military Spouses & Dependents - This site from Best Colleges.com helps guide our Military spouses and children to find the best way to help fund furthering their education. From finding scholarships to federal funding it is very informative and helpful.
- EdSmart.org site is dedicated to assisting college bound students who have disabilities. From covering the transition into college, the rights of students with disabilities, university policies on disabilities, picking the right school to finding scholarships for students with disabilities and so much more.
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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