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Veteran Careers in the Solar Industry

No matter what position you take with climate change, one thing everyone can agree on is that solar power is here to stay. However, since Edmond Bacquerel discovered the photovoltaic effect in 1839, society has continued to study and invest in solar power.  For veterans, there are unique opportunities designed just for you.  Here we explore solar industry career options for veterans.

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Patriot Bootcamp

Don’t Miss Patriot Bootcamp — Application Deadline Dec 6 Do you have notions, dreams, or plans of becoming a successful entrepreneur?  Have you ever envisioned using the skills you learned in the military to start your own company? If so, Patriot Bootcamp  (PBC) may be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Since its inception in… Read more »

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VOC REHAB Mission Realigned By VA With Name Change

The VA is renaming the VR&E program from Vocational Rehabilitation (VOC REHAB) and Employment Service to Veteran Readiness and Employment Service. The program formerly known casually as VOC REHAB, will change its name to better align with its mission. The new name puts emphasis on mission of helping veterans reach their employment goals with less stigma associated with the name of the program.

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Transitioning From Active Duty During Covid-19: What You Need to Know

For most service members, making the decision to get out of the military can be just as daunting as the choice to go in. Add to that the current state of the world due to the coronavirus, and things can seem downright terrifying. The best way to combat those fears, however, is to be informed. Getting solid information from reputable sources about education opportunities, unemployment rates and the impact on jobs, and available resources to help make the transition easier is where to begin.

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Webinars for Job Hunting Veterans and Military Spouses

For the military community, webinars can be a great tool if you are looking for a job. A webinar is a virtual live presentation or conference that many companies use to train, guide, network, or gain new employees.

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5 Insider Tips for Navigating USAJOBS

USAJOBS, the Federal Government’s official employment site, has a reputation for being a tough nut to crack. It is a complex system that is quite different from most other application submission processes. Find insider tips on the best way to navigate USAJOBS.

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Veterans, Loyalty, and “Promotion from Within”

Looking for rapid professional advancement? Don’t put all your eggs in the “promote from within” basket. In the military, promotions are somewhat reliable. There is a formula for monetary advancements based on grade and time of service. It is only natural for a veteran to expect the civilian world to operate in a similar fashion. Well, it may not.

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Careers at the Department of Veteran Affairs

VA Careers For Veterans A career with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) comes loaded with comprehensive benefits, competitive pay, and other generous perks to help build a fuller, more balanced life for you and your family. VA has an unwavering commitment to support veterans, and that includes helping them build rewarding careers within… Read more »

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Mentorship Opportunities for Veterans

Mentorship doesn’t have to end when military service does. There are organizations that offer veterans mentors to assist in their civilian career. Here’s a list of opportunities to be mentored, as well as to mentor others.

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Companies Providing Apprenticeship and Training Programs For Veterans

In an effort to showcase their commitment to the U.S. Military, there are a number of companies that offer apprenticeship and training programs specifically for veterans. Oftentimes, this can lead to an offer of employment once a program is completed.

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Top Virtual Jobs for Education Professionals OCONUS

Degrees in education are among the most portable careers for military spouses. A shortage of qualified professionals contributes to a high demand for educators in the US. Challenges related to license transfer from state to state can delay portability within the US. The list of barriers faced by spouses with education degrees becomes daunting in the OCONUS setting. Learn more about the top virtual opportunities for education professionals outside the US.

OCONUS Jobs for Healthcare Professionals

OCONUS Jobs for Healthcare Professionals

Top 3 Jobs for Healthcare Professionals OCONUS Healthcare degrees tend to be inherently portable. An aging population and shortage of healthcare professionals across the country results in a high demand for this field. Within the US, challenges related to license transfer from state to state can delay portability. The employment landscape – requirements for different… Read more »

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New Virtual Paid Fellowship for Veterans and Military Spouses

New Virtual Paid Fellowship for Veterans and Military Spouses Partnering with Salesforce (formerly known as Vetforce), Hiring Our Heroes announced a new paid fellowship program for veterans and military spouses on May 21st. This program works to mitigate problems like overcoming employment barriers in the military community and bridging the digital skills gap. Unlike many… Read more »

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How to Prepare For and Find a Remote Job

How to Prepare For and Find a Remote Job Landing a remote job can seem daunting if you’ve never considered remote work before and don’t know where to begin; however, it is becoming more and more common for companies to be fully remote or for companies to offer remote positions. For military spouses this means… Read more »

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Hiring Our Heroes: Overview of Programs

Hiring Our Heroes Programs One of our nation’s most cherished populations is the military community. It represents all races, ethnicities, and religions and is the most diverse demographic the world has ever known. As such, there are numerous challenges unique to this community, the greatest being the transition from military service back into “normal” life…. Read more »

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Virtual Job Fairs for Military and Veterans

Virtual job fairs are a great way for military and veteran job seekers to land a job by connecting with local or national companies from the comfort of their own home. Companies are looking for a wide range of candidates from college graduates to executive-level professionals.

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Library Perks for the Military

Photo: Stadtbibliotheck in Stuttgart, Germany (image by Chelsea Bostelman) Did You Know About These Library Perks for the Military? Every April, libraries and library workers are celebrated during National Library Week. When is the last time you visited a library? For good reason, books come to mind for most people when thinking of libraries. But… Read more »

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How Veterans Can Grow Their Professional Networks

How You Can Grow Your Network as a Veteran What does your professional network look like? If you are transitioning from military to civilian employment, thinking about taking college courses, or navigating your sixth PCS as a military spouse, a strong professional network can answer specific questions. You know, the ones that scouring the internet… Read more »

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Matching Career Options with Personality Types

“Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it”. – Katherine Whitehorn, Journalist & Columnist Both an introvert working as a salesperson in a car dealership and an extrovert working in a quiet cubicle-divided office space would quickly realize the importance of personality matching for careers. While there… Read more »

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Jobs With The Best Career Opportunities

Best Career Opportunities in the US In a study that came out in July 2019, Glassdoor reports being a tax manager is the best career opportunity with a medium base salary of $112,021 a year, and 4,803 job openings as of July 5th. The study analyzed millions of employee reviews on Glassdoor to identify the… Read more »

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Job Fairs For Military and Veterans

You may or may not be aware that there are job fairs where companies are searching for military, veterans and military spouses like you.  Here we will compile job fairs near you that cater to transitioning military, veterans, and military spouses.  Job Fairs For Military, Veterans and Spouses These job fairs are for military, veterans… Read more »

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What You Need To Know When You Go To A Job Fair

If you are looking for a job, going to a job fair is a smart idea. You can interact with employers, give out your resume, and learn more about the workplace and how to find a new job. Before you head to a job fair, you will need to prepare for the job fair. Here… Read more »

Jobs for Veterans Without 4 Year Degree

Best Jobs For Veterans Without Degrees

When it comes to looking for a job, not everyone will have a 4-year degree to do so with. It can be easy to think that you have to have one to find a good job, but that simply isn’t true. While getting your 4-year degree will help you on your career path, for some… Read more »

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Best Interview Tips To Land Your Next Job

You have been job searching for a while, and you finally got called back for an interview, you might be wondering about the interview itself. What should you do to prepare? What do you need to know going in? Here are the best interview tips to help you land that perfect job.

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Best Places For Veterans To Look For Jobs

Websites for Veterans to Search for Jobs When you know your military career is coming to an end, one of the first things you need to figure out is what you will do for a career after you get out. You might decide to go to school first, or you might be looking for a… Read more »

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10 Careers With Educational Programs In Under One Year

As you think about what you would want to do after your time in the military is over, you might want to figure out an educational plan that you can complete in a shorter amount of time. There are quite a few careers you can go into with educational programs under a year. 10 Careers… Read more »