Military to Federal
to Civilian Success
Military Loans Online
Corporate Recruiters are looking for
- Self confidence and the maturity
to accept responsibility
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Ability to take initiative
- Creative thinking and the ability
to be flexible as well as adaptable
- Positive attitude - a "can do"
approach to the job
- Sense of humor in the workplace
can help with day-to-day changes
- Ability to balance life and work
10 Reasons to Hire Veterans
1. Accelerated learning curve.
have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they
can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven
in real-world situations. This background can enhance your organization's
The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction,
delegation, motivation, and inspiration. Veterans understand the practical
ways to manage behaviors for results, even in the most trying circumstances.
They also know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and
Veterans understand how genuine teamwork grows
out of a responsibility to one's colleagues. Military duties involve a blend
of individual and group productivity. They also necessitate a perception of
how groups of all sizes relate to each other and an overarching objective.
4. Diversity and inclusion in action.
Veterans have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of
diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion, and
economic status as well as mental, physical, and attitudinal capabilities.
They have the sensitivity to cooperate with many different types of
5. Efficient performance under pressure.
Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources.
They have developed the capacity to know how to accomplish priorities on
time, in spite of tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of
staying with a task until it is done right.
6. Respect for procedures.
Veterans have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability.
They can grasp their place within an organizational framework, becoming
responsible for subordinates' actions to higher supervisory levels. They
know how policies and procedures enable an organization to exist.
7. Technology and globalization.
Because of their experiences in the service, veterans are usually aware of
international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They
can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all
enterprises of any size need to succeed.
Veterans know what it means to do "an honest day's work." Prospective
employers can take advantage of a track record of integrity, often including
security clearances. This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity
9. Conscious of health and safety standards.
Thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety
protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others. Individually, they
represent a drug-free workforce that is cognizant of maintaining personal
health and fitness. On a company level, their awareness and
conscientiousness translate into protection of employees, property, and
10. Triumph over adversity.
In addition to dealing positively with the typical issues of personal
maturity, veterans have frequently triumphed over great adversity. They
likely have proven their mettle in mission critical situations demanding
endurance, stamina, and flexibility. They may have overcome personal
disabilities through strength and determination.
Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)
This site provides veterans, reservists, and National
Guard members with information on the rights and
benefits associated with securing employment.
USERRA Resource Guide
This site provides employers and reservists with a
clearly written, simplified guide to the USERRA law.
Under this law, a person who leaves a civilian job to
perform military service (voluntarily or involuntarily)
may be entitled to return to his or her civilian job
after discharge or release from his or her military
obligation if the service member meets basic eligibility
America's Service Locator
This site is the quickest and easiest way to identify
your local One-Stop Career Center and get in touch with
America's Job Bank
This is an electronic labor exchange that provides job
seekers and employers a marketplace in which to find
each other over the Internet at no cost to them.
The Department of Defense Job Search
This site is designed to assist separating service
members in their job search by providing an entry to
America's Job Bank. This site and America's Job Bank are
operated and maintained by the Department of Labor.
America's Career InfoNet (ACINet)
This site provides a wealth of information to help your
transition/job search process. Watch one of over 450
career videos to get an idea of what a job entails;
learn what education, knowledge, skills, and abilities
are needed for over 900 different occupations; find
typical wages and employment trends across occupations
and industries by locality, state, or nationwide; search
for employer contact information; use a variety of
career tools to help you make decisions on employment
goals; and much more!
Small Business Administration's Office of Veterans
OVBD is dedicated to serving the veteran entrepreneur by
formulating, executing, and promoting policies and
programs of the agency that provide assistance to
veterans seeking to start and develop small businesses.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management Veterans Information
This site contains information for job-seeking veterans,
veterans currently employed by the federal government,
and federal human resources specialists. This site will
assist individuals in determining a veteran's special
rights and privileges for federal civil service
Vets Resource Connection
This site provides information and resources related to
employment, reemployment, training, education, and
benefits for our nation's veterans.
e-VETS Resource Advisor
The e-VETS Resource Advisor assists veterans preparing
to enter the job market. It includes information on a
broad range of topics, such as job search tools and
tips, employment openings, career assessment, education
and training, and benefits and special services
available to veterans.
For members of all services and
ranks, our website offers the separating service member the most up-to-date
information on building a marketable and successful Individual Transition
Plan. Written by former career military officers, they take the reader
through the job search process from initial assessment of one's military
experience, to the job market, job sources, networking, resume design, use
of the Internet, the interview process, and finally salary negotiation and
company benefit plans- all the tools necessary for securing a civilian job.