Top 10 Veteran Job Sites
When civilian employers are looking for unique, skilled, and top tier talent from America’s Armed Forces, their first stop is usually the internet. From posting job vacancies to job boards and reviewing resumes and profiles, hiring managers from companies large and small utilize job sites to fill employment positions.
If you’re a veteran job finder, the team at Empire Resume wants you to know the top 10 veteran job sites and military job boards so you can be ready to submit an application when your favorite company posts your dream career.
Empire Resume’s Collection of Job Sites for Veterans
Saving time and energy is the name of the game when it comes to searching for jobs. Honestly, searching for a job is a job within itself. And to succeed, you need to have the proper tools.
Since we pride ourselves on helping veterans’ transition into the corporate world with our complete resume writing services, today we’re sharing our 10 favorite job sites for veterans.
Many of these sites are more than just job boards as they offer unique resources such as consulting, mentorship opportunities, career conferences, and career planning tools to develop your career.
If you’re familiar with large job and recruiting sites such as Indeed and Glassdoor, you’ll be able to easily use the following sites:
This site was founded for veterans, by a veteran. Not only is Military.com your source for news, benefits information and family resources to navigate military life, but this amazing site is the largest free veteran job board. With military.com’s partnership with Monster, you can easily locate jobs, post your military to civilian resume and more.
According to its website, VetJobs is the #1 online resource for military affiliated job seekers and it connects active duty military, spouses, and veterans to high earning careers. Register at the link on their website to get free career support today.
3. LinkedIn for Veterans
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking site. It’s a great resource for veterans to build connections with hiring managers, and even military headhunters. You’ll also hear about the latest job postings from your favorite companies.LinkedIn for Veterans offers a premium career subscription and access to a wide range of courses through LinkedIn Learning free for 1 year. Don’t have a profile? Don’t worry. With Empire Resume’s LinkedIn Profile Writing Service, you’ll build or enhance your existing LinkedIn profile in no time.
This popular job site will connect you with federal job opportunities throughout the world and give you the opportunity to use veterans’ preference to land a job after military service.
5. Hire Veterans
Hire Veterans (HV) has been a leading job board for military service members and spouses since 2003 and has become the top e-recruiting sites for veterans. With HV, you can create a resume and search opportunities from military friendly companies.
6. GI Jobs
G.I. Jobs provides a job board to help veterans and transitioning service members search for a career. Part of GI Jobs’ mission is to simplify the military transition experience using employment and educational tools.
High qualify veterans deserve to be matched with high quality organizations. That’s what RecruitMilitary does. This veteran job site offers a job board, a bimonthly print and digital magazine, and provides unique job fair experiences.
RallyPoint is the ultimate military community that allows you to connect with fellow veterans at major companies and get help with your civilian job search.
9. Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA offers free career counseling to service members, veterans, and spouses. To get started, set up a job seeker profile on its job board.
Last, but not least, is the world’s favorite search engine, Google. With its commitment to veterans, Google offers tools and resources to help veterans, military members, and military spouses prepare for and build meaningful careers beginning with searching for jobs. Additionally, veterans can grow their skills after working so hard to translate military skills for the civilian workforce.
We chose these sites based on their search capabilities and ability to cater to military servicemen and women, veterans, and their spouses. With some of the sites, you can input your military specialty and the civilian equivalent of your military job will be quickly identified. Others will help you translate your military skills into civilian language to help you and employers make a connection.
But just in case you’re not interested in going the do-it-yourself (DIY) route to find a job after serving your country, a military headhunter can be a great alternative to these top 10 career search sites we just listed for veterans.
Did we miss your favorite job search website for veterans? Let us know which ones we should add and keep in mind in the comments below. As always, be sure to bookmark this article as well as our military to civilian blog and job search help page so you can refer to this list as you begin searching for new career opportunities.
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Dr. Phillip Gold is President/CEO of Empire Resume and has vast experience writing resumes for service-members transitioning from the military into civilian roles. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and was responsible for leading nuclear missile security. Phillip is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and holds a BA in Communications from The Ohio State University, an MS in Instructional Technology, an MBA in Finance, and a PhD in Finance.