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This library research guide provides an introduction to library resources related to the Military and Veterans.
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Down Range : A Transitioning Veteran's Career Guide to Life's Next Phase
James D. Murphy; William M. Duke
Military veterans prepare for the next mission in their careers Written by veterans who have successfully made the transition, Down Range offers career planning guidance to U.S. military veterans coming off active duty. This is NOT simply a guide to transitioning from the military to the civilian world. This is NOT a guide to getting a job. This book IS a guide to developing a post-military career, not just for the first few days, weeks, or months after active duty, but for the rest of your employed life. This simple and effective planning process has been taught to more than 1 million business executives in companies all over the world. Explains how to build an adaptable long-range career plan called a Career High Definition Destination (HDD), across a spectrum of seven key areas Shows how business differs from military service, how to identify the resources needed to achieve the Career HDD, and how to develop strategic and tactical courses of action that drive you to executing towards your Career HDD on a consistent basis Author James Murphy is founder of Afterburner Inc. and is currently working with the U.S. Army at the highest levels to develop a transition program for the estimated 1.5 million veterans who will transition from active duty service to civilian careers by the year 2020 This book challenges veterans to change their mind-set and understand just how different the "wilderness" of civilian employment is from military experience. Down Range provides an appreciation for what's important to a business, helping you to become a valuable asset throughout your career.
Publication Date: 2013
The Hire Tactics: Tactical Advice to Successfully Transition to Civilian Employment
Peterson's Publishing Staff; Tom Stein; Greg Wood
Things have changed, times have changed, and times are tough - especially if you're a military veteran seeking employment in today's economy. This essential guide is designed to help you succeed in your civilian job search. Written by a career military officer and a career expert, TheHireTactics introduces a methodology that includes innovative tools that go far beyond the traditional resume and cover letter. You will learn how to define your value in civilian terms and employ the strategies and tactics necessary to differentiate yourself from the competition and successfully complete your job search mission. Learn the 4 Milestones for Civilian Employment: Packaging - teaches you how to implement new and unique tools that will clearly separate you from your competition. Promotion - introduces strategies and techniques that help you successfully penetrate the hidden job market by broadcasting your value to the business community, not your resume. Product Demonstration - teaches you the techniques to conduct a proactive, strategic interview that will greatly enhance your chances of getting the offer. Pricing - Teaches you how to negotiate the difference between what you're offered and your true worth to the organization.
Publication Date: 2013
Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide: The Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members
Janet I. Farley
This handbook provides a career transition framework for service members and their families. Readers are given exit strategies for gracefully leaving the military; charts, checklists, and worksheets for planning each transition aspect; resume and cover letter samples and strategies; and interviewing and salary negotiation tips. The author also shares advice for surviving the first month on the new job and beyond. This enhanced edition includes a chapter on how to land a federal job, tips for online networking; a directory of online transition tools; and information on employment and retraining options for disabled veterans. An essential roadmap for transitioning service members and their families, this eye-opening guide addresses the entire transition process and includes the family perspective with it.
Publication Date: 2009
Operation Job Search: A Guide for Military Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers
John Henry Weiss
Operation Job Search is the ultimate guide for US military veterans seeking employment after discharge. It provides information about the civilian workforce, rubrics for navigating one's career, and a list of essential resources to consult during the job search. Also included are sections dedicated specifically to suggestions and resources available to female veterans. Weiss explains that hiring managers and human resources directors hire veterans who make the effort to build a professional relationship. He discusses the importance of leaving the house and meeting employers at venues such as job fairs, trade shows, office parks, and even Starbucks. Weiss offers practical instructions and crucial tips, such as: Establish an operations center (home office) for job hunting Don't be afraid to make cold calls Dress appropriately for job interviews and practice communicating in civilian-speak, not military jargon Target military-friendly companies that value the skills of returning military personnel If you are a US military veteran searching for a job, Operation Job Search will guide you every step of the way--from translating your skills into civilian-speak to negotiating your contract.
Publication Date: 2016
Michigan Employment Resources
Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works: Veteran Employability Boot Camp
Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works is offering a new and innovative Job Seeker training session for Veterans and Spouses of Veterans. Our Veteran Employability Boot Camp is designed to build resumes, build an online presence, build Cover and Thank you letters and Interview skills.
MDOT Veterans Internship Program
This program is intended to meet the employment needs of honorably discharged veterans of the United States Armed Forces as they transition into the civilian workforce. MDOT is partnering with nationwide service-related organizations to fill needed positions for our veterans.
Michigan Talent Connect
Information about veterans employment services through Michigan Works.
Information about veteran-friendly employers, tips for job seekers, transition assistance, and more.
State of Michigan Job Openings
A list of current government job openings across Michigan.
General Employment Resources
Careers at VA
Information about working for VA and other employment opportunities.
Hiring Our Heroes
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.
National Resource Directory-Employment
An extensive list of resources related to veteran employment.
U.S. Department of Labor: Veterans Employment and Training Service
VETS serve America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Office of Veterans Business Development
The Office of Veterans Business Development's mission is to maximize the availability, applicability and usability of all administration small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their Dependents or Survivors.
VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
You may receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.
National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV)
The National Association of American Veterans, Inc. (NAAV) was established in 2005 to assist the severely wounded warriors, especially single parent service members, military caregivers, disabled veterans and their families by helping them access their benefits, improving communications and coordination for veterans and collaborating among health agencies, medical professional, organizations, educational organization and the general public.
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO)
NAVSO offers educational programing, provides direct consultation, hosts summits, commissions research, shares democratized data resources, and facilitates the evaluation of meaningful services.
National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Inc. (NOVA)
NOVA is a not-for-profit educational membership organization incorporated in the District of Columbia in 1993. NOVA is a national organization of attorneys and other qualified members who act as advocates for disabled veterans.
Student Veterans of America (SVA)
Since SVA’s founding in 2008, over one million veterans have returned home to pursue a postsecondary degree or certificate using VA education benefits. To meet this need, SVA’s presence at the local and national levels has grown to include over 1,300 chapter affiliates, numerous private and nonprofit partners, and most importantly, an expanding list of impactful programs and services for veterans.
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