Job Search Assistance

HeroesPath Veterans Navigators help Veterans identify career goals and develop the tools and skills to gain and sustain employment. By facilitating a Regional Employer Leadership Corp and Veterans Stakeholder Groups, our Navigators have access to information and resources to give you an edge in your job search.  We are available to assist Veterans of all skill levels in all employment sectors. We will meet you where are and help you get to where you want to go. Contact a Veterans Navigator today to get started!

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While working with a HeroesPath Navigator, many Veterans also elect to participate in self-guided job search through the resources below:

Employment Websites

  • American Corporate Partners (Veteran Career Mentoring Program)
    http://www.acp-usa.org                                                                                         
    This site connects US veterans to business leaders through mentorships and online career advice.
  • Commonwealth Workforce Development System
    https://www.cwds.pa.gov
    Jobs database and career development resources hosted by the PA Department of Labor.
  • Compensated Work Therapy 
    http://www.va.gov/health/cwt
    Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) is a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vocational rehabilitation program that endeavors to match and support work ready veterans in competitive jobs.
  • RecruitMilitary Job Search Engine 
    http://recruitmilitary.com
    RecruitMilitary is a full-service military-to-civilian recruiting firm in the United States, which uses online and offline products to connect employers, franchisors, and educational institutions with men and women who are transitioning from active duty to civilian life, veterans who already have civilian work experience, members of the National Guard and reserve forces, and military spouses.
  • Freedom and Honor 
    http://www.freedomandhonor.org 
    The Freedom and Honor Warrior Transition programs offer a sustainable model in transition services (combat stress/PTSD and reintegration) providing experiential reintegration programs to all branches of the military active duty, reserve and guard.
  • Helmets To Hardhats 
    http://www.helmetstohardhats.org 
    Helmets to Hardhats helps military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry. Helmets to Hardhats federally approved apprenticeship programs are free and offer the opportunity to earn while you learn. You can also use your Montgomery G.I. Bill benefits to supplement your income during training.
  • Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans
    https://www.jofdav.com
    A Job search database for disabled veterans (DAV).
  • Military Connection 
    http://www.militaryconnection.com
    Government jobs, up-to-date information on military schools, federal jobs, as well as military loans and detailed information on military pay charts. Our online directories of resources and information feature vital information on military education and benefits including the GI Bill, employment opportunities, the latest military job postings, pay charts and salary calculators.
  • Military One Source 
    http://www.militaryonesource.mil
    Military OneSource is a Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and reserve service members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more.
  • Troops To Teachers 
    http://www.proudtoserveagain.com
    Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.
  • Feds Hire Vets (U.S. Office Of Personnel Management – Veterans Preference)
    http://www.fedshirevets.gov
    Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, and Federal hiring officials.  Veterans’ Preference gives eligible veterans preference in appointment over many other applicants. Veterans’ preference applies, to virtually all new appointments in both the competitive and excepted service. Veterans’ preference does not guarantee veterans a job and it does not apply to internal agency actions such as promotions, transfers, reassignments and reinstatements.
  • VetSuccess 
    www.
    VetSuccess.gov
    Vet Success is a comprehensive one-stop site for Veteran and Service member employment needs.  Veterans can browse job listings, post resumes, and apply for positions directly on the site.  Employers can post jobs, view Veteran resumes, and receive job applications.
  • Quintessential Careers   
    http://www.quintcareers.com
    Quintessential Careers is a career, job, and college site, offering free career and job-hunting advice (through articles, tool, tips, and tutorials).

Supports for Veterans Seeking Employment

  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
    http://www.esgr.mil
    ESGR is supported by a network of more than 4,900 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Volunteers, hailing from small business and industry, government, education and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience to enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.
  • Job Accommodation Network 
    http://askjan.org
    A source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
  • MyNextMove.org 
    http://www.mynextmove.org/vets
    My Next Move for Veterans is designed for U.S. veterans who are current job seekers. The interactive tool helps vets learn about their career options. The site has tasks, skills, salary information, job listings, and more for over 900 different careers. Veterans can find careers through keyword search; by browsing industries that employ different types of workers; or by discovering civilian careers that are similar to their job in the military. Veterans can also take advantage of the O*NET Interest Profiler, a tool that offers personalized career suggestions based on a person’s interests and level of work experience.
  • TA Online
    http://www.taonline.com
    Career site for transitioning Military.
  • U.S. Office Of Personnel Management – Veterans Preference
    http://www.fedshirevets.gov/
    Veterans’ Preference gives eligible veterans preference in appointment over many other applicants. Veterans’ preference applies, to virtually all new appointments in both the competitive and excepted service. Veterans’ preference does not guarantee veterans a job and it does not apply to internal agency actions such as promotions, transfers, reassignments and reinstatements.
  • Uniformed Service Employment/Re-employment Rights Act
    http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-userra.htm

    The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) protects service members’ reemployment rights when returning from a period of service in the uniformed services, including those called up from the reserves or National Guard, and prohibits employer discrimination based on military service or obligation. The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers USERRA.
  • VA for Vets
    http://vaforvets.va.gov/Pages/default.aspx
    VA for Vets helps Veterans and transitioning Military Service Members find federal or non-profit careers. The VA for Vets Career Center tools provide opportunities to translate military skills, build federal resumes and search and apply for open positions. VA for Vets is the flagship initiative of the Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO).
  • Hero2Hired 
    https://h2h.jobs
    This site offers easy-to-use search features, a military skills translator, a resume builder, a career assessment survey, tips and advice, and professional networking opportunities. Hero2Hired helps guide you every step of the way in finding your next job.

Job Training and Educational Resources for Veterans

  • Truck Driving Schools for Veterans
    http://veterancdltraining.com/pennsylvania
    This database identifies truck driving schools across the country that offer truck driver training to Veterans using the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
  • Veteran Entrepreneur Portal 
    http://www.va.gov/osdbu/veteran/vep.asp

    This portal contains information about starting a business, franchising opportunities, accessing capital, employment opportunities, and more.
  • VOW to Hire Heroes Act – United States Department of Veteran Affairs http://www.benefits.va.gov/vow
    The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides seamless transition for Service members, expands education and training opportunities for Veterans, and provides tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities.

 

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