Veterans' Resource Guide


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If you are a veteran or military service member who is looking for a job, need help with your benefits, or you want to go back to school, this resource is for you. This is an ongoing collection of resources to help veterans.

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Veterans' Resource Guide

  1. 1. Veterans Resource Guide Jinger Jarrett
  2. 2. IntroductionThis guide is a resource I put together to help fellow veterans. It is a living document and therefore it willnever be complete.I put it together because it sometimes seems hard to find the resources you are looking for, and there areso many. Some of these resources you may recognize, and some you wont, but they are intended to helpyou get what you need as a veteran, whether its a job, help with benefits, or anything else you may havequestions about.If you are not a member, then please join our group on Facebook. We are here to serve:US Military Veterans - Create Your Dream JobI look forward to hearing from you,Jinger Jarrett 2
  3. 3. ResourcesThe list of resources is organized by category. As I find new resources, I will add them. If you needassistance, or you are looking for specific resources and cant find them, then let me know. Ill be happy todo the research and add them to the guide.JobsVetJobs – This site bills itself as the number one job site on the Internet for veterans. You may search forjobs or add your resume. Nice starting point.Military Hire – This is another site similar to Vet Jobs that performs basically the same function. Post yourresume here too.Craigslist – This isnt just a free classified ads site. It is also the largest jobs board on the Internet. Theyreceive about 20 million jobs a month, so you definitely want to look here. You can look in the city youwant, browse by category or search by category. I use this site all the time to look for freelance writingassignments. Its also a great place to pick up some fast cash if you need it. The site is owned by CraigNewmark, and Craig is a friend to veterans. His foundations has programs where they seek to helpveterans.Indeed – This is a job search engine and will search multiple jobs sites at one time. Search by what you arelooking for or by location. Post your resume.Career Builder – This site allows you to search for jobs, post your resume, and get career advice.Simply Hired – Offers a special section just for veterans. You may search for jobs here by keywords andlocation. Also includes a special section on transferring your military skills to the civilian work force so youmay want to read it.GI Jobs – Lots of good information on job hunting for those just leaving the service, as well as veterans.This is where you want to go to get prepared for your interviews. Sign up for the digital edition and receiveit in your in box.Defense Contractor Jobs – If youre interested in the defense industry, then start here. Theres a section forboth employers and potential employees. Register and post your resume for free and look for jobs.Cleared Connections – If you had a job that came with a security clearance, you may want to consider thissite. You can create an account and browse for jobs. I couldnt tell if there was a fee or not, so considerwhether you want to pay one before you sign – If you dont have an account on this site, make sure you get one. Its a great way to connectwith fellow veterans, and they have tons of advice on everything related to the military and veterans. Itsalso free to sign up. List of veteran friendly employers where you may consider applying for a job. Theresalso a list of Defense Contractor jobs available by city. 3
  4. 4. Defense Placements – If youre looking for defense contracting jobs, then check here. It looks like thiscould be temporary placements, but it could also get you in the door for the job you want.National Resource Directory – Tons of resources for veterans, wounded warriors, and their families. Youcan also find job hunting resources here, and places to look for jobs.Top 25 Defense Companies in America – These companies may or may not be hiring, but this article willgive you some good information on who the big players are.Job Hunting ResourcesVet Success – The Veterans Affairs portal for everything related to veterans and jobs. This is where you goto look for programs through the VA as these programs change.New Employment Initiatives for Veterans – If youre a post 9/11 veteran, you may want to start here. Thissite gives you the latest information on whats available to you from the federal government. Programschange, so check back.My Next Move – This is a great place to find out how your military job fits into the civilian workplace. Youcan also find out what industries are hot and maybe start a new career.Army Technology – This is a good resource to help you with your resumes and cover letters. You can seeall the defense contractors and the products they make. This can make it easier in locating the companiesyou are looking – This is the search engine for the federal government. You can use it to find just about anythingrelated to the government. Huge time saver.Ementoring – I joined this site to get my life back on track, and its one of the best things Ive ever done.The program is six months long, and you can use it to deal with the job hunt or personal issues. Mymentor is a combat vet with two tours in Afghanistan. He really rocks it, and he knows exactly what to tellme to get me on track or motivated.Veteran Owned Business – This is a directory of veteran owned businesses of which I am a member.Good place to look for veteran friendly companies or list yours.People Search – List of resources to help you find your buddies or connect. Also includes the DODlocator search.Military and Veterans Discounts – Thinking of taking a trip or eating out? You can find all the discountshere.Military Wallet – This is a great site for get help with personal finances, veterans benefits and discounts,and they offer a free newsletter you can sign up for. Lots of great articles and resources related to veterans. 4
  5. 5. Veterans Affairs Benefits – If you have questions about your military benefits, then go here. This is theofficial site of the US government.National Coalition of Homeless Veterans – Get information, resources, and help if youre a homelessveteran.Suicide Prevention – About 6,000 veterans commit suicide each year. More die from suicide than combatinjuries now. Its a serious problem, and its something that is only given lip service to. You can start here.Patriot Outreach – If you are a veteran contemplating suicide, or you are suffering from PTSD, then gohere. This is the best resource on the Internet to help you get better, and it will help you get better if youuse it. Get off the drugs and get your life back. This resource is completely free, and no one will ever knowyou are using it. I suffered from PTSD and depression for years. It is something anyone can get. Dontsuffer in silence. Get the help you need and get your life back on track.Contact MeAs a veteran myself, I know how frustrating it can be to get the help you need. Most dont want to ask forhelp because they think it makes them look weak. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is those whorefuse to ask for help that become a burden on the rest of us, and they need to understand that.Ive set up an email address where you can contact me privately. This is completely confidential. Considermy top secret clearance I had when I was in the Army still in place. What you tell me will never bediscussed with anyone else. Im here to help. Just send me an email.Send Me an Email 5