For Veterans Looking for Work

May 24, 2012

The Department of Veterans Services for the City of Newton has put together a list of websites to help returning veterans find work. These sites will be useful to vets regardless of your geographical location.

Veteran Job Search Sites

Career Command Post
Career One Stop
Clearance Jobs
Corporate Gray
Department of Defense Job Search
GI Jobs
Helmets to Hardhats
Hire Veterans
Intelligence Careers Inc
Military Hire
Military Exits
Military Spot
Military Stars
Non-appropriated Funds
Orion International
Purple Heart Foundation
Real Life Lines
Recruit Air Force
Recruit Military
Sprint Military Recruiting
TA Online
Veteran Employment
Vet Jobs
Vet Success
Work Force 3 One

Veteran/Military Related Jobs

Army Civilian Personnel
Base Commissary Employment
Defense Link
United Service Organization
Veteran Affairs Employment
Veterans Affairs Health Care

Veteran Entrepreneur

Small Business Development
Veterans Corp
Vet BiZ


In addition to the Veteran Entrepreneur sites listed above, the New York Post recently published an article on this topic.  Click on “Bootstapping It:  Growing Number of  ‘Ventrepreneur’ programs help soldiers create start-ups” to link to the article.

For links to other topics of use to veterans provided by the Veterans Services Department click here.

vea/23 May 2012
Newton Free Library
Newton, Mass.
Applying for Job LibGuide


Webinar to Help Disabled Veterans Looking for Work

March 9, 2012

I discovered the following link when checking for articles published during the current week.  I thought it deserved special attention. The webinar is being held live on March 27th from 2:00 to 3:00. This is one of a series of webinars, the first of which took place on February 28th. According to the article Veterans who were unable to attend the first webinar can listen to the entire event on the DVNF website. You can both register and check on archived webinars at A link to the archived webinars is in the lower left corner of the DVNF’s webinar page

To link to the article click on Disabled Veterans National Foundation to Host Webinar to Aid Veteran Job Search on March 27th from 2 to 3.

vea/9 March 2012
Newton Free Library
Newton, Mass.
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Help for Veterans Looking for Work

May 23, 2011

When Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines Come Home and Become Veterans...

Looking at the New York Post’s career articles this morning reminded me that I had always planned on doing a posting here that would be specifically aimed towards veterans.  According to the lead article, the unemployment rate for post-9/11 war vets is as high as 15 percent and goes up to 22 percent if you are looking only at male veterans.  There are a number of mistakes that vets often make when first looking for work as a civilian that can be easily avoided. If you are a veteran having trouble finding work,  I would strongly suggest taking a look at the Post’s main article, Operation Employment.  Two related articles in the same issue illustrate how military experience can prove critical to doing specific jobs that would not be obvious at first glance.    Reading Standing Orders and Officer in the Office  might spark some ideas for your own job search.  The titles above serve as links to the articles.

The state of Massachusetts also offers help to veterans looking for work. On Wednesday, May 25, Boston’s One-Stop Career Center will Co-Host a Veterans Job Fair. According to the press release “The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development (EOLWD) today announced that JobNet, Boston’s One-Stop Career Center will partner with Northeastern University, The New England Center for Homeless Veterans, America’s Job Exchange and the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment’s VetSuccess to co-host the seventh annual Veterans Job Fair.” Click here for more details. For more information about the veterans services offered at the state’s One-Stop Career Centers and the state of Massachusetts visit

Have you thought of books as an additional tool for your job search? Two that the Newton Free Library lends are Military-to-Civilian Career Transition Guide: The Essential Job Search Handbook for Service Members by Janet I. Farley (2010)  and Best Careers for Veterans: Transitioning to Civilian Life published by Learning Express (2009).  Click here for more information on these and other books available through the Minuteman Library System.

Good luck.

vea/ 23 May 2011
Newton Free Library
Newton, Mass.