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Veterans Preference Hiring: What You Need To Know

Veterans’ Preference Hiring: What You Need To Know

Updated: July 30, 2021

If you’re a veteran of the U.S. military and are looking for a federal or state civil service job, you may be entitled to veterans’ preference (preference points on the civil service exam) in appointments over other applicants, but this preference doesn’t guarantee you’ll get the job. Also, preference points aren’t standardized across all civil […]

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Are Coding Bootcamps Worth It?

Are Coding Bootcamps Worth It?

Updated: October 11, 2022

Coding bootcamps are focused, intensive training programs that offer hands-on classes in a variety of areas from programming languages to app development, and a great deal in between. Coding bootcamps can be a very attractive option for veterans and military retirees looking to change careers and move into the tech sector; coding bootcamps also appeal […]

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Service members returning

Solving the Veteran Employment Transition Problem

Updated: March 23, 2021

Choose to serve those who chose to serve you. Estimates are that 200,000 U.S. veterans leave military service each year and rejoin civilian life. However, veterans face significant difficulty in pursuing civilian jobs. This is not a new problem, but it is time for a solution. As the Chairman of the Foundation for VETS, I […]

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Tips for Veterans to Land A Federal Job

Tips for Finding Federal Jobs for Military Veterans

Updated: July 7, 2020

Federal jobs offer rewarding career opportunities for military veterans with excellent benefits and pay. Veterans who want to land a federal job have many resources to take advantage of, some before even leaving military service. If you know you want to apply for federal jobs, you can steer your transition assistance briefing questions in that direction, […]

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Local Hires Join FEMA

Military Job Assistance Programs for Transitioning Servicemembers

Updated: July 27, 2021

Military transition assistance programs are a vital part of a service member’s transition to civilian life. Fortunately, Congress signed into law a military transition assistance program for all U.S. military service branch departments to help find jobs for transitioning military. The transition assistance program is comprised of resources or services for military service members transitioning […]

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VRAP Job Training for Veterans

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) Overview

Updated: April 16, 2021

The VRAP (Veterans Retraining Assistance Program) includes a DOL (Department of Labor) and VA (Department of Veterans Affairs) joint effort to offer training to Vets who do not have the ability to locate work. VRAP provides one year of training help equal to the full-time, monthly payment rate underneath the Montgomery GI Bill program (presently […]

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Top Paying Online Associate Degrees for In-Demand Jobs

5 Top Paying Online Associate Degrees for In-Demand Jobs

Updated: October 12, 2022

If a bachelor’s degree is not in the cards for you right now, there are several high paying jobs you can land with just an associate degree. Many lucrative careers have seen steady growth over the past ten years, and the demand for highly trained people in the information technology and health care fields has […]

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Companies with Veteran Hiring Programs

Companies with Veteran Hiring Programs

Updated: July 27, 2021

Having prior military experience works to your benefit when looking for a job after your career in the military ends. In addition to the job skills acquired during your time in the military, many employers appreciate the discipline and values possessed by military veterans. While most companies will appreciate your military experience, some companies go the […]

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