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Tips for Moving to a Civilian Career

There is no one path from the military to a civilian career but here are some tips to assist you along the way.

  • Tap into your support netowrk of freinds, family and others who may know of positions and possibilities for you.
  • A support network can assist you  with emotional and physical support during this time.
  • Expand beyong your MOS. Many people feel pigeonholed into a career however, think outside the box into the bigger picture of a new career. Try onetonline.org which is a profile tool to help you find careers matching your strengths and itnerests.
  • Use http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/skills-translator/ to assist you in translating your military career into civilian job skills.
  • Check out G.I.Jobs Magazine for a list of the best employers of military veterans.
  • Put together a resume highlighting your skills and abilities leveraging your unique military skills.
  • Network with others and get your resume out there. Check out: Military.com's veteran employment center, hero2hired.com, recruitmilitary.com and the Labor Department's VETS  program at dol.gov/vets.
  • Prepare for your interview. Get to know the company, the goals, clients, etc. Be prepareed to answer and ask relevant questions.
  • Send a thank you to the person who interviewed you.


VA Job Club

3rd Thursday of the month

9:00 am - 11:00 am

VA Medical Center

Building C, Room 111


VA for Vets was created to provide our Nation’s Veterans with the tools necessary to translate their military skills to civilian skills, take career assessments, build their resumes, consult with coaches and conduct job searches.  They are also able to tap into a wealth of information on reintegrating into the civilian workforce.  All of these tools and support services are provided at no cost to our heroes.





Department of Labor and Employment currently has 79 State and County One Stop Workforce Centers. They are staffed with 22 fulltime Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) 13 full-time and 8 part-time Local Veteran Employee Specialists (LVER) assigned to Workforce Regions throughout the State.

The State of Colorado also offers Federal-State-Municipal Employment and Civil Service Preference for jobs with 5 point employment preference given to honorably discharged veterans and a 10 point employment preference for Service Connected disabled veterans. In addition, disabled veterans must supply a public employment preference letter from the Colorado Division of Veteran Affairs. To order the letter, call 303-284-6077 and request a public employment preference letter


Employer Partners of the Armed Forces

 With over 1,000 employer partners you'll find Fortune 500 comanies with employemnt in:

  • Healthcare
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Safety
  • Transportationa nd Logistics
  • Information Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Human Resources
  • and many more

Employer partnership field representatives are available to assist in mathiching your Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) with employers seeking those skiils. We offer our services to current, former and retired servicememebers and their dependents.


Visit www.employerpartnership.org or call 1-877-4504473 for more information.


Return to Work

Our mission: Back to work, back to life.

Find direct access to thousands of employers as we partner you with matching techologies.

Our services include:

  • Evaluation
  • Training
  • Placement
  • Suppoerted EMployment
  • Service Learning
  • Home Buyer Education
  • Personal Financial Education

get more information at www.return2work.org


How Veterans Can Help Protect the Nation’s Cyber Space
America owes a debt to veterans and recognizes they represent a unique pool of candidates due to their proven talent and commitment to public service. DHS can assist in building the nation’s cyber workforce pipeline, and support our veterans at the same time, by enhancing opportunities for veterans to be educated and hired in mission-critical cybersecurity jobs.

Cybersecurity Careers
For veterans who have experience in cybersecurity, DHS offers exciting and dynamic careers in cybersecurity and the opportunity to be part of a world class cyber workforce. Information on cybersecurity careers at DHS can be found at http://www.dhs.gov/join-dhs-cybersecurity or at www.usajobs.gov (keyword: cyber).

Cybersecurity Education
For veterans who are looking to gain knowledge and education in cybersecurity, there are cybersecurity programs across the country that have been approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for use of various veteran educational benefits. For more information on cybersecurity education, visit The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies at http://niccs.us-cert.gov/home/veterans.
VA offers various educational benefits that veterans may use to obtain a Cyber Security degree or certificate. Visit www.gibill.va.gov to learn more about available educational benefits provided through the VA.
Points of Contact and Additional Resources:
DHS – Monica Flint, Veterans Employment Program



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