Diversity and inclusion resources
Career Services stands united against racism, injustice, and inequality. As part of our mission to empower students and alumni to thrive and successfully contribute to the community, economy and future workforce, we are dedicated to helping connect job seekers with career-related resources and job opportunities committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We stand as allies to marginalized communities and offer the following community-specific resources as a commitment to affirming the values of equity, inclusion and belonging.
A wide variety of resources are available to job seekers from backgrounds historically underrepresented and/or disadvantaged across high-skill industries. Exploring these resources can help you connect with employers actively seeking to diversify their talent pool through professional networks and advocacy groups. We hope you find it useful for quickly accessing on-line resources that can enhance your employment opportunities.
Please Note: This page is a constant work in progress.
African American Job Seekers
Black Enterprise - The premier resource for black entrepreneurs, black-owned businesses, and career, tech, and money content for black people.
Black Career Network - An African American job board that uses matching technology to help qualify job seekers and offers emailed job alerts, hosts 30 national career recruitment events, distributes over 7 million ads, and provides over 150,000 one-on-one personal phone career consultations each month.
Black Jobs - African American Jobs and Careers. Job openings with companies that support diversity and inclusion.
The National Black Chamber of Commerce -The National Black Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African-American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the US and via interaction with the African Diaspora.
HBCU 20x20 (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) - Prepares and connects Black college students and graduates to quality job and internship opportunities. Intentional about creating relationships with companies and organizations that share a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
The Black Perspective - A career magazine for African Americans with articles on all aspects of employment and diversity. It has a job ads section that readers flock to find companies looking for diverse talent, and you can pay extra to have your job indexed.
Jopwell - An African American job site that helps Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals find jobs and advance careers. Candidates can search job ads or post their profiles online and receive job recommendations.
Black Tech Jobs - A community of top-tier Black professionals in the IT and engineering industries who are committed to bridging the diversity and inclusion gap in tech. They connect the best and brightest black tech talent to career opportunities in America's leading companies and build a community of tech talent focused on helping job seekers find their next opportunity.
People of Color in Tech - This company highlights the current achievements of ‘people of color’ within the sphere of technology and startups and to inspires the next generation. They feature and interview individuals every week across the industry, from startup CEO’s to junior web developers.
Asian Job Seekers
Asian Jobs - This online forum serves as a link between bilingual speakers of English along with some of the Asian languages and employers who have a need to hire such bilingual or multilingual speakers.
Asian Life - A big cyber community of Asian American professionals helping each other to improve their career, foster friendships and increase interactions with different employers.
US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) - Aims to be the gateway to corporate and government contracts, Asian American suppliers, information about Asian Americans and the Asia and Indian Subcontinent markets.
National Association of Asian-American Professionals (NAAAP) - Perhaps the largest and fastest-growing association of Asian-American professionals offering a wide range of activities: advisory, financial, logistics and etc. that helps Asian-American to become great leaders as well as valuable employees.
Asian American Professional Association (AAPA) - Provides a multi-year and multi-track program, consisting of one-on-one mentoring, access to workshops and general sessions with influential keynote speakers (focusing on topics such as personal branding, leadership, management, negotiation, and communication skills), and regular networking opportunities.
Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC) - Was established in New York City in 1994 to promote greater recognition of Asian American businesses’ contributions to the general economy. AABDC encourages Asian American businesses to be more actively involved in issues and policies that directly affect them and provides capacity-building assistance to businesses to enable them to compete in the mainstream marketplace.
Ascend - Established in 2005, it is the largest non-profit Pan Asian organization for business professionals in North America. They offer professional development and career enhancement programs designed to cultivate Pan-Asian talent.
Asian Women in Business (AWIB) - Assisting Asian women involved in business activities either as an entrepreneur or a professional. Throughout the years, AWIB has expanded its mission to address issues affecting Asian Americans on the corporate level; and Asian women in the legal arena; and has also established a scholarship program for undergraduates demonstrating leadership.
CelebrAsian Conference - The largest procurement conference for Asian American businesses, connecting Fortune corporations and governments with Asian American and minority businesses to pursue contracting relationships.
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) - The National Association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. Its members (over 50,000 attorneys and 81 national, state, and local bar associations) include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA engages in legislative and policy advocacy, it promotes Asian Pacific American political leadership and political appointments and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the community at large.
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) - Founded in 1974, a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. It combines litigation, advocacy, and education and works with Asian American communities across the USA to secure human rights for all.
The National Asian Association of Accountants (NAASA, formerly known as Asian American Society of CPAs) - Enhances the presence and influence of Asian Americans in the accounting and finance professions and helping Asian American accountants, finance professionals, and its associate members to cultivate the growth of accounting and finance knowledge, and to advance business development opportunities.
JOURNALISM AND ADVERTISING
Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) - A membership non-profit organization advancing diversity in newsrooms and ensures fair and accurate coverage of communities of color.
The Asian American Advertising Federation (3AF) - Made up of Asian American advertising agencies, media, advertisers and strategic partners with a mission to grow the Asian American advertising and marketing industry, raise public awareness of the importance of the Asian American community, and further professionalism within the industry.
ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
Asian American Architects/Engineers Associates (AAa/e) - Empowering professionals working in the construction environment with their personal and professional growth, business development, networking, and leadership.
Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) - A national organization of medical and pre-medical students committed to addressing the unique health challenges of Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) communities. It also provides an important forum for APIA medical students to meet, exchange information and experiences and develop personally and professionally.
American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) - Helps Indian American Physicians to excel in patient care, teaching, and research and to pursue their aspirations in professional and community affairs.
The Association of Chinese American Physicians (ACAP) - A non-profit professional organization of Chinese American physicians and physicians that care for the Chinese community that aims to promote quality healthcare through physician networking and professional development.
The National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) - A national organization for MBA professionals and students that fosters competent, committed, competitive, and collaborative global MBA leaders to fulfill diverse talent pipelines.
Asian & Pacific Islander America Scholarship Fund (APIASF) - Provides Asian American and Pacific Islanders with resources (scholarships, mentorship, guidance, strategic alliances, research, etc.) that increase their access to higher education.
SOCIAL POLICY, CULTURE, AND GOVERNMENT
National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) - The fastest-growing racial group in the United States with a mission to improve the quality of life for low-income Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by promoting economic vitality, civic and political participation, as well as racial equity.
Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) - An organization that promotes equal opportunity and cultural diversity for Asian Pacific Americans within the Federal and District of Columbia governments. FAPAC encourages the participation and advancement of APAs in the Government workforce.
Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) - Aims to promote, expand and support Asian American and Pacific Islander leadership in Government.
First Generation and/or Low Income Job Seekers
Where to start and find answers to questions?
Think of your career counselor like your academic advisor or another mentor -- someone to help you find your own unique path. Meet with a career counselor to discuss how your background, interests, and experiences can translate into careers. Career counselors can provide one-on-one support and provide tailored resources for you.
What is Handshake?
Handshake is our primary jobs and internships database. Look through Handshake for opportunities from employers (including alumni) who specifically want to hire Warriors. Just log in with your WSU Access ID and password to get started.
How to apply for opportunities and prepare for interviews?
Career counselors will help you develop targeted resumes and cover letters; Career Services also offers a resource called Big Interview to practice interviewing skills and develop a resume. Just log in with your WSU Access ID and password to get started.
What type of events do you hold?
We have a lot of employer-sponsored events, which means these are employers who come to campus to meet with Warriors. There are also many workshops that prepare you for much of the career process. In addition to recruiting events, we bring many employers back to campus to educate students about career options and network with you.
What is networking (and do I really need to do it)?
YES, you definitely want to network! Chances are, you've already networked in the past to help you get to where you are today. Networking is when you access the relationships and communities around you to connect you with other like-minded individuals. Good ways to network include developing relationships with faculty from your program, joining student organizations on campus, volunteering, attending career fair and career events through Career Services.
Internships are work experiences that relate to your major, typically last 10-12 weeks, are around 40 hours of work per week, and are often held during the summer months. Depending on the employer, they can be anytime during the year and can be paid work experience or unpaid work experience. An internship allows you to sample what it would be like to work in the field of your interest. Career Counselors, Handshake or the professors/advisors from your majors are good sources for internships.
Micro-internships are work assignments directly related to your field of interest. They are 5-40 hours of work per assignment. They can be paid or unpaid opportunities. Micro-internships are short project-based experiences that allow you to apply for multiple opportunities from your field. Good sources for Micro-Internships are Career Counselors, Parker Dewey and the professors/advisors from your majors.
Here are some highlighted resources:
FirstGEN Fellows: First Generation Social Justice Leaders: First Generation Social Justice Leaders FirstGEN Fellows is a ten-week summer program in the D.C. area for undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate families to attend an institution of higher education, and who are passionate about pursuing careers in social justice.
I'm First!: I’m First! was created by nonprofit Center for Student Opportunity in 2013 to provide students who lack a family history of higher education with inspiration, information, and support on the road to and through college and is now an initiative of Strive for College—a national nonprofit that also runs a national online mentoring program for college-bound students.
Here is a great article from I'm First about transitioning from college to the workforce as a first gen student.
1vyG: 1vyG is the largest conference for first-generation, low-income students in the world. Historically, the conference has served as a space for first-generation, low-income students to connect and empower one another.
A list of postgraduate resources for minority students hit the mark: A planetary-science PhD student created a much-needed collection of resources for POCs in STEAM and began tweeting about it.
Career Tips for First-Generation Grad Students: Written by a PhD student, the author shares concrete advice on how first-gen graduate students can prepare for their future careers based on her experiences. She explains why each action is important and can empower students who may not have career support from their families to feel confident in forging their own paths.
Study.com FLI Guide: [Scroll down to the 'Resources for First-Gen Students' section] A list of college-specific and national organizations that foster community and support
GRE Fee Reduction Program: ETS provides the GRE® Fee Reduction Program for individuals who can demonstrate financial need, for those who are unemployed and receiving unemployment compensation, and for national programs that work with underrepresented groups.
Job Seekers with Disabilities
Job seekers with disabilities
If you are looking for information on job accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act or Rehabilitation Act, or topics related to employment, please explore the resources below.
WSU Student Disability Services - Wayne State University student service office dedicated to the continuing success of students with disabilities.
A-Z of Disabilities and Accommodations - Information designed to help employers and individuals determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
AbilityLinks.org - Career resources for job seekers.
American Foundation for the Blind - Website dedicated to resources, policies and accessibility information to ensure equality and opportunity for people who are blind or visually impaired, creating a culture of inclusion at work, at school, and in our communities
CAPE-Youth Resources - Seeks to improve employment outcomes for youth and young adults with disabilities by helping states build capacity in their youth service delivery and workforce systems.
Careers and the Disabled - The nation's first and only career-guidance and recruitment magazine for people with disabilities who are at undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels.
College & Career Guide for Students with Disabilities - College & Career Guide for Students with Disabilities.
Earn - Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion.
Emerging Leaders - Internships - A highly competitive program that places top undergraduate and graduate college students with disabilities in fulfilling internships nationwide that also provide them with meaningful leadership development and networking opportunities.
Guide for Job Seekers & Workers with a Disability - Useful tips for finding a job, advice on staying gainfully employed, and guidance that can help you talk with an existing employer about making reasonable accommodation for you.
Guide to Online College with a Learning Disability - This guide provides critical information for students with learning disabilities who want to enroll in online courses. It provides important information such as securing and using learning disability accommodations, locating assistive technologies, and navigating online course sites.
Hire Disability Solutions - Career resources that help you to meet your career goals, increase your independence and empower yourself.
PEAT - Fosters collaborations that make emerging technologies accessible. Supports workplaces in using inclusive technologies that engage the skills of employees with disabilities.
The LEAD Center - A collaborative of disability, workforce and economic empowerment organizations dedicated to improving employment and economic advancement outcomes for all people with disabilities.
US Department of Labor - Office of Disability Employment Policy
CareerOneStop - resources and information to support successful employment
Job Networks Focused on Diversity
Diversity.com - a source for recruiting and hiring diverse men and women managers, professionals, executives, faculty and technicians. Caters to all women and men of color and everyone impacted by employment discrimination based on age, military status, sexual orientation, abilities, gender, immigration, employment history or religious preferences. Our clients are employers eager to hire talented technicians, professionals, managers, executives and faculty nationwide.
Professional Diversity Network - provides a professional network for diverse talent that is far more engaging and welcoming than a typical job board. The affinity of culture shared by members encourages valuable relationships with peers and mentors who are invested in each other’s success and are happy to help them improve their career skills and their access to opportunity. ProDivNet has taken the job search from what is all too often, lonely and discouraging experience to a communal one that motivates and inspires members along their journey to achieve their life goals.
Remote Work for Diversity job seekers
International Job Seekers
International job seekers
For international students visiting us from near or far, below are resources to help you in the career exploration and preparation process while job searching in the US.
Things to think about
As an international student, there are a few important things that you may want to think about as you search for internships and full-time employment.
- Making time to gain experience in addition to your studies is VERY important. You can start right on campus through involvement in student groups, doing research with professors, volunteering, on-campus jobs, or internships/co-op opportunities.
- Securing an authorization to work in the United States or elsewhere can be complex. It is important to start early and learn about the different visa options. Check the Office of International Students and Scholar (OISS) for additional information OISS.
- Being aware of the expectations for getting a job in your home country or culture and how they might be different from those where you'd like to work will make you a better-prepared job applicant.
- Your unique cultural background and skills may make you especially attractive to organizations that have an international focus such as political and cultural non-profits, large Non Governmental Organizations (NGO's) and multinational companies. Resources such as the "Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries" and the "Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States" can help you find them.
- Networking is important - Connect with professors, classmates, organizations, and alumni working in the industry and try joining portals like LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com) for professional networking.
International Student - A premier international student and study abroad website providing news, information, resources and so much more about being an international student and preparing you for your study abroad experience.
myvisajobs.com is another resource to see which employers have petitioned for H-1Bs in the past. This site also shows employers who have sponsored for Permanent Residency (Green Card).
H1Base - An online, interactive database that allows international students to directly connect with the top 550 H1B Sponsor Companies. One component of the database is an immigration kit that provides links to immigration forms, information on application processes, and free access to immigration attorneys. A second component is a networking kit that provides links to job search engines and job sites specifically designed for international students.
OverseasJobs.com - Career Resources and job opportunities for professionals, expatriates and adventure seekers. Search for jobs worldwide and land your next great job today!
US Department of Labor H-1B data
The US Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification generates annual reports on labor certifications, which is a core part of the H-1B and Permanent Residency application process. Learn about top occupations for H-1B by state, top 10 employers sponsoring H-1B and top occupation areas for permanent residency applications.
Latinx Job Seekers
LatPro - Support for Hispanic and bilingual professionals with a commitment to diversify the workplace. Services now have expanded to include career guidance and support for Asian-Americans, Veterans, Workers with Disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ Community.
Hispanic-jobs.com - Founded by a Human Resources professional in 2004, this is the career site for employers who want to reach bilingual/Spanish-speaking professionals nationwide.
Hispanic Jobs - Promotes well-paying job opportunities for Latino and Hispanic job seekers. Each post on the site includes a brief description of the positions available and a link where applicants can apply.
IHispano - Provides a professional network for Latinos that is engaging and welcoming. The affinity of culture shared by members encourages valuable relationships with peers and mentors who are invested in each other’s success and are happy to help them improve their career skills and their access to opportunity.
www.lpn.org The Latino Professional Network creates career, educational and social opportunities for Latino professionals. LPN fosters an environment for personal and professional growth for Latinos through monthly networking sessions hosted by area corporations, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.
United Latino Job Bank - LULAC launched the United Latino Job Bank to help recent college graduates and individuals find jobs. With the United Latino Job Bank, job seekers can apply for highly competitive positions in government agencies with members of LULAC's corporate alliance board, and with non-profit partners.
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) - A national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. Provides professional development, resources and networks, and facilitates access to meaningful career opportunities.
Hispanic-American Village - From IMDiversity.com, this site provides valuable information on career opportunities as well as the tools needed to survive and succeed in America's workplace.
LatinoWeb - A virtual information center for Latino resources, including jobs. The site's mission is to empower the Latino community.
National Hispanic Business Association (NHBA) - Founded in 1993, the NHBA is a national network of students and alumni whose mission is to address educational and business issues related to Hispanics.
Saludos Web - Job listing from employers who are actively recruiting qualified Hispanics for positions in their companies.
LGBTQIA Job Seekers
LGBTQIA job seekers
No matter how you identify, we believe that you should be able to work free from discrimination. Please explore the resources below to learn more information on LGBTQIA employment.
Job boards and networking
Campus Pride - Serves as a bridge to LGBTQ and an ally to college youth on 1200+ campuses across the US.
LGBTConnect - An LGBTQ job board for anyone seeking LGBTQ-friendly employers
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates - The premier organization working exclusively on LGBTQ workplace equality.
Out Professionals - The nation's largest LGBTQ networking organization
Out for Work - An organization aimed at aiding LGBTQ students transition to the workplace
Out for Undergrad - Conferences for LGBTQ Students
Pride at Work - Represents LGBTQ union members and their allies.
NGLCC.org - The business voice of the LGBT community and the exclusive certifying body for LGBTQ-owned businesses
Zippia - How to be a LGBTQ+ ally in the workplace
Organizations by field
Journalism & publishing
Science & technical
www.glifaa.org LGBT+Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies. Officially recognized as a State Department and USAID employee association, GLIFAA advances diversity and workplace equity in U.S. foreign affairs agencies and human rights for LGBT people around the world.
Middle Eastern/North African/Southwest Asian (MENASA)
- The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) - Assists in matching people with jobs, and empowering individuals by providing them with the skills and resources necessary to eliminate any dependency or impediment to self-sufficiency.
- Chaldean Community Foundation - If you’ve lost your job or have been laid off from work, CCF’s Career Services team will work with you via telephone to help you identify alternate options or build your resume. Call Elias Kattoula at (586) 722-7253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Arab American Heritage Council - Strives to preserve and celebrate Arab heritage as well as support and unite all Arab Americans. The AAHC works diligently to broaden understanding and appreciation of Arab culture as well as encourage Arab American involvement in civic, economic, and humanitarian efforts.
- Arab American Family Services - Offers internships learning about the Arab American community, the culture, how to help Arab Americans, or to serve immigrant communities and families. Want to learn about advocacy, or make change, AAFS is your place.
- Arab American Family Support Center- A New York-based organization passionate about creating opportunities for the marginalized and under-resourced, and empowering immigrants and refugees.
- The Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) - Assists in matching people with jobs, and empowering individuals by providing them with the skills and resources necessary to eliminate any dependency or impediment to self-sufficiency.
Native American Job Seekers
National Congress of American Indians Job Board - At the National Congress of American Indians or NCAI job board, you will find job listings by employers who are American Indian, native Hawaiian or native Alaskan; or employers specifically looking to hire native applicants. Jobs posted must meet one of the following criteria: a significant amount of interaction with a tribal community or a specific skill, such as fluency in a native language or knowledge of native laws.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Job Board - When looking for a job at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, prospective applicants can search for jobs at the bureau itself, in American Indian education or search for jobs looking to hire native American or Alaskan veterans.
Partnership with Native Americans - At the Partnership with Native Americans, or PWNA, you can find a job that directly benefits the lives of native people. Jobs at PWNA work to support people on particularly remote, isolated and impoverished reservations throughout the United States. Job seekers can search for a position by job title, category or location.
Native American Jobs - The Native American jobs board has featured employers that have positions for native people. Prospective employees can search for positions by keyword or location.
Indian Health Service Jobs - When looking at the Indian Health Services job board, you might be overwhelmed by all of the different opportunities on their interactive United States map. Job seekers can search for options by job title or location.
Older Workers and Retired Talent Job Seekers
Career exploration, training and jobs.
The What's Next job search site has online assessment tools, calculators, career guides, books, lots of articles filled with expert content, and career coaches—all available to help you figure out how to create the life you want in the career of your choice. The site is geared toward older workers and it even has a Dream Blogs section where you can read real-life stories of the career changes that others have in progress.
As the name implies, RetiredBrains is a job resource site built by retired brains for retired brains. It has an impressive amount of quality information on finding temporary or seasonal jobs, as well as starting your own business, working from home, writing your resume, finding full-time work, and continuing your education. And all the information is geared for the 55+ audience.
This job search site boasts over 1 million members. You can post your resume here and search for full-time or part-time jobs online. Here’s what the website has to say:
“Here at RetirementJobs.com, our goal is to identify companies most-suited to older workers and match them with active, productive, conscientious, mature adults seeking a job or project that matches their lifestyle.”
This site is geared toward helping you beat "age bias."
Workforce50.com has content, job search functions, and a list of favorite age-friendly employers by industry. It also gives you the ability to sign up for job alerts. Workforce50.com was first introduced at AARP’s Life@50+ Conference & Exposition in 2007 at the Boston Convention Center. The site was then known as SeniorJobBank.
Retirement doesn't mean you have to stop being active. More and more recent retirees are discovering that a successful retirement, is a productive retirement. RetireeWorkforce.com is dedicated to providing exciting employment opportunities that match YOUR schedule.
For jobseekers 50 and over.
For older scientists, engineers and product developers.
Returning Citizens or Justice Experience Job Seekers
70 Million Jobs - a job search website devoted entirely to companies willing to hire people with criminal records.
CareerOneStop - Job Search help for ex-offenders
Article: A criminal record may not be the obstacle to employment that it once was. List of companies that hire.
Pure Michigan Talent Connect - Returning Citizens resources
211 Michigan - Michigan 2-1-1 connects ex-offenders with the services they need to get back on their feet—from help finding job training, housing, necessary records or licenses, and more.
Veteran Job Seekers
Whether you are starting a new career, going back to school, or looking for a new opportunity, RecruitMilitary.com has thousands of partners who are looking for military talent. This site contains job searching tools, events and other great resources to help you move forward with employment.
Did you know that American Job Centers have a mandate to connect veterans to job openings?
Visit CareerOneStop’s Veteran and Military Transition Center to learn more about accessing employment-related services for veterans. You'll also find resources to help you:
- Match your military skills and experiences to civilian careers
- Search for jobs in your local area or across the United States
- Learn about and access other benefits for veterans
Are you the spouse of a service member? Find employment, education, and relocation resources just for military spouses.
GI Jobs has a lot of great online tools for vets. They have hotlists for veteran career and education opportunities, a pay calculator that will help you figure out what salary you’ll need in your civilian job to equal your military pay, and they also have a job board that lets you search by location and your military specialty.
Interested in a federal career after your service? Use this website for finding resources and information to help you on your way. This site isn’t just for veterans; they also support service members still in transition, as well as family members of active duty military and Veterans.
A division of the US Department of Veteran Affairs, The Veteran Employment Center helps you to translate your military occupational codes into civilian skill equivalents for a powerful resume, and to help you learn about potential related civilian career paths. They offer tools like a military job translator – a tool that will help you to find career options that best utilize your training, experience and capabilities. They also help out with building a great resume – which can be a stressful endeavor. They will help you create an online profile so that employers can find you more easily, as well as helping you create a downloadable resume for you to use offline.
Publishing your profile on the VEC website instantly connects you to thousands of employers looking to hire Veterans, transitioning Servicemembers as well as family members. You can search the Veterans Job Bank of over 1.5 million jobs, in addition to all federal jobs – including status positions reserved especially for Veterans. Find out about employers that have a good history of hiring veterans, and get connected to other informational resources like their new DoD SkillBridge pilot program that promotes civilian job training for transitioning Servicemembers.
LinkedIn is a fantastic tool for hearing about job openings and helping you appear in search results when potential employers are seeking out people with your skillset. LinkedIn also provides a free 1-year Job Seeker Premium subscription ($360) and courses at Lynda.com to all U.S. Veterans and Service Members! Lynda.com is a really valuable offering – they have courses in design, photography, web, 3D animation, business and more. This is a great offering that you should definitely take advantage of.
Hire Heroes works to help veterans find jobs, with more than 60 veterans confirmed hired every week. Their services are provided at no cost to the transitioning military member, veteran or spouse. They provide workshops, career coaching and employment counseling.
Veterans are individually partnered with a Veteran Transition Specialist who works with the veteran to create a tailored civilian resume and translate military experience into civilian terminology. They help you learn effective job search strategies, as well as networking and interviewing techniques. Perhaps most importantly, they help you get connected with companies who want to hire veterans. Check out their workshops to find one near you:
The place to go once you have your resume in order, Hire Veterans connects veterans with employers and job opportunities – you can apply right on their site. They offer Employers access to your resume and they offer you good and relevant jobs by companies in the USA and abroad.
“HireVeterans.com has established its brand as a top e-recruiting site for the veterans of our armed forces.”
Part of Military.com, they are the largest military and veteran membership organization with 10 million members. Come here to search job listings, learn about military-friendly employers, get help building your resume, and check out their articles about career advice.
Vet jobs is one of the leading military-related job boards on the Internet. They work to assist employers in identifying transitioning military and veteran candidates. In 2000, The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States sponsored and purchased ten percent of the company.
“The VetJobs vision is to meet the shortage of qualified candidates in the civilian sector with highly trained veterans who can offer employers technical skills, management expertise and most importantly, leadership.”
Fastport is a veteran-focused job-hunting service, helping you find great trucking jobs, without having to dig through hard to navigate listings. They’ve created FASTPORT’S Job Maps, that shows you a snapshot of the jobs that match your experience best and the ones that go through your hometown. As you review search results, you can pick favorites – the more you do, the better the system will be able to show you jobs that you could be interested in. They also offer a live chat option on the website, to get help from someone in real-time! Worried about what the job will actually be like? Read reviews from past and current employees of that job, and see for yourself. Once you find a job you’re interested in, you can reach out and apply right on the site.
A military hiring network, militaryhire.com is another resource to connect you with veteran-friendly employers. Once you post your resume, you can search for jobs and narrow down your search terms so that you only see jobs you might be interested in. You can click to apply to these jobs right on the site, and you can set up an automated search that will let you know when a job that fits your search terms has been posted.
Developed in 2011 by a group of veterans, Hire Purpose has been addressing the gaps that exist within the process of transitioning military servicemen and women to civilian careers. In order to help get more successful results, you can find help for building your resume, interview tips, explore and discover new career ideas – even browse open jobs and apply for them right on the site. They even follow up with employers on your behalf, and are there with a real person to speak with you for support if you need it.
The main goal of Rally Point is to help service members lead more successful and fulfilling lives. They provide a platform that helps you to build out your professional network and connect with your peers, as well as allowing you to explore career opportunities both within the military sector and in the private sector. Founded by military veterans at Harvard Business School, Rally Point is a prestigious military network and veteran support tool. You can create a profile that highlights your military career, and allows you to get involved in conversations in the community – on anything from sharing your experiences while in the military, to discussing good job-hunting skills.
- Women Seeking Jobs