3 Ways Veterans Find Jobs Online!

With today’s technology, finding a job is literally at our fingertips. Practically all Americans have access to high speed internet. This is no longer your mom and pop society where your job search includes a hike to a place of employment that has a “help wanted” sign in the window, filling out an application, handing over your resume and getting hired on the spot. Most applications are now processed online through the actual company site or search engine site. Your resume is uploaded and you receive an email stating that your application and resume have been received and will be reviewed. There are many different avenues to finding a job online. I have provided the 3 most common search criteria that I use to help Veterans and family members find jobs.

Search Engine Sites

There are hundreds of job search engine sites that are being utilized by employment agencies from national, regional, and local companies to announce job openings. This process makes it easier for the employer to reach thousands of job seekers and to consolidate all applications and resumes in a single place. We live in a fast-paced world; technology has helped speed the process of finding a job and getting hired. No longer do you have to use a rotary dial phone to call the place of employment to see if you got the job! The key is to do your research and use the site that works best for you. Listed below are a few websites that I send to my clients who are looking for jobs online and need somewhere to start. Each of these sites have individual but similar criteria for applying for jobs and for uploading your resume.

Federal Jobs:

  • https://www.usajobs.gov/
  • www.federalgovernmentjobs.us
  • www.fedshirevets.gov

Clearance jobs:

  • https://www.clearancejobs.com

Veteran Friendly Sites:

  • http://www.military.com
  • https://www.gijobs.com/
  • https://vetjobs.com
  • http://www.hireveterans.com
  • http://www.militaryhire.com
  • https://h2h.jobs
  • https://www.employerpartnership.org
  • http://www.marineea.org
  • http://www.indeed.com
  • http://www.simplyhired.com

Following up:

Sending your resume into the job search ether—and hearing nothing—can be disheartening.

But, you don’t have to sit on pins and needles waiting for a response. If you’ve applied for a job and haven’t heard from the hiring manager in a week or two, go ahead and follow up. Here’s a professional follow-up email to send off to the company.

Subject

Following up on [position title] application

Body

Hi [hiring manager name],

I hope all is well. I know how busy you probably are, but I recently applied to the [position title] position, and wanted to check in on your decision timeline. I am excited about the opportunity to join [company name] and help [bring in new clients / develop world-class content / anything else awesome you would be doing] with your team.

Please let me know if it would be helpful for me to provide any additional information as you move on to the next stage in the hiring process.

I look forward to hearing from you,

[Your name]

Pro Tips

If you send this note and haven’t heard back in another week, it’s OK to follow up again.