Resources for Veterans

Education

US Department of Veterans Affairs
www.va.gov

Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Montgomery GI Bill, and other programs
www.gibill.va.gov

VA Vocational Rehabilitation
http://www.benefits.va.gov/vocrehab/index.asp

Veterans Online Application for a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) for education benefits
VONAPP

U.Va. Veterans Educational Assistance Request Form
http://www.virginia.edu/registrar/documents/Veterans_educ_benefits_request_form.pdf

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
www.fafsa.ed.gov

Employment Resources

Resumes, Letters, Interviews
Riley Guide resume prep
www.rileyguide.com/resprep.html

Microsoft Resume Templates
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/results.aspx?qu=resume&ex=2&av=all

Resume Writing Tips – UVA Center for Engineering Career Development http://www.seas.virginia.edu/admin/careerdev/files/resumes.pdf

Cover Letters and Thank You Notes – UVA Center for Engineering Career Development
http://www.seas.virginia.edu/admin/careerdev/files/coverletters.pdf

Informational interviews
https://www.candidcareer.com/

Job Search and Career and Industry Guides
Jobs section of the VA eBenefits site – job search, career tools, and resources
https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs

Federal employment information for veterans and transitioning military personnel
http://www.fedshirevets.gov/

Federal government jobs official site
https://www.usajobs.gov/

Careers and career information resources, sponsored by US DOL
www.careeronestop.org

Military-to-Civilian job search
http://www.careeronestop.org/ReEmployment/Veterans/Default.aspx

Resources for veterans with service-connected disabilities
http://www.careeronestop.org/ReEmployment/Veterans/disabled-veterans.aspx

Employment support for individuals with disabilities
www.ssa.gov/redbook/eng/main.htm

Job search and career options resource
www.rileyguide.com

Bureau of Labor Statistics guide to industries, earnings, and outlook
www.bls.gov

O*Net occupational research page with crosswalk for military jobs
http://online.onetcenter.org

Research companies, industries, and salaries
www.vault.com

National labor exchange system
www.jobcentral.com

A nonprofit consortium of leading U.S. corporations
www.directemployers.org

Employment in the great outdoors
www.coolworks.com/alaska-jobs

Small Business Administration programs and services
www.sbaonline.sba.gov

Better Business Bureau
www.bbb.org

Other Useful Links for Veterans

Veterans’ Preference, Benefits, and Related Resources
Transition assistance information and tools for separating military
www.taonline.com

US Office of Personnel Management Guide to Veterans’ Preference
www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.asp

VA Benefits Index, Compensation and Pension Benefits
www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits

All inclusive veterans’ resources
www.vets4veterans.com

National Archives for Veterans and their Families
www.archives.gov/veterans

Personnel Records
National Personnel Records Center
http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/index.html

U. S. Coast Guard Personnel Service Center
http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg1/psc/default.asp

Civilian Personnel Advisory Center in Alaska
www.usarak.army.mil/cpac

Official Military Websites
US Air Force
www.afcrossroads.com

US Army
www.army.mil

US Coast Guard
www.uscg.mil

US Marine Corps
www.marines.mil

US Navy
www.navy.mil