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Transitional Resources

Transition Assistance Online

Transition Assistance Online is the largest source of transition assistance information, jobs, and tools for today’s separating military. On this career site for military veterans, service members can find the resources needed to transition from their much appreciated military service to the perfect civilian career.

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the country’s first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. By addressing the critical issues facing veterans through advocacy, awareness, and assistance, IAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadersihp for their country and communities.

VetNet

Transitioning from military to civilian life presents unique challenges. To makes things easier and provide structure, Hire Heroes USA has combined forces with Hiring Our Heroes and Institute of Veterans and Military Families to create a single place to start. No matter where you are in your career search, you’ll have access to resources, tools, and instruction to help find the career that’s right for you. VetNet is a platform on Google+ that allows unique interactions with participants via Hangouts. To learn more about VetNet please visit www.VetNetHQ.com or follow the VetNet Basic Training Track on Google+.

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Robert Half

For more than 65 years, Robert Half has helped professionals of diverse background find their next opportunity. As a staffing firm, one area Robert Half has an immediate impact is on helping professionals find temporary and full-time employment. To this end, they have recently added new information to the Robert Half website that is designed to help military veterans and their families learn more about job opportunities with Robert Half or one of its specialized staffing divisions.

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Internet Resources

This document will provide you with lists of the top career sites, Federal job boards/resume builders, salary information, pay tables, career assessments, top 100 military friendly employers, top 50 companies for military spouses, military friendly schools, military friendly franchises, and military friendly cities.

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Make The Connection

MakeTheConnection.net is a valuable resource for the well-being of veterans. It features hundreds of video testimonials of veterans telling their stories about dealing with mental health challenges and everyday stresses in civilian life, including finding employment. All of these veterans reached out and found the support they needed – and earned – to get their lives back on track. Created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the interactive and anonymous website is also on YouTube and Facebook, where you can join the conversation about strength and resources for living well.