Job searching can be stressful. Optimizing your job search as a veteran or a transition service member can add to the stress. Here are 5 job boards to aid in your search for your next job.
Founded by Marine Corps veteran Drew Myers in 1998 under a different name, what became RecruitMilitary was created to assist transitioning servicemembers, veterans and military spouses with the civilian labor market. RecruitMilitary provides a job board with opportunities posted by partner companies, those actively searching for talent in the military community. Their job board can be searched via keywords, industries, locations, but also by MOS/AFSC/Ratings. To utilize the job board, create your free profile. Treat the profile as you would treat a resume targeting your career field. When you post your resume, post the targeted resume.
2. National Labor Exchange
The National Labor Exchange is a job board between DirectEmployers and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. Within the National Labor Exchange database, there is a subsect for veterans, connecting them with veteran-friendly employers and veteran resources by state. On the veteran sublink, job searchers can use their MOS/AFSC/Rating to search similar roles as well as search by keywords for jobs of interest.
ClearanceJobs started in 2002 as a result of the founders, Evan and Rachel Lesser, responding to 9/11. They realized there was not a cleared marketplace to match cleared candidates with job openings. ClearanceJobs is the only secure recruiting site for cleared individuals. Currently, ClearanceJobs is the largest recruiting network in the defense industry. Those interested in using the job board must create an account and have their clearance verified.
If you are looking for a remote role target to the military community, look no further. VirtForce was founded by military spouse Kimber Hill to connect individuals within the military community to remote job opportunities. While the new website is still on the way, the job board and Facebook group are both still active and great ways to be connected to your next opportunity.
5. Stars and Stripes: Veteran Job Center
Since 1996, Stars and Stripes has partnered with Transition Assistance Online to assist connecting transitioning service members with employers and employment resources. The job board is searchable by keywords, job titles, companies, and MOS codes. You can also click on hyperlinks underneath the text box to see all companies, categories, and locations. In addition to the job board, job seekers are provided information on upcoming Corporate Gray virtual, military-friendly job fairs.