Career Information Resources
Assistance for Army vets entering civilian life.
Designed to help employers hire veterans affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities for veterans.
An online job bank and application site.
The Career One Stop page dedicated to assisting transitioning service members and veterans.
A source for transition tips and job fairs.
Military culture course for persons unfamiliar with the military structure.
A source for federal employment information for veterans, transitioning service members and families.
Resources and tools for transitioning military members including a civilian pay calculator, commonly asked transition questions and tips on resume writing and job searches.
Information on transitioning active duty Military, Reservists, and Guardsmen to a quality career in the construction industry.
A non-profit that offers transition assistance and placement to veterans.
A full-service job-search tool for veterans, plus latest job news.
Job Opportunities for Disabled American Veterans or JOFDAV is a national job board that is specific for disabled veterans. JOFDAV averages of 45000 Unique Visitors/3500 new registration and near a half a million job view per month. JOFADAV boasts over 35,000 active jobs from companies throughout the U.S.
Also called "The Networker", the primary purpose of the DVOP/LVER Locator is to provide the user with the ability to quickly locate other veterans’ service professionals in a particular geographic area
A networking and job search site for veterans.
Transition assistance and job search information for military members and their spouses.
A tool for finding civilian equivalents for military job titles, duties and skills.
A good site for general information and thoughts from people who have made the transition to civilian life.
An O*NET-based tool that helps veterans identify occupations by name, industry or military job.
Technical support to social service providers that assist homeless veterans.
This is a online job site dedicated to helping veterans of the military find the best jobs from today's top companies. Search jobs, post your resume, research potential employers, manage your job search and get a great career.
Helps translate military occupation codes into civilian occupation titles.
This Department of Labor website offers help with finding a new job, returning to a pre-service employer, working for the federal government, job accommodations, benefits, and assistance for military family members.
A veteran-owned firm that helps veterans and spouses locate jobs.
NCDA members may use these forms as a starting point when developing professional forms for use in all career development settings.
Transition Assistance Online helps transitioning military members find veteran-friendly employers and job openings
Information and resources for veterans and organizations wishing to hire veterans.
The official site of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Contains information on programs and benefits for veterans.
A site with information targeted at the interests of female veterans.
A search engine that searches several job boards.
A California non-profit that connects veterans seeking work with employers.
Designed to help employers identify transitioning veterans and those who are already in the civilian work force.
A website from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs aimed at helping veteran’s successfully transition and find work.
Career Assessment Instruments
The ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) is one of the most widely used, multiple-aptitude tests in the world, developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. The ASVAB Career Exploration Program is a career planning and exploration program that combines a multiple-aptitude test with an interest self-assessment and a wide range of career exploration tools. And it's FREE to participating schools!
Professional Development Opportunities
Obtain information on this certification for individuals who provide career assistance.
This site offers a list of approximately 1,500 schools that have a reputation for being military friendly. Use the College Search tool to filter schools based on individual preferences, and let the Military Friendly logo guide you to a school that values your military experience.
Learn more about this premiere conference for career development professionals.
This list of opportunities for professional development and continuing education provides detailed information for online, at-home, and national opportunities.
The NCDA Veteran’s Task Force Research Committee created this bibliography. We believe it is the most comprehensive list of recent references on vets' career-related issues. Topics covered include female vets, disabilities, employment, students, and more. [Updated June 2014.]
Read articles covering best practices, how-to details, career tips, and book reviews in NCDA's web magazine.
This guide explains the process and advantages of VA loans.
The National Center produces the PTSD Research Quarterly (RQ) newsletter. Each RQ contains a review article written by guest experts on a specific topic related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This is a 265 page Special issue of the journal of Career Planning & Adult Development focusing on career development for veterans. Organized by guest editors Robert Miles, Mary Buzzetta and Krysta Kurzyniski, this special issue on veterans contains 23 chapters, including contributions by Richard Bolles, John Krumboltz and Dick Gaither.
Vistas is a collection of conference proceedings from past ACA, NCDA, and ACES Conferences. To view the publications, you must be an ACA member.
ACEG members provide counseling and education programs and services for members of the Veteran military community as well as other government agencies at the federal, state, and local level.
Comprehensive explanation of VA benefits for vets, dependents and survivors.
An organization dedicated to serving retired military officers. The site includes a job search feature.