What are the best military transition resources out there for those leaving the military and beginning a civilian career? When I left the military I thought the only resource available to me was Veterans Affairs (VA). But the VA is just one resource and in my opinion, it isn’t always the best option for your situation. Since creating my LinkedIn profile, I have begun to connect with veterans and veteran organizations. And what I have learned is, there are so many resources out there to help you! Check out this round up of resources and feel free to comment with your favorites.
Veterati is a mentoring platform that connects veterans and other business leaders to help veterans who have transitioned or are looking to transition out of the military. There are so many mentors on Veterati. These mentors can provide great mentorship advice to help you as you prepare for your next stage of life. Want to chat with me, check out my Veterati calendar here.
If you are looking for a mentor to either start your own business or to find a job in the corporate world check out American Corporate Partners. I have used their program twice and have learned so much from the mentors I was connected with. Added bonus, it is free for veterans and military spouses!
Military Talent Partners is committed to empowering veterans and military spouses throughout their careers. Their talent network is organically grown from the relationships they build and the authenticity. They help you make money, by powering your workforce with the nation’s best-in-class talent!
Strategic Alliance for Veteran Integration (SAVI) programs that help you track your financial, emotional, physical, and mental progress post-separation.
Vets2Industry provides knowledge, connections, opportunities, and more importantly, hope. I have participated in a number of Vets2Industry’s networking events. And I have found there are so many people willing to help others in their journey. If you are leaving the military you need to check them out.
Silent Professionals’ mission is to help veterans find employment. They translate vet resumes into a language that civilian employers can understand – coaching and advising throughout the process. Their job board includes openings across a wide range of security-oriented roles, as well as jobs in logistics, administration, and other areas. Registration and access to the entire site are free for military and law enforcement veterans.
Are you thinking of going to school when you leave the military? If so, you need to check out Service 2 School. They help prepare transitioning service members and veterans for their next chapter of leadership by helping them gain admission to the best college or graduate programs school possible.
Another resource, if you are planning to attend college, is Student Veterans of America. They have a mission focused on empowering student veterans. They have created a network of more than 1,500 on-campus chapters in all 50 states and 4 countries. If you are looking to connect with a like-minded community of veterans after service check them out!
If you are looking for mental health help, check out 23rd Veteran helps military and veterans who are living with trauma. They have a unique 14-week mental health program that has freed veterans from a life of isolation, anxiety, panic, and depression.
There are so many resources out there helping veterans. What is your favorite resource and why?