Whether you’re a veteran currently transitioning to civilian life or one who’s been out of the Armed Forces for 20 years, finding employment after military service is easier said than done.
The veteran unemployment rate was 3.7% in 2017, down from 4.3% the year before, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The year-over-year numbers may have dropped, but finding a job is only half the battle.
The other half?
Finding the right job: a career that pays well, fits your skill set and is challenging after your years of service. And it doesn’t hurt to find a company that makes an effort to hire veterans, either.
When surveyed by military-transition.org, 38% of veterans felt their first civilian salary was lower than expected. Also, 48% indicated that their transition was more difficult than they thought it would be, according to the company’s founder, Brian Niswander.
In an effort to smooth that transition, we’ve rounded up some online resources that offer employment assistance for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses…
Kaitlyn Blount is a junior staff writer at The Penny Hoarder.
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