Free Tech Job Resources for Veterans

Free Tech Job Resources for Veterans

With their ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, veterans have more to offer than ever. Are you a veteran looking to begin, advance or switch careers to tech? Do you know someone who is? Here are some free online resources that can help veterans make connections and find jobs in information technology and beyond. Read on and let us know if we missed any great tools in the comments!

Tech Training & Education Resources

Code Platoon is non-profit organization that offers technical training and career placement to both veterans and military spouses. Students of their immersive 14-week program, which doesn’t require any previous programming knowledge, will learn full stack development including Python or Ruby, Django or Rails, JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. Program participants will emerge as junior full-stack web developers and eligible for an internship. Learn More>

Operation Code is a non-profit that strives to provide an efficient way for veterans, military spouses, and transitioning servicemembers to enter into tech careers. The organization’s network of volunteers, including software engineers, product managers, systems architects, security engineers and other IT professionals, offer 1-on-1 mentorship to members. Other offerings include online events, podcast episodes, and even scholarships and discounted tuition at select code schools for members. Learn More>

VET TEC (Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses) is a program offered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs that that matches veterans who are looking to gain the experience to start or advance their career in the tech industry with select training providers. The program also offers tuition to full-time training programs and money for housing for those who qualify. Learn More>

Job Search Resources

Military Job Networks (MJN) is an exclusive online networking platform created and enabled only for verified U.S. Military Veterans. With 3,600 online private military occupation groups, verified Veterans access private, virtual spaces for true peer-to-peer networking and knowledge sharing. Learn More>

VetJobs services are available to assist ALL members of “The United States Military Family” advance their careers and find employment. This includes Officer and Enlisted, Active Duty, Transitioning Military, Reservists, Veterans, Retirees, of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Merchant Marine, National Guard, Navy, NOAA and Public Health Service along with Trailing Spouses, Eligible Former Spouses, Widows, Widowers and Dependents and DOD civilians. Learn More>

MilitaryHire.com has been developed and is maintained by a team of both military veterans and corporate hiring authorities. They worked hard to create a network where former military personnel can seek careers and utilize their professional skills. Learn More>

Military.com joined forces with Monster to accelerate their growth and change the playing field for career and educational opportunities for service members, veterans and military spouses. Monster's vision is bringing people together to advance their lives, which is a great fit with Military.com's "members first" ethos and goal of connecting the military community to all the benefits of service. Learn More>

U.S. TechVets is a U.S. technology industry career portal created to connect veterans, including transitioning military personnel and their family members, with meaningful jobs in America's technology industry. Learn More>

GI Jobs has a pay calculator that estimates the salary needed in a civilian job to equal your current military pay. Their job board allows you to search by location and military specialty. Learn More>

Veteran Employment Center is a division of the US Department of Veteran affairs which translates your military occupational codes into the equivalent in civilian skill which helps you choose your best career path. They also help you build out a resume and publish a profile that connects you to over 1.5 million jobs and thousands of employers seeking vets with your skillsets. Learn More>

Another free resource is enlisting the help of a recruiter. While not all specialize in placing veterans, recruitment firms help guide professionals in their careers and place them at jobs, many at no cost to the candidate. As tech recruiters, we are more than happy to provide free career and employment market consultation in thanks to our veterans and what they’ve done for us, just contact your local Motion Recruitment office here.

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