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Davenport University's Career Services and Military Services team are offering free resume workshops throughout the 2014 year for currently serving members of the military, veterans and their spouses on all Davenport University campuses. Veterans will be assisted in translating their military experience into a professional resume that will work in both the public and private industries. Veterans planning on attending should register for the "Warrior to Worker" workshop by clicking here

Veterans who hone their resume-writing skills, prepare to be interviewed,  know how to translate their military skills to the private sector, and continue to push open doors will  have an edge when searching for a job! A good starting point is to log on to Pure Michigan Talent Connect and find out what veterans employment services are available to you. You will benefit from contacting a Veteran Employment Specialist!

Davenport University Career Services Davenport University provides life-long career services to current students and alumni using the latest resources available in the market today. Whether you are a student, alumnus, or an employer looking for qualified candidates, we can help.

American Corporate Partners Assists veterans in transitioning from military to civilian careers with the help of business professionals nationwide. ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling, and networking opportunities.

ESGR Promotes cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers. ESGR also assists in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

ESGR Freedom Award If your employer is military friendly, nominate them for the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve. Nominations must come from a Guard or Reserve member who is employed by the organization they are nominating, or from a family member.

Feds Hire Vets Resources and information on finding a Federal career.

Get Skills to Work GE's new collaborative program joins major manufacturers and educators to prepare and place veterans in long-term careers.

Gold Card The U.S. Department of Labor Gold Card provides unemployed post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market. An eligible veteran can present the Gold Card at his/her local One-Stop Career Center to receive enhanced intensive services including up to six months of follow-up.

Goodwill Veteran Services Provides unique opportunities for veterans in the Grand Rapids Area.

Government Resume Resume writing advice for government positions.

Hiring our Heroes Helps veterans better brand themselves to employers seeking to hire.

Hiring our Heroes: Building your Personal Brand Is a resource to assist in the transition from military service to civilian employment.

Hiring our Heroes: eMentor Leadership Program Provides veterans and military spouses access to guidance and support for job seeking, career development and personal challenges from experienced veterans, spouses, career mentors and military-friendly employers.

Hiring our Heroes: Fast Track  This website identifies the 100 fastest growing job markets in America and the key growth industries in those communities. Veterans and military spouses can search for thousands of job opportunities either by industry or geographic region.

Michigan Civil Service Commission (MCSC) Search job openings for the State of Michigan.

Michigan National Guard Employment Resources Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, Michigan National Guard Adjutant General has made it his mission to employ the heroes that sacrifice so much for this nation and the state of Michigan. He has partnered with many state and national organizations to increase the efforts to utilize highly skilled veterans within the National Guard.

Michigan Veteran Employment Services Exists to assist veterans in making successful transitions to civilian employment, and certifying post-secondary education and training programs and facilities for veterans' educational benefits.

Military Hire Former military personnel can seek careers and utilize their professional skills.

Military Hire Salary Wizard An easy to use job info and salary tool. Definitely worth checking out!

Military Skills Translator Translate your military skills, experience, and training to find career opportunities that best align with your capabilities.

MOS Translator Translate your military skills, experience, and training to find civilian career opportunities that fit your capabilities.

Monster Veteran Employment Center Job search portal.

My Next Move for Veterans Simple and quick search engine for veterans to enter military experience (branch and military occupation code or title) and link to information on civilian careers and related training, including information they can use to write resumes that highlight related civilian skills.

NACE Salary Wizard Estimates salary based on experience, education, and location. 

National Resource Directory Employment Find the resources you need as you transition from the military to a civilian career, identify programs and workplace supports for wounded warriors, and learn more about employment rights, protections and responsibilities

National Veterans Foundation NVF is a first-class job resource site. It includes job listings, a fairly active blog, and a live online chat and toll free number.

O*NET Interest Profile Helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore.

Profitecture Provides free social media training to help returning veterans! The Profitecture Social Media Boot Camp was inspired by Marine Corps boot camp. Over an eight-week period, it teaches you the basics of how to start leveraging a social media presence for professional purposes. Click here for additional info from the Grand Rapids Business Journal

Pure Michigan This website allows you to access hundreds of executive, technical and professional jobs with easy-to-use filters. Visit the Job Seeker section to access these and other valuable job seeking tools and resources.

Resume Writing JobGoRound.com has some great information to help you with your resume!

Safety-Kleen Job Search Is a military friendly employer. Click here for more information about the company.

TurboTap This official DoD website assists servicemembers during their transition from the military to civillian employment.

U.S. Department of Labor Helps prepare veterans and separating service members for meaningful careers, provides employment resources and expertise, and protects their employment rights.

VA Job Resources Six main resources for veterans seeking jobs: VA for Vets, VA Careers, Vet Success, My Career @ VA, FEDS Hire VETS, and VA Internships.

Veterans Employment Statistics

Veterans Employment Toolkit For employers seeking to hire veterans.

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) Only available at a community college or technical school (not a university), this program offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans between the ages of 35-60 and meet the other eligibility requirements.

Vet Jobs Post a resume and or search for jobs (also available to veterans’ spouses)!

VetNet Google's a comprehensive website to connect veterans and their spouses with employers.

VWIP (Veterans Workforce Investment Program) Assists eligible veterans by providing employment, training, and support services with an emphasis on implementing innovative approaches that increase the number of veteran participants who complete industry-recognized training programs and who receive occupational credentials and certifications to improve their overall competitiveness in the civilian workforce.

V-WISE Enables women Veterans to find their passion and to learn the business-savvy skills to turn their ideas or businesses into a growth ventures.

Wounded Veterans Intership Program Wounded veterans who cannot return to their previous civilian jobs after serving in combat can find placement opportunities with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) through a grant provided by the Federal Highway Administration. This program is being implemented to meet the employment needs of returning wounded veterans of the armed forces as they transition into the civilian workforce.