. Military-Civilian: Hot Jobs, Events, and Helpful Information for Veterans Seeking Civilian Careers

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Bon Jovi Shares New Song 'Unbroken,' A Tribute Veterans and Service Dogs

Bon Jovi has released their new song "Unbroken," an emotional track that will also be featured in the forthcoming documentary To Be of Service. And the band, along with Island records, are donating proceeds from the song to an important organization.

Written by Jon Bon Jovi and produced by John Shanks, "Unbroken" is a touching song from a veteran's perspective about everything they experience while at war, and then when they come home and are struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (commonly referred to as PTSD). The rocker sings lyrics like, "It's 18 months now I've been stateside/ With this medal on my chest/ But there are things I can't remember/ And there are things I won't forget."

For the next year, Bon Jovi and Island Records will donate 100% of net proceeds from "Unbroken" to the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation, a non-profit organization that, as their official website explains, matches veterans "with highly trained and skilled Service Dogs that allow their new partners to become more independent, self-confident, and comfortable with life outside of the military/law enforcement.".

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Pizza Night to Support the Veterans We Serve!

20% of all sales will go towards Serving Those Who Served Us!

To help us raise those funds, you may do one of the following:
1. Show the flyer below to the cashier when you place your order.
2. Refer to the flyer below when you place your order by phone.
(For phone orders, call 805-385-4444 or 805-495-4444.)

Pashto and Dari Linguists for Afghanistan

Pashto and Dari Linguists for Afghanistan: Currently hiring US citizens who speak Pashto and Dari for Aghanistan


Friday, November 1, 2019

Interview Preperation Tips

Congratulations, you’ve been contacted about the job you applied for and have a job interview scheduled. This is great news and now, it’s time to get down to work.

It’s very important that you make the time to prepare for your upcoming interview. This preparation includes doing research about the company, thinking about the questions you’ll be asked (and how you’ll answer), and even asking a friend or family member to do a practice interview with you.

If you’re just starting your transition from military to civilian life, it may have been a while since you’ve had a job interview. Our goal is to help you get as prepared and confident as possible in advance, so that you can be your best self during the interview.

As part of our commitment to finding employment for veterans, we’ve put together our top interview preparation tips. Keep reading to learn how to prepare for an interview, to brush up on job interview do’s and don’ts, and to get up-to-date with the most common interview questions. We’ve also included some additional Veteran’s Employment interview preparation resources that you can download and review.

Cover Letter Writing Tips

Cover Letter Writing Tips
No one enjoys writing a cover letter and hiring managers don’t enjoy reading poorly written cover letters.
So, how about we take the pain out of cover letters for everyone – you, the military veteran who is seeking civilian employment and for the people who will read your cover letter.

Read on to learn about the top cover letter writing tips we want you to follow. It’s also important you highlight your military career in your cover letter, so we’ve included advice on how you can best do this.

What Is A Cover Letter?
A cover letter is your chance to do bridge the gaps between your resume and you, the person. While your resume includes the facts on your career goals, education, employment history, and volunteer experience – your cover letter is your chance to introduce yourself.

It’s in your cover letter that hiring managers look for the reasons why they should interview you and consider hiring you. You want to use your cover letter as a way to stand out from the pile of resumes that include similar skills and experience.

Just as we want you to write a unique resume for every job you apply for, you must do the same with your cover letter. When writing your cover letter, think about what you want to tell the hiring manager about yourself.
Imagine you have just a couple of minutes to introduce yourself and tell this person why you would be an ideal fit for the role and company. Remember to let your personality shine through and to be yourself.

How To Write A Great Resume

We want you to have a smooth transition from your military to civilian career. One of the first and vital steps in this career transition is in creating your resume.
And this is why we’re here – to give you the information you need to write a great resume and to support you as your veteran’s employment services expert. Because we communicate with corporate clients on a daily basis, we know what employers are looking for in candidate resumes.
We’ve put together our top resume writing tips that will help you convert your military experience, education, and skills to a civilian career.
Before we get into specifics, want to remind you of one key point about every single resume: you absolutely cannot have spelling or grammatical errors or have a disorganized and poorly formatted resume. It doesn’t matter how talented you are, if the hiring manager or human resources specialist struggles to read and understand your resume, it quickly goes to the bottom of the pile.
Follow our advice to create a great resume that stands out, gets you noticed, and hired.
Research The Civilian Job Requirements
It’s important that you do more than read the job description and title – you have to really understand what the employer is looking for. This means, reading between the lines and paying attention to mandatory skills and education, nice-to-have skills, and bonus criteria that can give you an edge.
  • Pay attention to the language used in the job description. Is it very formal or more relaxed and friendly? This can tell you a lot about the company, the people you’ll be working with, and the type of person the company is looking for.
  • Look for keywords and repeated emphasis on skills, education, etc. Does the job description use words like leadership, management, people person, responsive, time management, etc.? These are clue words that can tell you more about what the job is likely to entail.
  • Is there an emphasis in the job description on education, experience, or both? This is important especially when you’re converting your military experience to civilian. Make sure you have a list of all of your military training, education, courses, workshops, etc., these can be useful when a job description puts a big emphasis on education.


Pashto and Dari Linguists for Afghanistan

Pashto and Dari Linguists for Afghanistan: Currently hiring US citizens who speak Pashto and Dari for Aghanistan


Arabic Linguists for Iraq, Syria or Kuwait

Arabic Linguists for Iraq, Syria or Kuwait: Seeking Arabic Linguists for Iraq, Syria, Kuwait. Some of these languages include Tagalog, Macedonian, and Bengali. Must be a US citizen.

Arabic Linguists for Iraq, Syria or Kuwait

Thursday, October 31, 2019

November 20th LACBA Veterans Project Clinic

In three weeks, on November 20, 2019, the LACBA Veterans Legal Services Project is holding its next self-help workshop and legal clinic, covering cleaning criminal records and clearing outstanding tickets and warrants.  We are back to our regular location and time for this clinic-  5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m at Bob Hope Patriotic Hall (1816 S. Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA 90015). Attached to this email is a flyer for the clinic with a list of supporting documents that each participating veteran should obtain prior to arrival on the day of the clinic.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Which Marine base is nicknamed "The Stumps"?

Do you know what Nov. 10th is? The 244th birthday of the United States Marine Corps! That’s 244 years of Honor, Courage, and Commitment – and we could not be more proud of our Marines or more humbled by their sacrifice.

Marines are serving our country coast to coast – from Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to Camp Pendleton in California. At this moment we have Marines at 35 designated bases around the world – but how much do you know about where they are stationed?
We’re celebrating the Marine Corps’ birthday with a special quiz series to put your Marine knowledge to the test – starting right now with our "Where in the World Are the Marines?" quiz. We hope you’ll join the celebration:

Semper Fidelis,
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Monday, October 28, 2019

You're invited to Veterans Career Fair & Diversity Job Expo - November 21 - San Antonio, TX

Military-Civilian Testimonials 10-25-19

Military-Civilian Testimonials 10-25-19
Sharing jobs

Awesome! Thanks ma'am!! Posted them on our bulletin board and sharing with our veterans organizations! Please have a great and safe weekend!
Pablin L
Veterans Services Officer
Sullivan County, New York

Friday, October 25, 2019

Veterans Employment Summit 10-28-30 3920 Troy Highway, Montgomery, AL

CAVEC Veteran
Employment Summit

Gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to ace that job interview at the upcoming CAVEC Veteran Employment Summit! Two days of workshops will be held with a Career Fair on the final day.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dressing for Job Fairs

A formal study of hiring managers in more than 400 companies by the San Jose Mercury News concluded the average employer makes a hiring decision within 15 seconds of meeting you. The study simply illustrates a point that psychologists and scientists have known for a long time: A part of the human brain is specifically designed to size up a stranger in the first few seconds. It is a built-in feature of the human nervous system to determine, within seconds, whether a stranger approaching us is friend or foe. And that's the very mechanism that drives employers, recruiters and human resource representatives to (perhaps not consciously) evaluate a person on the basis of appearance.

So when you get ready to attend a job fair, pull out a professional outfit, pick some businesslike shoes, get your hair trimmed and go for it!

Invitation for the VA Loma Linda's Annual Suicide Prevention 5K Walk

Individuals can sign up via https://www.tinyurl.com/Y5RCZEZ7,Teams sign up via  https://tinyurl.com/y3uaxelnVendors sign up via https://tinyurl.com/y39c2vmm

Security Analyst

Security Analyst: Interview for this job and discover new career opportunities at the upcoming TECHEXPO Top Secret Hiring Event and Networking Reception. 11/13/19
 Security Analyst

Monday, October 21, 2019

Operations Planner

Operations Planner: The positions are located at JFTC in Bydgoszcz (Poland) supporting NATO Loyal Leda 2020 Exercise (LOLE20). Native English language speaker and SECRET clearance required.
 Operations Planner