Job Info & Tips For Vets


For all who are seeking employment here is some good information I found. In helping Veterans I have seen many of these common mistakes. This also applies to the civilian work force to. Please pass this on to anyone that you think would benefit.  10 Ways To Screw Up A Job Search

Did you know that VA for Vets career coaches are available to ignite your job search? More than 100 coaches provide free expert guidance to Veteran job seekers, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Coaches provide:

  • Guidance for using the Career Center and other resources
  • Application, resume and cover letter reviews
  • Interview preparation
  • Follow-up support to keep you on track to reach your career goals

Thousands of Veterans have received VA for Vets coaching services to transition to the civilian workforce. Explore the VA for Vets Career Center and begin working with a coach by calling 1-855-824-8387

(TTY: 1-855-824-8833).

The Veteran Employment Services Office (VESO) oversees VA for Vets, a comprehensive career management program that enables Veterans to successfully join the civilian workforce. To learn more, visit

Get the latest VA for Vets news by joining the conversation on LinkedIn and Facebook. Sign up for the VA Employment ListServ.



Below are some valuable links to Veterans benefits and preferences when applying for Federal jobs.

Veterans Benefits

Veterans Preferences

Job Fair Tips

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The VA launched a new hotline, 1-855-VA-WOMEN or 1-855-829-6636, to respond to questions from women veterans, families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women veterans. The new hotline joins numerous other VA hotlines that provide critical information and assistance to all veterans, such as those in crises or in danger of becoming homeless. Learn more at and

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The following tips and techniques for Veteran job applicants was compiled by OSOT America member and past VFW Post 3873 Commander Mike Barbour.  The topics are informative, helpful and orientated toward the Veteran.  Documents are available in both Word (*.docx) and Adobe Reader (*.pdf) formats.

Word (docx) and Adobe Reader (PDF) Formats

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