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 Continue Public Service in a New Federal Career

 

The Feds for Vets Career Center will help you smoothly transition to a new civilian career. All of the Career Center tools work together to help you market your experience and find the career that is right for you. To begin, register for an account using your personal email address. You will need to log in to your account to use some of the tools. Then follow each step below to prepare for a new federal career and enhance your job search.

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     Military Skills Translator

     

    The Military Skills Translator converts military exptertise into civilian-friendly language that can be used in your resume. You'll receive job descriptions that best match your background. Using this tool, you'll be able to describe your experience in clear terms including:

    • Military occupation code (MOS), area of concentration (AOC), Air Force speciality code (AFSC) or Navy enlisted classification (NEC)
    • Rate, rank, and responsibilities
    • Specialties, certifications, and training
    • Education and work experience

    Translate skills

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     Resume Builder

     

    The Resume Builder guides you step-by-step in developing a resume that makes hiring managers stop and take notice. You can: 

    • Create up to five customized resumes
    • Add documentation for Veterans’ Preference and Special Hiring Authorities eligibility 
    • Upload a resume to the Veteran Resume Database, where hiring managers search for candidates​

    Build Resumes

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     Career Assessments

     
    Career assessments help you narrow down potential careers to fields that best match your background and interests. Begin with the Work Experience and Basic Skills assessments (log-in required). Complete additional assessments to get more specific results about:

    • Interests and work preferences
    • Aptitudes and abilities
    • Healthcare (for health professionals only)

    begin assessments​​​

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     Coaching

     
    VA for Vets career coaches provide free, one-on-one expert guidance at every stage of your civilian job search. Coaches will help you translate your military skills, create your resume and identify career matches.
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     Job Search

     
    The Job Search is powered by USAJOBS – you can narrow your search to a specific agency, salary, grade, occupation and location. You may want to work with a career coach to review your new resume and help you apply for positions that fit your skills and experience.

    Search Jobs