The Best 50+ Web Resources for Transitioning Navy Veterans

September 28, 2015 at 6:37 am  •  Posted in Decisions, Featured, Resources by

Veteran Web Resources

Have you ever wondered where to turn for help getting out of the military?  You’re probably concerned that the Career Counselor won’t give you the correct information since the Navy wants you to stay in (and why wouldn’t they!).

This is exactly I experienced when I was transitioning from Active Duty.  So, I had to undertake a Do-It-Yourself approach.  There are several sites out there that give some great tips about how to navigate the transition process… like this one from Transitioning Veteran, or this one from USAA, or this one from VetsFirst.

So, while you’re working your checklist, don’t forget to check out the following sites to become a resourceful and informed veteran.

 

Transition Assistance

  • www.gijobs.com – A guide to post-military success, which includes sections on everything from education and resumes to wardrobes and body language.
  • www.military.com – A subsidiary of Monster provides a variety of military-related content, including a “buddy finder” and information about VA loans.
  • www.moaa.org – Military Officers Association of America, serving active, former and retired military officers. Provides networking opportunities and other transition services.
  • www.taonline.com – Transition Assistance Online offers transition assistance information and tools to help veterans and service members find civilian employment.
  • www.dol.gov/vets – Helps veterans transition from military to civilian life
  • www.nvti.ucdenver.edu/resources/militaryBasesTap.htmGuide for locating Military bases and Transition Assistance Programs
  • www.careeronestop.org – Careers and Career site information
  • www.onetonline.org/ – Excellent site for translating military experience into civilian terms
  • www.servicelocator.org – Provides guidance to find Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOP’s) and Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LEVR) in a specific area

Career Assessment Resources

  • www.ncda.org – National Career Development Association- The oldest career association in America offering resources and recommended counselors.
  • www.mbti.us – Myers-Briggs Type Indicator- One of the most recognized interest and abilities test available. This site will educate you on where to go to take this exam and how to interpret the results.
  • www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp – Human Metrics Typology Test- A FREE assessment tool that is quick but will provide you with a basic analysis.
  • www.keirsey.com – Keirsey-Temperament Sorter II- A FREE assessment of your personality type. Provides a basic analysis.
  • www.self-directed-search.com – Holland Typology- Probably the most recognized researched theorist on career behavior. It lists six types of vocational identities and corresponding environments.
  • www.vetnethq.com – To make things easier and provide structure, a few of the leading organizations in veteran career development have combined forces to create one, easy place to start.

Education

  • www.doleta.govDepartment of Labor website that describes options for finding a job, unemployment Insurance, and Grants available Through the DOL
  • benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm Veterans Administration site explaining the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
  • www.dol.gov/elaws/evets.htmAssists veterans preparing to enter the job market with information on career assessment, training, benefits and special services available to veterans
  • www.fastweb.com/ – Search for available scholarships, school matching, and financial aid information
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov/ – U. S. Department of Education site explaining available financial aid programs
  • www.vetsuccess.gov/about_the_vre_program – Information on the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

Military Related

Small Business

  • www.sba.govSmall Business Administration website to help individuals understand the SBA and how to start a small business
  •  www.vetbiz.govA federal portal for veteransconsidering starting a Veteran-Owned Small Business
  • www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2985Site dedicated specifically to Veterans Business Development

Post Traumatic Stress Resources

Veterans Service Organizations

Did we miss something?  What resources have been the greatest help for you?

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