Military, Veterans, and Military Spouses Career Planning Resources

Are you looking to transition your military skills to a civilian career?  The resources below can help you know your options and get help.  Military spouses will also find tools to help them highlight their unique, valuable skills.

Get Help and Plan Your Career

Pay for Training

Write a Resume

  • Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)
    All Department of Defense Service members and veterans can request a VMET which describes their Service occupation and contains training and experience records. Use this record to prepare your resume and apply for a job.
  • Resume Engine
    Hiring Our Heroes – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
    Resume Engine helps service members and veterans translate their military record into a skills-based resume designed for civilian employers.

Find a Job

  • Veteran Employment Center
    The American Legion and
    Use this search tool to find jobs that are open now. You will also find tools to help you translate your military skills to a civilian career, learn about your military benefits, and find career advice.
  • The Veterans Employment Initiative
    Many federal agencies have initiatives to promote hiring of veterans within their agencies. Visit this site to learn about the federal employment process and find featured jobs.

Veterans Crisis Line
The crisis line offers phone, chat, or email help 24/7 for Service Members, Veterans, National Guard and Reserve and their family members and friends.

ESGR Department of Defense (DoD)
This DoD program helps Reserve Service members and their civilian employers resolve conflicts that arise from a Service members military commitment. A no-cost customer support center is available to answer questions and refer cases to a trained ombudsman for mediation assistance if needed. 

Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers (MACVSO)
A county Veterans Service Officer can help you understand and obtain your benefits. Contact your local Officer to get help with VA healthcare, disability compensation, education benefits, job placement, and more.

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV)
MACV helps veterans and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  MACV also has employment specialists to help veterans transition to civilian jobs.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs 
Get help connecting to federal and state benefits.

Get Help

Toll-free: 833-905-WORK
MN Relay: 800-627-3529