1/4: Veterans Guide Intro

There are dedicated programs and services for Veterans nationally and in Illinois. Don't miss out on valuable compensation, benefits, and educational opportunities.  Learn how to connect to services in your community, including finding Veteran Service Officers (VSOs) who are an excellent resource to assist you with various services, entitlements and programs.

Find out about different career options and how to translate your military skills to help you show you have the skills employers want. Learn about in demand occupations that interest you and if they are available near you.

Learn how to create great resumes and how to search for great jobs more efficiently and effectively. Get tips on networking and interviewing to help you land the right job.

2/4: Connect to Benefits and Services

Learn about Veteran specific assistance, Health Care, Pension, Home Loan Benefits, as well as how to identify and utilize both online and in-person assistance options.

3/4: Translate Your Skills

If you've left the armed forces, you may need to look at translating your military skills to civilian skills and exploring your skills and training options. While you may think you don't need to do any of this, your skills and training may need to be updated, even if you are searching for a job in the same field as your military experience because not all skills directly translate. By seeing how your skills translate, it is easier to understand their value and maximize your potential to land a great job and achieve even greater success.

4/4: Prepare and Search for a Job

Before you start your job search it's important to prepare and have an action plan. This will include updating your resume, reviewing job search options, networking and interviewing to achieve your goals.