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. From connecting to services in your community and discovering how your military skills are what employers want to crafting your resume and networking, click the “Next” button below to get started.

Use Illinois workNet tools to find veterans assistance:

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.