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Finding Help at Transition Assistance Offices

You might be reluctant to start looking for a job or making a career change once you hare returned home. Career changes are, however, a common part of American life. Most people change careers at least three times in their lives. 

Career One-Stop Centers have programs and counselors to assist you and your family members in seeking employment in government and the private sector. Those who have access to or live near a major military installation can also get transition and employment assistance from the Transition/Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) Office or a Navy Command Career Counselor. Examples of some employment assistance services available at your Career One-Stop Centers and Transition/ACAP Offices are listed below:

  • Counseling: The Career One-Stop Center or Transition staff provides individual career development counseling, comprehensive assessment of employment skills, and identification of employment opportunities.
  • Services: Career One-Stop Centers and Transition Assistance Offices offer computerized listings of jobs, career workshops, and training opportunities, as well as automated resume writing. Many Career One-Stop Centers and Transition Assistance Offices also provide access to a mini-reference library, word processing, and copying equipment to assist in job search preparation.
  • Job banks: Job banks provide information and referrals on temporary, permanent, part-time, and full-time positions in the federal, State, and private sectors. Separating service members are strongly encouraged to start their job search by using the following websites:

Some Helpful Resources include – known as The Go To Site – where you can find thousands of pages of employment resources and information including the Virtual Job Fair, the Directory of Employment, their Job Board, Job Tips, Real Time Job Fairs and much more.

Whatever you do, start by putting your resume online in the Department of Labor's (DOL) job bank under the DoD Job Search website. The DOL's job bank enables participating employers to use the website to search resumes for perspective employees.

You can also visit these websites for more employment assistance:

  • Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP) website
  • Workshops and seminars: A variety of workshops and seminars are available through your Career One-Stop Centers and Transition Assistance Office to help you and your spouse become more competitive in the job market. Topics include enhancing job search skills, goal setting, and preparation of standard and optional forms for federal civil service employment, resumes, and interviewing techniques.
  • Training: Some Career One-Stop Centers and Transition Assistance Offices may offer occupational skills training for those seeking entry-level classes in typing, word processing, and data entry. In addition you'll find helpful articles about writing resumes, dressing for success, interviewing techniques, and how to work a job fai at /jobs

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