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As I am making my transition into civilian life, I am posting job resumes on just about every job board, making phone calls, and applying for just about any job out there. I try to find "military friendly" employers, but just about any job they have posted you need XX amount years of experience PLUS a bachelors degree.

Now, I can understand officers and senior enlisted folk having bachelors, but junior enlisted guys, especially in the infantry, have just about zero college. It's damn hard to go to school while training and deploying all the time.

I feel like these "Military Friendly" employers are just saying that to show they are doing their patriotic duty to hire vets. But I find it hard to believe. I think it is just a show, a front, a misconception that they actually hire vets. Maybe they hire someone and they just HAPPEN to be a vet. Plus it is a giant tax break to hire a vet.

Anyone else have a problem landing a job on their way out the door of the military?
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I really doubt that any employer will hire someone just because they were in the military. Although there may be tax breaks for the business, they still need someone who meets that job qualifications to be able to do the job. It's the experience, qualifications, certifications, leadership and discipline that employers seek when looking at prior military to fill positions. It seems as though you are looking for jobs you don't necessarily qualify for.

The high ops tempo, deployments, training for deployments, etc... can make it difficult to complete a BS degree. Do you have your Post 911 GI Bill? If so, USE IT!!!! They will cover your tuition and pay you a housing allowance (at E5 rate for your location). Get the degree that will qualify you for the jobs you are looking for.

It's federally mandated that all services provide military leaving the service transition classes and assistance. The Air Force has a week long class that Airmen (Officer & Enlisted) can attend which covers resume writing, job hunting interviewing, benefits and tons more information for Airmen leaving active duty. Which ever service you are in has the same/similar thing. You can use online sources such as militaryonesource.com, they have a ton of information for transitioning service members too.

Hope that helps and good luck on your transition to civilian status!!!
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As I am making my transition into civilian life, I am posting job resumes on just about every job board, making phone calls, and applying for just about any job out there. I try to find "military friendly" employers, but just about any job they have posted you need XX amount years of experience PLUS a bachelors degree.

Now, I can understand officers and senior enlisted folk having bachelors, but junior enlisted guys, especially in the infantry, have just about zero college. It's damn hard to go to school while training and deploying all the time.

I feel like these "Military Friendly" employers are just saying that to show they are doing their patriotic duty to hire vets. But I find it hard to believe. I think it is just a show, a front, a misconception that they actually hire vets. Maybe they hire someone and they just HAPPEN to be a vet. Plus it is a giant tax break to hire a vet.

Anyone else have a problem landing a job on their way out the door of the military?
Let me hear your experience.

ALSO! If you are in San Diego area and may know of a job opening, please let me know!
I work at the port of SD, at a painting and blasting company, work is plentiful and the pay is decent. Work is hard, but good...

Almost all of the companies around here are vet friendly, but don't rely on that alone. (I'm former USCG, but also have 10yrs experience as a mechanic).

What kind of experience or skills do you have? PM me if you like...
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You might consider looking into the railroads too. Many of the railroads hire people with absolutely no experience in the railroad field. This is mainly because railroading is so much different than pretty much any other career field. Due to the screwy schedule most railroads will provide preferential hiring for vets, as they tend to be less likely to want to party every weekend, they tend to adapt to a changing work times well, and over all tend to be more reliable employees.

If you do a quick Google search for the bigger railroads, you can probably find their web sites and eventually find their careers or employment sections. Some examples of the bigger railroads are Union Pacific (UP), Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), Kansas City Southern (KCS), CSXT, Canadian National (CN), IC just to name a few.

There will probably be quite a few of the smaller (short lines) also hiring.

Good luck and thanks for your service

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Start thinking long term Government jobs, they all have Pensions
Speaking Central Mexican Spanish is a huge plus

North Island, Camp Pendleton, Miramar, Border Patrol, Homeland Security,
Transportation Security Administration
Caltrans, Parks & Recreation, Dept. of Forestry, County Weights & Measures

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When all of those Military Reservists are brought back home, they will be looking too
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take any job you can find and use your GI bill.
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I recommend www.militaryfriendly.com to get you started looking.
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What is wrong with staying in longer? Or, even taking on another Government job. That way you can count your military time towards retirement from that job. I personally do not believe the numbers of the unemployed coming out of Washington, D.C.. But, in any case, there have been good suggestions posted above. You mentioned being Infantry. If you are looking for direct job related field, you will have to look into the Security and Police fields. Security jobs are much easier to get obviously than Police/Sheriff positions. But, at least a good stepping stone and you can still take classes. But, whatever you do, I wish you the best of luck.
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A real friendly employer for military in Canada is GE. I'm not sure about GE USA but its worth a check.. Also many the Ontario Provincial Police just put out a recruitment drive for military. Any interest in LEO? I'm sure US LEO would be interested.
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As others have mentioned, relying on the Military alone will not get you very far. Why not use your GI Bill, go to school, get your degree and work a side job at as a waiter or at home depot (Mil Friendly), Lowes or something like that?

Everyone these days appreciates the vets, but if you are not qualified to do the job, than I wouldn't expect much beyond "thank you for your service"...
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