Have you taken our Transition Readiness Quiz yet? If you have, and you are ready to start your transition from the military, then you may want to check out these five job search apps specifically for service members:
CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Their app is one of the best job search apps out there, as it lets you search for jobs by city, state and ZIP code. But it also includes salary information for jobs, as well as local training programs if you need to spruce up on certain skills.
The CareerOneStop app also has a separate section specifically for veterans who are conducting a job search. It even matches military job experience (titles and MOS/MOC code) to civilian careers. If you need additional job search help beyond this app, it also has the capability of showing you where your local in-person American Job Center is located so that you can receive assistance in person.
RecruitMilitary Career Fair Plus
This is, by far, the best app out there for service members who are going to veterans’ job fairs. It includes a list of RecruitMilitary events and a list of employers who will be at the events. More importantly, with this app you have the ability to you to search employers who match your skills and even find an employers’ location on the floor plan for the event that you register for.
This will save you time at the job fair, because you can find employers more efficiently. The app also includes a section where you can take notes during the job fair, which will help you follow up with employers easier after the job fair.
Military Transition Guide – UPS
The Military Transition Guide app is presented by UPS. It is one of the best apps designed by a civilian corporation specifically for service members.
In addition to transition assistance tips, resources and career opportunities, it also includes a detailed checklist of things to accomplish beginning nine months prior to your transition to the civilian world.
ACP AdvisorNet is a program of the nonprofit organization American Corporate Partners. This app is an online community that connects veterans seeking career guidance with business professionals looking to share their expertise.
Current and former military members can ask or explore employment, job search or small business development questions in an organized forum and receive answers from other veterans. You can filter questions or search by topic or keyword right within this app, making it easy to navigate.
Mission Next – Successful Military Transition
The Mission Next – Military Transition Assistant app is created by American Dream University, a nonprofit organization.
One of the best features of this app is that you can set your transition date and then the app will provide you with a detailed list of tasks that you should complete during each phase leading up to your transition, such as pre-separation training and attending job fairs.
In addition to the apps mentioned here, you may want to check and see if your state has a job search app specifically designed for military service members. NYS Veterans – The Official Veteran App, Ohio Department of Veterans Services and Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs are just a few of the apps produced by states.
Now that you have the latest tools to help you with your military transition, hopefully you will excel in your job search. But if your job search does not go as planned, we have help for you too. Read our article, “My Military Transition Isn’t Going as Planned! Now What?” for some additional help.