Some popular job search sites are:

You should also attend career fairs and events, network with professionals, and check out the industry-specific search engines below. Additional resources for affinity groups (i.e. veterans, BIPOC, students with disabilities, etc.) are found on those respective pages. Be sure to also review our Identifying Fraudulent Job Postings article and don’t hesitate to contact us with any concerns!

Industry-Specific Resources

Federal Job Options & Benefits

Searching for Federal Jobs

The Application Process

When applying for a federal position be sure to read the posting carefully and submit all the required materials. You will always be updated as to the status of your application and will be notified if you are accepted or denied.

General Schedule: Grade Level
The General Schedule, the most common system among federal agencies, assigns every job a grade level from 1 to 15, according to the minimum level of education and experience its workers need.

Federal Resumes

Additional Resources

WSU Veteran Services – Get help with understanding federal/state benefits, campus resources and other areas of importance in your academic career.

Veterans Employment Tool Kit

Military to Civilian Transferable Skills Identifier

LinkedIn Premium for Service Members and Veterans

Occupational Outlook Handbook – A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) -This is a great tool if you’re interested in entrepreneurship or owning a small business. SCORE offers online mentorship from retired business owners–for free! It’s a good idea to enlist advice from someone who’s already made it in the civilian world. There’s even a special segment dedicated for helping Veterans, Guards and Reservists.

100,000 Jobs Mission- This mission is made up of more than 120 private sector companies who have made it their goal to hire at least 100,000 US military veterans by 2020. Check it out!

American Corporate Partner -This is another mentorship-focused resource aimed at connecting veterans with business leaders. It’s awesome for networking opportunities, specifically for veterans.

Military Times-First and foremost, this is the best news aggregator for veterans. Additionally, you’ll see career fairs in various industry sectors, like law enforcement. They’ve got a Transition Center, that offers a “veteran employers” search engine as well.

Department of Defense: You can apply to jobs at the Department of Defense or take a look into their “Department of Defense Hiring Heroes Program.” This program offers recruitment assistance to veterans who are wounded, ill or transitioning. This is where you’ll find specialized career fairs as well for veterans and their spouses.

National Veterans Foundation-This organization offers a Lifeline for Vets service, which allows you to talk to people who will listen. It also offers vital resources, like an in-depth Veteran Benefits Resource Center.

Candorful – help prepare for job interviews with Candorful.  This service helps job seekers who are Service Members or Veterans need to translate their experiences and skills to launch their career.

Tips for Transitioning from Military to Career