In case you haven’t heard, the Department of Veterans Affairs has developed an online career center to help translate military experience to civilian work, based on the military skills translator developed here at Military.com. A recent Washington Post blog profiles the new career center:
“One of the things that these veterans encounter is a very significant barrier of trying to translate their military experience and skills and credentials … into civilian speak,” said John U. Sepúlveda, the VA’s assistant secretary for human resources and administration.
The career center program uses a military skills translator along with an assessment tool that gauges an individual’s interests and skills and generates a resume, he said.
Already, more than 34,000 veterans have been registered in the system, which allows them to upload a resume and gives them the option to connect with a career coach. The VA said more than 7,600 veterans have searchable resumes in the database.
Have you used the new system and have feedback, either positive or negative? Sound off in the comment section of this post.