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Link Posted: 3/20/2009 1:59:32 AM EST
[#1]
Originally Posted By RickNC:
Originally Posted By StykUrHedUp:
Originally Posted By RickNC:
Originally Posted By StykUrHedUp:
Originally Posted By RickNC:
Got an offer for Dyncorp in Qatar. The pay isn't what a lot of overseas jobs are paying for similar work. Not sure where you guys see those 75K+ security jobs overseas. Only ones I see are for ex special ops guys. Triple canopy, blackwater, etc won't seem to touch anyone who wasn't a seal or other operator.

I was researching a lot of info on Dyncorop in Qatar and found a good amount of bad press. I may turn it down due to that.


Qatar is not considered "hazardous" and therefore doesn't pay nearly as much as jobs in Afghanistan or Iraq.  In my field (commo) Qatar pays about 75ish.  I'm currently on contract to Iraq for 150K.  So I'd have to say you're just not looking in the right places.  

www.militaryhire.com is a good place to start.  I've landed several contracts from that site.


I understand why Qatar is lower paying but 40K for a year?  Come on. Not to mention I found a lot of bad stuff about that contract just by googling "dyncorp qatar". I am  nervous about this job due to what I read.  I am on militaryhire. That site doesn't seem to have too much traffic.



You and I must be in different job fields.  Militaryhire is where I always land my contracts from.  You're right, 40K does sound a little low.  Remember though....that is potentially tax free money....so 40K means 40K.  If you're in a position to turn it down.....I think I'd wait for something else to come along, but if you are hurting, might not be a bad gig.  At least in Qatar there are things to do....rent atvs and jet skis, golf, etc.



True but then again I have heard many bad things about them online. Some guys on that exact contract got screwed with pay. Something about when they arrived in country they were told they were now working for a different company and had no recourse unless they filed suit in Qatar courts. They got nowhere. Scary stuff. I am not hurting yet.


Yeah...I'd say if that was the case I'd pass on it as well.  That's pretty messed up.
Link Posted: 3/20/2009 6:28:46 AM EST
[#2]
Originally Posted By StykUrHedUp:
Originally Posted By RickNC:
Originally Posted By StykUrHedUp:
Originally Posted By RickNC:
Originally Posted By StykUrHedUp:
Originally Posted By RickNC:
Got an offer for Dyncorp in Qatar. The pay isn't what a lot of overseas jobs are paying for similar work. Not sure where you guys see those 75K+ security jobs overseas. Only ones I see are for ex special ops guys. Triple canopy, blackwater, etc won't seem to touch anyone who wasn't a seal or other operator.

I was researching a lot of info on Dyncorop in Qatar and found a good amount of bad press. I may turn it down due to that.


Qatar is not considered "hazardous" and therefore doesn't pay nearly as much as jobs in Afghanistan or Iraq.  In my field (commo) Qatar pays about 75ish.  I'm currently on contract to Iraq for 150K.  So I'd have to say you're just not looking in the right places.  



www.militaryhire.com is a good place to start.  I've landed several contracts from that site.


I understand why Qatar is lower paying but 40K for a year?  Come on. Not to mention I found a lot of bad stuff about that contract just by googling "dyncorp qatar". I am  nervous about this job due to what I read.  I am on militaryhire. That site doesn't seem to have too much traffic.



You and I must be in different job fields.  Militaryhire is where I always land my contracts from.  You're right, 40K does sound a little low.  Remember though....that is potentially tax free money....so 40K means 40K.  If you're in a position to turn it down.....I think I'd wait for something else to come along, but if you are hurting, might not be a bad gig.  At least in Qatar there are things to do....rent atvs and jet skis, golf, etc.



True but then again I have heard many bad things about them online. Some guys on that exact contract got screwed with pay. Something about when they arrived in country they were told they were now working for a different company and had no recourse unless they filed suit in Qatar courts. They got nowhere. Scary stuff. I am not hurting yet.


Yeah...I'd say if that was the case I'd pass on it as well.  That's pretty messed up.


Yeah I turned it down. I was nice about it and told them something came up. Never heard from them again.

Link Posted: 5/22/2009 6:21:15 AM EST
[#3]
Awesome site guys!!!!! I posted my resume on the website and in less than 24 hours I got two emails. One was for a security position in kuwait. (Not really my gig, but sounds cool) and the other simply said, "please call me" I looked at the sig block to get the company name to pull more information. I will call later on seeing that it is 7:30 in the morning here.

Thanks for the great site, keep you updated.
Link Posted: 9/24/2009 8:06:31 AM EST
[#4]
Link Posted: 12/29/2009 6:37:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: FMJshooter] [#5]
Yep I'm pretty much f'd.


All my leads from the last year seem to have disappeared. Not much love out there for broken grunts! Hopefully my wounded warrior chick can hook me up with some education or an apprenticeship.


 
Link Posted: 12/30/2009 12:13:43 AM EST
[#6]
Do you have a family? If not you should be able to use your GI BIll and make ends meet pretty well, escepially if you take advantage of scholarship oppurtunites
Link Posted: 12/30/2009 11:55:32 PM EST
[#7]



Originally Posted By BobRoberts:


Do you have a family? If not you should be able to use your GI BIll and make ends meet pretty well, escepially if you take advantage of scholarship oppurtunites


Yea I think i can work out something using the new GI bill and whatever money the VA throws my way. Just venting a bit never thought in a million years i would be behind a desk before 30, kind of out of my me element.




 
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 11:19:09 PM EST
[#8]
I'll also offer up:

WorldWide Language Resources (WWLR)

Jobs listed:
Interpreters

Linguists
Cultural Advisors
Military Advisors
Fielding Equipment Coordinator
Human Intelligence Analysts
Language Training

Translation Services
Isomersion Courses
International Business Consulting
Link Posted: 7/8/2010 11:30:25 PM EST
[#9]
KBR - jobs are in Iraq
http://kbr.myvurv.com/main/careerportal/default.cfm

Flour - jobs are in Afghanistan
http://www.fluor.com/careers/professional/Pages/logcap_iv_opportunities.aspx

Dyncorp - jobs are in Afghanistan (search Afghanistan)
http://www.dyncorprecruiting.com/ext/subpage.asp

These are all Logcap jobs.

I have a now obsolete excel spreed sheet somewhere that lists every contractor trying to get a contract. It's dated - 2009 but should have some leads. IM me through the board with your email addy and I will send it to you.

Link Posted: 7/24/2010 3:55:39 PM EST
[#10]
Thanks for the info. I'm in college right now (Thank you Post 9/11 GI Bill!) but a new job would be nice.
Link Posted: 7/28/2010 7:26:02 AM EST
[#11]
I am getting out in November and trying to get a jump start on finding a job. I have not written my resume yet because I dont know how. Never had to do one before.  But I have a couple of people helping me out.  

Anyone one know of anything near the Jacksonville FL area or Decatur AL area? I am not a combat vet. I have been stationed on a ship for 6 years and worked on CIWS (Close-In Weapons System)
Link Posted: 8/9/2010 11:07:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: FMJshooter] [#12]

Originally Posted By woody86:
I am getting out in November and trying to get a jump start on finding a job. I have not written my resume yet because I dont know how. Never had to do one before.  But I have a couple of people helping me out.  
Anyone one know of anything near the Jacksonville FL area or Decatur AL area? I am not a combat vet. I have been stationed on a ship for 6 years and worked on CIWS (Close-In Weapons System)








Utilize the transition assistance program (ACAP center in the Army not sure about the Navy) or VA resume writing services if available. They do a pretty good job and convert your military experience/training into language civilian employers will understand.
 
Link Posted: 8/16/2010 1:29:02 PM EST
[#13]
Thanks for the info FMJshooter. The Navy has TAPS class which I will be attending in September. Just trying to get a head start. Dont want to get out and be SOL. Hopefully I will get more information from TAPS than I have now.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:55:50 PM EST
[#14]
Originally Posted By FMJshooter:

Originally Posted By woody86:
I am getting out in November and trying to get a jump start on finding a job. I have not written my resume yet because I dont know how. Never had to do one before.  But I have a couple of people helping me out.  

Anyone one know of anything near the Jacksonville FL area or Decatur AL area? I am not a combat vet. I have been stationed on a ship for 6 years and worked on CIWS (Close-In Weapons System)

Utilize the transition assistance program (ACAP center in the Army not sure about the Navy) or VA resume writing services if available. They do a pretty good job and convert your military experience/training into language civilian employers will understand.
 


Where can I find these VA resume writing services? My google fu is not working well.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 7:45:58 PM EST
[#15]



Originally Posted By nealthedestroyer:



Originally Posted By FMJshooter:




Originally Posted By woody86:

I am getting out in November and trying to get a jump start on finding a job. I have not written my resume yet because I dont know how. Never had to do one before.  But I have a couple of people helping me out.  



Anyone one know of anything near the Jacksonville FL area or Decatur AL area? I am not a combat vet. I have been stationed on a ship for 6 years and worked on CIWS (Close-In Weapons System)


Utilize the transition assistance program (ACAP center in the Army not sure about the Navy) or VA resume writing services if available. They do a pretty good job and convert your military experience/training into language civilian employers will understand.

 




Where can I find these VA resume writing services? My google fu is not working well.


A woman from the VA working out of Fort Hood looked over mine. I guess just call your local vet center and ask if they offer any similar services.





 
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:51:26 PM EST
[#16]
Originally Posted By FMJshooter:

Originally Posted By nealthedestroyer:
Originally Posted By FMJshooter:

Originally Posted By woody86:
I am getting out in November and trying to get a jump start on finding a job. I have not written my resume yet because I dont know how. Never had to do one before.  But I have a couple of people helping me out.  

Anyone one know of anything near the Jacksonville FL area or Decatur AL area? I am not a combat vet. I have been stationed on a ship for 6 years and worked on CIWS (Close-In Weapons System)

Utilize the transition assistance program (ACAP center in the Army not sure about the Navy) or VA resume writing services if available. They do a pretty good job and convert your military experience/training into language civilian employers will understand.
 


Where can I find these VA resume writing services? My google fu is not working well.

A woman from the VA working out of Fort Hood looked over mine. I guess just call your local vet center and ask if they offer any similar services.

 


Thanks
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 9:45:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: ReconB4] [#17]
double post
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 9:46:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: ReconB4] [#18]
I have tried all of this...Dynocorp, KBR, Triple Canopy and more. Always get a no go email, if I even get a response. I'm a layed off airline pilot on the civilian side and on the military side I'm light infantry, scout platoon E6 with sniper school honor grad, a couple state 1st place shooting comps as well as top 10 nationals, 286 PT so I'm not some out of shape guy. It seems like nothing really helps. In Dec when I return from this deployment I will have 27 months on combat deployments. There's got to be a way to find a decent job. I have a place in Florida but the wife is in Utah with her mom while I'm away. Any ideas? I think I've run out.
Link Posted: 10/5/2010 2:27:49 PM EST
[#19]
Originally Posted By ReconB4:
I have tried all of this...Dynocorp, KBR, Triple Canopy and more. Always get a no go email, if I even get a response. I'm a layed off airline pilot on the civilian side and on the military side I'm light infantry, scout platoon E6 with sniper school honor grad, a couple state 1st place shooting comps as well as top 10 nationals, 286 PT so I'm not some out of shape guy. It seems like nothing really helps. In Dec when I return from this deployment I will have 27 months on combat deployments. There's got to be a way to find a decent job. I have a place in Florida but the wife is in Utah with her mom while I'm away. Any ideas? I think I've run out.


Try SOC I hear they are taking anyone with a pulse. Talked to a Tripple Canopy guy and an SOC guy in Atlanta coming back from R&R. Both said SOC was hiring like mad but pay was 80k working afghanistan. Not what it used to be.

K B R is downsizing (laying off) to match the troop withdrawl. I hear rumors that the same is happening in AFG.
SOC is getting huge. Seems the Army is replacing troops here in Iraq with SOC Ugandans.

I'm putting of my next R&R till January. Hoping I still have job then.

Otherwise might head to the gulf of mexico, see if I can find an oil spill job.
Link Posted: 10/5/2010 3:32:40 PM EST
[#20]
Originally Posted By drobs:
Originally Posted By ReconB4:
I have tried all of this...Dynocorp, KBR, Triple Canopy and more. Always get a no go email, if I even get a response. I'm a layed off airline pilot on the civilian side and on the military side I'm light infantry, scout platoon E6 with sniper school honor grad, a couple state 1st place shooting comps as well as top 10 nationals, 286 PT so I'm not some out of shape guy. It seems like nothing really helps. In Dec when I return from this deployment I will have 27 months on combat deployments. There's got to be a way to find a decent job. I have a place in Florida but the wife is in Utah with her mom while I'm away. Any ideas? I think I've run out.


Try SOC I hear they are taking anyone with a pulse. Talked to a Tripple Canopy guy and an SOC guy in Atlanta coming back from R&R. Both said SOC was hiring like mad but pay was 80k working afghanistan. Not what it used to be.

K B R is downsizing (laying off) to match the troop withdrawl. I hear rumors that the same is happening in AFG.
SOC is getting huge. Seems the Army is replacing troops here in Iraq with SOC Ugandans.

I'm putting of my next R&R till January. Hoping I still have job then.

Otherwise might head to the gulf of mexico, see if I can find an oil spill job.


Yeah I see the Ugandan SOC guys at every base. It seems we (military) are always having to wait for MWR facilities because those idiots are always using everything.  If I would be sitting at a gate or door, no way. If they have something better than that I would. I guess I'll take a look.
Link Posted: 6/1/2011 9:50:38 PM EST
[#21]
I have been looking for a job here in Denver, Co for sometime now, if anyone here is hiring let me know, I do not need to work,since I am going to school and all, but to honest I miss working and would like to work/do college at the same time. IM if you have any leads please! My skill sets are Aviation Structural Mechanic/Aircraft Paint/Hazmat/construction.
Link Posted: 7/16/2011 2:34:50 AM EST
[#22]
At the risk of a threaderrection, there was an article I read the other day (Stars & Stripes?) that said the Dept of Energy is going to have a big push to hire vets. Apparenlty lots of guys getting close to retirement age.  

Maybe worth looking in to for those on the prowl for jobs still  Good luck!
Link Posted: 7/16/2011 1:42:11 PM EST
[#23]
MPRI has an opening at Camp Morehead (Afghanistan) for a Supply Specialist.  If you or if you know anyone interested, you can apply thru L-3 Com Careers, or send me a note and I can walk you thru the process.

Job Description
Senior Supply Specialist Trainer -
Requisition ID
022792
Afghanistan
Description
Supervise a diverse range of subordinate team member's duties and responsibilities. Synchronize the development of a formal Garrison transition training plan with assumption of responsibilities and functions to include the DFAC, warehouse operations (receipt, storage, issue), maintenance facility, ammunition holding area, bulk fuel, range control/operations and facility management (real property and furnishings). Candidate will mentor Command Garrison Stock Records Section, and Property Book Section and warehouse personnel to ensure a smooth transition from US Military and Contractors in the day-to-day operation of the warehouse and ammunition holding area. Individual will assist in the supervision of a section of five Trainer/Mentors. Candidate may be tasked to work outside the normal scope of duties as required by the Contract Statement of Work.
Qualifications
L-3 MPRI is seeking a former U.S. Military E-9 to W-4 with extensive property accountability experience at the brigade or division level. Must possess superior organizational skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communications abilities. Must be capable of using the latest Microsoft Office suite. Must have a clear understanding of current operational doctrine. Experience developing, planning and executing training for stock records, property book sections, and/or ammunition safety and accountability is a plus .
US Security Clearance Required
: Secret
Schedule
: Full-time
Shift
: Day - 1st
Travel
: Yes, 25% of the time
Organization
: MPRI, Inc.
Link Posted: 9/9/2011 10:10:42 AM EST
[#24]
I am cross posting this from team Quantico, VA Job Openings. But to those who can't see it my company is looking for employees (preferably former Marines) the have experience in the following fields:

*  Engineering Technician - Stafford County, VA
*  Computer Systems Analyst I - Caroline / Stafford County, VA
*  Computer Systems Analyst II - Caroline / Stafford County, VA
*  Contracts Manager - Caroline / Stafford County, VA
*  Word Processing I - Stafford County, VA
*  Word Processing II - Stafford County, VA
*  Logistics Specialist - Stafford County, VA (3043 type work)

You can visit Professional Solutions Delivered, LLC SDVOSB to download and view job descriptions.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at [email protected] or you can email your resume to [email protected].

Thanks,
Paul
Link Posted: 11/30/2011 3:37:00 PM EST
[#25]
For any prior K9 guys out there AMK9 is a big one. I got a hookup with them and will taking a job at the embassy in baghdad. starting  for their contracts is usually 95K and up.
Link Posted: 2/20/2012 8:32:52 PM EST
[#26]
just posted my resume on militaryhire.com. Thanks for the link!! I just seperated on the 31'st, had a PD job lined up, two days after i got home, i got called in and was told the money got pulled, so they cant hire me.. Awesome... Now im sitting here trying to figure out how im going to make the bills on the first!  Didnt get hired on with the local factory due to lack of experience, and the local grocery store will hire me part time at 7.25/hour... not enough to pay the bills :/....

Ill be totally honest with ya'll... this is the EXACT position i DIDNT want to be in when i decided to seperate!!! Kind of a kick in the gutt.  Wont lie..

OH, if anyone knows of any LE Jobs in the midwest, Im willing to move if the pay is good!!! Currently In the Iowa Air National Guard (security Forces) so i'd like to keep it in iowa just for the simple fact of not having to deal with the Ass pain of transfering units...

Thanks guys! It helps to know im not the only Vet who is having trouble finding a job.... I never expected this... Tour in Iraq, tour in Afghanistan.. 5 years of service... Yup. Apparantly I'm not qualified for jack shit here in SW Iowa lol.
Link Posted: 4/3/2012 6:02:18 PM EST
[#27]
local union #21 is looking for marble and terazzo apprentices in northern illinois. starting pay is about $17.50 a hour.
Link Posted: 7/24/2012 8:33:03 PM EST
[#28]
Just saw this thread. I am in the Albany, NY area and fucking hell I have sent out 100 resumes/applications and gotten just two interviews. I am working part-time at a gun store, but right now that is not cutting it.
Link Posted: 9/14/2012 6:12:56 PM EST
[#29]
Originally Posted By Tahawus:
Just saw this thread. I am in the Albany, NY area and fucking hell I have sent out 100 resumes/applications and gotten just two interviews. I am working part-time at a gun store, but right now that is not cutting it.


Well...I got a job. Time Warner Cable via a newspaper advertisement. Thank God. I start next Friday....can't wait for that first paycheck.
Link Posted: 10/16/2012 7:12:00 PM EST
[#30]
Thanks all for this thread and all advice and links given, this has been a great help in my search for a new career path and hopefully something good will come of it all.
Link Posted: 10/28/2012 8:58:34 AM EST
[#31]
Hey guys, just thought I would help some fellow vets out, the company I work for is hiring 20 aircraft mechanics. its a contract/union just working on the navy's tactical trainers t45. which by the way is a terrible aircraft haha but the pay is good and benefits are good. location is nas kingsville texas, IM me for more information if you are interested, anyways this is the link, http://l-3com.com/careers/us-job-search.html

Once you are here go to location and change it to texas/ kingsville nas.
Hope this helps someone here.
Link Posted: 11/29/2012 6:47:46 AM EST
[#32]
I have been working for a company called Hi-LIne, selling industrial hardware while on terminal leave.  I just got a call from AFJROTC and I just got accepted to a local high school as an instructor. I was very stressed out about finding a job, now I have to decide if I should keep my Hi-LIne job which is commission based and making very little with a lot of effort with the potential to make about $100K in about a year if I bust my butt; OR take the AFJROTC job and make a set amount, forever pretty much. If I take the AFJROTC job I will need to sell my work truck and that could present a small problem, maybe would need to make a few payments if it doesn’t sell right away. Anyone ever been a AFJROTC instructor? BTW...I got the Hi-Line job fro Bradley Morris.
Link Posted: 12/3/2012 1:15:43 PM EST
[#33]
does anyone have any leads on jobs in CT?  i've been to the usual places on line but nothing yet.  i am in school right now so i would prefer a part time thing but if there is a good enough gig i'd leave school full time for it.
5yrs fixing jets for USMC  2yrs or so reserve 2111 Armorer and about 8 moths working a bomb dog in Afghan.
Link Posted: 12/11/2012 8:20:02 AM EST
[#34]
I am a Air Force veteran. I retired in 2008 after 26yrs on active duty and now I work for at a local Work Force Center in Columbia, SC. I got this job by going back to school on a V.A. program, which allowed me to work in a local Work Force Center (Unemployment office) as a V.A. work/study. If you are eligible for any form of the G.I. bill or V.A. VocRehab  and going to school at least 3/4 time, then you are eligible for this program. It is was a very useful tool for me in finding permanent employment after retiring. Now I am a Career Development Facilitator (CDF) working in a state job. Granted, it doesn't pay that great, but it is a decent job with decent benefits.

I encourage all vets to look into the work/study program and to take advantage of the numerous vet education programs out there. Be prepared for roadblocks, stalling, and uncooperative types along the way. Stick to your guns and let them know you mean business and that you are serious about taking advantage of the benefits you earned, not given, but earned. A good place to start is at you local employment office, they should have a Local Veteran Employment Represenative (LVER) that can assist you. Also, the V.A. website is another good starting point, www.va.gov. This is how I did it, and I was able to turn this benefit into real employment.

I also encourage veterans to join linkedin, this is a great website for job seekers. Think of it as Facebook for professionals.

Make sure that your resume is the very best it can be. Never pay anyone to write your resume, too many souces out there that will assist you for free. Make sure you have removed the military jargon from your resume, unless you are going for a job as a civilian on a military installation where they know what that jargon means. Be sure to use keywords from the job annoucement in your resume, lots of employers use a scanner to search for those keywords and if they are not there, then a real person will never see your resume. Steer away from the old school chronological resume, there are new styles that are much more effective. Remember, if you are not getting offered interviews, then your resume probably is letting you down.

Brush up on your interviewing skills, this is very important. Most local work force centers offer free workshops; resume, interviewing, softskills, how to dress for success, etc. It all matters when looking for a job and you cannot be overprepared, but you can be woefully underprepared.


Bottom line is this, use the free services available to you, your earned benefits, and the same rugged determination that got you through basic training and apply them to finding suitable employment. Remember, wihen you have no job, finding one, is your job.
Link Posted: 2/5/2013 11:05:20 AM EST
[#35]
My boss asked if any of us knew of a Navy veteran with a training/ISD background for an upcoming program.

We're all former USAF, so we don't know many sailors.  If you or someone you know may fit this, IM me.

We are located in Charleston, SC.
Link Posted: 5/1/2013 12:10:09 PM EST
[#36]
One of the agencies I partner with is contributing to a big Hiring Event for Service Members, their Spouses & Dependents.

Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Fair
Friday, May 10th 10am-2pm
Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel
1825 Griffin Road
Dania Beach, FL 33004


There are going to be over 60 employers in attendance that have open positions and are looking to hire.  This event is in participation with the DOL and Florida DEO.  It is free to employers and veterans alike.  There will be no schools or insurance companies in attendance trying to sell you on services, this event is strictly about pairing vets with employers.

I have been asked to help spread the word and need some suggestions on how to reach more vets.  The event is already being pushed through the Local VAs, Vet Symposiums, Vet centers, etc.  I need some out of the box suggestions on how to reach out-of-work vets.

If there are local vets on the board who are interested, you can sign up online.

Here is the link:Paychecks for Patriots Registration Page
Link Posted: 1/9/2014 8:03:20 PM EST
[#37]
just retired after 20 years active duty in Navy, now living in southern Missouri and looking for a second career opportunity any pointers or networking help would be greatly appreciated
Link Posted: 4/3/2014 8:06:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: YoteSniper] [#38]
i will be retiring in a about a year from the Air Force. i am in the Eastern NC area. I'm a T2W171.. the "T" prefix is an trainer identifier since i was a career field instructor from 2009-2013. i have also worked the Flightline, backshop, Quality assurance and have 18 years experience on the F-15 C/D/E Aircraft. i also have my CCAF in my AFSC and also a degree in Instructor Technology.

i am trying to be proactive looking for jobs in advance since i have always been a planner.. I'm pretty open to what jobs are out there and would love to have a job in the defense or Aircraft field but lets be honest, any good paying job nowadays is worth a lot to a veteran...

Thanks
Trevor
Link Posted: 9/13/2014 4:12:26 AM EST
[#39]
I am eight months out from retiring from the Army but four months away from starting my PTDY/Terminal Leave. So lately, I've been in a job-applying frenzy, trying to whore myself out anywhere around the world. To borrow a title from an old TV show.....Have Gun, Will Travel. But to say the job market is competitive is a bit misleading. For every job available, it seems there are dozens of applicants. I have found that many of the aggregate jobs websites designed for veterans (i.e. http://www.hireveterans.com/; http://www.fedshirevets.gov/; https://www.hireheroesusa.org/) are actually not very helpful at all. Maybe I am a bit jaded in my perspective. Maybe someone out there found these websites of use. If so, I'm happy for you. But in my experience, they are absolutely worthless. I mean, it is great that Wal-Mart and Starbucks want to hire 500,000 vets. Great. But in my case, like many veterans out there, we have come from positions of responsibility where we have been in charge of formations of soldiers and responsible for thousands to millions of dollars worth of taxpayer-funded, government owned equipment. To say we had a lot on our plate is an understatement. We can handle a heavy load, and are worth the salaries it commands. Save the barista jobs for the high school kids.

In my job-search experiences thus far, I have utilized the following to varying degrees of success: LinkedIn, USA Jobs, the jobs board on http://army.togetherweserved.com/army/; http://recruitmilitary.com/; https://www.clearancejobs.com/; and countless VFR direct job applications to the companies themselves. So far, my most positive responses have come from USA Jobs and www.clearancejobs.com.
Link Posted: 9/14/2014 8:13:15 PM EST
[#40]
If you are a technician, (Cat5 cable, computer savvy) and looking for work in the Tennesee or North Carolina area pm me my company has two spots to be filled.
Link Posted: 3/11/2016 10:30:53 AM EST
[#41]
Link Posted: 5/20/2016 10:10:58 AM EST
[#42]
Thanks for this thread. i know a few veteran that will appreciate this
Link Posted: 1/9/2017 2:13:12 AM EST
[#43]
If you are a vet and interested in working for the USPS in WY, can pass the exam and have a relatively clean record...say the word we'll find you a home here.
Link Posted: 5/11/2017 7:46:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: OldArmy] [#44]
Anyone looking for a TIG welder in N.E. GA?
Link Posted: 9/4/2018 5:23:18 AM EST
[#45]
Lots of good information and links in this thread!

Keeping it going and hitting up several of the links in my employment search.

Thanks to all the guys who posted info/links and good luck to all of my fellow job-seeking vets out there!
Link Posted: 9/14/2018 7:52:44 AM EST
[#46]
Any contacts/networking contacts in Fayetteville, AR let me know. I am always looking for another gig
Link Posted: 9/27/2018 8:55:15 AM EST
[#47]
Posted this in the jobs listing section a while back, but thought i would post here as well.

Robins AFB is looking to hire 1200 people in 12 months due to an increase in work load.  The base is taking on more C-130 work and is starting a Global Hawk depot program (I think JSTARS as well).  We also do work on the C-17, C-5, and F-15.  Prior service members have the upper hand over an equally experienced candidate .

https://www.robins.af.mil/Employment/

https://www.13wmaz.com/article/news/local/1200-in-12-robins-afb-announces-new-job-initiative/93-584311366

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2018/08/15/robins-air-force-base-plans-to-add-1200-jobs/
Link Posted: 5/2/2019 8:20:22 AM EST
[#48]
If any of you are looking for a contract gig in Afghanistan or other places doing security you might look at Garda World.
https://www.garda.com/

I work for another company doing something totally different but was offered a position with them last week. They are on base here and I think the pay is $85K-$95K a year.

That being said, I am ending my contract in August, and returning back home to Alaska. I will be looking through some of the websites posted to see what I can find back home.
Link Posted: 9/29/2020 5:04:40 AM EST
[#49]
Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics are also both hirings.  
Link Posted: 2/6/2023 8:33:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: ButchA61] [#50]
My own experience:  Seriously... Straight from heart... On my Mother's soul...

I was a Yeoman in the Coast Guard (i.e. in civilian terms - I was a male version of an H/R rep in an office.  Admin, personnel records, ID cards, dependent benefits, etc...)  Thank God I was able to venture over more towards the I.T. world and the old Unisys terminals (i.e. the old Burroughs systems that ran BTOS/CTOS for an operating system).  Thankfully, with the help from other superiors, they explained that the old Burroughs systems were primarily written in C and on parallel with Unix mainframes, back in the day.

NOTHING that I ever did (computer related) could be "translated" into the civilian market, due to the incompatibility (military vs civilian).  Thankfully, I learned a lot from superiors and got more and more into Unix systems and databases like Progress and Oracle.

I spent a number of years after retirement in the I.T. industry as a retired veteran.  I was stable and didn't need to Job Hunt (getting to the point of this thread).  But then, disaster happened a decade later, when for some reason or another, I grew older, operating systems were older, databases were older, and the "powers that be" decided to get rid of all the "I.T. Dinosaurs".  They quickly transitioned into Windows, Apps, and downloaded all the recompiled databases from Unix.   .....and that was that.

I took about 6 months off to try and figure out WTF I was supposed to do...  I was too old (by then) and the I.T. industry no longer wanted me, as they could easily hire some punk kid right out of a University for pennies on the dollar.  Oh well... Life can suck sometimes...

But I decided to do a 180° change of direction and re-invent myself.  I went through the CDL training school, and got my CDL-B and have been driving a school bus for a living as a retired veteran.  I didn't think I could do it, but I did it!  11 years so far, as a gray haired grandpa, and I'm still taking kids to and from school from Kindergarten to 11th or 12 grade high school!  I have seen it all, and nothing fazes me anymore.
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