Links in Boots to Loafers, Finding Your New True North


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Traditional Resources

America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Global and Internationally Based Organizations

America’s Most Respected Companies

Best Companies to Work For

Specialty Designations

Top Veteran-Friendly Employers

Other Websites for Identifying Veteran-Friendly Companies with Current Job Openings

In addition to the websites listed above, here are a couple of government resources that may be of interest to you during your transition:

  • Joining Forces—Taking Action to Service America’s Military Families:
    • Employment resources for veterans
    • Military spouse license portability
    • Helping veterans and service members transition to civilian careers
  • VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (United States Department of Veterans Affairs):
    • “The Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, provides seamless transition for Service members, expands education and training opportunities for Veterans, and provides tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities.”
  • US Department of Labor—Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS):
  • Feds Hire Vets (US Office of Personnel Management):

Military Skills Translators —

The most popular job boards in use as
of this writing include:

These resources may help you research publicly traded companies:

These resources may help you learn about private companies:

These resources may help you learn about non-profit companies:

These resources may help you learn about company culture:


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Here are some sites that might help you when considering salary ranges in general:


IRS Publication 560 for additional information on SEP, SIMPLE, and Keogh (listed under Qualified) Plans:


Business Publications and Resources:

Corporate Culture and Salary Ranges:

Education and Training:

Job Search General:

Job Search Specialty:

Job Search Veteran Specific:

Resume Writing (including Cover Letters and Thank You Notes):

Specialty Recruiters:

Veterans Services:

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