People with military experience are uniquely suited to life at a startup. Google is partnering with Veteran Capital, Patriot Boot Camp, and Bunker Labs to empower transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses to get startup jobs and pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. Our support brings these organizations to new cities across the U.S. and provides specialized Google advisors to mentor and share product expertise. Learn more here.
For Veterans and Military Families
Explore tools and resources designed to help transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses prepare for and build meaningful careers.
Announcing the Military Spouse Career Roadmap
Grow with Google is announcing the results of a collaborative effort with Hiring our Heroes to identify specific employment challenges military spouses face and present recommendations for viable solutions during the virtual 2020 Military Spouse Employment Summit, on September 17. The research led to the creation of the Military Spouse Career Roadmap, which is an interactive hub that combines a variety of tools and resources to support military spouses in building careers that move with them.
Begin your job search
Enter your military occupation code on Google to find your next job
You can search “jobs for veterans” on Google and enter your military occupation code (MOS, AFSC, NEC or rating) to see relevant civilian jobs that require similar skills to those used in your military roles.
Find job listings in more places online
You can enter your military occupation code or search for work from home jobs on the career sites of companies like Siemens, veteran and military community job sites like RecruitMilitary and Getting Hired, and job boards like CareerBuilder. Any job site can use this Google technology through Cloud Talent Solution to display relevant job postings for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.
Update your resume for your civilian job search
We collaborated with experts like Columbia University’s Center for Veteran Transition and Integration and FourBlock to create custom resources designed to help you get a job and succeed in the civilian workforce. Through new lessons on Applied Digital Skills, you can learn how to update your resume for your civilian job search.
Grow your skills
Get certified on Google Cloud
Our Associate Cloud Engineer exam is now eligible for reimbursement by the Department of Veterans Affairs for qualifying US veterans. Google Cloud skills are in high demand, learn how to get trained below.
Start or grow your business
Now you can explore free products, tools, and programs to start or grow your business, all in one place. Sharpen your marketing skills, help your business stand out as veteran-led online and identify new markets around the world, using digital tools from Google.
Learn new skills using the free Google Primer app
Grow with Google, Primer, and Hiring Our Heroes worked together to curate courses for military spouses and veterans looking to upskill, work remotely, or start their own business. Our quick and user-friendly lessons introduce you to new business and marketing skills whenever you have a few minutes free. Check out our custom minicourses for veterans and military spouses. Search "hohstrategy”, or "hohwellness” in the Primer app to get started.
Launch a career in IT support
There are currently open IT support jobs in the U.S. with median salaries of $53,470. Transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses can prepare for an entry-level job in IT support in under 6 months with the Google IT Support Professional Certificate. No IT experience is necessary.
After completion, we’ll help you connect with employers that are hiring entry-level IT support specialists. Transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses may be eligible for a scholarship through the USO, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and Student Veterans of America.
How we help the veteran community succeed in startups
Veteran and military family stories
When logistics and costs dimmed his post-military medical career plans, Andrew turned to IT. With Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate he could do the courses in his free time and build on his networking knowledge. After six months he had completed the program and soon had a job as a level 1 technician at an IT consultancy.
Army veteran Daniel was among the first people to test Google’s military code job search tool. During his transition from the military, the USO introduced Daniel to Grow with Google. The military code job search tool helped him find relevant civilian jobs requiring skills he developed in the military. Today, he has a full-time job as a Customer Center Supervisor.
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