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.
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.
Begin Your Job Search
Find work from home job opportunities
Military spouses can now apply a “work from home” location filter to job searches on Google to find remote work opportunities. Unsure what you want to do? Try searching “work from home jobs” to explore job opportunities across industries.
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
Launch a career in IT support
There are currently 215,000 open IT support jobs in the U.S. with median salaries of $53,470. Transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses can get qualified for an entry-level job in IT support in 8 months or less with the IT Support Professional Certificate. No IT experience is necessary.
After completion, we’ll help you connect with potential employers like Google and many others that are hiring entry-level IT Support Specialists. Transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses may be eligible for a scholarship through the USO, 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
Andrew Esau, level 1 technician
Andrew spent eight years in the Army as a medical specialist, but around the barracks he was better known as the unofficial IT guy. So when logistics and costs dimmed his plans for a post-military medical career, Andrew began to think about IT. While searching for options that could give him credentials, Google’s IT Support Professional Certificate caught his eye. The flexibility of being able to do the courses in his free time was very appealing, and he enrolled. The certificate built on his basic networking knowledge, but also challenged him with his first exposure to Linux. In six months he completed the certificate and soon had a job as a level 1 technician at an IT consultancy in Paducah.
Daniel Sotoamaya, client
USO Pathfinder Center
Army veteran Daniel Sotoamaya was among the first people to test Google’s military code job search tool. Daniel entered the U.S. Army at 17 years old with no work experience and left as a senior leader. During his transition out of the military, the USO provided support and guidance and introduced Daniel to Grow with Google. The military code job search tool helped him identify relevant civilian jobs that required skills he developed in the military, like leadership and decisiveness. Today, Daniel has a full-time job as a Customer Center Supervisor.