Changing careers is a stressful process for anyone. But for veterans making the move to civilian life, it can be an even trickier transition. For example, creating a civilian resume is an exasperating task. Describing military skills for a civilian job opening usually involves jargon and terms that results in veterans being passed over for good jobs. United Way’s Mission United program fights to help veterans in Central Florida find sustainable employment. We have partnered with JobPath to launch MissionUnitedJobs.org, a new tool to help local veterans secure good jobs and advance in their careers.
This portal will provide a real-time listing of job openings culled from JobPath’s national database job search for veterans in or relocating to Central Florida. It also offers plenty of other useful resources like a military-to-civilian skills translator, resume building tools, career matching, online mentoring and free online certifications for civilian skills like Microsoft Office, financial reporting, business writing and more.
“JobPath has been involved with Mission United since the beginning and we have a shared mission – help veterans stabilize once they’re home,” said Jay Chaudhari, co-founder of JobPath. “We believe that JobPath is the place where veterans, employers and opportunity all come together. It’s a win-win-win.”
Based in Orlando, JobPath is a national job search platform designed exclusively for veterans.
“Since last January, more than 2,100 new veterans in Orlando have signed up to use JobPath. Central Florida has the highest concentration of veterans using this platform, so we are happy to bring a growing talent pool to local employers,” says Jeff Hayward, our President & CEO.
If you are interested in learning more about MissionUnitedJobs.org or would like to post job openings at your organization, please click here to email us. For veterans who would like to connect with Mission United, simply dial 2-1-1 and press 5 when prompted.