To top off the challenges that Service Members face throughout their military career, National Guard Service Members face the additional challenge of obtaining, maintaining and succeeding in the civilian workforce! This can be a challenge, but the management of a successful and fulfilling civilian career is a large portion of Service Member readiness. There are a variety of resources available to Service Members and eligible Family Members to assist you in finding that career match. Additionally, there are services that will help you to maintain that career and successfully navigate the work transition between your civilian and military career. Please see below for a variety of resources.
**Special Note** Air Guard Members
If you are an Airman or a spouse of an Airman and you are unemployed, please contact the Airman & Family Readiness Program Manager, Michelle Abarca, at 720-847-9116.
The Hero2Hired program is a specialized program that allows you to use your military training categories to be matched with local employers that need your talents! The H2H program can also assist you with items such as resume writing and interview skills. Contact them today!
Employment Transition Coordinator – Colorado
The Employment Transition Coordinator is a member of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Team. This person will be able to assist you in getting connected with local job finding resources, will be able to assist you with applying for jobs through USAJobs.com and can even look over and assist you in updating your resume and brushing up on your interview skills. Before you transition out of the Guard and into the civilian workforce, or as you are fulfilling your M-Day obligations, contact the Employment Transition Coordinator to make sure that your civilian career is on track. Click here for more information on the ESGR team and to find the contact information for this individual.
Military OneSource can assist Colorado National Guard Service Members in their search for employment! There is a wealth of information, knowledge and resources available to you on Military OneSource to help you in your search and/or in your career development. Visit Military OneSource today and view the myriad of topics under the drop-down menu titled ‘School & Work’. Click here to visit Military OneSource now!
Spouse Education and Career Opportunities
Do you want a career that you can carry with you? Whether you are just starting your education, trying to advance in your career, or looking for that next great career opportunity, the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program can help you search for information on portable careers, get you started on your education, finalize that perfect resume, or assist you with your career planning. Use Military OneSource resources, tools, and articles to help you get started! For more information, click here!
Military Spouse Employment Partnership Career Portal
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership Career Portal gives military spouses a place to go to find employers who understand the challenges a military spouse can face. For more information and to start your job search today, visit there website by clicking here.
Family Assistance Teams
Don’t forget! There are dedicated teams here to provide you with expert guidance on this subject. By calling the team that assists your branch of service, you will receive personalized care and assistance. They will walk with you from start to finish and through each step of the process. Contact them today!
Sites to Begin Your Employment Search
The following list is by no means a complete list of all the available employment search websites that are available, but it is a good start! Click on the buttons below to be redirected to external employment search sites. Please note that these sites are not affiliated nor controlled by the Colorado National Guard Family Program. Please fully explore each site to make sure it meets your needs.