After completing their military service, it is important for veterans to find employers who appreciate their full range of skills and experience. But not every company has a complete understanding of the level of expertise brought to the table by veterans. For that reason, the job search can prove challenging, unless veterans know just where to look. To help them narrow it down, here's a helpful guide on the best places to find veteran-friendly jobs in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Veterans are always welcome to take advantage of the many resources available at the Workforce Centers across Colorado. And with three right in the heart of Colorado Springs, they are easy to access from all corners of the city.
At these resource centers, job seekers have access to computers connected to the internet where they can start their job search. They can elect to go through the search alone or with assistance from a trained career specialist.
Either way, they can regularly ask about any job listings that have arrived at the center in the prior week. Workforce Centers sometimes have access to exclusive listings from companies that do not post their jobs anywhere else. Staff will also refer people out to those employers after completing a pre-screening and any necessary assessments of their job skills.
Companies interested in hiring for multiple positions will often send a team to employment fairs in Colorado Springs to find excellent candidates. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs hosts many of the job fairs in the region at Berger Hall. Their next event will be held on the 19th of February 2020 from 6pm to 8pm.
Another community organization regularly hosting job fairs is RecruitMilitary, which focuses on veterans only. Their employment fair is schedule for the 4th of June 2020 at the Broadmoor World Arena near Stratmoor from 11am to 3pm.
Veterans can take a stack of resumes to these events to talk with those companies and find a great fit. Not all employers accept paper resumes, as they only offer an online application process. The time spent talking with the recruitment team and learning more about the company is well worth the time, however, even if veterans have to return home and apply afterward.
Online Job Boards
Online job boards, such as Indeed and Monster, are great for people looking for veteran-friendly jobs in Colorado Springs. The listings on these boards provide a lot of information about the skills and requirements of the job along with the benefits of working there. Veterans can also check out the mission and values of the companies at hand to find the best fit for their needs. Then, they can use the system to quickly send their resume and cover letter for consideration by the hiring manager.
Veterans should always look to their fellow military members for job recommendations. As they tap into their social network, they can learn about all the veteran-friendly jobs in their area. They can then apply or even ask for a referral from those working at the companies as positions open up.
As veterans work through these resources, they will come across many veteran-friendly jobs in Colorado Springs. They can then weigh their options and select the position that will best support their career goals.
Lauren Schneider, Real Estate Agent and Military Relocation Professional (MRP)
Lauren Schneider has lived in Colorado Springs for nearly 20 years and knows that the military is what keeps this town ticking, which is one of the reasons she's chosen to pursue her dream of helping military families with all of their homebuying needs. Learn more about Lauren or start your home search now.