To assist with career transitions visit "Alumni Career & Placement Services" . Contact Mr. Eric Hunter '08 , the VMI Alumni Association Placement Officer or call at 800-444-1839.
If you are separating from the military, below are sources for placement assistance:
1. The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) - MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. MOAA provides its members and their spouse with a wealth of information, services, and resources for job seeking. Whether you are making the transition from the military to a civilian career or changing from one career field to another. Transition Services include: Posting your resume, viewing and searching extensive list of jobs, finding MOAA networking contacts who are willing to help you with your job search, access to hundreds of Federal jobs and related application forms and researching background information from a database of over 12 million companies worldwide.
2. Corporate Gray - Corporate Gray Online provides veterans with free military transition assistance and career services (including information on military job fairs) to help them connect with military-friendly companies nationwide. Employers can find job seekers with military experience and security clearances through Corporate Gray Online's veteran job search and military recruitment services.
3. RecruitMilitary - RecruitMilitary is a veteran-owned firm dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams: education, job and career choices, new business and franchise ownership, training, and much more. They offer many different ways for former enlisted personnel, junior military officers, senior officers, military spouses and transitioning military personnel to connect with thousands of organizations.
4. Military.com Career Fairs - Find national career fairs with "veteran friendly employers hiring military candidates". Career seeker tips include: Career fair preparation, making a good impression, working the career fair, resume development.
5. CivilianJobs.com - CivilianJobs.com comprises a suite of services that help America’s top companies find military-experienced talent. Our online job board, job fairs and military base publication coupled with our unique pre-matching process deliver valuable talent to hiring managers and terrific job opportunities to ex-military job seekers.
CivilianJobs.com is FREE to job seekers. They provide extensive career resources for transition assistance for a job seeker who is transitioning from the military as well as resources for veterans seeking a career change. Their objective is to provide the military-experienced candidate easy and effective ways for their experience and skills to be presented to potential employers.
For information on writing a resume, please see our Resume Writing Guide.
If you would like to get involved with assisting cadets in the transition to careers or make yourself available to give career guidance, please consider the KeydetConnect Career Mentor Network. Since the first graduating class, VMI alumni have helped other alumni to succeed in the world beyond the Institute. The same is true today. Classmates continue to help each other at each career milepost, and cadets still look forward to meeting alumni - to learn about "the good old days" and to benefit from good advice.
Most cadets will contact you with a resume and cover letter that has been approved by the Career Services Office. If there is ever a time when a cadet contacts you with a less-than-acceptable resume or cover letter or in a way that is not professional and courteous, we would appreciate your cooperation in 1) referring the cadet to the Career Services Office and 2) contacting the Career Services Office with some background information so that we can make this situation into a "teachable moment" for that cadet.