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Finding Veteran Jobs with Purpose
Lucas Group is the U.S. leader in military recruiting, and we are devoted to your future. Our purpose is to help you apply your strengths in business where you can make an impact and fulfill your ambitions. Our seasoned military recruiters will prove this commitment to you by building and maintaining a consultative relationship focused on your career next steps. Lucas Group has led approximately 37,000 military professionals like you into the most sought-after civilian jobs for vets. Our relationships with military friendly companies give you access to select jobs for military veterans as they become available, plus the influence to help you land your job of choice.
Transitioning from the military into the corporate world can be challenging. You’ve invested time, energy and resources into your military career, but transferring your skills and experience into the business market is not always easy. It requires aligning your military experience with company needs. It requires translating important, intangible skills into the reality of the marketplace. It requires knowledge of who is hiring and how you meet their requirements.
You deserve to work with a recruiter who recognizes your skill sets, challenges, needs and goals. The vast majority of our military recruiters are veterans themselves, and we understand how to define and find rewarding veteran jobs…because we’ve been where you are today.
The U.S. military trains and educates incredible leaders – professionals whom we assist in identifying outstanding civilian opportunities and building lasting career success. We work with military veterans to identify jobs and careers that match their skills and their aspirations. The goal is to always deliver a civilian job that leads to a lasting, rewarding career. Our military transition recruiters serve military job seekers the way you have served our country – with honor, skill and a commitment to results.
Four Ways to Work with Lucas Group
Transition from military service can be a challenge. You are retiring from one career and pursuing another. While you are no doubt being contacted by headhunters and job agencies, you need more than a list of companies and a form-letter resume. You need a consultative, knowledgeable partner who will effectively assist you in identifying – and landing – the best retired military job for you.
Lucas Group provides four different avenues for working with our recruiters. Depending on your specific situation and needs, we will recommend the best approach.
1. Live Hiring Conferences: These conferences take place in cities across the United States. For more information on dates and locations, please view our Hiring Conferences page.
2. Virtual Hiring Conferences: These conferences are national in scope, and take place via internet application. No travel is required. For more information on dates and locations, please view our Hiring Conferences page.
3. Navy Nuclear Virtual Hiring Conferences: These conferences are specifically for Navy Nuclear Officers, some of the most highly sought-after candidates in the market. These conferences are ideal to interview for positions in Leadership, Consulting and Engineering to name a few.
4. Individual Interviews: Our interviews are national in scope. These may take place via phone or video conference when scheduling conflicts do not permit participation in one of our hiring events or when the candidate pool is small due to job specifics or location.
Thus far in your career, you have made all the right moves, from acquiring unrivaled leadership skills to reaching distinguished career accomplishments. No one understands better than we do the distinctive guidance and transition assistance you need to make a transition to a civilian career. Many of our military recruiters are veterans themselves. Our expert military recruiters represent every service academy and armed services branch of the U.S. Military and understand the necessary steps for making a successful transition.
Lucas Group’s military recruitment process is unique, thorough and tailored to the individual. Our Military Practice Group works with you to assess your skills and expertise, and define how they translate to the private sector. This process includes defining your goals for long-term success. We also assist you in creating an effective military résumé that resonates with today’s corporations. Our resources, experience and relationships with military hiring companies have resulted in the placement of over 37,000 military professionals. We can also lead you to a rewarding civilian career aligned with your unique skills and ambitions.
External resources for transition assistance and workforce data:
- United States Department of Labor Transition Assistance Program
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a partnership among the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, helps make the transition back to the civilian section a smooth one. Use these resources, tools and articles to learn more about the assistance TAP can provide with defining and meeting your career goals.
- Military Branch Transition Assistance Programs – Official Sites
Army: Army Career & Alumni Program (ACAP) Official Transition Website
Marines: Marines Transition Readiness Programs
Navy: Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC)
Air Force: Air Force Personnel Center Transition Assistance Program
Coast Guard: United States Coast Guard Transition Assistance Program
- United States Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Projections program offers information about the labor market for the United States for 10 years into the future. The Bureau also publishes National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, calculated from employers in all industry sectors in every U.S. State and the District of Columbia. The Bureau’s monthly Current Employment Statistics reports provide industry data on employment, hours and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls across approximately 145,000 businesses and government agencies.
- O*Net Online – Military Crosswalk
Military Crosswalk helps military professionals find potential comparative civilian job titles. These descriptions are used to enhance résumés with terms and job titles most widely recognized by the civilian Human Resources community.
- From Integrity Matters – A First-Hand Account of One Military Officer’s Transition
My Military to Private Sector Transition – Seven Lessons Learned offers compelling advice from retired U.S. Naval Officer John Rumbaugh.
- My Next Move for Veterans
My Next Move for Veterans is designed for veterans who are current job seekers. The interactive tool helps vets learn about career options through exploring information on civilian careers and related training. The resource is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
- International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
For combat veterans and law enforcement: A Transition Guide for Veterans Beginning or Continuing Careers in Law Enforcement
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