Job Hunting Resources

Notes from a Recent Transition

A short PDF outlining tips from a Service Academy grad transitioned to a Twin Cities civilian job this past summer after 15 years on Active Duty.
Transition Notes

iSABRD is the official business-to-business networking resource for alumni of the Service Academy Alumni Organizations.
MN Department of Employment and Economic Development

From individual employment counseling, to assistance in all stages of job search, to direct referrals for job openings, to job training for disabled veterans, to helping convert military training to civilian credentials, we offer a wide variety of specialized employment and training services to veterans.
Cain & Polson

Veteran-owned, specification-driven recruiting firm focused on the permanent placement of Veterans with reputable companies headquartered in the Upper Midwest. Our candidates come from all services with ranks typically ranging from E-3 to O-5 and offer all types of active and post-active duty experience.
Azule Staffing

Azule Staffing, based in the Minneapolis area, has the goal of putting veterans to work in lucrative, rewarding vocations outside the military. We have a corporate goal of 80% of our placements being veterans.
Defense Alliance

Based in St. Paul with a mission to network and expand the defense industry job base for the Upper Midwest and further promote the region’s innovative contributions to the nation’s defense.
The Carlson School of the University of Minnesota – Military Veterans Initiative

The Veterans Fund provides fellowships to cover the cost of obtaining an MBA—up to 60 percent of MBA tuition and other expenses are not eligible for GI benefits. The fund ensures veterans can complete a Carlson School MBA without incurring burdensome student debt.
Charles Altman, Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret)
Carlson MBA Program
Phone: 612-626-7147
[email protected]
Minneapolis Job Support Workshop

MJSW hosts workshops that help make it easier by teaching or enhancing job search skills like resume writing, interviewing, networking and job search preparation. We also offer workshops about staying motivated, managing your finances during a job search and assisting with your career development path.
101 Tough Interview Questions

These are tough but typical interview questions most candidates are asked at some point in their interview process.
Rally Point

A national organization that helps you translates your military experiences for civilian employers, and connects you with companies and other veterans seeking your skills.
Show Your Stripes

A national site that partners with and, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and others, iHeartRadio’s provides users with a variety of the most valuable resources available in one centralized, easy-to-use destination.
Veteran’s Employment Center

A part of the eBenefits portal; a central location for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.
Curphy Consulting

The Rocket Model, written by Drs. Gordon Curphy (Twin Cities-based USAFA grad) and Robert Hogan, taps research and experience by the world’s leading experts on human behavior, leadership, and team dynamics to create a practical model for building and managing high-performing teams.
Robert Half staffing agency

Chuck Squires, a recruiter for Robert Half, is ready to help Academy grads in transition find a fit in the Minneapolis area.
Chuck Squires, recruiter
Phone: 612-799-5315

Job Hunting

Employment websites and general resources

Career Counseling

Resume-writing assistance and career guidance

LinkedIn Groups

Networking opportunities for veterans and graduates


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