Job Seekers
The Hampton Roads Veterans Career Compass
Connects Military Affiliated Job Seekers - Veterans, Transitioning Service Members or Spouse & Family members - to Job Opportunities at Over 100 Participating Employers in the Hampton Roads Area.
Job Seeker Focus
Veterans, Transitioning Service Members, Spouse & Family Members in Hampton Roads SEARCH JOBS
Matching
The Veterans Career Compass will automatically match your military or civilian experience to posted jobs
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Build your Resume, Find Jobs, Explore Careers & Get Hired

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What's New: The Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) Gap Initiative
Military-Affiliated Students
Many students utilizing Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense benefits to fund their education face difficult financial realities between semesters when their Monthly Housing Allowance stops. Together, the Hampton Roads and Virginia Peninsula Chambers of Commerce, local schools, Virginia Workforce Development, and Virginia Workforce Council have collaborated to make the Hampton Roads Veterans Career Compass available as a tool to for you to find paid work opportunities focused on your area of study. Gain valuable work experience in your prospective field while earning a paycheck! ...

Create an account and search for jobs of type: Military-Affiliated Student

Employers
Many students utilizing Veterans Affairs or Department of Defense benefits to fund their education face difficult financial realities between semesters when their Monthly Housing Allowance stops. Together, the Hampton Roads and Virginia Peninsula Chambers of Commerce, local schools, Virginia Workforce Development, and Virginia Workforce Council have collaborated to enable you to use the Hampton Roads Veterans Career Compass as a tool to post paid work opportunities focused on the student's area of study. By participating, your company can search for and be found by military-affiliated students. Build a pipeline of military-affiliated students to grow your workforce!

Post your opportunities using Employment Type of Military-Affiliated Student and include any academic disciplines in the job description
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How It Works
Build Your Portfolio
BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO Easily and quickly create your portfolio of military experience, training and prior education. Import your Joing Services Transcript or Community College of the Air Force Web Progress Report into the portal. Then, add to your portfolio with additional education, certifications, volunteer experience or other achievements.
Create Resumes
CREATE RESUMES Use your portfolio to create one or more resumes tuned to different industries or employers.
Find and Apply for Jobs
FIND & APPLY FOR JOBS Search for and apply to jobs, from partifipating employers, that are tuned to your military background or prior civilian experience. The Veterans Career Compass will automatically match jobs to your military or civilian experience.
Develop Your Career
DEVELOP YOUR CAREER Explore careers matched to your background or your interests. If you need credentials or additional education to build your career, visit the Virginia Community College System's Credits2Careers to get and use college credits for your experience and education and advance your career.
 
Participating Employers
The Hampton Roads Veterans Career Compass extends our sincere thanks to the following military-friendly employers, who utilize this platform to search for and find qualified candidates.

 
 
Employers
The Hampton Roads Veterans Career Compass
Allows you to Search for Veterans, Transitioning Service Members and Military Spouses using their unique Experience and Skillsets.
Talent Search
Reach a talent pool that comes ready to produce and adds value from day one
Talent Matching
The Veterans Career Compass codes all posted jobs to better match talent to your jobs
Process
Setup Your Account, Post Jobs*, Search for Talent, Hire

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How It Works
All organizations in the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area with a valid Federal Employer Identification Number are eligible to participate. They do not have to be headquartered here, just have a local presence.
Set Up an Employer Account
SET UP AN EMPLOYER ACCOUNT 1. Click on Login/Create an Account and the Request an Employer Account. 2. Once the request is approved, the Requestor will receive an approval email with instructions to complete the account setup*.
* The Requestor wil be the default account administrator. (You can change this later)
Create Your Company Profile
CREATE YOUR COMPANY PROFILE The account administrator can: Create and maintain the company profile that is visible to job seekers, and add company users who can manage jobs, search for candidates, etc.
Post Jobs
POST JOBS Company users can post and manage jobs in the portal via forms or by uploading files containing job details*. The Veterans Career Compass analyzes job details and matches those jobs to the military or civilian experience of job seekers. Making it easier to match the perfect candidate to your jobs.
* Using pre-determined structured templates.
Search For Candidates
SEARCH FOR CANDIDATES Search for candidates using their personalized experience, occupations, and skillsets*.
* Imported directly from the Joint Services Transcript (JST) or Community College of the Air Force Web Progress Report (CCAF).
 
Recent News
Stay up-to-date on the latest Hampton Roads Veteran Career Compass news and insights. The latest articles, posts, tweets, and topics can be found right here!
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