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Veterans Job Matcher Help

Match Veteran Jobs Help

Learn more about the Veterans Job Matcher.

What does this tool do?

The Veterans Job Matcher helps you identify civilian careers that could be a good match for your military skills. Enter your military job title or code, and you'll see a list of civilian careers that use similar skills and work experience. For each of those careers, you can review basic career information such as typical wages and job outlook, and you can link to job postings in your local area.

How does the Veterans Job Matcher come up with my list of civilian careers?

This tool uses the O*NET Military Search equation, which matches military jobs to civilian careers based on skills and other factors.

On my list of civilian careers, what is "Typical Pay Grade"?

Typical Pay Grade is the minimum military pay grade that usually qualifies someone for this civilian career. You can use this as a reference to know if a civilian career is appropriate for your own career level; if the Typical Pay Grade is the same or very close to yours, the civilian career may be a good fit. If it's much higher than yours, you may not qualify for jobs in the civilian career. If it's much lower than your military pay grade, you might find that the civilian salary does not meet your requirements. This information is only available for certain common occupations. If it's not available for a civilian career you're interested in, click the career title to learn more about qualifications.

On my list of civilian careers, what is "Typical Wages"?

Typical Wages is the median annual salary for all workers in the career in the United States.

On my list of civilian careers, what is "Typical Education"?

Typical Education is the amount of education that most workers have when they enter the career.

On my list of civilian careers, what is "Outlook"?

Outlook is a measure of how fast the career is expected to grow. It can help you identify demand in the job market for that career.

Where do the Job Postings come from?

CareerOneStop uses several sources for job postings. You can select the source you’d like to view by clicking on the box next to “Source” and selecting one of the job posting sources. Current sources include:

Please note that not all of these commercial job banks have the same requirements for job postings as NLx; some of the job postings you find on these job banks may be duplicates and some may not be for existing job openings. Also note that you may be required to register in order to apply for a position.

How do I apply for a job?

To learn more or apply for any positions on your results list, simply click on an underlined job title. You’ll go directly to the job posting or hiring company’s website; please note that you will no longer be on CareerOneStop and you may be asked to register in order to apply for a position. Learn more about applying at What are job banks?

How can I narrow my list of job postings?

Sometimes you may see too long a list of job results. You can always narrow your list of results by using the “Filter by” section on the left-hand side of your results page.

  • Filter by company. If you’re interested in working for a particular company, click on the business name in the list—now you’ll only see job listings from that company. Click “undo” to go back to the full list.
  • Filter by location. You can also narrow your results by clicking on any location in this list. You’ll see only job listings for that location. Click “undo” to go back to the full list.
  • Filter by date posted. Use this list to filter the job listings by date—for instance click “1 Day Back” if you only want to see jobs posted in the past day. Click “undo” to go back to the full list.

How can I save my list of job postings?

You can download your list of job postings in Microsoft Excel or Word, or as a PDF or RTF file. Click the “Download” button at the bottom of any page of results. Please note that if you have a large set of results, you may not be able to download them all at once; each job posting source has a limit on the number of postings you can download at a time. If your list exceeds this limit you will asked if you want to download only your current page of results or if you want to download the maximum allowed (for NLx, the maximum is 500; for America’s Job Exchange it is also 500; for CareerBuilder it is 100, and for Indeed, it is 200). If you want to download more than the maximum, you can adjust the number of postings displayed per page to match the maximum number allowed. Then you can each download each page of your results separately. Please note that you can only adjust the number of posting displayed per page on a computer; this feature is not available on a phone.

How can I see jobs for another occupation?

If you look under “See jobs for a different occupations” you'll see a list of occupations that are related to the one you have selected. Click on any of those occupation names to see job postings for that career. Or, if you want to see postings for another career, enter that in the box under "Your Job Search" and "Occupation" then click show jobs to see new postings.

Where does the information in this tool come from?

Data used in this tool come from several sources:

Job postings come from several sources:

For information about displaying any of this data on your own website's job search tool, please visit CareerOneStop's Web API.

I'm an employer. How do I post job openings here?

CareerOneStop job listings come from NLx by the National Data Exchange. Visit Post a Job to learn how to post your openings.