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Can you help me find meaningful employment?

Veteran

William Arney Houston, TX

I would like to find meaningful employment either in the advertising/art world, or in education.

20 February 2019 6 replies Career Exploration

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Advisor

Jodie Prieto-Rodriguez Pittsburgh, PA

What steps have your already taken to prepare, network, and promote yourself in these career fields.

20 February 2019 Helpful answer

Advisor

Scott Gagnon Winthrop, MA

This is a great resource to assist veterans like you. It is run by my company (Navisite). Good luck.

https://www.veteransjobexchange.com/

Advisor

Barry Rosenbloom New York, NY

What is your background and experience in these fields? That will help us know if we can help you.

Advisor

Taube Weiner Dedham, MA

Hi William,
As a career coach working with the military (no charge) I would like to help you. first go to my website transitionsbytaube.com. Then contact me if you feel I could help.

Best,
Taube (pronounced Tobi)

Advisor

Emanuel Carpenter Atlanta, GA

William - If you have a bachelor's degree, you should be able to apply for a teacher's license and start working as a substitute teacher. This will help you get your foot in the door for a longer-term career in education.

For advertisement, you could start by getting an Associates degree in Marketing though a Bachelor's will be more helpful. Or you can start taking courses in digital marketing on your own. Getting certificates in Google Ad Words, E-mail marketing, and Content Marketing would be a good start. Then search for entry-level positions or even intern opportunities at ad firms and digital marketing agencies.

Best of luck.

Advisor

Mikhail Relushchin New York, NY

Hi William,

Thank you for your service! You may actually be eligible for ACP's Veteran Mentoring Program - this can be a great way to fine-tune your search for a career.

A Mentor can be really helpful as you identify career goals: They can help you think through what kind of career you want, how to make yourself stand out, and ultimately stay accountable to your goals. Trying applying here and you'll hear back about eligibility within a business day:

https://www.acp-usa.org/mentoring-program/veteran-application

Let me know if you have any questions!

Best,
Mikhail

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