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Protected Veteran Status- How Do I Leverage In My Job Search?


Scott Plautz Dana Point, CA

I’m a combat veteran from The Gulf War and a protected veteran, as I have a non visible disability due to my exposure in combat.

I’m currently transitioning from a Chief Revenue Officer role for an Artificial Intelligence SaaS company and searching for my next career opportunity. I’m interested in learning how to leverage my protected veteran status to help me find career opportunities and benefits. Do you have any information you can share regarding how to apply as a protected combat veteran who has 30 years of technology work experience? Thanks in advance for your help and support!

15 May 2024 1 reply Career Advancement



Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

As a protected veteran under VEVRAA, you have the right to work in an environment free of discrimination. You cannot be denied employment, harassed, demoted, terminated, paid less or treated less favorably because of your veteran status.

However, as a Veteran you can get one FREE year of LinkedIn Premium, through which you could expand your networking to learn, to find opportunities, acquire knowledge and thus obtain a competitive advantage, You could network with other veterans who probably appreciate the valuable experience obtained during your service.

You could set #opentowork in your LinkedIn profile, to enable those searching for your skills.

I've added links to information and videos under these sections of my EE webpage that you might find useful:

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