Veterans Guide to Finding a Job in Local Government

Tips and tactics to help veterans get the job they want in the local government profession.

Nov 5, 2018

To assist you in your transition from military service to local government, ICMA and its veterans taskforce has developed key relationships with veterans, local government professionals, and recruiters to develop the Veterans Guide to Finding a Job in Local Government.

Inside, you will find tips and tactics to help veterans like you get the job you want in the local government profession. It’s both a manual and a strategic guide for early- and mid-career veterans and senior military retirees – a one-stop shop to finding your new job and making your transition to the local government profession as easy as possible.

Chapters include:

  • What Is Your Level of Experience as a Veteran?
  • Why Should You Consider a Career in Local Government?
  • Understanding City and County Positions
  • Skills Translation
  • Building Your Resume
  • Handling the Interview Process
  • Focusing on Professional Development
  • Stories from the Front Line

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