Guard & Reserve – Organizations That Help the National Guard & Reserves Find Employment

Step-by-Step Guide to Employment: Guard/Reserve – Organizations That Help the National Guard and Reserves Find Employment

As a guard or reserve member you will want to have a full-time civilian job that fits your schedule as well as your skill set. Those in the guard and reserves can bring unique skills to civilian workplaces. Finding a job takes planning as well as time, and finding resources to help is a must. Here is a list of some resources to help with the job search for those serving in the National Guard or the Reserves. 

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Center for Excellence 

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a DoD-wide effort to promote the well-being of guard and reserve members, their families, and their communities by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle.

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Center for Excellence has teamed up with Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State to provide military families with high-quality resources that have been reviewed and considered to be the best of the best. All the resources they share have been vetted for relevance, organization, ease of use, and resource content. 

On their website, they have resources listed such as GCF, which helps with interviewing skills, or Ladders, which has a resume builder and helps you build a resume online. They also have Career One Stop, LinkedIn, O*NET Online Military Crosswalk, Rally Point, and listed as resources. 

American Job Centers

There are 2,400 American Job Centers within the states and territories. They provide local assistance to job seekers and employers. They offer guardsmen and reservists as well as veterans access to the center as well as financial counseling, resume and interview help, education and retraining, job search methods, registered apprenticeships, and have a vast employer network. 

Military One Source 

At Military One Source you can find the Joint National Guard Employment Support Program page. On the page, they have a series of articles listed such as, “Returning to Work After Your Serve,” “How to Keep Your Civilian Boss on Your Side,” and “The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.” 

USA Jobs

USA Jobs is the U.S. government’s website for civil service job opportunities with federal agencies. Within their job search, they do have federal jobs open to those in the National Guard and the Reserves. You would need to look for the correct icon or do a search using the National Guard filter. You can also find jobs where you can join the guard and then be able to apply for the job if you are not currently serving that way.  

The Army Reserve Private Public Partnership (P3) Program 

This program ensures that Army Reserve soldiers are succeeding in their civilian careers. They collaborate with organizations offering job opportunities and a nationwide network of corporate, profit and non-profit, and academic partners. They work to connect soldiers with internships, employment, and educational opportunities. 

In addition, you can check out our Recruiting & Staffing Profiles page on Career Recon. Here are a couple of examples:

JobZone Online

JobZone Online offers job fairs that bring top employers including defense and commercial companies, federal agencies, placement and staffing companies, colleges and universities. 

Parker + Lynch

Parker + Lynch is a leader in executive recruiting and consulting for more than 25 years. They focus on executive positions. They have also partnered with the National Guard and the Army Reserves.