Career Battle Buddy

The Career Battle Buddy group is very simple. If you are a veteran that has a career, help a fellow veteran out and be their mentor. If you are looking for a career, come here to meet other veterans like yourself. 

Members: 27
Latest Activity: Jun 8

What can you do as a Career Battle Buddy?

1)            Help edit a resume.

2)            Keep your battle buddy on track with applications.

3)            Tell local companies about LSVA and their veteran career programs.

4)            Practice interviews with your battle buddy.

5)            Join the Career Battle Buddy group on the LSVA website.

6)            Don’t give up.

Remember, you didn't succeed by yourself in the military. Get a battle buddy, get a team, and go secure your objective: a career. 

Use this group to share ideas, resources, and stories. Encourage each other and keep each other on track. Whether you have a career or you are looking for one, you can still help each other. 

Discussion, The Casa

I am looking for a career!

Started by Brian Wilson. Last reply by Michelle A Garcia Dec 16, 2013. 10 Replies

This area is for veterans to meet up that are looking for careers or jobs. Help each other out! Here are the rules for this area:1) Post what type of career you are looking for. 2) Keep us updated on…Read More

Looking to help

Started by Russell Short. Last reply by Rachel Carrera Jul 26, 2013. 3 Replies

I just retired as an E8 and found a job fairly quickly. If you or someone you know needs help with a resume please let me know. I am not an expert and I do not get paid for this I just want to help.Read More

Resume Writing Help

Started by Brian Wilson. Last reply by Brian Wilson Jul 17, 2013. 2 Replies

Are you a veteran looking to help write resumes for your fellow battle buddies? Let us know. This is a self-motivating area! If you want to help veterans, post it and let us know! If you are looking…Read More

Best Websites for Veteran Jobs

Started by Brian Wilson. Last reply by Rachel Carrera Jul 16, 2013. 3 Replies

What websites have you had success on when looking for job?Read More

Comment Wall


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Comment by George Cahlik on June 8, 2015 at 11:27pm

I'm not sure if this group is still active, but I'll be happy to help with proof reading resumes and help a little with federal job resumes (jobs on USAJobs) since it's a little nuanced.  By no means a expert, but I'll be happy to help.

Comment by Rachel Carrera on January 21, 2014 at 10:10am

Ria, for every profession there is at least one professional organization (could be nationwide, could be state/regional). Check out the website for Society of Human Resource Management . Professional org websites are a wealth of info, from how to get an industry specific certification, to job postings, to finding out when the next conference is and where it will be, etc. Get involved. Also use LinkedIn to find industry specific groups and to locate people with a similar background to you who have made the transition into HR. Also ask yourself which part of HR do you want to work in--compensation and benefits, hiring/recruiting, employment law/EEO, etc.

Comment by Ria Mcubbins on January 18, 2014 at 4:46pm

Hi. I'm a new member. I am trying to get into HR. I have a degree but very little experience. Can anyone point me in the right direction for jobs or volunteer opportunities. Thanks.  

Comment by Rachel Carrera on November 15, 2013 at 4:59pm

Robert, feel free to email me with more info and a resume. Check out,, and to start. Many veterans get to the point of desperation or having no money and will take any job and then job-hop and have no real career plan. Plan now. Decide which career fields you are interested in and what you are qualified to do. Maybe if you are not qualified due to not enough work experience in the field you can volunteer or get a certification using GI Bill or something. Connect with other veterans and veterans service providers like myself. A job search when done alone is often frustrating. Seek out help. There are many free resources and networking opportunities out there!

Comment by Robert J. Pettingill ,Jr. on November 15, 2013 at 5:58am

Hello all, I am new to the LSV and wanted to check in.  I live in far West Houston and my priority is finding employment in the area (Greater Houston).  I have a Bachelor's and would be interested in ANY leads.


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