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How to use my Military Occupational Specialty Code to find a new job

How to use my Military Occupational Specialty Code to find a new job


Job seeker is looking down at her laptop which is sitting in her lap. She is on Getting Hired's website and has entered her military occupational code and received relevant job openings back in her search.

We recently announced our enhanced website search capabilities with Google’s Cloud Talent Solution feature, bringing additional support to our veteran job seekers with disabilities.

 

To support our veteran job seekers with navigating the new feature, below we share additional information about how the feature works and a few examples from our veterans on the Getting Hired team.

 

How does the Cloud Talent Solution feature work?

 

With Cloud Talent Solution, transitioning service members can now enter their military occupational specialty code (MOS, AFSC, or NEC) directly into our find a job search bar powered by Google Cloud’s APIs and can see the relevant civilian jobs currently available with our employer partners.

 

Military ranks codes are currently supported in the system. For example, both “11A” for Infantry Officer and “11B” Infantryman are supported. At this time, searches by rank levels within enlisted or officer are not supported.

 

It’s important to note, the following military codes are supported at this time:

  1. United States Army and United States Marines Military Occupational Specialties (MOS)
  2. United States Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC)
  3. United States Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC)

 

You can search the publicly available lists of military occupation codes for MOS here, AFSC here and NEC here.

 

Getting Hired’s veteran team members try out the new feature

With two veterans with disabilities on our team, we couldn’t be more excited to share their positive experiences with searching for jobs leveraging their military occupation codes on our website.

 

Lawrence is an Account Manager for Getting Hired and is an eight year Army veteran. Lawrence was ecstatic to learn about Getting Hired’s enhancement as supporting veterans with disabilities is one of his passions. During his time in the Army, Lawrence gained various Intel analyst skills. His military occupation code is 35P, which translates to several analysts’ job opportunities for him with our employers.

 

“I’m impressed to see Google Cloud leading the way with technology that supports veterans. When I first got out of the military and realized I wasn’t going to work for the government anymore, it was clear to me that my skills as a linguist would be challenging to translate into the civilian workforce. This feature is a huge win for veterans with disabilities as it helps them navigate through their transition.  Understanding what options veterans have in the civilian world that complement their military experience is probably the biggest employment challenge veterans face as they leave the military; this technology helps to bridge that gap and make it easier,” says Lawrence Wilde, Account Manager.

 

Patrick is a Business Development Manager for Getting Hired and is a U.S. Army veteran who is passionate about his six years in the service. Patrick was excited to hear about the enhancement as he knows this will help ease some anxiety for veterans who feel like there aren’t many tools for them to search for jobs. His military occupation code is 42A, which translates into the civilian world with job opportunities as a human resources specialist or an administrative assistant.

 

“This is a great enhancement as it is easy for veterans to use, translate their skills and get quick results. I’m most excited to see how the feature will help veterans shape their military experience in their resumes as the feature helps them search for relevant job descriptions they need to align to, to be found by recruiters,” says Patrick Hodge, Business Development Manager.

 

Still have questions about the new feature? We are here to help! If your MOS code doesn’t work it may have been realigned since you left service, contact our team here for support to see what your code has changed to.

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