Many veterans find it difficult to search for jobs in the civilian workforce once their time in the military comes to an end. Some of the biggest hurdles are knowing which companies are veteran friendly or are led by veterans. Another big challenge is finding employment opportunities that match their military background and use the skills they learned during their service.

Fortunately, Google has made it easier for veterans who are searching for civilian employment. Google recently implemented two new tools specific to veterans. One tool is an icon that appears on the business’ Google+ page that denotes it as “Veteran-Led.” According to Forbes, the icon will let users know if a business is owned, led, or founded by a veteran.

The other tool is extremely useful for finding job postings. Veterans can use the search term “jobs for veterans” followed by their Military Occupational Specialty (MOS), Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC), and Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes, according to Forbes. Google will return search results with job postings that are location-specific and match with a veteran’s service experience. These new tools are easy to use and can help ease the transition back to civilian life.

If you are a veteran looking to transition from the military to a civilian career, click here or call 312.994.8308 to learn more about Veterans Forward at National Able Network.