Veterans Resource Center

October 2020 External Resources

October 9, 2020

Check out all the external resources the VRC has gathered just for you this October!

Professional Development

8 Ways to Boost Your Career During the Quarantine
Monique Vento | Sprout Marketing
We are all struggling during these uncertain times. Invest in yourself now to future-proof your career. Here are some tips to boost yourself during the quarantine.

Goodwill Virtual Hiring Tour
During October, Indeed will host a national virtual hiring tour throughout the United States. As a partner, Goodwill is here to help. Your local Goodwill has all the tools you need to help prepare you for your online interviews.

Hire Military
Michael Quinn: Founder & CEO
“Our goal at HireMilitary Jobs is to identify, support & connect transitioning service members with employers that want to hire military talent around the world.”

Writing a Civilian Resume for the First Time
Military OneSource
Military OneSource is here to assist you if this is your first time writing a civilian resume. Writing resumes are stressful, but Military OneSource has provided some helpful tips to ease that stress.  

How to Ace a Zoom Interview
Biron Clark | Career Sidekick
Virtual interviews are becoming more and more common. Stay ahead of the curve and prepare yourself to be successful and ace that Zoom interview. 


Motiversity (Ft. Coach Pain)
Don’t waste your LIFE! So many of us take living for granted, instead of realizing you must accept the opportunity to live the best way you know how. Life is beautiful, no matter what you are facing. Every day is a new day and a unique opportunity.  

It’s Time to Get After It!
MotivationHub — Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas continues to motivate. Go after your goals and take control of your life. Get out of your comfort zone and compete.

DIY Prop for Trick-or-Treating during COVID
Wicked Makers
Halloween is NOT canceled, but it is not recommended. Here is a DIY way to stay socially distance if you decide to participate in this year's Halloween activities.

I Was the Best Cop Ever
Gary Owen, an Actor/Comedian/Sailor, talks about his experience while working as a cop in the Navy station at a base in San Diego. (Explicit Language) 

Other Resources

Helping Veterans with Veteran Housing Grants
The War on Terrorism and other Wars have produced many injured, disabled, and homeless veterans. There are many resources that veterans can turn to and get back on their feet.  

County of Los Angeles: Free Food Resources
Individuals and families in need can get help with food expenses, food delivery assistance, and find free food near you. During COVID, many families have suffered financially and are struggling to receive a hot meal. The County of Los Angeles has provided a list of distribution centers that are here to help.

Veteran Crisis Line: A Source of Support
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one? Connect with the Veteran Crisis Line to reach caring and qualified responders with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

SoCalGas: Supporting Active Military & Veterans, and the Homeless
Learn about how SoCalGas continues to support veterans and their families in their community. SoCalGas also has partnerships with organizations dedicated to ending homelessness.

Halloween Not Canceled, but Not Recommended
Hayley Smith, Colleen Shalby | Los Angeles Times
If you have little ones at home, make sure to keep up to date with the Halloween recommendations from the LA County Health Department. Parties with non-household members and trunk-or-treat events are not recommended.