Texas Tech University

Fundamentals for Veterans

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As of September 1, 2016 Texas Tech has added Military Occupational Specialty Codes, Air Force Specialty Codes, and Navy Enlisted Classification Codes to job postings that may perform similar tasks or require similar skill sets.

Texas Tech currently employs hundreds of veterans in both faculty and staff positions and the benefits of working at Texas Tech for veterans are numerous. For example:

  • Direct access to the Military and Veterans Program office who can assist with enrolling in college and using educational benefits.
  • Texas Tech offers training for members of the faculty and staff to teach them about working with veteran students and how to hire more veteran employees through the MVP Green Zone Program.  
  • A Student Veterans Association that performs service projects all over the community.
  • Veteran oriented speakers, and seminars on campus.
  • A Military and Veterans National Alumni Chapter.  
  • Ample accommodations for disabilities.

Tips for Veterans

Make sure your resume and job application reflects the skills desired for the job. All too often veterans put too much emphasis on their military skills which may not be relevant to the job they are applying for. Always place education, languages, and certifications at the top of a resume.

The average hiring manager will take between 4-6 seconds to review an applicant's resume. That's the maximum amount of time you have to grab their attention and land a job interview.

Send you resume to the Veteran's Liaison today and get tips on how to improve your resume and highlight your abilities. jessica.e.thomas@ttu.edu