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Title:Get a great job through American Corporate Partners

Author:American Corporate Partners

Date:January 2024

Source:U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs © 2024, Reprinted with permission

In 2023, a record number of post-9/11 Veterans found meaningful employment with a mentor's assistance — for free — from American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national nonprofit organization. The average starting salary was $93,000. ACP will help Veterans find a new position, get promoted and grow their civilian network.

ACP helps post-9/11 Veterans find meaningful employment after the military. Whether Veterans are looking for a higher-paying job or seeking a promotion, ACP mentors coach Veterans toward great careers. More than 30,000 Veterans have found success through ACP since 2010.

How to get started

Visit acp-usa.org and fill out a short online application. Answer questions about your career goals, military experience and mentoring preferences.

Mentoring Program Success

What to expect after applying?

  • ACP will reach out within 24 hours and schedule a 15-minute phone call to ask a few more questions to match each Veteran with the right mentor.
  • ACP will introduce you to a mentor within several weeks of your application to the program and will check in throughout the year to provide customized resources and ensure positive outcomes. Ninety-eight percent of Veterans would recommend ACP.
  • All post-9/11 Veterans who have served at least 180 days of active duty since 9/11 are eligible.
  • ACP's weekly LinkedIn Live series connects Veterans directly to partner companies and hiring managers.
  • ACP's LinkedIn Group, ACP Connects, offers employment opportunities from military-ready employers and professional development resources.

Apply Now at acp-usa.org/mentoring-program/veteran-application.

ACP will hand-pick a mentor based on your career interests and professional history. You and your mentor will create a tailored action plan for the mentorship and speak monthly to make progress on your goals. ACP staff will help guide you through the mentorship experience to ensure success.

Whether you are actively searching for a new career or are newly employed and looking for advice about how to succeed in your new role and advance, ACP's customized program is designed to assist you on your path toward rewarding, meaningful employment.

Typical mentorship topics include:

  • Resume review and interview preparation
  • Career exploration
  • Work-life balance
  • Networking
  • Small business development
  • Leadership and professional communication

ACP's staff personally pairs every applicant, hand-picking a mentor for each protégé based on career compatibility, experience level, location and personal interests. Every mentor and protégé has a phone call with an ACP staff member to communicate preferences, which are considered during the pairing process. Join our free, personalized career mentorship program and experience a year-long mentorship to assist you with your civilian career goals at acp-usa.org.

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