Real Life on the Job
Working with others as a veteran with a disability
- Disabled American Veterans (DAV) offers many supports and services to veterans with disabilities in employment and other areas of life.
- Visit the Work-Related Problems page at Make the Connection to learn more about veterans’ challenges related to jobs and employment, as well as self-help tools and resources to help you overcome work-related issues.
Create support (share these resources with your employer)
- Read this guide to find many ideas for veterans who are trying to create more inclusive environments in their own workplaces. From Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
- View the VA’s Veteran Mentoring Programs page for an overview of the benefits of veterans’ mentoring and how to set up a mentoring program. From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Read recommendations for creating a Veterans’ Employee Resource Group, and learn about the benefits of Employee Resource Groups for veterans. From Military.com
- Check out this primer on disability inclusion in the workplace. This short document is densely packed with useful information and links for further study. From the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)
- What makes a workplace disability-inclusive? Find checklists and case studies in this thorough report on the best practices of disability-inclusive companies. From the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Business Network
- Another helpful resource for employers is Ten Tips for Employers: Tapping Into the Talents of Veterans with Disabilities. From the ADA National Network
- Explore the issue of why don’t all veterans disclose their disabilities? From GettingHired.com
Social connections in the workplace
- Check out the results of a Gallup Poll Research Study and find out why reaching out to others in the workplace is important to your well-being.
- This easy-to-read article from the Harvard Business Review gives practical yet evidence-based suggestions for building social ties in the workplace.
Planning your career
Make your custom career plan in the Veteran’s Career Planning Workbook.