career resources


Career Resources provides employment assistance and services through the Transition Readiness Program and the Family Member Employment Assistance Program. Active duty military personnel, military retirees, SOFA status personnel, and their family members can get assistance with all aspects of their job search including:

  • Identifying Interests and Skills
  • Exploring Potential Careers
  • Networking to Find Job Leads
  • Applying for Jobs
  • Preparing for an Interview
  • Negotiating Salary

Whether you’re looking for a job aboard MCAS Iwakuni, self-employment opportunities or a position at your next duty station, individual assistance is available for your job search or transition support.

The Library has a computer lab with internet job search capabilities and resources to create, update, and print your résumé or submit online applications.

A visiting representative from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is available to provide training on benefits and individual assistance with developing claims or other benefits questions.


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Career & Readiness Classes

Federal Job Search & Strategies

Learn where to find job announcements, identify key words and skills to highlight, and create an effective application that will improve your chances for making it through the screening process.

Build a Better Résumé Workshop

If you are drafting your first résumé or wanting to improve your skills, this hands-on workshop can help. We will guide you through the process of creating an effective résumé tailored to the position that you want.

Interviewing Skills

We can help you learn to present yourself as the best candidate for the position you’re seeking. You will also learn how to answer difficult questions and receive guidance on what to do before, during, and after the interview.

Accessing Higher Education

Going to college after the military? This two-day course provides detailed, hands-on training to help you apply to a college or university.

Topics include: finding the right school for your career goals; learning about the admissions process; how to apply for financial aid and veterans benefits; and connecting with student veteran organizations.

Career/Technical Training

Are you interested in going into a technical training program, apprenticeship program, or community college? In this two-day course facilitated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, you will identify the best career and training program for you. The workshop, offered quarterly, will help you to comprehend your benefits, and guide you through the application and financial aid process.

Personal Readiness Seminar

The Small Business Administration conducts this two-day program for transitioning service members and their spouses on how to start and grow a small business. Upon completion of the course, participants will be given access to an eight-week, on-line course that will help them develop a business plan. This class is offered quarterly and is available to all SOFA sponsored personnel and spouses.
Unless otherwise specified, please contact Personal & Professional Development to enroll.

Transition Resources

Marine for Life

Marine for Life is a Marine Corps organization that provides nationwide assistance to Marines who are returning to civilian life, Marine reservists, and Marine veterans throughout their lives. The goal of Marine for Life is to harness the skills, contacts and personal and professional networks of Marine Corps veterans and others in the community to form a network to continually assist Marines.

O*Net Online

A tool for career exploration and job analysis, O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more.

Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP)

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies. MSEP partners with companies to provide recruitment solutions and assists spouses to become competitive applicants.

Spouse Transition & Readiness Seminar

Spouses learn about transitional resources and post-Military benefits to play a more active and informed role in the return to civilian life following active duty.

Transition Readiness Seminar

In this course, transitioning servicemembers and their families are taught about benefits and services available to prepare for life after the military. Contact your Career Planner to sign up.