Returning Veterans' Transition to Civilian Job Market Now Easier

Jul 09, 2013, 10:13 ET from PAR, Inc.

LUTZ, Fla., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Finding an appropriate job is one of the biggest challenges facing returning veterans, with 69% of veterans indicating that finding a job is the most difficult part of transition to civilian life. However, a new product from PAR may provide some much-needed assistance to those looking for employment in the civilian market.

The Veterans and Military Occupations Finder™ (VMOF) is a new product designed specifically to help veterans find the right civilian occupation. Working in conjunction with the Self-Directed Search® (SDS®), the VMOF allows users to explore career options by linking military occupation titles with civilian jobs. After taking the SDS, users can match their three-letter Holland Summary Code to Occupational Information Network (O*NET) career options and education requirements. The VMOF will help users to better understand how they can apply the skills they developed in the military to civilian occupations.

The VMOF includes two indexes. The first lists current Military Occupational Classifications (MOCs), along with corresponding two-letter Summary Codes, from each of the five branches of the military (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard). The second lists MOCs from each of the five branches along with corresponding civilian occupations and their two-letter Summary Codes.

An online edition of the VMOF, which includes select portions of the print edition, is available at the newly revised SDS Web site (; the full version is available in a print format from publisher PAR.

For more information or to order, contact PAR at or 1.800.331.8378.

Founded in 1978, PAR is a leading publisher of assessment instruments, software, and other related materials. Over the past three decades, PAR has earned a reputation for providing customers with innovative assessment solutions and unparalleled customer service.