The Lone Star Veterans Association (LSVA) now offers a FREE online career database, VetsList. VetsList is a Houston based (but slowly expanding through Texas) online career database. It does four major things:
- Allows veterans and veteran spouses to create online profiles and post their resumes.
- Veterans can create job alerts that will email them when new postings match their skills.
- Allows companies to post open positions that they are wanting to fill with veterans and veteran spouses.
- Allows HR recruiters to search through resumes to find specific veterans and veteran spouses.
Since LSVA is a non-profit organization, we provide this service for free. Other veteran career sites will charge up to $12,000.00 a year for use of their service. Most of those sites are national, where we are Texas.
We believe that having Texas veterans and Texas employers connecting, we can create a better awareness for the needs of our veterans in our state. This site is actually best served for smaller businesses, because they have the same access to veterans as the Fortune 500 companies will have. Unlike "email chains" and newsletters, small businesses can post professional job descriptions and receive applications directly to their email box. Employers can also create screening questions that will filter out unqualified candidates.
The site right now is a straight up database, but we will be working on blogs about veteran unemployment, resume writing, and job hunting tips.