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VetNow Is Here to Help You Navigate Veteran Benefits

Being a veteran comes with enormous pride for having served your country. However, navigating your veteran’s benefits can be a challenge. Did you know that your library is here to make it a little easier?

Using your library card, you can gain access to VetNow, an eResource that is invaluable to vets and available on our website under pages Databases A–Z and Databases by Category. It offers live chat assistance with an expert who can help you weave your way through the VA labyrinth.

The mission of VetNow is to smooth the transition from military to civilian life, offering help with job skills such as interviewing, résumé writing, and advice on college majors and careers that match your skills and interests. For those who are pursuing further education there is also tutoring on a variety of subjects offered in both English and Spanish.

VetNow is easy to access from anywhere with an internet connection: at the library, on the go, or from home! Now, let’s dive into the live resources that VetNow offers:

  • The Brainfuse VetNow Navigator helps veterans and families understand and apply for eligible benefits, such as housing, healthcare and education benefits.
  • Resume Lab: With Brainfuse’s premium resume lab, receive resume and cover letter assistance from trained resume experts. Our experts will work with you to help you create a resume highlighting how your military experience relates to civilian careers.
  • Resume Templates and Resources: Get help creating  a polished resume with access to unique templates and an array of resume resources.
  • Live Interview Coaching: Brush up on interview techniques, strategies, and get live online interview practice from trained job coaches.
  • eParachute: Inspired by Dick Bolles best-selling career guide of all time What Color Is Your Parachute?, eParachute is designed for job-hunters at all stages in life. Use eParachute to discover most loved strengths, determine a college major or courses to help reach career goals, explore hundreds of potential career paths, and see how well careers match what you love to do most.
  • Live Online Tutoring: Connect with live tutors for help in a wide range of subjects including math, science, reading, and writing.
  • SkillSurfer: Live skills tutoring and an extensive library of lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests including SAT, ACT, GED, GRE, and more.
  • Writing Lab: Develop better writing skills through expert analysis of your papers, complete with constructive comments.

Wherever you are in your transition from military to civilian life, chances are VetNow has something to assist you! You can also find a wide range of books and other materials in our library collection that can help to guide you on your journey.

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