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Title:Stuck in your job? Get free assistance from an American Corporate Partners' career mentor

Author:VA Careers

Date:May 2024

Source:U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs © 2024, Reprinted with permission

Volume:Volume 3 Issue 211

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Veterans should verify the information with the organization offering.

In 2023, a record number of post-9/11 Veterans found meaningful employment with their American Corporate Partner (ACP) Mentor's assistance for free, with an average starting salary of more than $93,000. ACP can help you find a new position, get promoted and grow your civilian network.

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How to get started

Visit and fill out a short online application. Answer questions about your career goals, military experience, and mentoring preferences.

Info graphic with 32,000 plus veterans have become ACP alumni. 4,465 veterans and spouses have become ACP alumni in 2023. $93,000 plus is the average starting salary for those who use ACP. 2,682 proteges have obtained meaningful employment.

What to expect after applying?

  • ACP will reach out within 24 hours and schedule a 15-minute phone call to ask a few more questions to match each Veteran with the right mentor.
  • ACP will introduce you to a mentor within several weeks of your application to the program and will check in throughout the year to provide customized resources and ensure positive outcomes. 98% of Veterans would recommend ACP.
  • All post-9/11 Veterans who have served at least 180 days of active duty since 9/11 are eligible.
  • ACP's weekly LinkedIn Live series connects Veterans directly to partner companies and hiring managers.
  • ACP's LinkedIn Group, ACP Connects, offers employment opportunities from military-ready employers and professional development resources.

ACP will hand-pick a Mentor based on your career interests and professional history. You and your Mentor will create a tailored action plan for the mentorship and speak monthly to make progress on your goals, and ACP staff will help guide you through the mentorship experience to ensure success.

Whether you are actively searching for a new career or newly employed and looking for advice about how to be successful in your new role and advance, ACP's customized program is designed to assist you on your path toward rewarding, meaningful employment.

Typical mentorship topics include:

  • Resume review and interview preparation
  • Career exploration
  • Work-life balance
  • Networking
  • Small business development
  • Leadership and professional communication

ACP's staff personally pairs every applicant, hand-picking a Mentor for each Protege based on career compatibility, experience level, location and personal interests. Every Mentor and Protege has a phone call with an ACP staff member to communicate preferences, which are considered during the pairing process.

Join our free, personalized career mentorship program and experience a yearlong mentorship to assist you with your civilian career goals at

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