Shift Veterans Program FAQ

What is Veteran Direct Hire?

Shift Veteran Direct Hire provides exclusive opportunities for veterans to be connected to some of the country's fastest-growing companies!

How do I apply?

To get started, simply signup for an account at shift.org/signup.

How does the program work?

Our program will guide you through several easy steps related to career discovery & talent development. You will complete a series of online courses & assessments that will ensure you are prepared to apply, interview, & land your next job.

What else will signing up for the Veteran Direct Hire Program give me access to?

Exclusive access to our hiring partners, Shift Mentoring, online career-services including lessons on resume writing, LinkedIn, Interview Prep, and more!

What is Shift Mentorship and how do I get matched to a mentor?

Shift Mentorship is a hub for Veterans and those that want to see them succeed! Having a Shift.org profile allows you the opportunity to sign up for a Shift Mentoring account and reach out to veterans and industry leaders to make meaningful connections.

What is the cost of participating in the program?

There is never any cost to veterans.

What is the time commitment for participating in the program?

Every user’s time commitment will be different. Depending on how much time you are able to allocate to the program, you can complete Talent Development and be ready to be matched to a hiring partner in as little as a week.

Am I guaranteed a match?

While we do our best to match every veteran to their next job, based on employers needs and veterans preferences related to location, salary, and roles, we cannot guarantee a match for every participant.

What is Shift Talent Development?

Shift Talent Development is a series of online-learning courses & resources geared towards helping veterans become the best candidates they can be.

How long will it take to complete Shift Talent Development?

This will vary by user. Depending on how much time you are able to allocate to the program, you can complete Talent Development in as little as a week.

Where can I be placed geographically?

The locations to which Shift Veterans are matched change on a regular basis. It is no coincidence that the majority of our opportunities are based around larger metropolitan areas. We focus on areas with the highest growth potential for you! To find out the exact locations available, be sure to sign up for a Shift.org account.

What kind of roles can I be matched to?

Shift veterans get placed into a variety of different roles. We focus on filling roles in the civilian world that relate directly to the functions you performed in the military. Our Talent Strategy team is uniquely positioned to help find transferable skills & experiences that make you qualified for any number of civilian roles.

Do I need a degree?

No.

Will I be able to support my current lifestyle while participating in Shift’s Talent Development?

Shift Talent Development is not a full-time obligation. The online courses are designed for you to be able to complete them one at a time over the course of several weeks.

Would I have to relocate?

Not necessarily. Depending on where you currently live, we may have existing partnerships available.

What are the eligibility requirements to participate in the program?

The only eligibility requirement to participate in Shift Veteran Hiring is an approved form of Veteran Verification. This could include: DD-214, Veterans ID-Card, Veteran Health Identification Card, VA Proof of Service Letter.

What is the average salary for a full-time offer?

Average salaries depend on a variety of factors. For specifics or how to estimate what your average salary might be, be sure to sign up for a Shift.org account.

Do I have to take a job from one of Shift’s partners after completing Shift Talent Development?

No, you do not. We want to find the right fit for you.

I know that I want to change careers, but I don’t know which path to pursue.

That’s okay! Shift Talent Development is here to help you discover what path makes the most sense for you.

Who is the ideal candidate for this program?

Any Veteran of the US Military who is interested in searching for a new job or career.

Is there a deadline for applying?

No. Shift Veteran Hiring takes place on a rolling basis.

What can I do to prepare for the program?

Having a good idea of why you are interested in searching for a new job would be a great place to start, however, there isn’t anything specific that you need to do to prepare, we will walk you through every step along the way.

Is there any exclusive content I will have access to if I sign up for the program?

Absolutely. All of Shift Talent Development is exclusive to Shift Veterans, as well as our mentorship community and expert talk series.

Can I get certifications through Shift?

No, Shift does not offer certifications, but we will certainly point you in the right direction on where you can obtain some.

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