I like working at VA because I am a Veteran serving Veterans. Uh… every day I wake up and it’s a great feeling knowing that you’re making a difference.
When given the opportunity to work around other Veterans, it's like a coming home party. Because Veterans, well, they know Veterans. They're familiar with the culture. They're familiar with the environment.
We have uh...taken on this huge investment in people where we are providing career development opportunities through My Career@VA. There’s no other federal agency that’s providing career development like Department of Veterans Affairs.
I really like working at VA, because every day is different. Umm…I love the different era of Veterans that we get to serve; the World War II, World War I, Vietnam and, most recently, the Afghanistan, OEF and OIF Veterans. I like the philosophy that we take care of them. And we take care of their families as well.
I’ve been very lucky working at VA, because at VA, umm…we–my employer has provided me the opportunity to have a flexible work schedule so I could attend college on my GI Bill.
I think I've stayed with the VA uh...for 35 years because of the continuous satisfaction that I get uh…doing my job. Uh…the benefits that I see and observe uh…that the Veterans accomplish uh…gives me more than an incentive to, to come to work every day.
I’ve stayed at the VA umm…for 10 years I’ve been there and I actually brought back my military time in. During the 10 years I’ve had an opportunity to move up in terms of different job performances and I think that umm…some of the programs that the VA offers in terms of their LGI program and the executive career field, it’s something that if, if you don’t see an opportunity to improve then you have no one to blame but yourself. I think the VA looks at mentoring, umm…in terms of, you know, working with something that you, you idolize in terms of you wanna be just like them, like they say, when you grow up, then I think the VA actually puts challenges for people to actually step up to the plate. Similar to what we do in the military.
(Secretary Eric K. Shinseki)
On behalf of all Veterans, let me thank our many Veteran employees for their service, their dedication and their professionalism. Your decision to join VA and continue your public service is a noble calling – underscoring your commitment to Veterans and their families.
In return, we want to reward your outstanding service through VA for Vets. Use this program to enhance your skills and explore new opportunities for growth and career development at VA. VA for Vets keeps you situationally aware of changes and opportunities available around you, and then allows you to adaptively compete for the ones that interest you by enhancing your skills through Career Coaching, translating military skills to civilian language, building resumes to compete for open positions at VA, connecting with other Veteran colleagues through social media and sharing your Military Service Experiences.
Grow with us! We are an agency that respects and honors both your military and your public service. Go VA. Stay VA.
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