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Feds Hire Vets - Information for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members
Feds Hire Vets - Information for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members
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Information for Veterans and Transitioning Service Members

Thank you for your service. Federal job opportunities are available across our country and around the world. Planning early is a smart decision. This information will help you understand veterans' preference, how Federal jobs are filled, and unique veteran appointing authorities designed to help you find a job.

Veterans' Preference

Are you eligible? More

Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans

Learn about special appointing authorities designed for veterans here. More

Do you know enough about Federal Employment to be competitive?

Take the Federal Employment Training module... More

Test Your Knowledge

of Veterans Preference and Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans. More

How Federal Jobs are Filled

Get a head Start! Learn the basics of the Federal hiring process. More

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Vet to Vet: Prepare Yourself for a Career with the Federal Government

Education/Training Opportunities

The Federal Government is eager to invest in your education and training. You could find the link to your future. More

Veterans Employment Center on eBenefits

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Useful Links

Enter here for veteran information and programs across the Federal Government. More

Strategic Partners
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
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Adjusting the Text Size

The FedsHireVets website allows you to change the text size through standard browser settings or keyboard shortcuts:

Standard Browser Settings

Internet Explorer

  1. In the View menu, mouse over to Text Size
  2. Select the Text Size that best works for you: Largest to Smallest


From the View menu, select Zoom, then Zoom In or Zoom Out to increase or decrease the font size.
Note: For Firefox 4+, your full menu bar will need to be enabled; you cannot complete the previous instructions with the minimized/hidden menu bar.


Temporarily change the font size for the current window:

  1. From the Tools menu (the wrench in the upper right-hand corner), click Zoom + or Zoom -.

Permanently change the font size for all Chrome windows:

  1. From the Tools menu (the wrench in the upper right-hand corner), select Options.
  2. From the Under the Hood tab, scroll down to Web Content, and select the appropriate Font Size.
  3. Close the Under the Hood tab and return to your content.

Use Keyboard Shortcuts

In Windows, use the following keyboard shortcuts:

Increase: Ctrl-plus sign ( + ) or Ctrl-equals sign ( = )
Decrease: Ctrl-minus sign ( - )
Return to default font size: Ctrl-0 (zero)

In Mac OS X, use the Command key instead of Ctrl.