Make a Goal. Set a Path.

Planning your career—and understanding how your military skills translate to the civilian world—are key to future success. We’re connected with companies and organizations throughout the state that can help you and your families reach your goal. Take a look at the resources below for more information.

Career Planning Resources


Candorful connects Veterans, Transitioning Military, Military Spouses, Guard, and Reserve with Experienced Interview Coaches for practice interviews via a live video platform.

When do I get started? Schedule an intake meeting with Candorful well in advance of your real interviews (1 to 12 months in advance).

How do I start the process? Schedule 1 Intake Meeting: Schedule here or go to>> Get Started >> Military, Veterans, Military Spouses.

How and when will I schedule my practice interviews? Once you have completed the intake meeting you will be given access to the platform to schedule 3+ Practice Interviews spread out over 1 week. We have over 140 interview coaches from a variety of industries. Our coaches are all passionate volunteers.

Remember! If you sign-up, show up! If you cannot make one of your scheduled Candorful meetings, let US know as soon as YOU know!

The Veteran’s Guide to Solar Jobs

The solar industry offers job opportunities for candidates with diverse skill sets and experiences.  The jobs that may come to mind first are technical in nature (installers and electricians are the backbones of the workforce), but the industry is supported by a wide range of job functions including communications, project management, engineering and more. These job functions differ in nature but are tied together by a few common threads: most require skills in logistics, punctuality, leadership and working effectively as a team — all things that veterans come well-equipped with. 

Although veterans have the ability to do a number of high-value jobs, transitioning back to civilian life can be challenging after returning home from active service. The skills and training that veterans undergo in service don’t translate easily onto a resume, and as a result, some struggle to find gainful employment. 

However, the solar industry offers a natural fit for veterans entering the workforce. In this guide, we’ll discuss the challenges veterans face, as well the programs and businesses that offer support.

The Veteran’s Guide to Starting a Small Business

As a veteran, many of the skills you learned in the military can be especially helpful in running a business. The wide range of hard and soft skills you acquired through service can be transferred with great success to the private sector. Many veterans are doing just that.

While funding can be an obstacle for many new entrepreneurs, veterans have some advantages. Federal agencies must set aside a certain amount of funding for vets. This is especially helpful, given that many veterans lack sufficient credit history to obtain funding from traditional sources like banks.