Being a veteran brings with it enormous pride in having served your country. However, navigating your veteran’s benefits can be a challenge. Did you know that your Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is here to make it a little easier?
Using your library card, you can gain access to Brainfuse’s VetNow, an eResource that is invaluable to vets and available on our website at LVCCLD.org. It offers live chat assistance with an expert who can help you weave your way through the VA labyrinth.
The mission of VetNow is to smooth the transition from military to civilian life, offering help with job skills such as interviewing, résumé writing, and advice on college majors and careers that match your skills and interests. For those who are pursuing further education there is also tutoring on a variety of subjects offered in both English and Spanish.
VetNow is easy to access from anywhere with an internet connection: at the library, on the go, or from home!
To easily locate VetNow in the A-Z Resources section of our website, just click on the letter “V” at the top of the page, and your screen will go directly to it. You will then need to take a few seconds to create a VetNow login, which will allow you to easily reference your activity, upload documents to your account (such as résumé templates), and use live resources.
So, let’s dive into the live resources that VetNow offers:
• The Live Veteran Navigator helps you sort your way through the VA maze and find the resources for which you are eligible. It is available Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST.
• Live Job Coaching is available daily from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. PST.
• You can also ask for help anytime using VetNow’s Send Question feature, and an expert will reply, typically within one business day.
• Are you looking for assistance with your résumé or cover letter? Upload your current résumé through the Résumé Lab, and an expert will provide you with feedback within one business day.
• Any time of day, you can click Job Tools on VetNow’s gray navigation menu and access résumé templates (chronological, functional, or military), and try out multiple military skills translators that you can use to rewrite your résumé yourself.
• Browse VetNow’s list of national and local resource websites for veterans. This can be found by hovering over VA Support Tools on VetNow’s gray navigation bar, and clicking on Veteran Resources.
Wherever you are in your transition from military to civilian life, chances are VetNow has something to assist you! You can also find a wide range of books and other materials in our library collection that can help to guide you on your journey. We have featured a few here, but you can also search LVCCLD.org or stop by one of our branches to speak with our helpful staff.
We thank you for your service!