Veteran opportunities at IBM

Veteran 2K Hiring Initiative

An IBM commitment to hire 2,000 veterans by the year 2020.

Veteran 2K Hiring Initiative

An IBM commitment to hire 2,000 veterans by the year 2020. We are seeking the best military and veteran talent to join us as we work in an innovative way to address world problems through cognitive technology solutions. We appreciate your commitment to serving our country and are dedicated to hiring based on the skills and experiences you have gained. Consider joining us in a new civilian career at IBM!

Partnerships

IBM is proud to be a featured military friendly company.

Partnerships

About you

Veterans make great IBMers and are an integral part of our workforce! Be represented in the executive ranks, management, and throughout every business unit or division in IBM.

Training and Programs

If you are interested in on the job training coupled with comprehensive learning for new skills development

Today's IBM Veterans

 

Dewayne

Procurement Professional
IBM Procurement Services

United States Marine Corps

Joined IBM in 2017

Brandi

Information Developer
 

United States Marine Corps

Joined IBM in 2015

Chris

GBS Cloud Application
Innovation – Client Solutions Executive

US Navy

Joined IBM in 2014

Come Join Us at Our Recruiting Events

Veterans Event Calendar

Event Location Career Fair Date Career Fair Time

Jacksonville, NC

3-Oct

1pm-4pm

Atlanta, GA

12-Oct

12pm-2pm

Philadelphia, PA

16-Oct

11am-2pm

Austin, TX

8-Nov

11:15am-2pm

IBM Austin - Veterans Day Celebration

date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
time: 1115 - 1400
location: 11501 Burnett Rd, Bldg 908, Sunflower Room, Austin, TX 78758

Veteran Career Outreach Events

  • US Chamber Foundation Transition Summits

    Two-day events focused on the military-civilian career transition. Transition Summits are held on U.S. military installations around the world to prepare transitioning service members and military spouses for the transition and educate recruiters and community leaders on military hiring best practices. Please connect with us at an upcoming US Chamber of Commerce Foundation Transition Summit.

V2K

IBM Veterans Hiring Initiative

Transitioning Military/Veteran
Job Search Tips

The most important information on your resume should be
placed on the top of the first page to catch the recruiters eye.

Jobs can open and close quickly. Consider utilizing
job updates and social post alerts.

ABC

Hiring teams are designed to engage with candidates
to provide a variety of perspectives.

15 seconds
is the average time a recruiter will spend on a first pass on your resume

10 minutes
is the amount of time it takes in an interview for most hiring managers to know if they want to hire the candidate

99%

of hiring managers
review resume digitaly

1-2

pages is the standard
length for a resume

89%

of recruiters have found
a candidate on LinkedIn

Make sure your resume can be read easily and clearly on the computer

Keep your resume and focused on key selling points

Get social! Update your profile and look for jobs on your favourite social sites

So what should I include?

A B C

ABC 123

1 2 3

Qualitative info?

Include both!

Quantitative info?

These are all possible platforms for a job interview

Phone

Video

Face-to-face

Here's a sample of a military resume which connected a military background in recruiting with an IBM recruiting role.
Note: Candidates generally need to tweak their resume content to fit the role in which they are applying.

Full Time/Part-Time Opportunities

If you have the skills and experiences to begin work now or immediately following your transition.

New Collar Jobs-roles which are based on skills and experience rather than advanced degrees.

Entry Level Jobs-roles which require either work experience or additional education and training.

Experienced Professional Jobs-roles which required extensive years of work related experiences and pertinent education

Self ID

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified veterans. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you are veteran. Completion of the form as part of the application is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

Training and Programs

If you are looking to enhance or develop new skills for use in the marketplace or job field

i2 Analyst Notebook

IBM Academic Initiatives for Veterans

IBM Veterans Corporate Fellowship Program

Apprenticeship and Internships

(If you are interested in on-the-job training coupled with comprehensive learning.)

Apprenticeships are longer term (12-18 months) experiences.

Internships are shorter term (10-12 weeks) experiences primarily during the summer.

Current apprenticeship and internship opportunities

About you

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified veterans. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you are veteran. Completion of the form as part of the application is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

Fort Stewart (GA)

Established in 1941. Located in Liberty and Bryan County, GA

Coordinates: 31° 52′ 48″ N, 81° 36′ 27″ W

Joint Base San Antonio (TX)

Established in 1918. Located near San Antonio, TX

Coordinates: 29° 26′ 56″ N, 98° 26′ 56″ W

Fort Bliss (TX)

Established in 1849. Located in El Paso County, TX and Dona Ana/Otero Counties, NM

Coordinates: 31° 48′ 6.65″ N, 106° 25′ 28.59″ W

Fort Leonard Wood (MO)

Established in 1940. Located in Pulaski County, MO.

Coordinates: 37° 44′ 24.36″ N, 92° 7′ 34.59″ W

Fort Gordon (GA)

Established in 1941. Located in Augusta, GA

Coordinates: 33° 24′ 48″ N, 82° 8′ 7″ W

Joint Base MaGuire Dix Lakehurst (NJ)

Established in 1941. Located in Burlington County, NJ

Coordinates: 40° 2′ 44.88″ N, 74° 35′ 8.16″ W

Camp Pendleton (CA)

Established in 1942. Located in San Diego County, CA

Coordinates: 33° 20′ 0″ N, 117° 25′ 0″ W

Fort Carson (CO)

Established in 1942. Located in El Paso / Pueblo / Fremont counties, CO

Coordinates: 38° 33′ 20″ N, 104° 50′ 33″ W

Dover AFB (DE)

Established in 1941. Located in Kent County, DE

Coordinates: 39° 7′ 42″ N, 75° 27′ 53″ W

Camp Lejeune (NC)

Established in 1941. Located in Jacksonville, NC

Coordinates: 34° 35′ 0″ N, 77° 20′ 0″ W

Schofield Barracks (HI)

Established in 1908. Located in Honolulu County, HI

Coordinates: 21° 29′ 52″ N, 158° 3′ 48″ W

Wright Patterson AFB (OH)

Established in 1917. Located in Greene and Montgomery counties

Coordinates: 39°49′23″N 084°02′58″W

Eglin (FL)

Established in 1935. Located in Okaloosa county, Florida.

Coordinates: 30°29′22″N 086°32′32″W

Fort Jackson (SC)

Established in 1917. Located within the city of Columbia, South Carolina

Coordinates: 34°2′21″N 80°49′20″W

Naval Air Station Jacksonville (FL)

Established in 1940. Located Jacksonville, Florida.

Coordinates: 30°14′09″N 081°40′50″W

Travis (CA)

Established in 1942. Located in Solano county, California.

Coordinates: 38°15′46″N 121°55′39″W

Dewayne Townesend

Dewayne

Procurement Professional, IBM Procurement Services

Raleigh, NC

University of South Carolina-Bachelors of Science in Business Administration

United States Marine Corps

My current role has been an excellent introduction to business administration; I’ve had the opportunity to hone my Analytical skills. I’ve worked on an internal Request for Proposal for RESO that has allowed me to use my skills as a Project Management Professional to wow my co-workers.

Brandi Swope

Brandi

Information Developer

Raleigh, NC



BA in English, Christopher Newport University
MS Technical Communication, North Carolina State University

United States Marine Corps

It was a challenging transition from the military to IBM and I have learned a lot in two years. I am known for getting the job done, and I am proof that a veteran who grew up without much opportunity can get somewhere with hard work and focus. I'm currently working with development teams across the globe to create content for new software products.

Chris Coughlan

Chris

GBS Cloud Application Innovation – Client Solutions Executive



United States Naval Academy

US Navy

I’ve been very lucky to be in high-profile client facing roles throughout my IBM career. The business transformation value that I’ve been able to bring to my clients through our IBM solutions has been a very impactful experience. Our clients look to us for technology leadership, and as a company, I think we do an exceptional job advising our clients effectively and bringing them the value they need.