Lauren Keenan is more than a great source of information at LinkedIn for Veterans. As a former active military member and a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard, Keenan has walked in your shoes.

Keenan, who leads LinkedIn’s Veteran employee resources group, recently sat down with Darren Sherrard, associate director of recruitment marketing at VA, to record a four-video series explaining how LinkedIn can help Veterans and military spouses. The series, which began airing in March 2020, can be found on VA’s LinkedIn channel.

Each video touches upon a different aspect of the job search and application process. At just a few minutes each, the videos are an easy way to pick up job-hunting tips from an expert on topics like:

On the benefits of using LinkedIn, Sherrard noted that the platform makes it easy to connect with different individuals at various companies. “I’ve been able to have short conversations with people that I never would have the opportunity to meet at big companies, as well as billionaires and businessmen and generals. It really gives you an open door and a seat at the table.”

For military spouses, Keenan encouraged the use of LinkedIn Learning to close any skills gaps due to frequent relocations. Other resources are available through the Military Spouse Employment Partnership program, of which VA is a part. The program can help connect you with more than 390 affiliated employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses.

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Published on Apr. 23, 2020

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  1. David Selby April 28, 2020 at 12:37 pm

  2. Arnold Cabral April 24, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Veterans and who read this used a Veteran Medical Centers know a Volunteer go to the Director office and what to asked for money for Covid-19

  3. Dennis R. Kirchgesner April 24, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    How can married, disabled Veterans receive the new government 1-time pandemic subsidy ( or whatever it’s called ) ? We were unable to keep the appointment we had with a tax preparer before
    this came about, because they were forced to close after the pandemic started. However, we still plan to do this year’s taxes whenever these things change. We did file by/before April 15, 2019 for last year’s taxes. My wife inquired, over the internet I think, to see if/when we’d get this bailout money, but it said that because we didn’t file taxes this year, we wouldn’t be getting anything. Any suggestion(s)?

    • Kim M April 30, 2020 at 1:29 am

      As long as you filed at least in 2018, you should get the subsidy. If you have taxes direct deposited, they will use your last tax year filed information. So if you direct deposited tax refunds in 2018, it will go to that bank account. If you got a check in the mail, it will come to the address on that tax return. If you’ve moved since your last tax filing, or changed banks, or closed the account, you will need to contact the IRS and make sure you have changed that info. I think there is a website you can go to for changes, but I’m not sure what it is. You could start at There may be a button or link to it to change information on that site. Just be sure you are on the right sight. I imagine you would have to give sensitive info.

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