One of VA’s recruiters provided helpful hints on how to successfully navigate the VA application process during a live broadcast on VA’s social media channels in May.

Dave Aragon answered a series of commonly asked questions about the application process from video host Mike Owens, VA Marketing Specialist. After giving an overview of how the process works, Aragon dove into application and interview tips, the length of the application process and how Veterans preference affects an application.

“Typically, the VA makes the entire process fairly simple,” Aragon said. “The online application process is fairly structured and very simple once you identify opportunities that you’re interested in.”

“We’re a large organization so sometimes the process is long,” he added.

In addition to checking out the archived video, he recommended that anyone interested in applying to VA spend time on the VA Careers site at

“This is a really robust website and has a ton of information — everything you ever wanted to know but didn’t know who to ask about hiring,” Aragon said.

Then, Aragon fielded questions from a virtual audience on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Audience members inquired about:

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Every Tuesday in June, VA Careers will host more live video events on our social media channels. During these weekly chats, we’ll take a look at hot topics at VA and offer more career advice.

The next multicast is Tuesday, June 9. Owens will be on hand to chat about the health care innovation happening at VA and the extraordinary VA nurses who recently won the DAISY Award. Future topics include nursing assistants week, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s birthday and a Q&A on working with a VA recruiter.

All videos will be broadcast on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

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Published on Jun. 8, 2020

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  1. Jobicator July 1, 2020 at 7:53 am

    I’m also interested in a second career with VA. I’m skilled in personnel management. Is there any portal where I can submit my interest?

  2. Lola Wickes-Tyler June 26, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    My interest is in pursuing a career with the VA. My background is in investigations state/county, management in mental health, and paralegal.

  3. Raymond Gregg June 13, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    I’m interested in a career with the VA. My background is in inventory management, logistics, purchasing, and construction management.

  4. Kinnosha Ingram June 11, 2020 at 8:58 am

    I am interested in pursuing employment with VA. I am a LPN who has worked in the geriatric industry as an MDS Nurse.. Are there any positions available that would be able to utilize my skills.

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