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SolarCity is committed to hiring veterans.

SolarCity has hired over 300 veterans and we're not slowing down. A new solar customer joins our family every minute. We need passionate, committed people to help us keep the solar revolution moving forward and invite you to serve a new cause with SolarCity.

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SolarCity's Involvement with the military.

Meet a few of our own.

Fiona Taylor

Flight Lt., Royal Australian Airforce; 10 yrs;
VP Asset Management & Finance Operations

"There’s something special about being part of something bigger than yourself, that your children can understand and respect, and you can be truly proud of. It’s not dissimilar to being in the military. I came to SolarCity to help ensure our children have a future; each day I come back because of the people I work with."

Jeff Gill

E-5, US Navy; 6 yrs;
Field Energy Specialist

"Every day at SolarCity I wake up knowing that I am going to do good, meaningful work. The best part about being a Field Energy Specialist is that even though the job is challenging, you can go as far as you want in the company depending on how hard you work, and that is why Veterans thrive at SolarCity."

Aaron Gillmore

Lieutenant, US Navy; 6 yrs;
VP Solar Development

"With SolarCity’s founders' singular focus on the mission and continuous improvement toward accomplishing that mission, SolarCity is able to optimize the tremendous collective intellect and passion of our employees to continuously innovate, and it is exciting to be a part of."

Transition guidance.

Transition timeline:

12 months

It is never too early to start considering your career after military service. With 12 months before you transition out of the military, now is the time to start researching the resources available to transitioning military personnel.

  • Transition Assistance Program (TAP): http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/tap/
    Separating service members must attend the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). There are employment workshops at hundreds of military installations worldwide that are available for both military service members and their spouses.
  • Gather the following documents as you to start to consider career options and determine which skills and training best qualifies you for employment:
    • VMET (Verification of Military Experience and Training, DD Form 2586)
    • Performance evaluations
    • Military and college transcripts
  • Schedule an appointment with a pre-separation counselor who will help you plan a career path for employment.
  • Start networking. Often, finding a job is best done through networking referrals. In addition to tapping into your personal and professional networks, check out websites like RallyPoint which can help extend your network with service members who are currently employed in the civilian workforce.
  • Sign up for SolarCity’s Military Community to receive periodic employment updates on what’s happening at SolarCity.
6 months

At this point, it is time to ramp up your preparation to exit the military. Create a compelling resume featuring your skills, experience and accomplishments. A resume is a marketing tool that sells who you are and what you are capable of doing in your career.

  • Resume Writing Workshops are advised for transitioning military personnel. Learning to write your resume without using military jargon is important. Your prospective employer may not know the difference between a squad, platoon, or battalion so it’s necessary to learn how to write your resume using the language that civilian employers can understand.
  • Once your resume is complete, join LinkedIn and create a profile. This business social networking site is utilized by recruiters when searching for talent. LinkedIn is also a useful resource for networking. There are a variety of professional interest groups available to assist you with your job search.
  • Begin solidifying relocation plans. Even if you are open to relocating anywhere in the states, consider narrowing it down to the top three cities to simplify your job search.
3 months

At 90 days out, you have entered the window when most civilian employers will start considering you for employment. Within this timeframe you should begin sending your resume to employers and applying to jobs.

  • Look for military-friendly companies. GI Jobs and Military Friendly publish an annual list of military-friendly employers who have programs dedicated to hiring service members exiting the military. This is the best place to start since these employers will be familiar with the transition process.
  • Interview preparation is essential. Start practicing interview skills and prepping for potential interview questions that employers will ask.
  • Relocating can be stressful, but with preparation, it doesn’t have to be. At three months out, finalize plans about where you are going to relocate.
1 month

Now is the time to ensure everything that needs to be completed before exiting your military career is done. Remember to schedule a final physical before leaving the military. Request a copy of your medical records as well as your personnel records.

  • DD214 is possibly the most important document that you will receive when exiting the military. Without this document, you cannot apply for any VA benefits. Keep this document in a safe place.
  • Make 10 certified copies of your DD214.
  • Visit SolarCity’s Military job portal to search and apply directly for positions.
  • Make contact with a SolarCity recruiter via LinkedIn to learn about available opportunities.

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