Social media has become a useful tool for many job seekers, and that is true for veterans looking for employment opportunities as well. However, although websites like Facebook and LinkedIn offer benefits for veterans, they may have to go about using them a bit differently than the civilian population, according to

Troops bring different skills to the table, and that often makes them such appealing employees, but sometimes it can be hard for them to showcase their unique talents. Experts suggest guest blogging as one of the best ways to appeal to future employers. Not only will blogging about one's area of expertise help get his or her name out there, but it is also an excellent way to develop connections and stay updated on recent field-specific news.

Most people see Facebook only as a way to connect with friends and family, but if it's given the right attention it can also be a useful professional tool for vets looking for jobs. Specifically, using one's page to post field-specific links and participate in discussions can increase job visibility.

In a similar vein, Twitter is often an unheralded job seeking tool, largely because it provides users with the chance to follow companies they're interested in working for, along with accounts that list open positions.