Active Guard Reserve Vacancies: Where to find AGR Job Openings

In today’s post, I want to educate you about the Active Guard Reserve Vacancies.  Whether you are currently serving in the AGR Program or are looking to join the AGR Program, you’re probably looking for a unit vacancy so you can get promoted and advance your career.  If that’s the case, here’s what I recommend you do.

# 1 Talk with Your S1

The first thing you can do to find AGR Vacancies is to sit down with your S1 NCO or Officer.  Have them print off a list of openings in your state.  You can also ask them if there are (or will be) any AGR openings in the Battalion or Brigade. This is probably a great place for you to get started since most people in the chain of command already know who you are.  Make sure you follow up with them at least once a month to see if there are any new openings.

job openings# 2 Visit the GKO or State S1 Website

Your next place to look for AGR Vacancies is on the GKO or State S1 Website.  By law, the states are required to post each job for a specific amount of time.  So make sure you visit these websites at least once a week to see if any new jobs have been posted.  This will give you “state wide” visibility, in addition to your own unit.

# 3 Network with Other AGR Officers and NCOs

Another great thing to do is to network with other AGR Officers and NCOs.  Many of these folks might know about jobs that will open up in the immediate future but aren’t posted yet.  Let them know you are interested in an AGR Job and ask them if they will keep an eye out for job openings for you.  This is one of the best things you can do to get an AGR Job.

# 4 National Guard Bureau (NGB) Website

If you are looking for an AGR Job outside of your current state, you might want to check the NGB website. This is a great place to find jobs at the National Guard Bureau and in other states.

Final Thoughts

These are four simple ways to find more Active Guard Reserve Vacancies in your state.  Your key to success is to be persistent and consistent.  Sometimes new job openings happen quickly and other times they are much slower. So make sure you keep looking every week and follow the advice mentioned above.

Do you have any other ideas for finding AGR jobs? Do you have any questions? Please post any, and all below. Thank you.

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2 thoughts on “Active Guard Reserve Vacancies: Where to find AGR Job Openings”

  1. Could not agree more with your tip to network with other Officers and NCOs. While we discourage the “good ol’ boy” system, we must also accept that this is oftentimes reality. Sometimes, it IS who you know… Additionally, when you network, your name is out there. Sometimes the difference between you and another applicant for a vacancy is the fact that someone remembered your name and heard good things. You never know!

    1. Networking is the key to success when looking for any job. As a small business owner, I can tell you that networking is equally important as an entrepreneur. We have to remember that people do business (or hire) people they know, like and trust. If you get those things working for you, you can outdo any applicant, even if they are more qualified on paper than you are.

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