For several years now, I have been asked to start a blog that will focus on helping transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses who are looking for employment. To date, I have been reluctant to do so because there is no way I can commit to posting content on a daily or weekly basis given my workload, and because pen to paper is probably my weakest skill. Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of having lunch with a good friend of mine from high school who served 18 years in the Marines before being made medically retired. His name is Ricky, and he made me realize that regardless of how often I add content, or how many people the content helps, it is a worthwhile effort if it helps just one veteran who may be in need of assistance finding meaningful employment after serving. I know that may sound a little bit corny, but as I thought on it for a few days, it actually rings true with me. I started Veteran Recruiting not because I saw an opportunity to make a ton of money (believe me), but because I saw a glaring need to help those of you who have sacrificed so much for me and my family. So, before I start blogging away aimlessly, I wanted to let you know what you can and can’t expect from me with the blog.
1. Focus purely on employment issues and topics for the military community
2. Write about employment opportunities with companies we come across, and will include contact information for the recruiter for the company where possible
3. Send event reminders
4. Keep you up to speed on services available to aide you in your job search
5. Post success stories from other veterans who have been hired
I Will Not
1. Discuss anything political (there are thousands of places for you to voice your discontent)
2. Be a resource for anything VA related (we do not have the knowledge, or the training to be such a resource)
So, if you are in need of employment advice, or want to provide assistance to your fellow veteran or military spouse, we encourage you to check in to see what is posted, and encourage you to add your two cents.