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Soldier to Civilian: networking as a veteran

When I left the military in 2007, my next move was business school. As a fresh veteran, I knew little about the private sector, let alone business. What I learned one short week after arriving was that networking is everything.

Networking can be unusual and unnatural for soldiers. We do little of it in our military careers. For the most part, our OER and NCOERs (military performance appraisals) speak for our professionalism and experience. The Army and sister branches rely on this system, in my opinion, for these three reasons: Continue reading

3 Ways To Hire Qualified Vets Faster and Easier

While quickly and cost-efficiently finding qualified veterans to fill your open positions is your goal, it takes particular tools to accomplish. You ideally want to source from the most qualified candidates on an easy-to-use platform that will help you speed up your time to hire and increase ROI with the right hire.

Here, we’ll break down three surefire ways to broaden your knowledge on the veteran hiring front and ensure you’re finding top veteran talent in the most efficient way possible. Continue reading

Proof That Your Service is Valued In the Workforce

We spend a lot of time talking about connecting and explaining military experience and credentials in ways the civilian world understands. It’s our passion and vision at Purepost. It’s who we are and what we do best. But, it’s important not to miss the amazing rise of veteran awareness, outreach, and connectivity outside of the military community. People are listening. Companies are creating initiatives to hire and place qualified veterans. Communities are rallying together to support the veteran population across the board.

If you are uncertain as to where and how your service and skills are being valued and doubt the workforce is aware of your transition as a veteran into the civilian community, here are 3 ways we see it happening as we work with corporate America in placing veterans into civilian positions. Continue reading

The Why of The Purepost Skills Translation Method

We’ve Walked in Your Boots

Have you ever been to a Military resume builder or translation website and the system tells you that your Military position doesn’t transfer? We’ve seen it and we’ve experienced it. That feeling you had of “what do you mean?”, is understood and felt here at Purepost.

My father Tony Garcia, Sr. and I are Veterans. Tony experienced the Military transition challenge in 1993, when he retired as a LTC. I did later in 2007.

We got fed up with the current “bad solutions” and decided to make something that works for all Veterans and Service Members. Continue reading

TransUnion is Looking for Talent by MOS/AOC Code

When we first sat down with TransUnion, they explained three things upfront:

  1. They want to hire Veterans because they contribute to the bottom line; In other words, they value our talent
  2. They require experienced talent; Something we all have – Officers, NCOs, Junior Officers, and Junior Enlisted
  3. They also know what they’re looking for

Let’s look at point 3 – Here is what TransUnion is currently searching for in MOS/AOC speak: Continue reading

3 Innovative Ways To Source Top Talent

Your organization is seeking candidates that will positively impact operations, culture, and bottom line. The problem is, pressing demand for skilled talent has made hiring more difficult than ever. As the overall talent pool shrinks, especially for highly specialized skill sets, recruiters have to adapt to these challenges by sourcing outside the box.

When it comes to sourcing the best of the best, business leaders are increasingly understanding the value of hiring veterans. After all, many of the qualities hiring managers look for when sourcing talent — such as leadership, drive, problem-solving skills, and integrity — are evident in veteran candidates.

Here, we’ll offer tips on how recruiters can source top talent (which includes veteran talent!) more innovatively and effectively. Continue reading

Implementing a Successful Veteran Hiring Initiative That Attracts Top Talent

As companies continually seek talent that contributes loyalty, passion, resilience, and commitment to the workforce, they look to veterans.

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The values of the military align with many corporate goals, such as being customer-centric, providing a consultative approach, and focusing on collaboration and teamwork. It’s no wonder the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that by the year 2023, there will be more than 3.5 million veterans in the civilian job market.

As companies like yours implement veteran hiring initiatives, it’s crucial that you understand how to optimize your efforts in order to ensure success. This means keeping the cost to hire as low as possible, recruiting top talent, improving retention, and increasing your ROI.

In order to quickly and cost-efficiently fill your veteran initiative with the most qualified candidates that will increase ROI, where do you start? The following tips will help you implement a successful veteran hiring initiative that attracts top talent. Continue reading

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