Veteran Creates Online Center for Other Veterans Adjusting To Life After The Military
LifeAfterTheArmy was created with a purpose to help veteran soldiers with information related to creating a successful life after the military through personal branding and leveraging social media as they seek employment opportunities.
The military branch of the United States are staking their lives in defense of the country, and it is one of the proudest thing a citizen can do for their country and an honor shared with anyone who has served in the military. When a soldier's campaign ends and their civilian life starts, they might need a jump start upon their return back to civilian world. Many recently returned veterans face unemployment in a time where jobs are in high competition. Some may find it difficult to adjust back and others may also feel the pressure in finding a job in the current job market.
Statistically, 13.3% of veterans who served since September 2001 were jobless as of June 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With more forces returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, that percentage is poised to rise.
LifeAfterTheArmy.com is a website that introduces the concepts of personal branding for veterans and soldiers preparing to transition from the military. It is founded of Curtez Riggs, a soldier, an Inbound Marketing Educator, and founder of Inbound & Interactive Marketing. He has now used his experience both in the military and in business to dedicate his time to help fellow soldiers prepare for life after the military.
"I believe every veteran should be actively solicited by potential employers, begging them to bless their organization with the knowledge, skills, and attributes that have been acquired over years of service. Transitioning from the military requires more than a resume, and interviewing skills, and it is all possible if you take the time to properly develop your personal brand," Mr. Riggs says.
LifeAfterTheArmy.com guides service members through taking necessary steps toward the development of their Internet entrepreneurship, and job hunting skills, while translating their military experiences into a format that’s relevant to today’s job market. It focuses on honing the skills that separate service members from the pack of desperate job-seekers.
LifeAfterTheArmy.com also keeps visitors up-to-date with news and information relating to the force, such as opportunities offered under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority or TERA. No matter what direction soldiers are going after leaving the military - be working on their own or landing a dream job - LifeAfterTheArmy.com helps turn military experience into financial success.
Veteran soldiers who want to stand out in their life after the military should check out www.lifeafterthearmy.com for actionable advice based on experience that leads to real-world results.