Honoring Our Veterans, One Job at a Time

November 11, 2014

The Marine core values of honor, courage, and commitment are almost always on display when you are in the presence of Marines. I recently spoke at a career fair held on a Marine base here in the Bay Area where those very values were clearly on display. Transitioning from the service to civilian life is not easy – it can feel like an uphill battle.  As a retired Marine, I understand how challenging it can be, and that has driven me to do my part in helping today’s transitioning veterans. It’s also why I’m so proud to work for a company like LinkedIn, where we’ve invested in making that transition easier, creating opportunities for veterans to build their professional brands and begin to market themselves to millions of other professionals—free of charge.

On this Veterans Day, I am proud to share another step in helping expedite veteran employment.  Today, we’re announcing our partnership with the VA to give transitioning veterans the ability to import their LinkedIn profiles to the VA Employment Center.  This integration with the VA website means many more transitioning service members and veterans will access the LinkedIn training and free upgrade offered.

With more and more large companies doing their recruiting on LinkedIn, making this collaboration between LinkedIn and the VA an important step in helping veterans successfully make the leap into the civilian workforce. Here’s the story of Evan Guzman a recruiter for Verizon and LinkedIn member, who has made it his mission to help veterans transition back into civilian workforce.

If you know a veteran, please take time to thank them for their service, and point them to veterans.linkedin.com for more info on LinkedIn offerings. If you are a veteran, know that we appreciate your service, and look forward to helping you further develop your civilian career.

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