ARLINGTON, Virginia., June 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – United Service Organizations (USO) Partners With Veterati, A Mentorship Platform For The Military Community, To Launch The USO mentoring platform. This new resource will connect transitioning military personnel and military spouses with professionals in their area of interest and help them navigate meaningful career paths in a rapidly changing world.
It is estimated that over 200,000 military personnel transition from the military to civilian life each year, and more than 650,000 military spouses are in constant transition. Too many of them have joined the 1.5 million transitioning veterans and 5.5 million military spouses who are currently unemployed or underemployed.
In a world where 80% of new jobs come from a personal connection, it is important to have access to a network of professionals who are already in the workforce and may know about jobs that might not be listed or otherwise unavailable. for those who do not have internal contact. . This power of personal relationships is what inspired the USO and Veterati to facilitate meaningful conversations between experienced mentors and those in the military community who strive to set or achieve career goals during various points of service.
“Military life teaches discipline, a strong work ethic, teamwork, communication skills and adaptability, all of which are highly valued by employers,” said Christophe Plamp, senior vice president of operations, programs and entertainment at USO. “By partnering with Veterati, the USO will continue to support our service members and their military spouses as they leverage the essential skills developed during deployment and foster the relationships essential to professional success.”
The USO Mentoring Platform gives participants the option to choose one or more volunteer mentors who can provide advice on career paths, interview skills, personal branding, and other work-related topics.
“In today’s complex career environment, real-time mentoring information enables a mentee to better understand themselves, the opportunities around them, and how to successfully pursue those personally aligned opportunities. ” mentionned Daniel Rau, CEO and co-founder of Veterati.
In addition to USO mentoring platform, the USO supports professional development within the military community through programs such as:
- Pathfinder® Transition Program: USO Transition Specialists work with the military to create an individualized plan focused on employment, education, financial readiness, mentoring, and increased access to relevant benefits for veterans in their communities.
- Live Webinars and Workshops: Members and their spouses are invited to participate in career-focused workshops. Topics range from mastering LinkedIn and creating a federal resume to higher education for military spouses and developing financial well-being.
The USO invites the public to give more than just to military transitioning and military spouses by volunteering as a Veterati mentor through LinkedIn. For more ways to actively express your gratitude to the military community, visit USO.org/morethanks.
The USO strengthens members of the U.S. military service by keeping them connected to family, home, and country, throughout their service to the nation. In hundreds of places around the world, we are united in our commitment to connect our service members and their families through countless acts of kindness, comfort and support. The USO is a private, not-for-profit organization, not a government agency. Our entertainment programs, services and tours are made possible by the American people, the support of our business partners, and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. To join us in this important mission and learn more about the USO, please visit USO.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Veterans Is the leading digital mentoring platform for the military community. We’re on a mission to connect military members, veterans and military spouses directly with successful professionals, so that COUNCILS, community and critical connections can navigate through and beyond military service.
We use awesome features like LinkedIn connection, algorithmic matching, smart calendar sync, SMS notifications, and automated notifications to give users a state-of-the-art mentoring experience. Find us on veterati.com and follow LinkedIn and Instagram.
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