How Companies Can Help Military Veterans Transition Into Civilian Jobs

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For years companies have tried hiring freshly transitioned military veterans although found a high-level of difficulty cracking the code of military identifiers and how those identifiers relate to their open positions.

After implementing and, I was approached by Carrie Corbin from AT&T, a DirectEmployers member company, and asked if we could adapt the Military Crosswalk technology to fit AT&T’s specific veteran hiring needs.

Today DirectEmployers Association is providing companies with a corporate branded solution which helps crack this very difficult code and aid in the identification of qualified candidates. This answer is in the form of a company specific Military Jobs Crosswalk platform powered by the DotJobs Universe. This innovative platform automatically provides a simple translation or “crosswalk” interface which allows service men and women preparing to transition into civilian life the opportunity to use their current Military Occupation Code (MOC) to easily find civilian jobs on corporate sites.

For Example:
(Army) 25B = Information Technology Specialist (Civilian)
(Navy) 0904 = Critical Care Nurse (Civilian)
(Marines) 1310 = Civil Engineer (Civilian)
(Air Force) 3D032 = Network Administrator (Civilian)
(Coast Guard) 91 = Physician (Civilian)

Every platform is flexible and manageable by the hiring company allowing addition or change of branding, video content, talent community interface, or possibly just plain text thanking our service members and inviting them to join their company’s ranks.

Military Crosswalk PILOT companies: (AT&T) (Providence Health & Services) (Camber Corporation) (ConocoPhillips)

This is not the answer to every military hiring ill for a company although it provides the cornerstone all companies need to start communicating effectively with our military men and women who are transitioning into civilian life daily and wanting to explore an exciting new life and career.

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Military Crosswalk .jobs information


Hello I’m Chad Sowash, thanks for reading. I am VP of Business Development for DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit recruiting leadership group, but don’t be misled by the “non-profit”. DirectEmployers is a group of progressive recruiting leaders who are constantly looking for a “Better way” to recruit, meaning my hands are always full (figuratively) and phone is always ringing (literally). The industry is always changing, solutions are being conceived, and I find myself emerged in conversations with new exciting vendors, industry pundits, and most importantly hiring companies.

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  1. Stephan Hilson

    I think it is nice that companies help military veterans to help them to get civilian jobs. This means that they are open to more opportunities outside their military career. And it won’t be difficult for them after the career transition. Thanks for sharing this interesting post.

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  2. Bedrijfsovername Advies

    I agree with both above comments. Although, having said that I also think a lot of companies are not willing to deal with the (sometimes) mental complications that a lot of military veterans have.

    but it’s awesome that there are a lot of companies that really do want to help!