Created on Monday, May 20 2013
Written by Veterans Enterprise
This Memorial Day, RallyPoint, a professional social network startup for active military (think LinkedIn for military), is opening its membership to veterans working at civilian companies - connecting those who are still in the military and those who have already transitioned to civilian life to increase chances of finding work.
An estimated 1 million military members will leave the service in the next 3 years, many entering the workforce without the relationships or knowledge necessary to jumpstart a private sector career. RallyPoint intends to change that.
Founded by two Iraq War veterans who met in Baghdad and reunited at Harvard Business School, and advised by 2 former chiefs of staff, RallyPoint was created in 2012 and is led by experts who have experienced the need for this service firsthand - General (Ret) George Casey who served as the 36th Army Chief of Staff, the most senior ranking member of the US Army, and General (Ret) Norton Schwartz served as the 22nd Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the most senior ranking member of the US Air Force.
The need for a professional network among the military and veteran community is more critical now than ever. There are currently more than 1 million unemployed veterans according to White House statistics.
Before leaving duty, RallyPoint members can develop a strong professional military network, increasing their chances of landing a post-service job. It is the most comprehensive employer-to-servicemember skill matching network in the country, and the only professional networking site exclusive to the military community.