Every Veteran employed with purpose through a GuideOn professional identity.
Dramatically improve the value of Veterans in the eyes of recruiters, to eradicate Veteran under- and unemployment.
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When I made the decision to leave the Army, I had no idea it would take over three years to discover my value as a civilian professional and realize the scope of my career opportunities. Here’s the story of why I founded GuideOn to help other veterans minimize the pain of finding fulfilling work.
I made the decision to leave the Army in May 2006. I had one year left and no idea what to do next. I remember calling my branch manager to give him the news. He asked, with a skeptical tone, “So what are you gonna do when you get out?”. I told him, “I have no clue sir, but I’ll figure it out.” Thinking back to his skepticism, knowing that it took me the better part of three years to ‘figure it out’, I get it. Transitioning to civilian life is hard. We all get it.
In March of 2009 I was completing my MBA, I had finished an internship with a full-time job offer, and I finally understood the correlation of my military skills to the civilian job market.
I was relieved, but concerned. Why should it take a college degree or specialized training to:
In September 2014 a group of veterans, scientists, engineers, and designers came together to answer these question and solve the problem. Our translation technology ensures that every servicemember immediately understands how their skills apply to the private sector, while providing recruiters with an intuitive understanding of every veteran’s professional experience. We unlock the imagination of what’s possible while connecting all veterans to career opportunities.
It’s our honor to serve those who give it all!
ANTHONY GARCIA, JR.
CEO & Co-Founder
U.S. Army Veteran, Iraq 2003-2004, 2005