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Kevin O'Brien
Kevin O’Brien is the founder of Veteran Recruiting and a pioneer in the virtual recruitment industry

O'Brien launched Veteran Recruiting to assist active duty service members in finding employment prior to becoming a veteran. Through the Deployed 2 Employed program, VR will work one on one with transitioning service members and match them with employers who match their skills.

The Veteran Recruiting virtual career fairs have resulted in more than 101,000 veterans and military spouses being hired, and more than 1.4 million have attended the virtual career fairs since 2008.

Entries by Kevin O'Brien

DAV Announces Program to Hire 10,000 Disabled Veterans

(4) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 11:06 AM


When you hear the term disabled veteran, what image comes to mind? Do you think of the double amputee who requires a wheelchair, or perhaps the veteran suffering severely with PTS? What about the soldier who lost some of his/her hearing from being...

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Women Who Served in the Military in High Demand for Job Openings

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 10:00 AM

*Since the American Revolution, women have volunteered to serve in the military. Women make up 10% of today's veteran population, but they only represent 2% of all working women in America. Women Veterans are the minorities of both the veteran population and...
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Veteran Suicide Prevention Through Employment

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 10:27 AM

Image by Stop Soldier Suicide

The suicide rate of service members and troops is more than alarming, and in many cases, the suicide is not a result of a single act. That means there are warning signs that lead up to the feeling of...

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Virtual Career Fairs Making it Easier to Recruit Veteran Talent

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2015 | 8:51 AM


Remember the days of circling ads in papers, and walking into a business when you were looking for a job, or how cool we thought it was when you could fax in your resume? The job search process has changed quite a bit...

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The Toughest Job in America is Being Unemployed

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2014 | 9:23 AM

Ask anyone who has been out of work for an extended period of time, and you will surely hear that being unemployed is far more difficult than what their last job actually demanded of them. Regardless if you are unemployed because you were downsized, fired, or laid off, the challenge...

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Cleaning Up the VA Is a Job Tailormade for a Veteran Like "Bob McDonald"

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 7:19 AM

Photo Credit 60 Minutes

Today, Secretary McDonald will announce a massive re-organization of the VA on the heels of one of the biggest scandals to ever rock the second largest division of the federal government. In an interview that aired last night...

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A National Embarrassment -- Veteran Unemployment

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 9:20 AM

Think of the feeling you get when you see a soldier walking through an airport, or the way you choke up when you see the video of service member surprising their children at school after being deployed. As a Nation, we are all so very proud of the service, and...

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Industry Leading Employers Come Together to Hire Military Spouses

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 9:41 AM


May 9 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and for the 4th year in a row, Veteran Recruiting, in partnership with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) will host a virtual career fair for Military Spouses.

With more than 30 industry...

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Thank a Military Spouse This Year by Hiring Them

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 12:29 PM

They may not wear the uniform, or hold a rank, but the military spouse definitely serves. They are the glue that holds the family unit together while their husband/wife is out serving and defending the country. They often wear the hat of mother and father, and they know and live...

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More Than 64,000 Veterans Hired Since September 2011

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 11:52 AM


On March 27, more than 29,000 active duty, guard/reservists, veterans, and military spouses will connect with dozens of America's best, and most veteran friendly employers. They will connect through the Veteran Recruiting (VR) virtual career fair. Since September 2011, more than...

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Helping Transitioning Servicemembers Find Jobs Before Becoming Veterans

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 10:01 AM


You've heard it said countless times: "It's easier to get a job if you already have one." Unlike other clichés, this one is actually true. Some of the reasons why this is factual are:

• When you are employed, you do not have...

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Online Career Fair for Veterans With Disabilities

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 8:34 AM

On December 17, Veteran Recruiting, and dozens of America's finest employers will host an online career fair for veterans with disabilities. Different from a traditional career fair that requires the job seeker to travel to a physical location, the virtual career fair allows them to join from anywhere.


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Veterans Day Nationwide Virtual Career Fair

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 4:17 PM


Each year, approximately 250,000 men and women leave the military, and join the ranks of more than 22 million other veterans who have served. Many of those who leave active duty will want or need to find meaningful and rewarding employment, and sadly,...

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VetFriendly 50,000 Jobs Challenge

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 2:29 PM


In an effort to fill the thousands of jobs they currently have available, and to ensure they are attracting the best and brightest talent, America's leading employers are teaming up to hire at least 50,000 veterans and military spouses.

Launched by Veteran...

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9/11 Virtual Career Fair for Veterans

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2013 | 12:02 PM


More than 2 million men and women have deployed overseas since the 9/11 tragedy, and the skills and talents our heroes bring to the workforce are in high demand by many of America's leading employers. To bring both sides together,

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Veterans Wanted by America's Leading Employers

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 10:48 AM

The search for employment after serving in the military can often be quite challenging, but not because employers are not looking to hire them. Many veterans' struggle with translating what they have done in the military to what they would qualify for in the civilian world. Veterans are not comfortable...

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More Employers Recognizing the Value of Hiring Veterans

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 11:27 AM

With the unemployment rate currently sitting at 7.6 percent according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many Americans would be surprised to hear that there are currently 4 million jobs available and going unfilled....

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Virtual Career Fair Connecting Servicemembers in Kuwait with Employers Back Home

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 9:40 AM

The effort to help the men and women who have served the Nation find employment can be seen almost everywhere across the country. There are hundreds of job fairs, a wide range of both public and private initiatives, and a...

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Survived the War But Face Another Battle Back Home

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 11:35 AM

With the war in Afghanistan continuing to wind down, more and more men and women who currently don the Nation's uniform find themself wondering what life will be like after serving. You would think after multiple deployments, finding a job after leaving the military would a non-issue, but sadly, that...

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Revolutionizing the Job Board With ChattyJob

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 10:17 AM

If you are someone who has used a job board to search for a job lately, you are probably annoyed with the clutter you have to sift through to actually find a job of interest. When you do find a job and apply, do you wonder where it is going,...

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