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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 Deployed2Employed program, VRS will work one on one with transitioning service members and match them with employers who match their skills.

In 2008, O’Brien developed Milicruit and Unicruit aimed at bringing industry leading employers and job seekers together in a fully interactive, virtual environment. O’Brien joined forces with UBM Studios in 2010 to bring his virtual career fair vision to a much wider audience. Milicruit helped more than 11,000 veterans find employment in two years with idnutry leading employers.

In 2001, O’Brien joined Genesys Conferencing and led the sales efforts in North America. Genesys was ultimately acquired by West Corporation in 2008.

Entries by Kevin O'Brien

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

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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

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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.

Jordan...

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Veterans Day Nationwide Virtual Career Fair

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

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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

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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

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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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Military Spouses the All Too Often Unsung Hero

(3) Comments | Posted May 10, 2013 | 9:49 AM

May is Military Appreciation Month, and this Friday, May 10th is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. As if we need a special day to thank the military and military spouses for the service and sacrifice to the Nation, but I guess for some, they actually do have to be reminded.

There...

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The Unemployment Rate for Military Spouses is Unacceptable

(2) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 1:55 PM

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As if having your husband or wife deployed in places like Afghanistan wasn't tough enough, imagine having to endure that and being unemployed. That is the struggle many military spouses face, and it is high time more attention was given to helping them. The...

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A Social Network Just for the Military Community

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 9:38 AM

For the last 3 years, we have repeatedly been asked to design an online community for service members and their spouses, and although we gave it serious consideration, our design folks quickly realized that it would be a huge undertaking, and the last thing we wanted to do was put...

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Help a Veteran by Hiring a Veteran

(5) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 9:14 AM

The VA estimates that 22 veterans commit suicide every day, or just over 8,000 a year, and in 2012, 349 active duty service members also took their own lives, which is a greater number than those who died in combat. We can debate all we want about the...

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March 20th Is Hire a Veteran or Military Spouse Day

(16) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 3:11 PM

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On March 20th, dozens of America's leading employers from all industries are joining together to recruit our nation's finest. Veteran recruiting services in support of the White House Joining Forces initiative will host a recruiting event like no other. Employers, veterans, and...

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American Employer's Helping Soldiers Go From Deployed 2 Employed

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 3:08 PM

A few months back, we started a program to assist transitioning service members in their search for civilian employment after serving the Nation. We called it Deployed 2 Employed, and it consisted of working one to one with soon to transitioning service members to prepare them for the civilian job...

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Transportation Industry Driving Down Unemployment Rate for Many Veterans

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 4:17 PM

Every year, approximately 200,000 men and women leave the military, and look to further their career in the civilian job market. The government invests billions of dollars training the service members to become some of the most highly skilled and qualified professionals in a variety of fields, however,...

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Hiring More Veterans Is One Resolution We Can All Keep in 2013

(5) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 8:21 AM

With the year winding to a close, I am sure we are all reflecting on 2012, and making resolutions for the New Year. Each year, I start out with the best of intentions when I make my resolutions. Last year for example, I swore I was going to exercise more,...

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