Search & Employ® Magazine

July / August 2014

Exactly a year ago in this column, I introduced myself as CEO and president of RecruitMilitary. I said that I relished the opportunity to grow this company as we seek even more opportunities to connect superior military-experienced talent with leading companies. And grown we have. For example:

● In the past year, the number of registrants in our database of job candidates who have military backgrounds – at – has expanded by one-third.

To our readers who are veterans but have not registered, let me say this: Corporate recruiters are constantly searching the database, registration is free, and the process does not take long.

● We increased the number of all Veteran Career Fairs that we produce from coast to coast from 67 in 2013 to 75 in 2014; and we will produce more than 100 events in 2015.

● The magazine that you are reading is the largest issue we have ever published.

All of this growth means more connections, more job opportunities, for veterans.


As a Marine field artillery officer, we often distilled our mission to the phrase “shoot, move and communicate.” The shooting part finds less application in the civilian world; a civilian version might be cast as “make, move, and communicate,” for those are the verbs upon which our global economy runs.

Veterans lead the way wherever companies need to make and move physical goods or information. Understanding process and operations is instinctive for high-quality veterans, and smart companies know this. It is no leap of faith at all for a company to grasp the very intangible skills that military-experienced candidates will bring to the party.

Articles in this issue’s two editorial packages – Manufacturing and Transportation/Logistics – tell the stories of veterans who have found success as employees of companies that make and move goods. As you read these articles, I think you will recognize that the basic characteristics that led to their success – including leadership, initiative, self-discipline, and a great work ethic – can bring success in other fields as well.


In other news, employer and candidate readers will have a new series in this magazine to enjoy, starting with the next issue. We decided at RecruitMilitary that we need to do more to celebrate the success of certain veteran hiring leaders in our communities. So we have created a series of special sections in Search & Employ® to highlight veteran hiring leaders who make a difference.

This is not an exercise in vanity or flattery. On the contrary, we seek to draw attention to those individuals who get beyond “rose Garden recruiting” target announcements, and really accomplish the frontline work of making sure that America’s leading companies take advantage of the opportunity to hire high-quality veteran talent. In the first issue of this series, we will look at large company leaders, and in subsequent issues we will look at smaller company leaders and educators.

I hope you will look forward to this coming series even as you devour this month’s Search & Employ®.

All the best,

Peter A. Gudmundsson

CEO and president, RecruitMilitary


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