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ClearedJobs.Net Participates as Panelist for Cleared and Military Recruiting Sessions @ #recruitDC

Posted by Kathleen Smith

Last Wednesday, I had the great privilege to participate as a panelist at two sessions focused on military and cleared recruiting at the RecruitDC unconference, held at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, DC.

From the response post-sessions, it appears the topic(s) of military and cleared recruiting were informative, relevant and very well received.

The gist of both panels, as a whole, is that the recruiting community in the Washington DC area does indeed have a sincere interest and desire to hire military in career transition. However, many of the unconference attendees, and panelists alike, felt and feel that the transitionary programs in place to help military personnel ease into job seeker mode for private sector or government jobs are inadequate as they are antiquated.

I was so pleased to see the strong enthusiasm for hiring military in transition by many of the attendees who are active recruiters themselves in the DC metro area. I was also pleased that the topic of hiring our military and veterans was a passionate one; one which generated lots of discussion and interest. I believe many recruiters at the unconference were left with a sense of wanting to do more to improve or assist in this arena within their own organizations.

This was the first recruiting unconference for the Washington DC area and I was an event committee member in addition to being a panelist, presenter and an event sponsor. Given my involvement with this first inaugural RecruitDC event, I have many more tid bits and insight to share … and am working on various write ups and panel summaries to post soon so stay tuned.

In the meantime, if you want to orientate yourself on all things RecruitDC, here are some helpful links:

Enjoy!

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 12:31 pm

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