Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Oakland, California - Nov 15, 2016 - Today, LINE1 launched, a new social-professional network where Veterans can take control of their civilian careers. LINE1 is now officially open to all Veterans, serving as the first and only interactive Veteran community to help Veterans defy stereotypes and find their civilian purpose.
“Each year thousands of Veterans transition from active duty to civilian life, a transition that is difficult in itself, but made even more challenging when it comes to finding civilian careers that not only fit, but value a Veteran’s skills set. As a result, these Veterans are passed over for highly desirable roles time and time again. Believe me, I know because I went through it,” said Anthony Garcia, Jr, U.S. Army Veteran, Iraq 2003-2004, 2005 and CEO of GuideOn. “Our goal is to empower Veterans to be their own biggest advocates as they enter their civilian careers. LINE1 prepares Veterans to market themselves and their skills so companies will view them on the same playing field as non-military candidates.”
Veterans are looking for resources and opportunities to build their professional networks. Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn or other veteran-specific resources, LINE1 is designed around real-time engagement and inspiring new and meaningful connections about careers, linking those that would never meet on their own.
Byron Chen, Author, Barracks to Boardrooms
Designed by Veterans, Line1 offers real-time engagement and serves as a place where Veterans can connect with peers, advocates, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations and other resources to identify career options, define existing skills, build career networks, find mentors, and ultimately define their futures.
All Veterans with an interest in finding jobs or advancing in their civilian career can sign up for LINE1 today by visiting www.LINE1.org. After joining, Veterans are immediately connected with other Vets in with similar profiles, experiences and interests and can get support, information and access to resources all in one location 24X7, including:
● Career options
● Mentorship opportunities
● Peers who have gone through similar situations
● Q&A portal
● Best practices and tips, technology and tools
Additionally, all LINE1 members can participate in weekly chats covering topics such as live assistance with resume translation, one of the most significant challenges holding Veterans back from securing quality jobs that fit their skill sets.
“Veterans are looking for resources and opportunities to build their professional networks. Unlike Facebook, LinkedIn or other veteran-specific resources, LINE1 is designed around real-time engagement and inspiring new and meaningful connections about careers, linking those that would never meet on their own,” said Byron Chen, author of Barracks to Boardrooms. “Transitioning from the military was one of the most difficult phases of my life. And while we didn’t have LINE1 at the time, I’m thrilled to be involved now as a mentor, offering advice and support to my fellow Veterans, in hope that, together, we can ease their transitions and advance careers at a scale that’s never been seen before.”
Founded by GuideOn, LINE1 is fully-independent, without advertising, and is ideal for any Veteran that wants to activate their career. Family, friends and other community members interested in rallying around Veterans and supporting their career transitions are encouraged to BetOnVets on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
LINE1 is the independent social-professional network for Veterans to take control of their civilian careers. Founded by GuideOn in 2016, LINE1’s mission is to use the power of technology to provide a trusted platform where Veterans can engage real-time with peers, advocates, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organizations and other resources to maximize career opportunities. For more information, visitwww.LINE1.org.
GuideOn combines behavioral social science and proprietary technology solutions to empower Veterans in their pursuit of private sector careers. Headquartered in Oakland, CA, GuideOn was founded in 2014 and is backed by Floodgate. For more information, visit www.guide-on.com.
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