My name is Mark Baird. I am the founder of HirePatriots.com. I write about everything that helps US veterans, the organizations that support them, and US small businesses.
How HirePatriots Helps US Veterans & Your Business
Our mission is simple: Create a nationwide employment safety net for US veterans and their spouses. There are 3 essential steps to accomplishing this goal.
1) Provide a free job board for every company and citizen that wants to hire a US veteran.
A) No financial hurdle should be imposed upon a company that wants to hire a veteran and the qualified veteran that needs that job. -- Companies can post and search resumes on HirePatriots.com for free. We are one of the most popular sites in the USA.
B) US residents must be given the opportunity to continue supporting our troops to post jobs whenever they need help around their homes and yards. -- Our active duty often need extra income to pay bills. Our transitioned troops often go months or years before finding employment. They need a means to earn money every day until that career can be found. Patriotic citizens will hire these troops on a daily basis if given the means to do so. -- HirePatriots.com provides this free service.
2) Market the HirePatriots.com website.
A) To have an effective job board, there must be jobs posted by businesses and residents that want to hire veterans. So a primary endeavor of HirePatriots is to market its program in every state and in every community of America. -- Our goal is: Any veteran who wants to work today can find a job on HirePatriots.com.
B) It has proven impossible to create a nationwide safety net from one geographic area of the country. HirePatriots must have regional representatives who are motivated to spread the word about our program.
C) HirePatriots.com has created a successful and popular Cause Marketing strategy for US businesses. They use our cause to increase their popularity. And we use them to increase HirePatriots' popularity. It is a synergistic marketing plan. -- HirePatriots has companies representing HirePatriots in states across America. They do this via the customized HirePatriots website, job board and social networking blog that we create for them. And we have created the Steps to Success for these representatives so that they can explode in their areas as HirePatriots did in San Diego.
D) The marketing of our HirePatriots member websites must be continuous in order to insure that their job boards always have a sufficient number of jobs for the veterans in their areas. We utilize posters fliers, TV, radio, newspapers, volunteers events, job fairs, social networking and QR codes. We always strive to lead the way in marketing innovations. -- In this way, our representative member businesses receive tremendous, ongoing R.O.I. for their participation.
3) Notify job seeking US military, transitioned veterans and their spouses.
It is important never to put the cart in front of your horse. So it is essential that we populate each HirePatriots job board with local jobs before announcing our program to veterans in each represented area. We never want a veteran to come to our job board and not find work. -- This can be accomplished very quickly on bases through the Family Readiness Officers.