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Do you know an organization that needs help with their veteran employment program?

Veteran

Eddie Dunn Highland Lakes, NJ

I am a veteran entrepreneur and national thought leader with a veteran talent consulting practice, looking to help organizations hire and retain more veterans and could use the help of this network. I was the original architect of the Veteran Jobs Mission and also built the #1 Military Friendly program in the nation for 2017. I offer the following employer services:

Develop a “Winning” Veteran Talent Strategy
Achieve Long Term Executive Sponsorship
Design Effective Employee Resource Groups
Enhance Ability to Find Great Veteran Talent
Deliver Custom Hiring Events and Workshops
Drive Retention Efforts that align to ROI
Increase Hiring Manager “Buy-In”
Align Business Performance with Veteran Hiring
Integrate Corporate Social Responsibility
Elevate Brand Through Community Engagement
Influence Company Culture with Success Stories

9 April 2019 2 replies Networking

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Veteran

Eddie Dunn Highland Lakes, NJ

Mikhail...appreciate the thoughtful response, links and resources. Looks like great advice and similar to the advice I give to my proteges in my veteran coaching practice as well. It's all good! Will definitely share. One of my business colleagues in my nonprofit, Jack Killion wrote a book, Network All The Time as a quick download on Amazon and worth it if you'd like to learn more.

Great idea btw in connecting with others in the community and will do so.

Many thanks for you what you do here!

Eddie

Advisor

Mikhail Relushchin Brooklyn, NY

Eddie,

Hope all is well - thanks for using this site so enthusiastically! This sounds like quite the resume, and above all I’m really excited to see that you’re trying to give that experience back and help your fellow Vets. That’s what we’re all about here at ACP!

In the course of working with some Proteges in our mentoring program, I’ve stumbled across a few resources that might be helpful here. Specifically they’re about networking: A common strategy they put forward is making the networking conversation be about the person you’re talking to, i.e. de-emphasizing your own background and focusing on theirs. ACP AdvisorNet is a great tool for networking, so I’m hoping these resources help in getting the most bang for your buck.

Also there’s a lot of Advisors on this site that have experience in similar areas, and they could provide good insights if ask for them. Have you been trying to message people, ask them questions about their own successes? If that hasn’t been working then feel free to shoot me a message and we can keep discussing.

I hope that helps.

Best,
Mikhail
Project Lead, ACP AdvisorNet

https://www.businessinsider.com/master-networker-top-networking-tips-2015-10#2-add-value-without-expecting-anything-2

https://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2014/07/28/how-to-network-the-right-way-eight-tips/#4d0a22766d47

https://hbr.org/2015/03/the-right-and-wrong-way-to-network

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