Destiny Group Unveils New Tool to Match Mentors With Transitioning Military Candidates

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As job boards proliferate with the improving economy, the race is on to attract the best, most highly qualified jobseekers to prospective employers. Whereas most job boards have the usual job postings and resume database functionality, The Destiny Group has distinguished itself by creating a new tool to bring both employers and jobseekers together, which caters to industry leaders anxious to identify men and women transitioning from the military. The following press release provides details of the new service, timed for release between July 4th and Memorial Day to both celebrate and remember our veterans.

In order to attract and retain the most motivated and qualified job seekers to its network of more than 100 career sites, The Destiny Group (http://www.destinygrp.com) has created a new tool inviting industry leaders to assist those transitioning from the military to volunteer as "Mentors." Designed to help veterans make the first steps onto the corporate ladder, the new functionality will automatically match interests and skill levels while protecting each participant’s anonymity.

The tool is designed to automatically match both mentor and mentoree based on similar interests and demonstrated skill levels. With the potential to build new contacts, The Destiny Group has already garnered the support of large alumni associations and corporate leaders to make this program a success. Both prior veterans and non veterans are stepping forward as mentors eager to help someone that has made a great personal sacrifice early in their life, and take the next step in achieving their Destiny.

"We've seen an increased interest and use in various peer to peer networking tools online; however with that model, those just entering the workforce might not yet have an established business network, and be hard pressed to find someone willing to help them in their career growth," explained Bill Gaul, President/CEO of The Destiny Group. "We have created a tool where experienced executives can create their own legacy by volunteering just a few minutes of their time to someone transitioning out of the military. The Destiny Group is proud to present this gift to our veterans in time to celebrate and remember them on Independence Day for their sacrifices and thankful for those corporate leaders willing to give of their time to make this a success."

New Mentors Speak Out About the Service

"This is a terrific new service that Bill has developed," says Richard Devane. "For the past year I have been working to get other Harvard Business alumni to mentor transitioning veterans at Walter Reed. Everyone has been enthusiastic but this service will allow Harvard to promote the opportunity to all its alumni."

"The system is designed to introduce an unbiased, yet experienced mentor to someone just starting out in the business world," states Erik Rosenberry, a former Marine Corps Veteran who has volunteered to oversee the Destiny Mentor program. "Combined with our monthly newsletter that promises engaging content submitted by mentorees and mentors, we are giving new corporate recruits both a resource and a vehicle in which to get noticed and learn from as they make their mark in the corporate world."

"The process only takes 15-20 minutes a week and protects the anonymity of the mentor, so the benefits of helping someone so deserving is simply the right thing to do," states Ron Nicholl, National Staffing Manager for Sprint. "If I can help someone else develop their career as so many have done for me, I consider this part of my professionalism and legacy. I encourage others in the corporate world to do the same."

Dave Thomas, founder of the Wendy's Restaurant chain was quoted as saying, "Don't wait for someone to take you under their wing, go out and find yourself a good wing to get under." This is great advice and guidance for our veterans eager to achieve greatness.

About Destiny Group

The Destiny Group (http://www.destinygrp.com) is a recipient of a 2005 User's Choice Award from WEDDLE's and for the last 3 years by CareerXRoads as one of the "50 Best" employment websites, the only one in the Top 50 with a military focus. Led by noted author and military recruiting "veteran" Bill Gaul, The Destiny Group is on the GSA schedule and has been endorsed by leading universities, and several key veteran associations for their free services and assistance to veterans. The Destiny Group is privately held.

As an operator of more than 100 veteran-specific career sites and the only veteran-specific database to compartmentalize veteran data into 12 different segments, The Destiny Group offers the unique ability for employers to mine and reach specific attributes of military personnel, such as active clearance holders.

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