Three years ago, with Kathy Perrett, CEO of the Battle Creek Area Association of REALTORS, I began to develop an idea to create a way to help people find jobs. The process was painful, yet enlightening. Our research and resource search was exhausting. Whatever we developed, it had to be mobile compatible and it also needed a “Human Resources” desktop access application that made it usable for businesses. It needed to be fast and not dependent on the device platform. It needed to be professional and personal.
In September of 2012, after more than 20 months of testing and design revisions, I locked myself in for 45 days of intense programming. Today, I will reveal the results to the instructors that teach our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines how to transition back into civilian life. The result is not our idea of what they need, it was refined and evolved with input from people on the front lines of helping these vets, like Kevin Walda of the Veterans Upward Bound program from Colorado Springs.
What is exciting is that many articles are appearing talking about what people need to do to get jobs. These articles list a myriad of things that a jobseeker will need. These lists are great! Why? Because what we built 3 years ago has all those features and more! Technology is chasing WebInfused!
Why did I create this? When I heard about the lack of body armor and armor for our humvees in Iraq, there was little I could do, but lobby our leaders to correct the issue. Today, I intend on making sure that I don’t allow history to repeat itself with our veterans that are facing separation from the military (leaving for civilian life).