Open Letter on WithYouWithMe’s veteran employment journey
More than three years ago WithYouWithMe set out on a journey with a simple mission – to solve veteran underemployment.
Our founders were sick of seeing their fellow servicemen and women and close friends suffer post-transition in finding employment in the civilian workforce.
Since then we’ve made a lot of progress and helped thousands of veterans find new careers with purpose. We haven’t always gotten it right, but I can honestly say I’ve never seen a more passionate group of people committed to solving a mission than my team at WithYouWithMe.
While the mission will always be ongoing, we think it’s important that we’re sharing with all of our users, employers, mentors and the general community about our journey and how our company is progressing. One of our company’s big beliefs is radical transparency, which is why we want to publish this page to be as transparent as possible about the work we’ve done in 2018.
I feel extremely proud every time a veteran signs up to our platform and trusts us with their career. A career plays such an important role in an individual’s life, and for veterans I know personally a job is often more than just a simple career. Entrusting us to help with that is a big deal and not something we take lightly.
If you want to chat any more about our 2018, or more broadly about what we’ve been working on please reach out to me on LinkedIn, I’d love to answer any questions you might have.
– Tom Larter, CEO Australia & New Zealand, WithYouWithMe
In 2018 WithYouWithMe helped thousands of ex-defence force members with their transition to civilian life.
Here are some of the ways we were able to assist.
National Career Expos
The highlight is the interview stage, where veterans get the opportunity to interview for real roles with companies. Around half of all job ready candidates receive jobs from these expos.
In October 2018 we were asked to host a National Career Expo in conjunction with the Invictus Games. Our event in Sydney saw 300+ military veterans and more than 30 leading Australian employers gather for a day of new career information, networking, inspiration, and opportunity.