social media use and job interviews
NEW YORK; May 21, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) today announced the launch of the Accenture Military Career Coach, an online tool for veterans transitioning out of the military and seeking employment in the private sector.
The tool offers instructional content and videos – featuring Accenture recruiters, including those with military experience – that cover areas such as career planning, resume writing and interviewing. LinkedIn contributed content on how to create a LinkedIn profile, connect with peers, join groups, follow companies and establish an online professional identity as part of a job search.
“Both hiring veterans and equipping them to find employment outside Accenture is a top priority for us,” said Jill Smart, chief human resources officer, Accenture. “We designed this new tool to help veterans overcome challenges in their post-service job search, such as writing a resume that will attract corporate recruiters, building an online brand and learning interview skills.”
Launched in the U.S., the Accenture Military Career Coach is part of the company’s overall commitment to attract and hire veterans from any branch of the military.
Accenture is also working with initiatives such as the Wounded Warrior Project, 100,000 Jobs Mission and American Corporate Partners to help veterans transition from deployment to employment.
“Military veterans looking to start a career in the private sector may not be familiar with communicating their military experience and skills in a resume or online profile that translates to civilian work, or have the network to help in their search,” said head of LinkedIn for Good, Meg Garlinghouse. “By sharing best practices on creating a profile, guidance on connecting with peers and using social media as part of a job search, we strive to help veterans build a network that will help them succeed in their job searches and career transitions.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 261,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, Accenture is committed to equipping 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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