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CHAPTER 7: WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO NETWORK WITH ALL EXISTING RESOURCES?

Saturday, August 11, 2012 17:33 | Jeffrey Backus

Networking:  Can you spell "FACEBOOK"?  I spend too much time there that I need to spend here! 

SWVBRC.  Since the SWVBRC's are dedicated to supporting Veterans, this should be at the top of everyone's list.  I know that the membership has grown over the past three years, but WE need to expand and get more folks registered and participating.

Facebook has become a huge social site where I have reconnected with family, friends, co-workers and other acquaintences.   I occasionally am contacted asking if I am interested in this job or that job OR do I know anyone who might be interested.  I would recommend that you try and seperate your fun times from your professional life though, as many employers are looking at your Facebook page to see what you do on your off time. 

My Space = Dead space.  Apparently this formerly popular social site has become irrelevent.

Togetherweserved.com .  Each Service has a TWS site where you can sign up and insert your service dates and reconnect with old friends.  They also have a jobs section.

Twitter.  I am a member, but have not been involved at all.  Job openings can be sent to your "followers" quickly.

LinkedIn.  I am a member, but have not taken advantage of its offerings.  LinkedIn connects you with others in your profession ect.

Address Book.  I still maintain a printed address book.  I actually went back to a printed version after my computer crashed and I lost contact information on many acquaintences.

Telephone technology.  I recently invested in a new "I-Phone".  It allows me easy access to the internet, the ability to take and post pictures and files to web sites and I can still make phone calls.

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A welcoming home for our Troops.

Welcoming home our men and women doesn't end after the crowd disperses, it MUST continue on for the life of the Veteran! They've served us, now we will serve them with programs that work so they reintegrate into society.

We are a national public benefit nonprofit organization that educates American Communities about best practices to serve Veterans.  We honor their service by empowering Veterans to apply their training and skills to successfully transition to productive careers and enterprises.

We provide free vocational training 24/7 to all of our members through our website, in addition to local events.  We believe the tenet that American Communities are the ultimate beneficiaries when Veterans claim their benefits and invest in productive endeavors.

The SWVBRC enlists the support of members of local Communities like you to increase Veteran awareness of the value of obtaining a VA card and receiving earned benefits.

Sponsorships, donations, volunteers and support from communities like yours enable us to reach out to Veterans and empower them to transition back into successful, productive enterprises that ultimately benefit all Americans and support future generations.

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