Military.Com Presentation 082508


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Military.Com Presentation 082508

  1. 2. Okay….So what exactly is
  2. 3. helps the community throughout life Our mission is connecting the military community to every advantage earned in service to America. Members turn to us for trusted information, resources and career services, especially at the predictable transitions that punctuate military life. Requests information about joining the military Enters active duty Separates from military, pursues a civilian career & considers Reserve/Guard options Applies for a VA loan Uses GI Bill to finance school Changes Jobs Relocates with family twice, once overseas & once from Texas to DC Age 17 Services, Resources, News, Benefits Information & Deals Age 50 + Recruiting Relocation & Travel Careers Education Careers Finance & VA Benefits Uses Tuition Assistance to get a degree Education
  3. 4. & Monster (our parent company) is the largest military membership organization with over 10 million registered, connecting the military community to all the benefits of service. Membership includes over 40% of total active duty & reserve personnel, as well as over 40% of the military spouse population <ul><li>40 Million monthly unique visitors </li></ul><ul><li>65 Million resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Over one million job postings </li></ul><ul><li>Career placement for 3,100 schools </li></ul><ul><li>50%+ of all students </li></ul><ul><li>USAJOBS & HireVetsFirst </li></ul>*According to Media Metrix in May 2008. Internet industry standard on measuring website activity. <ul><li>Largest military benefits directory </li></ul><ul><li>Largest military scholarship search </li></ul><ul><li>Largest military career resource </li></ul><ul><li>Military spouse employment portal </li></ul><ul><li>Injured veteran career & educ. Center </li></ul><ul><li>9 th largest news site on the Internet </li></ul>1.2 .6 .2 1.3 1.7 2.5 7.2 Monthly Unique Visitors (Millions)* Website
  4. 5. Military Spouse Career Center Commissioned by the Dept of Defense Military Severely Injured Center Supported by the Dept of Defense Government Website Portals Operated by ‘ TurboTAP’ Depts of Defense, Labor & VA ‘ Helmets To Hardhats’ Commissioned by the Dept of Labor & AFL-CIO Hire Vets First Commissioned by Dept of Labor
  5. 6. What offers <ul><li>Newsletters to over 6+ million subscribers </li></ul><ul><li>Popular resource & tools include: Buddy Finder, Scholarship Finder, Trivia, Military Discounts, Pay Charts and Gear </li></ul><ul><li>Support all the Recruiting commands with the ‘All Services Recruiting Center’ </li></ul><ul><li>GI Bill, Tuition Assistance & Scholarship information </li></ul><ul><li>Military Spouse Career Center </li></ul><ul><li>VA Home Loan information </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness Center </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative Action and Election Center </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Podcasts,’ ‘Blogs,’ Photo Storage & Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Free guides on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitioning & Veteran Jobs Search Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Military Discount Center with over 700 discounts offered by merchants worldwide </li></ul></ul>Key resources for servicemembers (Active, Reserve & Guard), retirees, veterans and their families include:
  6. 7. Member Newsletters Our digital newsletters provide cost-effective access to military segments and opportunities for targeted messaging by branch of service, military status and interest. MILITARY REPORT & VETERANS REPORT Weekly Benefits Updates 3,700,000 Subscribers WEEKLY SERVICE NEWS Active Duty & Veteran Editions by Branch of Service 5,380,000 Subscribers THE EARLY BRIEF Daily National Security Updates 791,000 Subscribers TOPICAL NEWSLETTERS Careers • Education • Security Clearance Jobs 2,475,000 • 3,040,000 • 500,300 Subscribers Respectively
  7. 8. Benefits Information We provide easy access to military and veterans benefits as well as updates on changes to benefits.
  8. 9. News & Benefits Information 9 We educate, empower and inform the community with news and benefits information and updates. We can offer content and resources to the American Legion from ‘podcasts’ to ‘blogs’ to news feeds and benefits updates.
  9. 10. The Veterans & Military Reports MILITARY REPORT & VETERANS REPORT Weekly Benefits Updates 3,700,000 Subscribers
  10. 11. Keeping Members Connected & Informed We educate, empower and inform the community through digital newsletters and site content. We give members access to benefit information and opportunity to comment on new and up-and-coming legislative action. Our site registered thousands of veterans and servicemembers for the last election. MILITARY.COM LEGISLATIVE ACTION VETS2VOTE.ORG - A MILITARY.COM PROPERTY 2008 ELECTION CENTER
  11. 12. Military Service Organizations A “One Stop” location to find and link to an exhaustive list of military service organizations
  12. 13. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) – “TurboTAP” New website created by for DoD that will become the backbone of the TAP process with usability, flexibility, adaptability, and individual customization as keys to a successful and smooth transition to civilian life. It will also help track all separating servicemembers. <ul><li>Active Duty Preseparation Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Guard/ Reserve Transition Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Registration & Individual Transition Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Connection to Veteran Benefits Info </li></ul><ul><li>Employment Assistance </li></ul>
  13. 14. The Military Spouse Career Center Commissioned by the Department of Defense <ul><li>Career Fields </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spouse-Friendly Employers & Job Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Popular Career Fields </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career Advice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education & Scholarships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licensing & Certification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salary Information & Interview Tips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Coaching </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Family Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Childcare & Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relocation Information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community & Support </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-Monthly Newsletter with Updates </li></ul><ul><li>Official Department of Defense Site </li></ul>Careers & Connections for Military Spouses to help realize their full potential.
  14. 15. Military Severely Injured Joint Operations Career Center WWW.MILITARY.COM/SUPPORT We connect severely injured personnel with military-friendly employers, career services and education options. We are closely partnered with DoD on this initiative.
  15. 16. Helmets To Hardhats – not just a website, but a dynamic program Under contract with the Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment, and Veterans Employment (Dept of Labor) and the Dept of Veteran Affairs. <ul><li>Thousands of candidates registered </li></ul><ul><li>Access careers and apprenticeships via Internet anywhere in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of careers opportunities currently listed </li></ul><ul><li>Caters to building and construction trade unions, JATCs, and quality employers </li></ul><ul><li>Co-sponsored by all 15 Building & Construction Trades organizations and their employer associations representing over 82,000 contractors </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive candidate profiles help hiring managers determine transferable skills vets acquired during military service </li></ul><ul><li>Labor leaders and managers embrace the program as a quality source of talent </li></ul>
  16. 17. Wait!! – we do a lot of other neat stuff, too!
  17. 18. Community Resources We help the military community connect with each other through popular resources like the Buddy Finder, Unit Homepages, Discussion Boards and the Reunion Center. Buddy Finder with over 20 million records Reunion listings for all five services and the DoD Over 35,000 Unit Homepages in the Community section
  18. 19. Buddy Finder Search from over 20 million military buddy records on our Buddy Finder page, and connect with veteran alumni from over 35,000 unit pages.
  19. 20. Buddy Finder Profile
  20. 21. Build Your Own Unit or Organization Homepage – It’s really that easy!! If your unit’s not listed – Start one! <ul><li>Excellent way to stay in touch </li></ul><ul><li>Create special units or positions </li></ul><ul><li>Establish an ‘Alumni Network’ </li></ul>
  21. 22. Your Membership Profile – Your own personal page, friends network & photo storage Member Profile Friends’ Network
  22. 23. Discussion Forum – keeping in touch with plenty of war stories to share!
  23. 24. Finance & Relocation - Articles, links and helpful tips on financial planning & management
  24. 25. We provide information on military discounts from over 700 companies, including automobiles & motorcycles, travel, theme parks and electronics serving the entire military community. Military Discount Center
  25. 26. “ Join the Military” Center Our Join the Military Center addresses concerns raised in consumer research. We help remove the “pain points” in joining the service and address FAQs. supports recruiters by providing a place that compliments official websites and where young people actively considering military service can explore their options. MILITARY RECRUITING CENTER ASVAB TEST PREP 5 DECISION STEPS TO JOINING
  26. 27. Fitness Center Our personal fitness resources help servicemembers, veterans, family members and even new Recruits and personal health, wellness and fitness requirements for all services.
  27. 28. Transition Center – A ‘Virtual TAP seminar’ program at your fingertips for immediate recall <ul><li>Easy access to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Veteran Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding a Veteran Mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume Writing & Posting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reserve/Guard Options </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. Veteran Career Center - Helping Military Members Transition To The Civilian Workforce Connects veterans with Military-friendly employers. Job Seekers can search jobs posted on Monster as well as access vital career tools.
  29. 30. Veteran Career Center – popular fields where most veterans are hired <ul><li>Aerospace </li></ul><ul><li>Defense </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Law Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Overseas </li></ul><ul><li>Retail </li></ul><ul><li>Security Cleared </li></ul>
  30. 31. Veteran Career & Alumni Network The military military mentor & alumni network -- a free service connecting employed veterans with those seeking new careers. Over 600,000 are already enrolled.
  31. 32. Veteran Career Network Special Features By clicking on the name, job seekers can communicate directly with a mentor, and see their membership profile. System provides confidentiality for both the mentor and the participant as emails are forwarded through
  32. 33. Resources To Help Veterans Leverage Their Job Search and Interview Resume Center Salary Calculator The Resume Center provides tools that you can use from building a resume, determining salary requirements, writing cover and thank you letters, and tips to prepare for interviews.
  33. 34. Military to Civilian Skills Translator 14
  34. 35. Career Fairs – The Most Powerful Recruiting Events for the Military An opportunity for employers to meet face to face with top quality veterans and Military personnel ready to transition into the civilian workforce as well as veterans with solid business world experience. <ul><li>Exposure to a large number of candidates in one afternoon </li></ul><ul><li>Face-to-face meeting with the candidate </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive promotion via direct online </li></ul>
  35. 36. Veteran Business Center Dedicated to provide veterans with the ‘how to’ information on entrepreneurship
  36. 37. The Military Spouse Network – The central point of information connecting & staying informed <ul><li>Headline News & Hot Topics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Latest news articles of the day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion Forum </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Family Links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classifieds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation Guides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay & Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Finder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relocation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Featured areas of interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spouse networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find a spouse club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Spouse Buzz’ blog site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a site page </li></ul></ul>
  37. 38. Deployment Center – the ‘Go To’ site page helping military families and members
  38. 39. ‘ SpouseBuzz’ – The virtual Family Support Group Blog site
  39. 40. Education Center Our education resources help servicemembers, veterans and family members make informed choices in selecting a school, using their benefits and funding their education.
  40. 41. ‘ Military-Friendly’ School Finder The Military-Friendly Schools Directory highlights attributes of over 4,100 education institutions to inform educational choices of servicemembers, veterans or family members. Attributes include SOC or DANTES affiliation, tuition discounts, GI Bill acceptance, credit for military experience, CLEP, etc.
  41. 42. Education Scholarship Finder We list over 1,000 scholarships for servicemembers, family members & veterans with over $300 million worth of scholarships are available.
  42. 43. Summary & Discussion Thanks! Membership is always free!