Getting hired is tough, no matter who you are. Veterans face their own hurdles to finding employment, but there are people and organizations on our side, one of them is Ian Faison. Ian has spent his post-service career helping leaders build amazing companies. He’s been hired by companies to build better veteran hiring practices, and gives them the tools to connect smarter and faster with the 1% of the US population that serves in the military.
Beyond his work in the military hiring arena, he’s also an avid mentor when it comes to veteran entrepreneurs, often giving them valuable insights into sales and business development practices that can take their company to the next level. Ian has taken this drive one step further, and joined a team of vets to create VETCON, the “veteran entrepreneur [vetrepreneur] conference, an annual gathering of visionaries, hustlers, and game-changers from around the world. We promote the international community of veterans who run their own businesses.”
VETCON takes place this year in Redwood City, CA on March 23rd-25th. You can register to attend and find more information at http://www.veteranconference.com/
Ian and I dive into a lot in this interview, from the value of your experiences in garrison and training to some of the specific challenges we as veterans have in communicating out work experience to hiring managers and recruiters. If you’re a veterans currently looking for work or vetreprenuer building a business, this is the Veteranology episode for you.