Thursday, August 10, 2006

Helping Former Military Personnel Find Civilian Jobs Can Be A Six Figure Business

Karin Markley Story

Finding a job is one of the biggest challenges for people coming out of the military. Karin Markley, founder of Military Exits, knows this well—she has 15 years of experience working in a civilian employment agency. She knows companies value employees with military backgrounds, and she wanted to provide a one-stop link between the two.

Setting up out of her home, Markley, 40, contacted the Department of Defense for permission to use its seal on her Web site. It took months to get it, but is now linked to all the military bases.

It costs nothing for servicemen and women to post their resumes and search for jobs; employers pay for the listings, which reach service personnel in the United States and overseas. The site also includes information on relocation and education, as well as military support chat groups.

Markley, who projects annual sales of $600,000, points to her biggest reward: "Helping the military. Getting the letters and phone calls from these people thanking me so much for what I'm doing for them."

Job Search: Marketing Your Military Experience