RecruitMilitary’s “Find a Job Friday” Facebook Endeavor Honored

Campaign and Company Cited as one of “30 Businesses that Are Rocking Social Media.”
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LOVELAND, Ohio - July 25, 2014 - PRLog -- RecruitMilitary, the nation’s leading military-to-civilian recruitment firm, finds its social media efforts in elite company. It was named among “30 Businesses that Are Rocking Social Media,” by Small Business Trends, along with other businesses ranging from Morton’s Steakhouse to Tweet-a-Beer.

Companies are recognized for social media campaigns that go above and beyond the norm and make a real impact. Founded in 2003, Small Business Trends is an award-winning online publication for small business owners and entrepreneurs. It is one of the most popular independent small business publications on the web and appears on countless “Top” and “Best of” lists of small business resources.

RecruitMilitary’s weekly Facebook feature, “Find a Job Friday,” was selected for its unique approach to connecting veterans with jobs in real time. Every Friday from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the “Find a Job Friday” Facebook post, veterans can post the kind of job they’re interested in, plus the location where they want to work. RecruitMilitary then runs a search on its job board for those criteria and sends back a link to opportunities that match each request.

The weekly event usually garners between 65-150 responses, but has received as many as 300 inquiries.

In their findings, Small Business Trends noted, “Recruit Military works with veterans from all branches when making the transition back into civilian life. The company’s Facebook page is the hub of all their social media activity. The engagement they get on the Facebook page is admirable, with each post getting an average of 10 or more comments.”

RecruitMilitary’s Social Media Manager, Liz Wheeler, remarked, “The engagement and dialogue we have with veterans and companies on our social platforms allows us to hear what’s important to them and share our resources and services to fit their needs. It’s live, real-time communication, and it’s fun too, because of the shared military background.”

The company’s Facebook audience has grown from 26,000 to 74,000 in the past 2 ½ years. Peter Gudmundsson, CEO of RecruitMilitary and a former officer in the United States Marine Corps, said “Social media is an essential component of RecruitMilitary’s veteran and employer outreach strategy. We use social media tactics to make the connection between America’s best talent and the smart companies who employ those veterans.”

RecruitMilitary was also named among the 2014 Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Fast 55,” which ranks the fastest-growing private companies in Greater Cincinnati. Its website has received two consecutive User’s Choice Awards from Weddle’s ( for 2013 and 2014. Weddle’s is a publisher of guides and directories that focus on the employment-related area of the Internet.

About RecruitMilitary:  RecruitMilitary helps organizations excel by leveraging the talent of our nation’s finest people, our veterans. Founded in 1998, the company hosts hundreds of veteran job fairs around the nation that provide thousands of veterans the ability to interact with leading companies and other organizations (  In addition, the company offers the largest and most complete database of high-quality veteran talent with over 700,000 members ( The company also distributes Search & Employ® magazine on American military bases worldwide (

Company leaders are available to speak and write on any topic related to veteran hiring, job search, and tapping the veteran talent pipeline for organizational excellence.

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