If you are a Tampa Bay area HR, Talent Acquisition or OD professional...

Our Veterans Need Your Help

The Need

5.1 %

The 2016 unemployment rate for veterans who served in active duty at any time since September 2001 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

4.0 %

The June 2017 unemployment rate in Hillsborough County according to the Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation.

We can close this gap.​

We believe there is no reason these very talented and capable veterans should not be hired into great positions and begin meaningful corporate or business careers.

All they need is a little boost from the HR community and employers who are willing to look at their experience in a transferrable way.

That's where you come in.....​

The Challenges Our Veterans Face 


  • Where to start and how best to focus their search
  • Explaining how their military skills translate to a civilian work environment 
  • Building a professional network on LinkedIn and networking skills in live events
  • But the biggest of all is having someone "on the inside" to coach them and be a sounding board throughout their job search process.

That's why we have partnered with Tampa Bay VetNet to address this gap.

We would love it if you joined us.  

ABOUT TAMPA BAY VETNET

VetNet is all about face-to-face connections that make a difference. We are a forum to gather and connect with veterans in the local community, hear first-hand career transition success stories and expand personal and professional networks.

The Mission


Spend some time with the veteran as their career business coach.

Share your unique "insider perspective" being in the field of HR, Talent Acquisition or OD.

There are no set requirements of your time or how you do it.

We only ask that you cover some core areas such as (but not limited to):

  • Helping them gain clarity on career objectives and target positions
  • Providing your expertise with job search strategies and techniques
  • Translating their military experience into transferable corporate skills
  • Sharing how to utilize LinkedIn and other social media platforms
  • Reviewing their resume and helping with interview prep
  • Leveraging your own professional network for potential job leads

You bring incredible value by giving your time and simply sharing your direct experiences and insights as their coach and mentor.

Ready to Join Us?

Paul Cortissoz with one of our veterans Milton Butler

If you are an HR, Talent Acquisition or OD professional and would like to volunteer your time....

We would love to have you join us.

The more volunteers we have the more veterans we can help.

Just click the button below to connect with us to get started!

Let's show our veterans what we can do for those who have given so much.