What Mentees Are Saying
What Mentors Are Saying
Nicholas Hiatt - Navy
My search began 6-7 months ago when I began peppering companies with my resume online. After posting over 500 resumes to websites and having very few returns, I found an article that mentioned Veterati in the comments on LinkedIn. I was down on myself and realized that I not only needed help, but the situation was getting dire. In one month my household would have 0 income, we only had about 3 months of pay saved up and military doctors had just told us that my son would require surgery to prevent loss of sight and/or blindness. While signing up, Daniel Rau (co-founder of Veterati) spoke with me directly, listened to my story and took action. He set me up with high powered mentors and recruiters. We worked on everything! My job search was narrowed down to a specific region, we identified exactly what I wanted to do instead of a vague idea, tailored my resume to fit my goals, connected with recruiters, learned to network properly, revamped my LinkedIn profile and much much more all within the span of two weeks. I thought I had put a lot of work into my job search previously, but my mentors showed me the missteps I had taken and I devoured their knowledge and enthusiasm as if I were on an island alone and starving. I no longer felt alone in my search, had a new path, set new goals and dove in head first. They never did the work for me, but their guidance was priceless. I can’t thank Daniel, Veterati and especially my mentors enough for their help and support. After being offered a position, I still have interviews to attend and offers to consider. The mentors and I have already planned to stay in touch to continue working on career goals and the future! Your life, career and mentorship doesn’t stop once you have a position. I can already see that Veterati makes life long connections.
David Bowden - Army
Today I was offered a position at my dream company, incredible benefits package, and stock options in the company! I got this position in large part due to Veterati. Me and my family could never thank all my mentors enough. Veterati is EXACTLY what veterans need to take the jump, not only to the next level, but several levels further than we are aiming for!
Lee Mark Poitier - Air Force Security Forces
I have been working with a mentor that I met thru Veterati and I wanted to pass along a success story. The weekend prior to the interview I was really anxious and worried as far as going in and interviewing but I reached out to a mentor whom I met via Veterati and he put all of my worries at ease by coaching me as to how to effectively answer interview questions and what to brush up on and follow on tips after the interview. Subsequent to say, I got the phone call Thursday of the same week that I got the role and I just wanted to say thank you for creating the platform that connects veterans with mentors. If it wasn’t for you creating this service, my nerves would have gotten the best of me and I would probably not have passed with the results that I wanted.
Matthew Cournoyer - Army
I love the service you have created in Veterati. The mentors I have spoken with have made a huge impact in preparing me for my transition out of the Army. I look forward to continually working with Veterati.
David Uslan - AF OSI
I cannot thank you enough for starting this amazing service. I am a transitioning veteran and can speak from direct experience that Veterati is an amazing service. I have 20+ years experience and thought I had a solid game plan until I spoke with my mentor. He took what I had to another level and reshaped my approach to how I research opportunities and build my network. My mentor has truly been wonderful as I’ve drilled down and applied for positions. He’s actually coming to my retirement ceremony in Dayton. Right now I am at the cusp of getting hired with Edward Jones as a financial advisor which is exactly what I want.
Michael Tran - Marine Corps
Veterati is a safe space for veterans. The mentors are not critical and have absolute understanding of your situation because of their past experience. The ability to share their transition and talk about their failure and success really help me understand the job searching process.
Byron Chen - Marine Corp MP Officer
My mentors supported me throughout the transition process. I got great advice in several areas: -Figuring out my next career step. -Marketing myself to employers. -Refining my personal brand and stories. -Working through interview questions. -Job opportunity connections. -Negotiating the salary. My Veterati mentors were essential to my success!
Arthur Veress, MBA - Army Special Forces
The mentor network at Veterati was an invaluable resource during my transition period. From feedback on my resume to interview preparation, the advice of mentors was a must-have. My heartfelt thanks to the Veterati team and to the mentors who so graciously volunteer their time to help.