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The Number One Thing NOT Working For Transitioning Veterans



Transitioning veterans, program specialists, and HR managers have learned to lean heavily on ONET, to match a candidate’s skills, education and training against job descriptions posted on job boards. Currently, many HR tech tools have built systems around the sometimes outdated source or have gained access through cloud technology. But it’s not working!


What is ONET? The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is a database, containing hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors on almost 1,000 occupations covering the entire U.S. economy. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation (ONET website, n.d.).


The database is vast, almost too big to help managers of small to midsize businesses find quality veteran candidates. Bigger is better, right? Not always. What ends up happening is this; large corporations with robust recruitment campaigns snatch up qualified candidates first; or veterans go to an ONET based site, upload their information, create a profile and a resume pops out that doesn’t make any sense. Oftentimes, matches don’t interest the veteran nor hiring manager.


ONET data by itself isn’t good enough! SkillMil found a way to make the hiring process easier and more accurate. Our Verification Military Experience and Training (VMET) parser uses SkillGraph to enrich veteran experience and training, ONET database, and non-military data to create a perfect candidate profile. SkillMil’s proprietary technology uses AI/ML and semantic algorithms to learn which jobs work best for veterans, matches “military” terminology and “civilian” skills, and provides the veteran with a resume. No other company does this.


Spend less time fixing what a military translator is supposed to do. SkillGraph and our VMET parser easily translates and seeks candidates with the top skills a business needs.


Get the job done faster with SkillMil!


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