Accenture Seeks to Hire Veterans
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With 261,000 people working around the world, Accenture is constantly seeking
out the world’s best talent, both in the US and globally. As a part of our strategy to find talent, we identify and hire former military service personnel.
Our country’s former service women and men have proven their success in challenging and demanding environments, and exemplify many of the core values we live by at Accenture, including stewardship and integrity. We’ve found that much of what veterans learn and use in the military - leadership, discipline, teamwork and organizational skills - is highly transferable and relevant to our work. Many veterans also have highly specialized technology and functional skills, which are in high demand from our clients.
As part of recruiting, we recognize we need to help veterans understand the value of a career with Accenture and the tremendous potential it can offer. Veterans can learn about Accenture and explore career opportunities on our US Accenture Careers site, which includes information about the work we do and how we serve clients. We have developed a Military Careers Site, which provides information about available positions and has insights and tips about transitioning to a corporate career. Candidates - military veterans or not - can also visit our site to find out how to connect with Accenture employees they already know to get referred for open roles.
Accenture has also partnered with CivilianJobs.com to assist veterans in their transition from deployment to employment. Military job seekers can apply for open positions at www.CivilianJobs.com/Accenture.htm.
To ensure we are working to help veterans who may join Accenture as well as those who need help starting careers elsewhere, we are involved with nonprofit and community efforts around the country. Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed, is equipping 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. This effort includes equipping veterans with the skills they need to transition into private sector careers.
Today, more than 100 Accenture executives are serving as mentors to veterans through two partner organizations: American Corporate Partners, a nonprofit that connects veterans with corporate professionals for a year of mentoring, and the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities at The Whitman School of Management at Purdue University.
We also work closely with programs like the Wounded Warrior Project in San Antonio, Connecting Heroes: From Boots to Business in Boston, Hire America’s Heroes in Seattle, and the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center. In addition, we team with the Student Veterans of America, a coalition of student veteran groups on college campuses across the United States and overseas, helping to provide veterans with the resources, support and advocacy they need to succeed in higher education and beyond. Working with the Veteran’s Administration at the state and local level, Accenture conducts workshops on topics such as resume writing, online skills (profiles, networking and applications) and interviewing.
Connecting returning service members with compelling career opportunities is a priority for Accenture. The benefits to our returning vets, our communities and our company are undeniable, and as more military professionals come home, we will continue our efforts to assist in their transition from deployment to employment.
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