U.S. Service Members Make RallyPoint Fastest-Growing Online Professional
Network for Active Military
NEW "Career Corner" Feature Lets Users Compare the Best Military
Assignments With the Best Civilian Opportunities
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/13 -- RallyPoint, an online
professional network that empowers military members to take greater
control over their own careers, has surged past 10,000 members in
recent weeks, becoming the fastest-growing online professional
network for U.S. Service Members at duty locations around the globe.
Members are currently serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air
Force and Coast Guard, represent all ranks, and the average member
using social networks is inviting 36 of his military friends to join.
The site's increasing popularity is due to its unique focus on the
inside of the military, streamlining the military's highly complex
structure, credentials, command relationships, and language.
In fact, RallyPoint has visually mapped the entire organizational
structure of the Department of Defense (DoD) down to the lowest unit
levels. The platform's technology then layers on top of that a user's
existing graph of relationships into the deepest reaches of the DoD.
This is the most comprehensive, fully integrated task org
of the DoD
Further, in response to the needs of its fast-growing user base,
RallyPoint today also unveiled a new "Career Corner" feature that
gives service members a simple, streamlined way to compare their best
potential military assignments with their best civilian opportunities
-- all in private. Military friendly employers such as GE, HP, AT&T,
Amazon, Accenture, and several others are participating in
RallyPoint's breakthrough pilot program, which puts the military
member in the driver's seat and presents him or her with the best
career opportunities available -- both inside and outside the
military. This employment feature complements RallyPoint's
first-of-its-kind military assignment search engine allowing members
to see when and where specific types of military assignments will be
available in the future, based on rank, unit, specialization,
location, and shared relationships. This lets military members
seeking next their assignment within the military connect with
leaders and their peers in their units of choice, and leverage their
relationships to pursue the assignments they want.
"Providing transparency into career opportunities is highly desired
by members of the military," says RallyPoint CEO Yinon Weiss. "By
providing every service member his best options possible, RallyPoint
helps drive career fulfillment and helps the military retain its best
people by offering them the military assignments that are best
aligned with their skills and interests. It also helps transitioning
military members and reservists to identify the best private sector
opportunities earlier than has ever been possible."
RallyPoint was created by Iraq War veterans who both saw and
experienced the need for a military-focused networking platform, one
that addresses the specific challenges facing service members during
their military careers.
"Relationships can mean everything in the military. They enable
valuable mentorship, professional development, and very often lead to
opportunities that best serve both the military and the service
member," says Weiss. "RallyPoint is exciting for our members because
they can visually understand where their relationships can take them
across the military. This can result in more autonomy and more
transparency, which is extremely important to our service members."
RallyPoint is free for Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve, and
pre-commission personnel. With just a few clicks, military personnel
can sign up and begin discovering where their relationships across
the DoD can take them. Service members may visit www.RallyPoint.com
to get started.
Founded by two Iraq War veterans who met first at a
combat outpost northwest of Baghdad and reunited at Harvard Business
School, RallyPoint connects US service members and helps them grow
their influence and relationships across the military. RallyPoint is
a free, military-only professional network for current members of the
US military. Headquartered in the Harvard Innovation Lab in Boston,
RallyPoint was selected from over 1200 new ventures as the 2012
winner of MassChallenge, the world's largest start-up competition,
and placed runner-up in the 2012 Harvard Business School Business
Plan Competition. Service members can register and take charge of
their own military careers at www.rallypoint.com.
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