Absolutely American, Inc. was conceived in 2007 to better serve employers and transitioning military members whose situations fall outside of the one-size-fits-all military placement model. Using many best practices of the military placement industry combined with those of the executive recruiting industry as a whole, our On-Target/On-Time Placement Program™ was born, trademarked and launched in 2008.
For decades the military placement agencies have told military members that they needed to be “geographically flexible” to find a good career opportunity when leaving the service, and for years that was true. Absolutely American, Inc. owes its existence to the recruiting pioneers who successfully introduced the value of hiring of military-experienced individuals to Corporate America. To break into the mainstream, these agencies needed a way to get the nation’s best companies to meet military members face-to-face so they could appreciate the value of the modern service man or woman as opposed to what they could not understand from paper, but things are different now.
Now employers across America know the value that military-experienced individuals bring to the the work place. Respected business leaders like Jack Welch and Bob Nardelli have validated the value of military service to even the biggest skeptics. Even Donald Trump has come to appreciate the discipline, intelligence, team orientation, skill, and mission focus that the person who chooses to serve in the Armed Forces brings to a company. That change has brought the transitioning military members more options than ever before.
And for many employers who want to hire service members, the time and travel to attend hiring events is simply not practical regardless of the upside. So needs remained unmet. Alternatives had to be found. The market demanded change.
Just like records gave way to cassette tapes, and cassette tapes have given way to CDs and MP3s, the military placement industry has changed. Not every candidate wants to be “flexible to at least one region of the country.” Many candidates are, but others are not. At Absolutely American, Inc. our exclusive On-Target/On-Time Placement Program™ and Maximum Opportunity Placement Program™ have pioneered a new day in military placement to provide a service that is flexible enough to accommodate all employer clients and both types of career seekers in ways that other firms simply cannot.