Happy Veterans Day from TackVets, Thumbtack's employee group for veterans, military spouses and allies. We span all branches of the Armed Forces and have transitioned into roles across Thumbtack, working in application design, culinary, customer support, design, product operations, recruiting and sales.
Our experiences in the military continue to inform our work, as we know that it takes many roles working together to succeed in any mission. Today, that mission we all work towards is to partner with local businesses and coach them on how to succeed on Thumbtack.
We recently got together to reflect on Veterans Day and we summed up our sentiments:
“Everyday should be a day to keep thoughts of the military in our minds, but one day has specifically been created to remind us all of those who stood up and chose to put our country first. On this one day, it is time to put those brave individuals first and express the gratitude that can never fully be expressed to the brave men and women who are serving and have served in the Armed Forces. Thank you for your willingness to sacrifice for the freedoms we all celebrate daily.”
Every veteran has their own path to transition to civilian life. For those of you who have chosen to forge your own trail as an entrepreneur, we’re honoured to be able to partner with you to create a successful business.
Veterans, we would love to hear from you. We’d love to hear about your background and how you’ve brought your experiences in the military to better serve as a local professional.
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Jennifer here, you heard from me last week when I introduced Tackvets (an employee resource group at Thumbtack) to the Community. I’m excited to tell you about an exciting evening Thumbtack had with BunkerLabs, pros, and veterans last week. BunkerLabs is a nonprofit that helps veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs find the fastest way to success and go after the american dream.
Like most Thumbtack events, the night started off with refreshments as we got to know BunkerLabs and our veterans who were in attendance. After dinner was served and prepared by Thumbtack Tackitchen, we all sat down and listened in awe as a Thumbtack pro, @DOMinion told his story.
Darrell started his journey on the front lines when he joined the Marine Corps as infantry. After his time in the service, he still worked on the front lines in two new professions: junior high principal and minister. Darrell found success with Thumbtack as he partnered with us to offer his ministry services to perform weddings. Darrell says that one of the reasons that he was able to find success is his ability to help the customer with whatever they are looking for. Whether it's performing ceremonies on the beach (both religious and non-religious) and even helping one couple figure out what type of “love” knot to tie during one ceremony.
After Darrell's inspiring success story, Ronnie from BunkerLabs asked a few questions to our TackVet panel on how our military affiliation has helped our careers within Thumbtack. We went over what it's like to work for Thumbtack, and we also talked about what it’s like to partner with Thumbtack as a professional on our platform. The key advice that we gave our veteran guests is to completely fill out your profile and keep on top of your messages. Response time is key to winning.
Overall the event was an amazing experience, and I would like to reiterate what some of our veterans had mentioned: when you come from a military background, no matter what service, we are family. We stand tall, Brothers and Sisters in arms and their spouses, together we are family. We have seen a side of life that not all have seen and many don't understand. We are also here within Thumbtack, and we are rooting for you to find your success in life outside of the military.
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Hello Pro Community,
My name is Jennifer and I am part of our employee resource group (ERG) TackVets and I am excited to introduce this group to all of you! I will be posting about events that TackVets is involved in as we work to bring awareness to our community and express gratitude. TackVets is made up of veterans, military spouses and allies who have come together to help us embrace the different side of life that we have seen and use the skills that we have learned along our journey to continue to grow.
Here at Thumbtack we believe in leaning on our strengths, and that is what TackVets is founded on. TackVets has a mission to help our veterans take the amazing skills that are learned while in the military and find a way to use them on the civilian side. No matter how you served our country, we are thankful and look forward to partnering with you to help you find your success. We would love to hear from you. How have you been able to lean on your military career and use your skills in civilian life?
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