Bridge My Return (BMR), the tech-enabled hiring platform for the military community, is offering a free virtual sales boot camp in an effort to bridge the skills gap for job seekers looking for a new sales career.

The program and process

The Sales Bootcamp is a 30-hour program, delivered virtually over the course of three weeks. The program combines scheduled group sessions with flexible individual work assignments. Sales experience is neither required nor preferred. An easy-to-complete BMR profile, however, is required.

Once completed, BMR members – Veterans, service members, spouses and caregivers – can see if they are matched to the Bootcamp and simply hit the “apply” button. From there, BMR arranges a casual conversation to further assess the fit, then passes the accepted candidates to Victory Lap, BMR’s sales education partner who designs and delivers the program, which has been adopted by leading universities.

The Sales Bootcamp – which normally costs $8,900 but is offered free to BMR members – enjoys an 88% job placement rate. Victory Lap graduates receive their certifications and have landed jobs with emerging and established companies, the majority of which are work-from-home opportunities in the tech industry.

Cohorts of 20-30 students (all military) will begin every 6-8 weeks, with the first cohort beginning February 2022.

The future of work

The impact of COVID has accelerated future of work trends, resulting in a surge in companies looking for better solutions to find, onboard and retain talent. The Veteran community represents an opportunity for employers to tap into a pool of talent while amplifying diversity, equity and inclusion, and creating enduring social impact.

As employers examine how work will get done in the future, they see many moving parts – automation, robotics, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, workforce distribution, work-from-home, and upskilling and re-skilling employees.

To summarize:

  • Employers need to meet current labor challenges and embrace future of work trends. Like climate change, it’s simultaneously urgent and a long game.
  • Members of the military community need to find meaningful work that pays well and offers work-life balance.
  • Providing contemporary education and training solutions like the Sales Bootcamp can connect these two dynamics and allow all boats to rise.

To get started, register with BMR here and complete a profile.

*The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Verify information with the organization offering.

By Bob Hogan is the founder and CEO of Bridge My Return

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Published on Feb. 18, 2022

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  1. Wilson Gary February 24, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    our Soldiers, Men and Women alike ‘ARE’ Respected, Honored, and LOVED
    If ANYONE has a problem with the day… ? STAND DOWN MAN ‍♂️
    Think of the INNOCENCE being Bombed, Shot, and YES, KILLED.

  2. Kerry February 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm


    You’re angry and frustrated and at least a little resentful for having served your country and not feeling that the respect, commitment and devotion that you showed is being returned.

    I served a little over 9 years in the Navy in the submarine service. One of the things that I do now is to show Military and First Responders how to truly connect with people in order to increase trust and reduce violence. I share a lot of how your brain can only be in one of two states, Survival State and Executive State. What you’re feeling right now is limiting you to the Survival State, which well… it just sucks to be in!

    If you’d like to change things, to be in a better place, I hope to hear from you man!

  3. Rick Thompson30 February 23, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    I am a viet nam vet. I spent 45 years in financial services sales. Top producer, top recruiter. top sales manager. Very experienced in sales and training sales people. I would be happy to help in this if you need a top salesman to train in sales and sales management.

  4. Thomas Sympson February 23, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    I am not aware of your current situation. I’m sorry you feel that way. I respectfully disagree with your posted statement. I also find it unusual you posted at 3:29 AM.

    I believe this country loves it’s Veterans. I also believe finding a new job can be challenging and frustrating. I’m not sure focusing on this country and hatred will help you obtain a job. I might suggest you focus your energy on you and a job. I wish you all the best in your continued job search. It will pay off. You will be successful in obtaining a job.

  5. Charles February 22, 2022 at 3:29 am

    I can’t find a job because this country hates it’s veterans.

    • Tyrone Denton February 23, 2022 at 8:20 pm

      You’re full of self pity and you’re weak minded. You’re not deserving of the veteran status if you choose to be this stupid and weak. Go hide in that corner your so used to being in…or wake up and rise up!

    • Tom Cook February 23, 2022 at 10:19 pm

      I’m sorry you are having problems finding a job. Being a veteran does not guarantee you a job. It can be helpful to be a veteran but you have to be qualified for the job and you must present yourself as such. There are services available to you to help you prepare resumes and how to interview for a job.
      Most people in this country do honor veterans. We have all run into some people who do not give a crap about us. We must continue to put our best foot forward.
      Good luck to you.

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