I became aware of Pelocity through an inter-office e-mail in the Florida National Guard. It sounded like a great deal and I immediately contacted [them] for a log-in code. I enjoy self-awareness exercises and self-assessments, and believe they are integral to our continued personal and professional development. Pelocity satisfies both of these ends. Even upon first impression, I felt Pelocity was going to be an accurate and richly-detailed assessment of my strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes in relation to future careers.

I completed the four assessments quickly, and with ease. My goal was to remain as objective as possible and the results came out rather well. I believe Pelocity was the most effective self-assessment I have taken in years. While I was as objective as possible, Pelocity identified 5-6 careers in my top 25 that I am highly interested in pursuing. One of my goals has been to eventually use my master’s in fine arts to teach creative writing at the college level. Pelocity didn’t just list “various” teaching positions among my careers, it specifically listed graduate and postsecondary teaching positions. Not only did Pelocity offer career suggestions to focus me in a particular direction, it confirmed that I am already well on track toward my goals!

I would tell other veterans struggling with their transition from the military to a civilian career to absolutely invest their time in Pelocity. Before any veteran makes a transition (or even during or after their transition), Pelocity can help them take their potentially-misguided job-seeking and focus it into a demonstrated path of success! I am excited to use Pelocity, which incorporates O*Net online, Career One Stop and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, to provide every piece of information a career-minded individual needs to plan their future! I would definitely use Pelocity again at my next career juncture, even if I were thinking about moving to a different state or region. The resources Pelocity provides includes salary information, job growth statistics, and more for every state, which is appealing to me as a job-seeker.

-Bryan Pitchford

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Bryan is a 16-year veteran of the United States military. He is currently an active member of the Florida Army National Guard. You can connect with him on Facebook at @elPitchford or Twitter at @darthbueller.

January 24, 2018
Pelocity Logo | Assessments For Veterans | Jobs

Don’t Take Our Word For It: A Testimony of the Power of Pelocity

I became aware of Pelocity through an inter-office e-mail in the Florida National Guard. It sounded like a great deal and I immediately contacted [them] for a log-in code. I enjoy self-awareness exercises and self-assessments, and believe they are integral to our continued personal and professional development. Pelocity satisfies both of these ends. Even upon first impression, I felt Pelocity was going to be an accurate and richly-detailed assessment of my strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes in relation to future careers. I completed the four assessments quickly, and with ease. My goal was to remain as objective as possible and the results came out rather well. I believe Pelocity was the most effective self-assessment I have taken in years. While I was as objective as possible, Pelocity identified 5-6 careers in my top 25 that I am highly interested in pursuing. One of my goals has been to eventually use my master’s in fine arts to teach creative writing at the college level. Pelocity didn’t just list “various” teaching positions among my careers, it specifically listed graduate and postsecondary teaching positions. Not only did Pelocity offer career suggestions to focus me in a particular direction, it confirmed that I am already well […]
November 20, 2017
skills gap | technology gap | education

Digital Transformation & The Future Of Jobs

By: Greg Gutkowski, bestselling author and guest blogger The digital transformation has disrupted, and in some cases, degraded entire industries. Let’s examine the impact of this phenomenon on future jobs and discuss an approach to addressing this unprecedented development in the history of humankind. The price of technology decreased roughly 10,000-fold over the last 20 years. The computing power of our smartphones would have cost about $4 million as little as 20 years ago. Today, we carry in our pockets more computing power than it took the Apollo mission to go to the moon and back. As of 2016, more people around the world own smartphones than toothbrushes. Entire industries have been disrupted by the digital revolution, including music publishing by Apple iTunes, traditional print and TV advertising by Google, retail by Amazon, traditional media by social media, taxis by Uber, and hotels by Airbnb. Never have we experienced such a rapid increase in the power of technology with a simultaneous steep drop in pricing. These two drivers account for most of the progress and disruption, and the pace of technological change is not going to slow down anytime soon. Digital​ ​technologies​ ​are​ ​having​ ​a​ ​profound​ ​impact​ ​on​ ​all​ ​industries.​ […]
October 30, 2017
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Lessons From Equifax: How You Can Prevent an Avoidable Security Breach

Equifax: Lessons From an Avoidable Cyber Security Breach Disaster What Happened to Equifax? Equifax recently revealed that highly sensitive personal and financial information for around 145 million U.S. consumers was compromised in a cybersecurity breach that began in late spring due to an IT vulnerability. There are only around 125 million households in the U.S. The breach included sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. What was the Equifax IT Vulnerability? The reported vulnerability that attackers exploited to access Equifax’s system was in the Apache Struts web-application software, a widely used enterprise platform. But as subsequent coverage of the incident has unfolded, it has become clear that Equifax had institutional problems maintaining systems in a secure state. To top it off, the attackers had access to the network for a long period of time and left plenty of clues that they were there, none of which were detected until much later. How to Avoid an Equifax Disaster? Anti-virus and Firewalls are no longer enough to keep the bad guys out. Companies must now take the proactive measure of locating and remediating their IT vulnerabilities within their networks, devices, proprietary applications and […]
July 13, 2017

Pelocity Improving Veteran Employment Opportunities

ATG CEO Stephen Pollan spoke with WJCT on June 22, 2017 about how Pelocity is teaming up to improve veteran employment throughout Northeast Florida.   The U.S. Department of Labor recently released its March 2017 Veteran Employment Update showing that 40 of the 50 states experienced a drop in their veteran unemployment rate over the past year, though Florida remained unchanged at 4.7 percent. To better help Florida’s veterans, Pelocity, a cutting-edge career guidance software company based in Jacksonville, has partnered with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition (JMVC) to connect more veterans with employers looking to fill high-wage, high-demand careers in the state. Through a partnership with the Learning Alliance Corporation, a grant from the Department of Defense and the gracious endorsement of retired Brig. Gen. Michael P. Fleming, Pelocity is aiming to connect as many as 2,000 of our nation’s noble veterans with military-friendly employers. “As Chair of the JMVC, we are constantly seeking partners who add value to our military veterans. The professionals at Pelocity provide high-quality career support to veterans at no cost, which is a powerful combination,” said Fleming. “We are fortunate to partner with Pelocity to enhance our support. We thank Pelocity for their commitment […]