Technology as a Career Path: A Conversation with a Leading IT Recruiter

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This week, host Mike Abrams welcomes private sector IT leader and FourBlock Career Readiness Instructor Bernard Beaullieu to the podcast. In this episode, Bernard shares his expertise about the staffing and recruiting industry, discusses the different approach his company takes when it comes to IT recruitment, and shares invaluable insights from his extensive work and volunteer experience with transitioning service members and veterans.

Bernard founded Beaullieu & Associates in 2007 to be the antithesis of today’s recruiting practices by offering a unique, high-end approach to IT staffing and recruiting. The vision is to leverage 20-plus years of successfully leading information technology organizations in the San Antonio area and apply this experience directly to identifying and engaging the best IT people.

Throughout his career, Bernard has been recognized for his success in leading large information technology teams serving vast geographic areas. Bernard has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston in electronics engineering technology. He started his career as an IT technician and has served the San Antonio area in many leadership roles successfully leading large IT organizations and serving the community.

Bernard is well versed in ITSM best practices, certified in ITIL Foundation 2 and 3, and connected to area IT organizations and their strategies. He serves the San Antonio community in a number of volunteer capacities, including as a Career Readiness Instructor for FourBlock.

ABOUT US

Welcome to the FourBlock Podcast, a show that examines veteran career transition and the military-civilian divide in the workplace. General Charles Krulak coined the term “Three Block War” to describe the nature of 21st-century military service defined by peace-keeping, humanitarian aid, and full combat. But what happens next? Veterans are often unprepared to return home and begin new careers. We call this the Fourth Block.

FourBlock is a national non-profit that has supported thousands of transitioning service members across the nation in beginning new and meaningful careers.

Mike Abrams (@fourblock) is an Afghanistan veteran, FourBlock founder, director of the Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration, and author of two military transition books. He’ll be representing the military transition perspective. Lindsey Pollak (@lindsaypollak) is a career and workplace expert and New York Times bestselling author of three career advice books. Lindsey will be representing the civilian perspective of this issue.

Veterans, explore new industries and make the right connections. Find a career that fits your calling. Join us at fourblock.org. Sponsor our program or host a class to equip more of our veterans at fourblock.org/donate.

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