” . . . I just want to say thanks [to my mentor] for looking over my Linked In profile and my resume. It did give me a lot of confidence having someone with the professional eye take a look at it. I did realize that the business world is very competitive and that you have to have patience, and as always having people supporting you to find a career is priceless.

Thank you [my mentor] and the Boots to Shoes program for the job search encouragement to find successful employment.”

– Ron, Army Veteran


“I want to thank you for being a part of my transition into the civilian world and for your work with Boots to Shoes–it worked!!!  I ended up taking a job in Portland as the Parks and Recreation Sr Asset Management Analyst.  Both Chris and Pete did great work as mentors for me as the job search process unfolded.  I’m so excited to join  the City of Portland and am extremely grateful for the assistance Boots to Shoes provided.  If there is anything I can do to show my gratitude, please let me know.”

Thank you so very much,

Greg, Marine Corp Veteran


“I can’t thank your program enough, I am grateful.  Also, I just love my new position …”

David, Army Veteran

“Your organization definitely made a huge impact on my ability to find a job and ease the transition process over the past couple of months. My mentor did a great job helping me figure out what skills I was strong and weak in, tweaking my resume, and also provided me with a personality test that ended up confirming my gut feeling of where I want to see myself in the years to come.

Thank you again for all your help and I’ll keep you posted as I progress into this new world of “civilian life”.

Scott, Army Veteran

“I have a job now because of BTS advice. It made the difference.”

-Dave, Marine Corps Veteran

“I just thought I’d give you an update now that I’ve interviewed with Microsoft.  It went amazingly well, I got three offers from different departments within Microsoft and just accepted a junior Software Development Engineer job with Microsoft Office! I just wanted to thank you for setting me up with my mentor, his expertise and professionalism were instrumental to my success during my interviews.  The quality of mentor this program provided cannot be overstated, and once I get my legs under me at Microsoft, I am strongly considering volunteering myself.  Thanks again, both for what you’ve done for me and what you are continuing to do for veterans.”

– Mark, Army Veteran

”My mentor’s advice and guidance from job search to practicing interview questions has been invaluable. She has really helped me stay on track and keep focused. I couldn’t have asked for a better mentor.”

– Lora, Navy Veteran

“Having a Boots to Shoes mentor is the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

– Mac, Army Veteran who sent 6 more to BTS for mentors.

“I am pleased to report that was he a great mentor, and I ended up getting the job I wanted. He was very good at keeping me focused and making forward progress. I feel lucky to have had his experience and knowledge to guide me. If he chooses to mentor again….I recommend him highly.”

– Milton, Navy Veteran

“My mentor had his co-workers interview me. The practice gave me confidence at my real interview and I got the job! Thank you, Boots to Shoes. ”

– Ryan, Army Veteran