In fact, Boyle walked right past the recruiters for AJ Telecom Group in December. He knew the likely job he might be offered, climbing cell phone towers, would be hard on his knee. He also had grown skeptical about the motivations of companies at the job fairs.
"I thought they were there for publicity and weren't actually hiring veterans," said Boyle.
As Boyle was leaving, he decided to speak with the AJ Telecom's recruiters anyway. Early the next week, he was offered a job. Now Boyle, a compliance manager, helps recruit other veterans at job fairs.
"I've been in their shoes," he said. "I know what they're going through."