Posted on Jun 6, 2017
SFC Christopher Taggart
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SSG Pete Fleming
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There are several reasons: Vets have less inhibitions when speaking with strangers. Most sales need a dominant personality (Vets are usually alpha-types). Professionalism. Time management skills. Understanding of rules, regulations, and such. Multi-taskers. Loyal. these are just off the top of my head... I am sure there are about 10000 more!
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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If you have any rank, it means that you are competitive, plus that you have a tough work ethic.
I've had that discussion with our HR people about hiring Vets in general. They know how to show up on time and how to follow the rules and instructions, and they are generally used to longer hours
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SFC William Stephens A. Jr., 3 MSM, JSCM
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Not at the lower enlisted grades I would assume not. But at maybe SSG or above because we can developed and analyze solutions or situations, Not only that well can speak to a group and have a voice of reason and people will listen to what we have to say. After working with a group of a squad of individuals we earn our invisible MANAGEMENT BADGE. We slowly incorporate skills like per swaying others to do things for each other and can brief a subject or learn who to sell a product you work for.
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Cpl Justin Goolsby
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Well regarding sales positions, that is one of the functions of any military recruiter. Selling a contract to some kid who has no idea what he wants to do with his life. So frankly, I'd think military would do well in sales departments because we have to sell ideas to higher ups and the junior troops and convince them why it's a good idea.
Regarding managers, I would say because most of us have been in some form of a leadership role managing teams of troops. Experience is a valuable commodity that typically can't be attained in school. Sure you can get experience in the job market, but can an employer really verify if you are a good team player or leader. Military members on the other hand, it's practically in the job description.
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