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Sgt Tammy Wallace
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I agree... those three characteristic are great assets to have in addition to being qualified for the job.
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SSG Stephanie Somers
SSG Stephanie Somers
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The irritating fact is that while we slave over resumes that prove our qualifications, people with the three traits listed in the article could be favored over us even if they are not technically qualified. Resumes get less than 5 seconds of read-time, and many employers say, "Attitude can't be taught. Skills can." It may be in the eyes of the employer, these assets, and your network, come first, then qualification. Thank you for chiming in!
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Sgt Tammy Wallace
Sgt Tammy Wallace
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SSG Stephanie Somers - actually Cpt Brandon Charters posted an awesome link today about how a fortune 500 hr exec wants us to stop making boring resumes...it's a great read...maybe this will help with not having to slave over trying to write the perfect resume which in this case isn't perfect at all...a little off topic but may still be helpful. https://www.rallypoint.com/shared-links/this-fortune-500-hr-exec-wants-you-to-stop-making-boring-resumes?urlhash=1309782
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MSG Wally Carmichael
MSG Wally Carmichael
6 y
You have to do what you can to stand out. Your resume, just like your NCOER/OER, just states what you've done, not who you are. That's why, all things being equal on the resume', if the employer knows of a person with these traits, that person will most likely get the position.
So, the question is, how does the employer know that? Well, many check FB, LI and other sites to see what you post.
How can you have control of this? Cover letters that prove you know a bit about the business, mission, visions etc. Mention stuff about the company you know and how you will be an added value. Be bold and send a letter to the HR of the company. Call to introduce yourself.
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1stSgt Eugene Harless
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These are all good assets. As far as former military getting passed over for promotion I personally think that one of the biggest reasons is that Civilian Managers fear that the endanger their own job when they put someone who is a skilled, experienced leader in a managerial position. I have had Supervisors who were reluctant to share knowledge with thier workers straight up tell me " You never know when you might end training your own replacement"
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SSG Stephanie Somers
SSG Stephanie Somers
6 y
I agree. If a manager is so afraid that the person will replace them, no amount of holding information can save their career. Information moves so fast today that if we don't keep up, we put ourselves out of a job -no help needed from the more trainable, flexible veteran who reads trending topics on professional community sites like LinkedIn and Rally Point. Thanks for your input!
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1stSgt Eugene Harless
1stSgt Eugene Harless
6 y
SSG Stephanie Somers - I wish that were completely true, but alas in my civilian jobs I saw people like that. It was a combination of that and being in cliques that got them where they were.
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Sgt Tammy Wallace
Sgt Tammy Wallace
6 y
1stSgt Eugene Harless - I can second that...the last job site I worked suffered from knowledge hoarding like it was an epidemic...it was so sad to see the terror in their eyes when they thought if I knew what they did, which wasn't much, they'd be out of a job. frankly, what's even sadder, if they knew that I already knew EVERYTHING they did and MUCH more they would've just "died", or at the least quit. 100 percent pure civilians are a rare and kind of a sad breed of people, sometimes...
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MSG Wally Carmichael
MSG Wally Carmichael
6 y
First I want to give a shout out to my may Gary Vaynerchuk. Gary is the real deal and runs a tight ship.
Second, who gives a crap what others know, or think they know, and are not willing to share it. We live in the information world. The fact is, we have access to too much information. I'm a believer in the Abundance mentality. There is way more than enough to go around and information is only power when it's shared. If you know people are hoarding information you must have an idea of what they are keeping form you. Seek it out yourself and take their damn job if that's what you want to do. Otherwise, take that information somewhere else and work for someone else, freelance or start your own business.
Don't let other people hold you back and take your power. You can empower yourself without taking power from others.
I can introduce you to many women who follow what Gary mentions and are very successful employees and business owners.
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