Posted on Apr 13, 2017
Joanne Maresca
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Capt Brandon Charters
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For me, it's the people & culture inside the organization. That is always my #1.
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Joanne Maresca
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I totally agree.
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SGT Dennis Miller
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I couldn't agree more, Brandon! The culture and people are very important, but I'll add leadership to that list. Poor leadership can cause someone to leave an organization, trust me.
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Joanne Maresca
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I definitely agree, Dennis. I have seen it firsthand.
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MAJ Public Affairs Specialist
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Will it be something I enjoy and look forward to doing daily? Is there a future in the position or am I stuck without any chance of promotion? Is the office very quiet without any interactions between employees or is there discussion across cubes and aisles?

Are there any signs of micro-management in the organization? A very quick turn off for me.
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Joanne Maresca
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It sounds like the environment is really important to you. Sometimes it is hard to tell management style during an interview, but I agree it is important.
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SSG Steven Borders
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For me it I look for something I know I am good at. I came in late at 31, so I had various jobs before joining. I was an Inventory Clerk, Automotive Parts Counter Person, Drove Dump Trucks, and even worked at a Computer Store as the Tech Manager. I recently have been applying to the USPS because my time transfers over and it is still Federal work. I am still thinking about going NG as well so defiantly trying to find something that is Military friendly.
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Joanne Maresca
Joanne Maresca
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It's good to find something in your comfort level. You never know what is out there. A lot of military skills do translate into civilian jobs. Just fyi....Companies legally have to give you time off for your NG duties if you decide to go that route. I work with a large health system in North Carolina so we are looking at many kinds of jobs - some you might be surprised about.
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