Posted 7 y ago
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For those looking at transition in the next 3-5 years, I found two articles interesting in beginning the discussion on reflecting, "what is it that you want to do?" The first article, "Now Here Are 9 Reasons Why I Won't Hire You," delivers a fresh dose of reality…from the willingness to learn and start something new, to the use of social media and preparing for an interview. After reading the article, a couple of questions for you:
a. Why do military folk think getting a job on the outside seems easy (points 1, 2, & 9)?
b. With the growth of pay scales over the past decade, do military folk transitioning have high civilian pay expectations?
On a positive note, I read another article on 15 traits employers look for when hiring and believe it describes the perfect military veteran transitioning who has deployed is adaptive, flexible and a people person.
a. How can you apply the 15 traits to your past experiences to describe to a prospective civilian employer your unique ability to adapt and apply creative solutions to a complex problem? How does this translate into success in a civilian job?
Have you answered the question, "what is it that you want to do?"
Definitely open to your thoughts,
COL Vince Lindenmeyer
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