The Military is not that different from a large Global Corporation. They employ people with diverse backgrounds, in every imaginable professional and technical field, all over the world. They value the same employee traits as most successful organizations, leadership, team work, dedication and accountability. Their employees also exhibit (and demonstrate) traits found in few other organizations; self-sacrifice and courage.
The education and training they receive is some of the best in the world. Unlike their civilian counterparts, their training is fast paced, intense and focused. They are expected to (and do) successfully master new skills in weeks or months instead of years. Their training is relevant to the jobs they actually perform. How many of the candidates you interview have degrees specific to the jobs they apply for?
Outstanding performance in the Military is not the exception, it’s the rule. That’s because unlike most civilian jobs, the consequence for poor performance in the Military holds a much greater penalty. Corporate Culture…the Military enjoys an Esprit de Corps that civilian organizations can only dream about.
Veteran’s are not seeking a handout. They are used to and expect to earn their way. They are used to taking on challenges most of us cannot begin to imagine. So, the next time you’re interviewing for a vacancy, do YOURSELF a favor and give a Veteran the same consideration and opportunity as you would any other candidate. You won’t be disappointed.