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WHICH MILITARY SKILLS ARE MOST USEFUL IN THE CORPORATE WORLD?

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 15, 2016 1:15:32 PM

The transition out of the military does not end when a veteran gets his or her first corporate job. Transitioning is a process of getting acclimated to this new culture, building one’s professional network, and learning what it takes to succeed. While the process is rewarding, it does come with its own set of frustrations.

What military skills will help you the most after you transition? Here’s some advice from Trident’s Outreach & Partnerships team:

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James Shiver

Director, Strategic University Alliances
Veteran, United States Army
“My military experience helped me to become motivated, goal-oriented, and disciplined, all which has been invaluable in my professional life.”

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Bradley Esposito

Regional Manager of Strategic Military and Community Relations (Northcentral Region)
Veteran, United States Air Force

“Discipline, motivation, and a never quit attitude!”

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Deena Mullins

Regional Manager of Strategic Military and Community Relations (Southcentral Region)
Veteran, United States Army

“I have learned to be resourceful, using problem solving skills and try and figure it out for myself first. Also, the importance of researching information to make informed, evidence-based decisions. Another skill that has helped me the most if self-motivation, and learning how to address groups, classes, and different levels of leadership.”

Looking for more advice about transitioning into the civilian world? Check out our webinar “How to Successfully Transition Into the Civilian Workforce,” the third and final part in a military veterans transition series, hosted by Lisa Rosser of The Value of a Veteran.

Also, make sure you visit the Trident Military Assistance Center for all of your transition needs.

Topics: Veterans, Military, Veteran Education, Careers