As a veteran owned and operated business, we know firsthand the value veterans can bring.
The feedback we get is that most companies prefer veterans to have some experience in the private sector before coming to work for them.
It's a good idea for everyone involved. Transitioning veterans gain valuable insight and understanding from entering the workforce. It can be a sharp learning curve, but it is an important part of their education.
84% of our veteran candidates have worked at least (1) one private sector job following their military service before we recruit them to join companies like yours.
Military personnel, like other public servants, are always under scrutiny whether on a mission, back at the base, or on leave. They understand that everything they do and say reflects on the integrity and reputation of the organization.
Just as in the private sector, there are many opportunities for improving processes and results. Being in the field requires adapting to uncertain or changing circumstances. Remote locations make it impossible to receive assistance from back-up teams, which further develops innovative thinking.
Readiness for deployments and impromptu operations plays a central role in many military job descriptions. Making sure that equipment is operating correctly and that supplies are ready allows responsiveness to organizational needs. And, understanding that uncertainty is the norm yields flexible employees.
Missions and field exercises require leaders to quickly analyze situations, continuously process new and changing information, and make sound decisions. Real-world scenarios with life-or-death consequences develop focused thinking and quick action under pressure.