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How does one pinpoint, plan and land a new career in a existing or new industry?


Fred Foulks Huntsville, AL

Aviation has been a passion, interest and natural fit for me. Granted, I have been out of the industry for a some time. However, my skills, work experience, abilities cross over to most any industry in the areas of administration, office management, customer/client service, airport and aviation operations (military), compliance and risk management to name a few.
How do I approach finding work, a new career where I can be certain its a natural and cultural fit for the organization and me?

8 November 2018 2 replies General



Nancy Quartey Palo Alto, CA

Hi Fred,
Many people, especially veterans, find franchising a great way to change careers while retaining leadership and responsibility. Franchisors also love veterans because they know what great skills you bring to the table. I actually just posted two articles about it on my LinkedIn page! Feel free to check it out.
If you would like to discuss it with me, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. You can book a call directly on my calendar at


Bernard Agrest New York, NY

Hi Fred,

I hope you’re doing well and having a great weekend! Thank you for your service and for using ACP AdvisorNet.

As with most jobs, it’s not necessarily what you know as much as it is who you know. If possible, I’d recommend you tap into your network to see what corporate culture in the Airline industry are like. Informational calls/interviews go a long way and will help you understand whether or not you’d be a good fit for those companies and jobs.

I’d also encourage you to utilize ACP AdvisorNet’s ‘Community’ tab to identify and reach out to Advisors with a background in Aviation.

One last suggestion would be to search by job title on LinkedIn and Veteran status. From there, you could reach out to former service members who hold the types of positions you are interested in obtaining.

I hope this is helpful and please feel free to reach out to me directly if you’d like to discuss any of this in further detail. I’d be happy to connect.

Thanks and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend!



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