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What companies are looking for transitioning military

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Jonathan Dotson Suffolk, VA

I’m am looking for informations on companies that are hiring transitioning military looking for a career in the engineering field specifically.

3 June 2019 4 replies Military to Civilian Transition

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Advisor

Emanuel Carpenter Alpharetta, GA

Jonathan - Try resources like Hirepurpose and Hire Heroes USA. They are dedicated to helping transitioning veterans find jobs. Companies like Fiserv, Starbucks, and UPS have excellent programs for transitioning veterans as well.

Best of luck.

Advisor

Kyle Lautzenhiser Lillington, NC

Sending you a private message.

Advisor

Kiley Pontrelli Morrisville, NC

Hi Jonathan!
Thank you for your service!
There is a huge push right now to hire military, so definitely leverage that! Check and see what military programs various corporations have - for example, Cisco has VTIP - Veteran Talent Incubation Program that trains veterans in systems specific to their company and often results in an offer at the end of the course. I would also take a look at Recruit Military (https://recruitmilitary.com/) - they generally have partnerships with large corporations and can be a direct link for you.
Best of luck & let me know if I can be a resource for you in any way!
Kiley

Advisor

Paul Dietrich Staten Island, NY

Jonathan, thank you for serving, as a former engineering manager what we were looking for was one of two types. We were looking for those who would want to stay in engineering as a career and for those who perhaps wanted to become managers. In most cases we only interviewed those who had four year degrees as the level of complexity required that understanding. Also we frequently brought in summer interns while they were still in school for basically a June-Sept interview. On average we would bring in 15 and in a good year hire 5. If you can get a Junior internship and a follow on senior one you have the best shot. For those positions in straight engineering, most used the company to get Masters degrees. Basically they became SMEs in the complex processes and operations and became the division managers "technical go to people." Others chose to go into management with the career path towards division managers, operations managers and plant managers. For this path, Masters in business were more helpful than in the straight engineering fields. Basically the management track you needed to show you could manage equipment and funds and be able to lead people to get your objectives done and to make a profit. For these types of positions, your leadership abilities you developed in the military are important to stress as well as any budgetary capabilities.

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