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Are employers willing to hire military personnel without specific experience in a career field?

Veteran

john buese Holbrook, NY

I am looking to begin a career in financial services, although I do not have experience or training in that career field.

21 September 2019 3 replies Military to Civilian Transition

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Advisor

Sam Hoffman Roslyn Heights, NY

Message me, most financial companies have military recruiters that will help translate your experience into skills.

Advisor

Katelyn Ramp New York, NY

John,

Really great question and you're in luck because a lot of top financial companies have veterans' programs that support this such effort. Here is a great article for you to start this search: https://www.gijobs.com/programs-for-veterans-in-the-finance-industry/.

As well, I would also reach out to our ACP Advisors and Veterans in the finance industry (via the ACP Community tab); this could be a great additional step in your future career exploration.

Thank you for your time and please, feel free to let me know if you have any additional questions.

Kate,

Advisor

Maddie Coffin New York, NY

Hi John,

Thank you for your question! I'd be happy to help out. Having spoken with Mentors at various finance companies, I can tell you that many of these organizations are looking for the valuable skills veterans have attained through their military experience, whether or not it is finance related.

First of all, I would encourage you to network with those in the finance industry to learn more about the opportunities available and how you can break into the field. ACP AdvisorNet's Community page and LinkedIn are great places to start.

In addition, the following articles and resources might have some good tips for you as you look to transition into financial services:

https://www.themuse.com/advice/want-to-break-into-the-finance-industry-heres-how

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/professionals/062413/no-finance-degree-no-problem-top-10-ways-jumpstart-career-finance.asp

https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-get-a-job-on-wall-street-from-the-military-2016-11

https://veteransonwallstreet.com/

Good luck - I hope you find this useful!

Best,
Maddie

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