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What are some successful expectations from corporations in reference to being selected for a job?


Sylvia Morris Wichita, KS

none at this time

26 June 2020 3 replies General



Maggie DeShazor Washington, DC

Hi Sylvia -

Can you further expand on what you mean by successful expectations? If you are referring to expectations we have of candidates for a certain position, I think it can really be summed up to the specific skill sets, experience, and interest for the position. Because the services provided by larger firms can cover a wide range, when considering a candidate, or from your side applying to the specific position, it is important to make sure your resume speaks to the requirements of the position. If it is a technical role, showing experience, familiarity with certain programs, applicable certifications, and understanding of the needs of the role will go a long way during candidate review. Then being able to speak to your experience and skill sets during the interview, along with your interest in the position, are all key things that I personally look for when looking at candidates to include on my teams.

Hope this helps - and if you were going another direction with successful expectations, happy to redirect!

26 June 2020 Helpful answer


Jerry Welsh Middleville, MI

Connect with Michael Quinn a form CMS. He tells about his transition from a CMS with 17K reports across a couple of nations to his job as a Director and a big 4 consulting firm, with only 5 direct reports.
It is all about what skills you bring and remember leadership is a skill not a career. Corporations are focused on the best value for that role. Learning your career prior to separation is key, you then know the expectations because you have conducted Informational Interviews with people working in your new career. It is key to understand titles in the civilian world WILL NOT correlate to your military career. Will you be required to start all over, depends upon your financial needs and how much direct experience in the career you chose. If you shift to manufacturing operations, it is unlikely you will be able to start at a General Manager level, but some where between there and what you qualify for you find a happy medium and grow (or not). Civilians do not have a lot of 25+ tenure folks anymore, in fact you may compete with a 30 something who has had 4 jobs our of college and grow and more money at each one! BLS statistics. I am enclosing a couple of LinkedIn profiles and a couple of basic articles might assist. Thanks for your service and dedication. God Bless.
Good examples of “to the point” profiles are Mark Broc, PMP, SSGB, CSM and Jack Eisenhauer, Global Supply Chain. All have had long careers, but emphasized experiences and accomplishments that offer examples of the career they are searching for.


Sylvia Morris Wichita, KS

Excellent. Thank you very much. Have a nice weekend.

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