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Editor’s Note: The following article highlights job listings from Hirepurpose clients that are committed to filling its ranks with talented members of the military community. Learn more here.
Sales is one of those words like “logistics” --- it means a lot of things to a lot of people. When you start learning about sales roles, you'll find that there is a wide spectrum of opportunity.
Hirepurpose works with a multitude of employer partners who are involved with a variety of industries. Each of these companies have sales roles at differing levels to meet the needs of veterans and transitioning service members with an interest and ability to sell products to potential consumers or businesses. People with experience that emphasized interaction with the public, negotiation, service delivery, or those who took on special duties such as recruiting or protocol will be well-matched to these positions.
1. Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson and its entire family of companies are active in almost every aspect of healthcare in America. The company is well-known for its military-friendly atmosphere and support of veterans programs. If you are a motivated “people person: with a knack for persuasion, they have hundreds of jobs available selling medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and services. Each of these can offer a rewarding career path for veterans of all ranks. While most of these roles are highly competitive, the benefits of landing one of them are well worth it.
Verizon is a leading provider of cell phones, communications, internet services, and entertainment across the world. Due to its deep commitment to former service members and their families, Military Times ranked the organization the number one “Best for Vets” employer for 2015. Outgoing service members who served in customer-facing, service or recruiting roles will find their skills directly transferable to the retail sales jobs that Verizon offers in almost every state.
3. TD Bank
TD Bank, one of the 10 largest banks in the United States, provides a variety of financial services anchored in over 1,300 retail community bank branches in East Coast locations, where it has traditionally been difficult to find employment for veterans. TD Bank’s commitment to diversity and excellence leads them to heavily recruit those who have served. Their open sales positions include roles such as financial service representative, banking services specialist, merchant services regional sales manager and mortgage loan officer. Successful candidates will have strong leadership, communication and time-management skills, a talent for numbers, and have the ability to sell and negotiate.
Veterans who have passion for vehicles, as well as the interpersonal skills to identify consumers’ needs and provide creative solutions, will want to explore these opportunities with CarMax. As America's largest retailer of pre-owned vehicles, this organization made the list of Fortune's top 100 companies to work for due to their positive environment and very real commitment to integrity, respect, teamwork, and results. These values mirror those found in the military community and will make separating service members, military spouses, and reservist feel right at home. CarMax is currently expanding into new markets and has a very robust veteran recruitment program.
MetLife — a provider of life insurance, disability income insurance, car insurance, and employee benefits — is currently seeking transitioning service members and family members to add to their dynamic sales team. These job opportunities in sales range from entry level to management and are available in multiple locations. Dedicated to seeing veterans succeed, MetLife has a military veterans network that provides peer support and employee engagement programs to those who spent time in the armed forces. Ideal candidates will be able to speak well, build strong relationships, cross-sell products, provide high-level customer service, and have a familiarity with military life, as the company provides medical and dental benefits in concert with TriCare for both the active-duty and reserve component populations.
The FBI is treating the recent shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, as a terrorist attack, several media outlets reported on Sunday.
"We work with the presumption that this was an act of terrorism," USA Today quoted FBI Agent Rachel Rojas as saying at a news conference.
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un risks losing "everything" if he resumes hostility and his country must denuclearize, after the North said it had carried out a "successful test of great significance."
"Kim Jong Un is too smart and has far too much to lose, everything actually, if he acts in a hostile way. He signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore," Trump said on Twitter, referring to his first summit with Kim in Singapore in 2018.
"He does not want to void his special relationship with the President of the United States or interfere with the U.S. Presidential Election in November," he said.
The three sailors whose lives were cut short by a gunman at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, on Friday "showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil," said base commander Navy Capt. Tim Kinsella.
Ensign Joshua Kaleb Watson, Airman Mohammed Sameh Haitham, and Airman Apprentice Cameron Scott Walters were killed in the shooting, the Navy has announced.
The Pentagon’s troop deployment denials means nothing when the White House screams ‘fake news’ all the time
The Pentagon has a credibility problem that is the result of the White House's scorched earth policy against any criticism. As a result, all statements from senior leaders are suspect.
We're beyond the point of defense officials being unable to say for certain whether a dog is a good boy or girl. Now we're at the point where the Pentagon has spent three days trying to knock down a Wall Street Journal story about possible deployments to the Middle East, and they've failed to persuade either the press or Congress.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that the United States was considering deploying up to 14,000 troops to the Middle East to thwart any potential Iranian attacks. The story made clear that President Trump could ultimately decide to send a smaller number of service members, but defense officials have become fixated on the number 14,000 as if it were the only option on the table.
This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Gen. David Berger, the US Marine Corps commandant, suggested the concerns surrounding a service members' use of questionable Chinese-owned apps like TikTok should be directed against the military's leadership, rather than the individual troops.
Speaking at the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, on Saturday morning, Berger said the younger generation of troops had a "clearer view" of the technology "than most people give them credit for."
"That said, I'd give us a 'C-minus' or a 'D' in educating the force on the threat of even technology," Berger said. "Because they view it as two pieces of gear, 'I don't see what the big deal is.'"