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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.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's withholding of $391 million in military aid to Ukraine was linked to his request that the Ukrainians look into a claim — debunked as a conspiracy theory — about the 2016 U.S. election, a senior presidential aide said on Thursday, the first time the White House acknowledged such a connection.
Trump and administration officials had denied for weeks that they had demanded a "quid pro quo" - a Latin phrase meaning a favor for a favor - for delivering the U.S. aid, a key part of a controversy that has triggered an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives against the Republican president.
But Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, acknowledged in a briefing with reporters that the U.S. aid — already approved by Congress — was held up partly over Trump's concerns about a Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer server alleged to be in Ukraine.
"I have news for everybody: Get over it. There is going to be political influence in foreign policy," Mulvaney said.
‘I’m the Meryl Streep of generals’ — Mattis hits back at Trump for calling him the 'world's most overrated general'
Former Defense Secretary James Mattis decided to take on President Donald Trump's reported assertion that he is "overrated" at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City on Thursday.
"I'm not just an overrated general, I am the greatest — the world's most — overrated," Mattis said at the event, which raises money for charity.
"I'm honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress," Mattis said. "So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals ... and frankly that sounds pretty good to me. And you do have to admit that between me and Meryl, at least we've had some victories."
The former Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs thinks that the VA needs to start researching medical marijuana. Not in a bit. Not soon. Right goddamn now.
US and Turkey agree on temporary cease fire to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from northeast Syria
The United States and Turkey have agreed to a temporary cease fire to allow Kurdish fighters to withdraw from a safe zone that Turkey is establishing along its border with Syria, Vice President Mike Pence announced on Thursday.
A Navy doomsday aircraft that would play a vital communication role in the event of a nuclear war had one of its four engines replaced this month after it struck a bird at a Maryland air station.