DoD photo by Spc. Joshua Barnett

In a civilian job interview, it is important to translate your military skillset to your potential employer. With a little bit of thought and practice, you can anticipate the kinds of questions you’re likely to hear during a job interview. And you can prepare for them by having a friend or family member act as the interviewer. The goal is simple: you want to answer questions in a way that plays to your strengths.

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Photo by Sgt. Travis Zielinski

Transitioning and advancing in the civilian workforce offers more opportunity than pitfalls for military veterans. The civilian career transition is the opportunity to build on your experience, find a new career, discover a passion in a new field, find a place to call home, and learn how to excel in a new corporate culture. Gallup found that one of the leading challenges for companies is hiring engaging employees and good managers. According to Gallup, “The best managers are gifted with the ability to inspire employees, drive outcomes, overcome adversity, hold people accountable, build strong relationships, and make tough decisions based on performance rather than politics.” Know anyone with these skill sets?

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