To land communications positions, a CareerBuilder survey says, veterans should be more willing to highlight their service experience.
It’s essential that veterans “stress the strengths they picked up while serving,” Business News Daily reports. “The employers surveyed said the most important qualities members of the armed forces bring to organizations after leaving active duty are”:
Disciplined approach to work
Ability to work as [part of] a team
Respect and integrity
Ability to perform under pressure
Ability to adapt quickly
Attitude of perseverance
Strong technical skills
Do any of those abilities sound like they’d belong to a marketing professional? According to Business News Daily’s list of top-10 positions for veterans in 2016, the answer is yes.
Customer service was ranked the No. 1 niche for former military members to tap, followed by marketing at No. 8 and research and development at No. 9.