Veterans are quick learners that are loyal and perform well under pressure. They have a sense of integrity, selflessness, teamwork and resiliency. However, articulating these things and other transferable skills onto a civilian resume one of the hardest things for veterans in transition to do.
So says Elliott Marks who has had two careers in recruiting – one in unform and a second time in the business world.
He started his career on active duty with the US Army, serving in mechanized and airborne infantry units, and later transitioned to the NC National Guard. There he largely served in recruiting before retiring a few years ago as a Sergeant Major.
Today, he’s an executive recruiter at insightsoftware (https://insightsoftware.com/), a Raleigh-based technology company, and he shares some tips and resources that veterans can tap into to help.
Links and resources mentioned on the show:
Elliott on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/elliott-marks-157587130/)
insightsoftware career page (https://insightsoftware.com/careers/)
Hire Heroes USA (https://www.hireheroesusa.org/)
Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/)
American Legion (https://www.legion.org/)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (https://iava.org/)