Wendy is a 26-year retired Senior Master Sergeant from the Air Force who spent the majority of her career in personnel support and the last eight years as a first sergeant to the squadron commander. After retiring, she focused on finishing her bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and searching for a position within the government to serve the needs of the people within the organization. Wendy gives back to veterans by working with transition services and career fairs on Luke Air Force Base as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs. Her advice as a hiring manager is particularly helpful and relevant, including many tips for interviews that take place in-person or through a platform like Zoom.
- Don’t underestimate the importance of networking.
- Check your pride at the door, but don’t sell yourself short. Confidence equals competence.
- Reach out for help with translating your skills:
- For the resume
- For the interview
- Target your resume to focus on the skills you want to use in your next career, despite multiple military job titles and experiences.
- You might get an offer for a position that doesn’t feel right—trust your instinct.
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