Season 2 Episode #16: Military Transition Q&A with Andro Infante
Andro Infante is wrapping up a successful 20-year career in the U.S. Army. With just a year until his retirement date, Andro is taking an active role in his own transition to ensure success.
In this Military Q&A session of the podcast, Andro comes to the show with some questions for Lori.
Since recruiters are only spending a few seconds on each resume, what are your thoughts on the summary section, Should I keep it or dump it to use the valuable space?
While the answer may be yes, there are ways to make your resume stand out from the crowd.
Listen in as Lori highlights a few strategies to optimize the time that recruiters spend scanning your resume. Learn from Lori how to build a Headline and Tagline to grab the recruiter’s attention and why the content supporting the Headline is so vital.
Most are attracted to big name companies. How do you combat being stuck behind a name brand for a potential employer? Are we setting ourselves for failure focusing on the name? What about start-ups?
Often it’s the industry giants that garner the most attention for being military-friendly for transitioning service members and veterans. During the job search process, don’t discount smaller companies or startups.
What are some questions to ask recruiters and hiring managers to decipher what kind of culture their organization has?
We discuss how to assess what environment and culture is best and discuss the positive and negative of both small and large companies.
If you are someone who doesn’t know what work environment is the best option for you, start doing research on yourself! Take advantage of self-assessments and books such as Do What You Are and websites such as www.16personalities.com. Keep all your options open during your job search.
When you’ve landed the interview, come prepared with 6-8 questions. Listen to Lori as she speaks into how to research a company before interview day. She’ll guide you with questions to ask during the interview that will help you decide if the culture is a good fit.
Why do the majority of veterans leave their first job after the military within 6-12 months?
While the answer is complex, Lori dives into several reasons as well as the mindset of so many transitioning service members, especially retirees. Learn how to weigh staying versus leaving a job and more importantly learn the value of choosing a job wisely and strategically and not accepting one out of fear.
What is a good time frame to stay in a position before looking into applying within or outside the organization without it damaging your “resume” and making it seem like you are a “job hopper?”
Make strategic decisions about your career. While you CAN leave when you want to, it is important to make careful decisions – both about accepting a role and leaving a role.
Andro ends this podcast on how to make real impact with your networking using LinkedIn to announce your job search. Andro used a great video that clearly communicated what he was seeking. We go through some steps on how to do this effectively. Check out the LinkedIn post and connect with Andro here: https://tinyurl.com/2p9xbufd
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