TANGOALPHA3 IS EXCITED TO HIGHLIGHT THE MANY EXCELLENT VETERANS WE’VE ASSISTED IN FINDING JOB PLACEMENTS.
The Veteran Spotlight series is a chance for us to catch up with our community of veteran talent. We discuss things like how their current job placement is going, what it was like while on the job hunt, as well as any challenges they may have faced while transitioning from the military to the private sector. In the end, it’s a great way to highlight excellent people and provide an inside vantage point into some of the services we provide and industries we serve.
WE RECENTLY SAT DOWN WITH Marcel TO CATCH UP AND ASK HIM ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCE WITH THE JOB HUNT AND WE’RE GRATEFUL FOR THE PRACTICAL ADVICE Marcel SHARED WITH US.
What is a typical day at work like for you?
Normally I log into my laptop and do the morning checkins as well as check the ticket queue. After that I see if there are any problems that need my attention via email and check for the day’s events and meetings.
Did you face any challenges when you first transitioned from the military into the private sector?
One of the challenges I faced was the nature of the professional world compared to doing my job in the military. I do a similar position in the private sector but the pace of work is slower compared to military life.
What was you initial job search experience like?
I did my initial job search with 4 months left until I left the military. I was able to secure a few job offers and picked based off of location. The actual search was helped by my soon to be veteran status, however I didn’t think the interviews or talking on the phone was that difficult.
I put my resume on several job forum sites and I think that helped a ton with my job searches. I applied to jobs that I already did in the military, so this process may not be for people that apply to different industries compared to what they did in the military.
How has your military training and experience helped you in the private sector?
Since I am doing a similar job to my military job, my training and experience has helped a ton. Along with acquiring certifications, I would say my previous experiences has been the most helpful thing for me in my transition.
What advice would you give to transitioning veterans looking for their first job after leaving the military?
I would say start looking a few months out before your contract ends. I would also say that you should get your resume out to as many places as possible.
What has your experience been like working with TangoAlpha3?
I haven’t been with TA3 long but I’ve had nothing but good experiences so far. I think the communication is good and I’ve always been able to get answers to my questions.