Mililitary Transition Archive
An increasing number of civilian employers are becoming more aware of the unique strengths former military personnel can bring with them to a civilian job. Whether you are a business leader considering expanding your work force, or a veteran considering which qualities to highlight in your cover letter, reviewing these top four military-related attributes that top executives find most attractive will help you simplify the task at hand.
1. Loyalty to the Team
Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics concludes that the costs incurred to a business owner for sustaining an employee hovers just under$30.00 per hour per employee. This does not include the “soft” costs of person-to-person mentoring while the employee is learning the job. With an investment this substantial, hiring executives are in search of loyal employees that will invest in the company with hard work, motivation and dedication.
Military personnel bring with them an intrinsic understanding of how loyalty adds to team proficiency and builds trust in a work environment. For business leaders looking to make a thoughtful long-term investment in an employee, military personnel often outperform other candidates as proven team players.
2. Reliable Work Ethic
Knowing the importance of adhering to a schedule and consistently performing well at work demonstrates professional maturity. One of the most difficult challenges to hiring professionals is being able to accurately judge candidates in these areas. Through service, training, and lifestyle, former military personnel will typically have the work ethic that any business owner would be thrilled to replicate in all of the organization’s employees. For employers looking to hire a mature professional with a strong work ethic, a military-trained candidate should receive serious consideration.
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