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46 G.I. JOBS | AUGUST 2018 | GIJOBS.COM Age: 28 Military Service: Corporal (E-4), Marine Corps (2008-2013) MOS: Aviation Ordnance Technician (6531) Higher Education: Bachelor's degree, finance, Capella University, 2018 What do you do? I assist commercial airlines in integrating their technical publications firm-wide by streamlining their publication management system. I reconfigure their manuals into a single authoring program and then convert them from paper or Adobe PDF into structured XML content that can be viewed on Apple and Android devices. How did you get your job? I was looking for an opportunity in the aviation community that wasn't a traditional technical writing role; one that required complex solutions to various problems. I used LinkedIn daily, and when the job requisition opened for this position, I applied within minutes. I participated in two phone interviews, a Skype interview, and an in-person panel interview before I was offered the job. Best advice for transiঞoning service members? Transitioning effectively in the civilian workforce requires integration. More often than not, I see or hear about a veteran who has trouble transitioning because their experience or leadership style isn't useful in their new workplace. Understand that your experiences now play a smaller part in your professional development, while the ability to evolve to your new surroundings plays a much larger part in successful transition. What do you do? I am responsible for implementing new national agreements for Fortune 1000 and Private 200 customers. I work directly with the customer and our field locations to ensure the account is set up correctly and expectations are exceeded. Why did you choose this career path? I leaned on my skills that I gained from the military and started out with an executive assistant career path. When I joined Cintas, they saw my talent and allowed me to gain additional experience and grow within the company. What worked best in your job search? Targeting positions that I was passionate about within respectable companies. It was important to know why I wanted the job and what the company stood for when I received a call. What skills learned in the military do you apply to your job today? The biggest skills that I learned in the military that I use every day are communication and follow-through. Best advice for transiঞoning service members? Be able to translate the skills you learned into a language that civilians can understand. I have seen resumes full of acronyms and achievements that are super impressive but don't mean anything to someone without military experience. THESE VETERANS FOUND AMAZING CAREERS IN BUSINESS SERVICES Age: 39 Military Service: Technical Sergeant (E-6), Air Force (1997-2006) AFSC: Information Management Craftsman (3A071) Higher Education: • Associate degree, information management, Community College of the Air Force, 2004 • Bachelor's degree, healthcare administration, University of Phoenix, 2014 • Master of Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 2016 CORPORAL TECHNICAL SERGEANT JOSHUA GONET CARRIE R. NEWMOYER Technical Specialist, CAVOK (Oliver Wyman, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan), Atlanta Implementation Account Manager Lead, Cintas † , Mason, Ohio

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