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14 G.I. JOBS | DECEMBER 2018 | GIJOBS.COM supporting, and retaining our veteran and military spouse hires — that remains a priority for us to ensure that they are supported while they are here at Combined Insurance. What careers at Combined best fit transiঞoning service members and veterans? Our sales agent and sales manager positions. Why? They already understand the importance of being a team member and putting trust in that group in order to successfully complete the mission. Also, the skills, values and experience prior military members bring from their service seamlessly translates to their ability to become a sales agent or sales manager. The positions we offer make for an easy transition to a meaningful career at Combined Insurance. Is a college degree required? A college degree is not required. Why should transiঞoning service members and veterans consider working for Combined Insurance? We are committed to providing veterans, military spouses and family members who join our company an opportunity for meaningful employment. Combined also provides best-in-class training and the support that you need to be successful. Combined provides onboarding, mentoring, leadership, a veteran support group, ongoing development, and opportunities for advancement. What advice would you offer to service members preparing for their transiঞon? Prepare in steps by setting yourself up for success first. This begins with creating a LinkedIn profile before your transition and starting to add those in your network with similar career interests. Find a mentor who can offer you support, guidance and education around the current job market. Lastly, be patient. Find an employer that fits the values that are important to you and don't become discouraged and use every interview and opportunity as a learning experience. Combined already had a world-class military program when you joined the team. How did you go about making it even beer? It is a team effort, and we strategically look at our military program on a regular basis and develop new ideas that go above and beyond just recruiting. We take a holistic approach with attracting, training, WILLIAM PISHOTTA (LEFT) National Military Recruiting Program Manager Combined Insurance AGE: 34 LENGTH OF TIME AT COMBINED INSURANCE: 2 years MILITARY SERVICE: Specialist (E-4), Army (2003-2008) MOS: Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic (63B) OEF: 2004; OIF: 2006 POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION: • Bachelor's degree, criminal justice/ social justice, Lewis University, 2015 • Associate degree, criminal justice, Harper College, 2011 Bob Wiedower (right) vice president of sales development and military programs Marine Corps veteran Q&A with William Pishotta

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