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GIJOBS.COM | JANUARY 2019 | G.I. JOBS 21 What do you do? I am responsible for managing the processing of eligibility requests and implementing Benefit Administration (BenAdmin) systems for groups. I keep up to date on carrier products and train clients on usage of BenAdmin systems. Was social media helpful to you in your job search? I utilized LinkedIn Premium to see job opportunities that fit my experience and education. I love data analytics and just thought it was very useful that LinkedIn provided useful metrics to match me with jobs. I highly recommend using social media to enhance your job search by seeing who in your network could introduce you to great positions. What's your best interview ঞp? Do your research on the company, be yourself and ask questions. Trust me, getting a good snapshot of the company allows you to ask specific questions. The interview is a two-way street and you want to see where you fit. Best advice for transiঞoning service members? Don't be afraid to ask questions to those who went before you. Remember you aren't the first to experience the transition; lean on your fellow brothers and sisters in arms to help you along the way. What you do? I process all non-injury auto claims. This includes setting inspections, finalizing liability, paying out for repairs, rentals and out- of-pocket expenses. I also help set up for subrogation or arbitration, if needed. What part of your job did the military prepare you for the most? Dealing with different types of people and beliefs. What is your favorite part of the day? Talking to our members about their day and making sure that everyone is OK – and just being there for the member. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? As a field adjuster or property adjuster. Was social media helpful to you in your job search? I looked at company Facebook pages and what people were saying about the companies. How long before separaঞon did you begin your job search? About four months. Best advice for transiঞoning service members? Do not give up. There is a whole new world waiting for you. Stay hungry and follow your dreams. AGE: 32 • MILITARY SERVICE: Sergeant (E-5), National Guard (2004-Present) • MOS: Musician (42R), Horizontal Construction Engineer (12N) • EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree, health promotion and wellness, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, 2005 • MBA, business analytics and healthcare management, Drexel University, 2016 AGE: 40 • MILITARY SERVICE: Petty Officer First Class (E-6), Navy (1998-2011); Navy Reserve (2011-2019) • RATING: Logistics Specialist (9502), NATO Contracting Officer (9506) • EDUCATION: Pursuing master's degree in education, Liberty University, expected 2020 SERGEANT MAITA BELGADO Technology Associate, Marsh & McLennan Agency † – Mid-Atlantic PET TY OFFICER FIRST CLASS SHAY ENGLISH Auto Adjuster, USAA † (Left) *Company is a paid advertiser in this issue. † Company is a paid client.

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