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46 G.I. JOBS | APRIL 2018 | GIJOBS.COM Why did you enlist in the military? I enlisted in the military because I wanted to challenge myself and also because I wanted to ensure I was able to take care of my family in Jamaica and make them proud. Do you have any social media tips for job seekers? Always be mindful of what you post on your social media pages. Create a LinkedIn page and keep it updated and use it to tell your professional story. Make sure your profile picture depicts the job you are looking for and not the job you currently have (civilian attire instead of in uniform). What was the best interview quesঞon you faced? What would you consider your weakness as a leader? What was the hardest part of your job search? The hardest part of the search was trying to figure out what corporate culture would be fitting for me and which company would best fit what I was looking for. What part of your job did the military prepare you for the most? The military prepared me to naturally take leadership roles in any atmosphere and have confidence in whatever decision I make. What do you do? I serve as a business consultant to 7-Eleven franchisees in which I provide them with the best advice and strategies possible to assist them in maximizing their profitability while also protecting the company's brand standards. STAFF SERGEANT KERRYANN GOODEN Field Consultant Trainee, 7-Eleven * Age: 28 Military Service: Staff Seargent, Marine Corps (2009-2017) MOS: Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Specialist (4133) Education: • Associate degree, management, Park University, 2016 • Bachelor's degree, management, Park University, 2017 *Company is a paid advertiser in this issue.

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