13 Advantages Vets Have In The Marketplace – Test YY

3. Working as a Team Member

Nothing happens solo in the military. Even when you have someone off on his own — which doesn’t happen often — he got there through a team effort.

The whole system is set up around groups of people working together, and larger groups made up of those smaller groups working together.

You can pick pretty much any experience in the service, and it’s going to involve a small team, within which everyone has their job or specialization. A tank crew is four people, each with different roles. A fighter pilot might fly solo once in a while –but if he does, it’s because of the teams that worked to get him off the ground, and the support that’s feeding him intelligence and bringing him home safe.

In the workforce, that translates into someone who’s used to relying on and providing support. Veterans aren’t likely to be “my way or the highway” guys who’ll try to do everything themselves. (Not that you can’t find vets with that mindset, but their training and experience doesn’t lend itself to it.)

This is a big bonus in job applications and interviews, because they almost always involve some sort of question about “how well you work as part of a team” or something like that.

Your answer is a modest smile and something that starts with “well, I was in the military, so…”

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