Accelerated learning curve.Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real-world situations. This background can enhance your organization's productivity.Leadership.The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation, and inspiration. Veterans understand the practical ways to manage behaviors for results, even in the most trying circumstances. They also know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and peer structures.Teamwork.Veterans understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one's colleagues. Military duties involve a blend of individual and group productivity. They also necessitate a perception of how groups of all sizes relate to each other and an overarching objective.Diversity and inclusion in action.Veterans have learned to work side by side with individuals regardless of diverse race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion, and economic status as well as mental, physical, and attitudinal capabilities. They have the sensitivity to cooperate with many different types of individuals.Efficient performance under pressure.Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to know how to accomplish priorities on time, in spite of tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.Respect for procedures.Veterans have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They can grasp their place within an organizational framework, becoming responsible for subordinates' actions to higher supervisory levels. They know how policies and procedures enable an organization to exist.Technology and globalization.Because of their experiences in the service, veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all enterprises of any size need to succeed.Integrity.Veterans know what it means to do "an honest day's work." Prospective employers can take advantage of a track record of integrity, often including security clearances. This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.Conscious of health and safety standards.Thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others. Individually, they represent a drug-free workforce that is cognizant of maintaining personal health and fitness. On a company level, their awareness and conscientiousness translate into protection of employees, property, and materials.Triumph over adversity.In addition to dealing positively with the typical issues of personal maturity, veterans have frequently triumphed over great adversity. They likely have proven their mettle in mission critical situations demanding endurance, stamina, and flexibility. They may have overcome personal disabilities through strength and determination.
Military veterans often have a wide range of skills and talents civilian employers are seeking. But sometimes the veterans and the employers don’t speak the same language.Computer based skill translators that do exist overly rely on categorizing veterans by their military occupation, as illustrated byMost skill translators fail to account for integral aspects of an military training and thus discount the veteran’s potential value to an employer.
CareerOneStop has two translation portal and both provide similar results. 1st portal is at the Veterans Reemployment Link and 2nd link is located at the military transition link. Major differences is a keyword search on the 2nd link.H2H.jobs translate keywords within your MOS and produces employment opportunities based on the skill word match
For this process we are going to use Monster’s version. In partnership with Military.com this is the easiest and best translation (military to military) of all the online tools available. Some employers have adopted a translation tool on their sites in which to input your MOS and the tools matches you to the best position within their specific organization. Again, some work better than others.Military.com/veteran-jobs/skills-translator/ Link is available on a resource page contain within your flash drive
Lets begin: Again we are translating at this point military to military skills versus military to civilian skills. The civilian skills translation will be developed as we move through this website. Select Branch or All Select Rank or All Select MOS In this instance we are going to us 31B (thirty-one bravo)Note as you select your MOS you will have received a mouse over popup providing a short description of your MOS
You’ve now selected your MOS and we have a few options to review. Note: Civilian Skills listed based. We will discuss those in a minute or two First item to review will be the information pertaining to MOS
Select the “I” or information button next to your MOS and your job description and duties shown. Note: Remember when you first met with your recruiter and they gave you a simplified job description, then once at school you were provide with a more realistic job description and duties. This version is the simplified version which works for us as it will be easier to convert. Next select the Duties tab.
In order to copy this info: Highlight the information and then use Ctrl “C” and the Ctrl “V” to paste
Add subspecialties and Training Check the appropriate information
TRANSITION – TO POP-UP OVER SLIDEAdd additional skills to the civilian sector
Equivalent Civilian Openings
Add additional MOS Select search bar Enter MOSSelect position
Note: Two positions Update to Civilian Skills
Job seeker military crosswalk
Translating Military Skills Frank Alaniz Missouri Workforce Regional Liaison 1
Top Ten Reasons Employers Hire Vets1. Accelerated Learning Curve2. Leadership3. Teamwork4. Diversity and Inclusion in Action5. Efficient Performance under Pressure6. Respect for Procedures7. Technology and Globalization8. Integrity9. Conscious of Health and Safety Standards10. Triumph over Adversity Military.com
Translating Military Skills• Military veterans often have a wide range of skills and talents civilian employers are seeking.• Computer-based skill translators• Most skill translators fail on several levels
Military Translation• Supervise or provide support to the battle field (Management) by conducting maneuver and mobility support (MMS), area security, internment resettlement operations, police intelligence operations, prisoner of war operations, civilian internee operations, law and order operations on the battlefield and support to the peacetime Army community through security of critical Army resources, crime prevention programs and preservation of law and order.
Revised• Supervise or provide support to (Management) by conducting area security, police operations, civilian operations, law and order operations and support to the peacetime Army community through security of critical Army resources, crime prevention programs and preservation of law and order.
Pulling it all Together• Military Skills Translation• Civilian Skills• Job Boards (positions)• Wordle.net
Final Checklist• Pre-deployment, re-deployment, and everywhere in-between; Active Duty, Reserve Component, or fully-separated Veteran… wherever your place in life, embracing your job search can help accelerate the journey.• Develop an action plan and take advantage of all tools and resources at your disposal. If you’re unemployed or under-employed during this process, treat the search for employment like it’s your full-time job.
1. Make contact with a Local Veterans Employment Representative (Vet Rep). Register with our online career assistance resource, jobs.mo.gov.2. Get your résumé in order. ‘Civilianize’ the document by translating your military experience into civilian terms (lose the jargon & acronyms). Create a master version, but customize your résumé for each job application.3. Prepare your elevator speech (30-second commercial) and sharpen your interviewing skills. Continually rehearse answers to anticipated questions. Research the company & industry
4. Register with other job assistance organizations & sites, such as Hero2Hired, ESGR, MSCCN, and Hire Heroes USA. Take advantage of their technology, expertise, and network.5. Capitalize on social media during the job search, to include cleaning up your online content. Consider joining LinkedIn and using Facebook and Twitter in your job search.6. Obtain certification or licensure in your career field to be more competitive. Consider scheduling National Career Readiness Certificate testing to prove you have the skills for the job. Request training in high-demand industries at your Missouri Career Center.
7. Dress for success. Acquire the wardrobe necessary to make a great first impression during the interview (at least one step above the dress required for the job).8. Conduct follow-up activities. Send thank-you notes after the interview. Review your performance to learn from your mistakes. Learn how to evaluate and negotiate job offers.9. Utilize the resources we’ve provided you today.
Questions? SLATEMCC @SLATE_MCC SLATEMCCSpecial thanks and appreciation to Cheryl Wilkinson, Missouri ESGR Area 3 Chair for her hard work and dedication to this project. 24