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“Leadership traits and knowing how to work effectively with a team to accomplish goals are two important factors for members of the military transitioning into the civilian workforce,” says Alison, a Program Manager for Aerojet Rocketdyne. She also points out that what she learned in the military, tied to her skill set and training, allows her to make a difference in focusing on our capabilities to protect and defend as well as serve our country. She looks at what she has done with companies like Raytheon and now Aerojet Rocketdyne as the “next logical steps” following all that she accomplished in her twenty year career in the Air Force.
Alison made the transition to working in the aerospace industry fairly easily, but she knows matching military skills to those in civilian jobs can be a challenge. Alison applied for a job at Aerojet Rocketdyne through the company’s rocket.com web site. While she knew of the company, she didn't know anyone who worked there. Here is what she feels made an important difference in landing her position. “You need to look for a position you think you could do really well in and one for which you are passionate. And, while in many cases there aren’t ‘clean fits,’ there are skills or talents you bring that translate and will enable you to do a great job for the company. You just have to show – in your resume and your job interview – that what you know and have learned in the military applies to what is needed to be successful in the job.” She also points out the importance of tailoring your resume to address the key requirements of the position. Read the rest of the article.