Military Skills Translator: Transport Operator

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If you're an Army motor transport operator (88M) looking for a job, check out your skills and the civilian jobs they're suited for, based on the MOS Skills Translator.

Army, 88M, motor transport operator

One of the biggest barriers to searching for jobs is understanding how the skills you learned in the military translate to the civilian workforce. features a powerful tool that breaks down the unique abilities inherent to any military occupational specialty (MOS) and tells you what keywords and terms to use in your resume, as well as suggested job openings.

Your skills breakdown:

  • Automotive/mobile equipment preventative maintenance
  • Cargo handling
  • Driving/maneuvering skills
  • Firearm and explosives handling
  • Inventory management and distribution
  • Logistics support
  • Shipment/transportation planning
  • Skill with hand tools or power tools

Civilian job suggestions:

Warehouse Supervisor -- Warehouse supervisors are responsible for managing the operations of a large portion of a company's assets. It may sound like a simple job, but many complexities can stress out the average person. This job requires impeccable time management skills, interpersonal skills and strong leadership. If a product is ever lost or damaged, you become responsible for it. The sense of responsibility instilled in you in the military will help you thrive in this type of job.

Human Resources -- Navigating the civilian world may seem like a chaotic process, and often it is. However, bringing a sense of order, discipline and structure to the organization of people can make you a strong asset in the business world. If you have the people skills to back it up, working in human resources may be a great option.

Driver -- Driving gigs come in all shapes and sizes, but each one requires diligence, patience and focus. The job is just as likely to become boring at times as it is to change based on the needs of your supervisors. Consider this position if you're confident in not just your driving ability, but your capacity to react well to change and ensure that work gets done on time.

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