Find a Commonality with Civilians
Make Sure to Find a Commonality with Civilians
Brothers and sisters in arms, Mike Sarrialle from CareerRecon back.
Hey, listen, I run into a lot of veterans out there and they always want to find the differentiations between them and the civilians that they’re interviewing with.
At the end of the day, guys, you need to remember we’re all Americans. We went over there, so that 99% of the American populace didn’t have to. If everyone went over there, you wouldn’t be so special. Remember that when you come home, and you get out of the military, your job is to start building the same coalition’s you built in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, or other regions in the world. It’s almost like the last form of counterinsurgency, you will ever engage in.
Your job is to win hearts and minds in the interview with the civilian that’s interviewing you for that position.
Your job is to win hearts and minds in the interview with the civilian, that’s interviewing you for that position. Not draw differences. Find the commonalities that bring you together. But once the veterans, start differentiating differentiating themselves from the civilians in a derogatory way or say that all the civilians don’t understand, “all those nasty civilians, they’re undisciplined,” I can tell you, you’re already heading down a bad, bad path. Find the things that bring us together with our civilian counterparts.
And at the end of the day, when you leave the military, you may have the title veteran, but he’s an American civilian again, just like me.
Alright, guys. Hope that helps. Mike Sarrialle out.