Here is a list of attributes and transferrable skills that make hiring a Veteran smart! I wish I could take credit for the top 10, but I cannot. The info was received without the author’s name so my apologies to the smart person that figured out how to quantify and state what many of us Veterans have always felt. I have added #11 and invite you to contribute!
1. Accelerated Learning Curve.
Vets have the proven ability to quickly learn new skills and concepts. They possess identifiable and transferable skills proven to achieve success.
Vets understand practical ways to manage and achieve goals even in the most trying circumstances. They are trained to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration.
Vets understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one’s colleagues and how diverse individuals or groups can best work together to achieve overarching objectives.
4. Diversity and inclusion in action.
Vets have worked respectfully and cooperatively alongside others regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion or mental or physical capabilities.
5. Efficient performance under pressure.
Vets have the capacity to know how to accomplish tasks on time and in spite of stress or adversity. They understand the importance of dedication and perseverance.
6. Respect for procedures.
Vets have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They understand how policies and procedures yield stability, safety and productivity.
7. Technology and globalization.
Vets are aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business. They bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy necessary for success.
Vets know what it means to do “an honest day’s work.” This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.
9. Conscious of health and safety standards.
Vets are cognizant of the importance of health and safety standards. This conscientiousness translates into the protection of self, others and property.
10. Triumph over adversity.
Vets are individuals who have triumphed over adversity. They have the proven ability to overcome challenges and obstacles through strength and determination.