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Military Transition Q&A: Finding the Right Fit

Q&A on Finding the Correct Veteran

1. Most of the employers are unable to understand how they can hire the right veterans, and when they actually get what they want, they again don’t understand how to gain their maximum value. For instance, your employer might be more focused on ‘sales’ and also the ‘profits’, whereas you’d like to work on improving ‘customer service’, making the individuals feel like they are valued, and provide them with a vibe that is positive. What can be the solution to this common problem?

2. If you have the above mentioned problem, the chances are you are working with an employer who has a very different set of values and goals than yours. Not just with veterans, but with every career, you need to understand your target audience, the type of audience that has the ability to get the best out of you. When you are working at your best, it’ll transfer to your audience as well.

When it comes to identifying your target audience, you can focus on groups, companies, or people whose value work in accordance with your own. When you’ll be working with like-minded people, you’ll be working more effectively and more efficiently.

It is not that this problem is only limited to the veterans; people in every field go through this type of struggle when their goals and values are very much different from that of their employer. In such a scenario, a change is what you need.

Majority of the professionals, including the veterans does not look for their target audience, instead just move with the flow. In other words, they simply start working with anyone that is ready to hire them. However, this will result in a problem sooner or later. What you need to do here is, do your research first. This will help you to find companies, groups, and people that’ll feel satisfied with your work, and you’ll be satisfied with them as well.

Let us have a look at the steps that can help you find your target audience-

  • Think about the type of people you are most comfortable working with. Is it the people from defense field, younger or mature people, analytical people, or creative ones?
  • What are you more comfortable with? A desk job or working outdoors?
  • Do you like to work from a single location or are happier when your job involves a lot of travelling?
  • As per your experience, what kind of people appreciated your work, found your jokes funny, and shared positive as well as negative feedback about your work? Where these professionals in the field of defense, analytical, kids?
  • How much do you understand about your key target audience and what are the skills that they are looking for?
  • What does the target audience expect from you? They want you to be passionate, ethical, trustworthy? And how will you display these skills to them?

Not only in our careers, but our life as well, its quality of interactions that makes our reputation. Thus, it is very important to be surrounded by companies, groups, and people that share the same vision, goals, and work ethics to ensure that you’re well appreciated among your peers.

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