3 Skills Veterans Already Have to Work with ASA member companies
Making the decision to return to civilian life is not an easy task. Though you may be feeling apprehensive, we’re here to tell you that the skills you acquired in the military are highly desirable in the rapidly expanding supply industry.
When thinking about plumbing, HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), and the supply industry, you may presume that it is only blue-collar workers. In reality, career projections show this as one of the fastest-growing sectors of the workforce. With the previous generation quickly approaching retirement, the need to find qualified candidates to fill these roles are starting to peak!
With over 600 members in states across the U.S, there is a need to fill vacancies in many different areas. Opportunities include plumbers, HVAC techs, supply chain managers, project managers, and leadership roles.
With your skills, there is a place for you in a robust and growing industry. The powers that you have honed over your service time are exactly what we’re looking for!
No matter what your role was in the military, you had to be an excellent communicator. Communicating effectively with all levels of military ranks was a crucial skill to accomplish the task or mission. Effective communication might seem like a simple skill, but many people struggle to perform it effectively. In order to run a business successfully, you need people that can get the job done right the first time. The ability to thoughtfully and clearly communicate what needs to be accomplished or to receive direction and execute it effectively is imperative. With your military training, there is no doubt that you have those skills.
It’s safe to say that many outcomes did not go as planned during your time in the military. Plans, objectives, and orders could change in an instant. With any business, the same pivot happens all the time. In the supply chain industry, we are looking for people that can plan and execute, but also think on their feet and adjust on the fly. Staying cool, calm, and collected under pressure is remarkably impressive to employers. Many employees may regretfully respond to an unanticipated responsibility with “that’s not my job” or “can’t someone else do it?” But you have the adaptability, analytical, and resourceful skills to get the job done!
There is no better technical training than the hands-on approach that is provided in the military. With 200+ years of experience training our nation’s security personnel, the skills you have learned are what we look for in a candidate. Today’s supply chain industry is at the leading edge of inventory management, logistics, supply chain, and retail. The highly desirable skills that have been honed in your military training align perfectly with the opportunities we are hiring for. With jobs in areas such as technical engineering, information technology, or technology planning, logistics, supply chain management, and inventory control and procurement, we have the career track you have been searching for!