As I approach retirement I am thinking more about my transition from military to civilian employment, and honestly, I am not as concerned as many of my counterparts. Like many of you, I see the daily LinkedIn posts of veterans searching for jobs and I interact with many struggling through what vocation to pursue in the civilian world. I hear stories of veterans going months without employment, and many more who settle for less-than-desirable jobs just to pay the bills while continuing to search for that “perfect job”. Then there are those who sadly burn through their entire savings waiting for that once in a lifetime opportunity that may never come along. Sounds terrifying, right?!
The top takeaways from this episode are:
Amazon - Jared talks about working at a fast-paced, top technology company like Amazon. He discusses interviewing tips and advice on finding the right job for you.
Improving your working habits - being in Global Talent Management, Jared has a few tips for any veteran on how to grow, improve, and stay ahead.
Education - Jared talks about getting a Ph.D. while working full time, and advice on higher education.
Not everyone is suited for the startup world for one reason or another but that doesn’t mean they’re not suited for entrepreneurship. The Non-Startup Way is an alternative path for entrepreneurial-minded individuals who want to become their own boss, achieve financial independence, and take control of their future.
Annie didn’t waste any time building the foundation for her first company. Immediately after graduating at the top of her class from West Point, Annie began The Brazen Gourmand.
She was able to balance being a start-up founder and a full-time Army officer by taking the pressure off herself. The Brazen Gourmand was simply a creative outlet where she expressed herself through pictures, writing, consulting and design.
As a creative individual in the military, Annie created her company out of necessity. She needed an outlet to express herself. But, by treating it as a hobby, there was no pressure for it to be a business, it was just a fun project to work on during her free time.