Casting a wide net is one of the most effective ways to build a diverse workforce. Ways to expand your candidate pool include working with engineering staffing agencies or being open-minded to prospects with different backgrounds than your initial desired qualifications. An often overlooked candidate group is those who have been in the U.S. military because their work history may seem unrelated to civilian jobs; however, they have the traits that make them perfect for specific roles.
Four Advantages of Hiring Someone who has been in the U.S. Military
You’d be hard pressed to find many other lines of work than the military in which results count more. Those who have served in the military are well-versed at being given orders and fulfilling the expectations set upon them by their superiors since the consequences of not doing so could be catastrophic. Candidates who have served in the U.S. military may be more likely to strive to perform to high standards and want results to show for their effort.
Candidates who have served in the U.S. military are more likely to have leadership at a much younger age than other candidates. Someone in their early twenties could already have years of leadership experience under their belt that they’d be unlikely to have accumulated in any other field. A seemingly entry level candidate with a military background could have equivalent leadership skills to someone in a more senior level position. If you get them in the door, you could groom them for advancement in the future.
Military training is extremely grueling in order to establish the necessary discipline needed. Plus, during deployments, there is no such thing as a real break. As such, candidates who have served in the military likely have that work ethic ingrained in them and not need external motivation to not slack off.
Composure Under Pressure
An impending deadline, upset client, or a mistake in a project pales in comparison to the stressful situations that military veterans have likely experienced. This composure under pressure they have is a desirable trait in any employee because it reduces the likelihood of mistakes or conflict during times of stress in the workplace.
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