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Since the military utilizes a hierarchical system, many veterans are accustomed to what it means to lead a team. In fact, an estimated 17.4 percent of veterans who transition into the workplace work in management, business or financial industries because of their advanced leadership skills. During your time in the service, you learned to communicate quickly and effectively, focus on the details and how to work with people of different backgrounds and personalities. In an industry that can be fast-paced and ever changing, veterans are some of the best candidates to take up leadership roles in the world of construction.
Team Players and Self- Starters
Some individuals work better alone and others on a team, but veterans are trained to work efficiently in both situations. Your leadership skills have given you the problem-solving skills, the ability to complete tasks efficiently and to continue work independently without needing much supervision. However, as much of your time in the service was focused on working with diverse groups of people to complete a task, you are most likely an excellent team player. Being able to handle your own responsibilities and communicate how to tackle a project with any group of people are crucial to the military and the construction field.
Veterans are taught the importance of seeing through tasks and preparing for them accordingly, sometimes with the highest stakes imaginable. While the stakes might not always be as high in the construction field, they are still vitally important to the integrity, safety and enjoyment of whatever project you are working on. Your ability to prepare and execute your assigned tasks with detail and precision is an excellent asset to the construction industry.
The Construction Industry Will Give Back
Not only are you good for the construction industry, but the construction industry is good for you. Along with being a place that needs your specific skillset, the industry is also incredibly stable, has room for growth, offers a diverse salary and job description, houses a sense of familiarity and provides opportunities to establish friendships with coworkers, many of which may be veterans. Military veterans are normally a treasured asset to construction companies, so many of these organizations may also have additional resources and means of support specifically for their veteran employees. If you want a job that gives back to you, the construction industry might be for you.
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