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I educate sales professionals on a new way of doing business. I talk to all different types of industries and companies to learn about their sales process and provide a solution to help them drive new business.
Our goal is to empower organizations to reach their objectives more effectively by first sharing the insights we have and then showing how the solutions built into LinkedIn can significantly shorten their sales cycles and increase the size of their pipeline funnel. I am part of a great team at an amazing company.
First and foremost, make a LinkedIn profile and have it be a summary of your experience. A lot of military veterans don't necessarily see the value of LinkedIn, but it is a great way to leverage your network at scale. The age-old adage is “It's not what you know, but who you know”--you never know who might be hiring, and LinkedIn is a great way to highlight these connections. Use your network and resources that are available to you. It is very important that you do not ask for a job, but rather ask for advice or guidance. Find a veteran who is in the job or at the company where you want to work and reach out to them to learn more. Both Civilians and Veterans alike are very willing to help or offer guidance when asked in the correct manner.
My job entails connecting with businesses and demonstrating how they can better utilize LinkedIn to accomplish their talent acquisition and branding goals. The role involves walking through the entire sales cycle from prospecting to closing but, most importantly, necessitates the strategy of aligning LinkedIn's capabilities with a business' needs, goals and pain points. The skills most needed in this role are simple: a hard work ethic, perseverance and an inquisitive nature about a business. The harder you work, the less you quit and the more you find out about a business' needs, the better you will perform.
The greatest piece of advice I can give is that every veteran should know with full confidence that they have the skills and experience to succeed at any role, no matter the function, industry or company. It may be hard to believe that your experience as an infantryman, truck driver or helicopter mechanic can translate into parallel skills needed to be an investment banker, salesperson or marketer, but they do. You may not have the direct skills employers are looking for, but you can mold your prior experience in the military in a certain way where it reflects the job requirements. For example, when I was applying for my current sales role at LinkedIn, I was confronted with the very question that most recently-transition veterans fear: “I like and respect your past, but do you have any direct skills that can apply to this role?” I discussed a military training exercise my unit had recently performed where I had to accumulate and analyze quantitative data, draw conclusions, then--as a 22-year-old Lieutenant in the Army--sell those recommendations to a Colonel with 15 years in the Army. I had to convince him that not only was my recommendation correct based on my analysis, but also that he should invest millions of dollars in equipment use and human capital (putting lives at risk) to follow through with my recommendation. That is sales. Although this was just a mock-training exercise, it demonstrates that what we deem as unrelated tasks in the military can actually translate to skills needed in civilian jobs. I have found this is to be true no matter your MOS.