TEKsystems appreciates the values and skills that veterans bring to the workplace. We are seeking qualified veterans to join our team and apply the skills they've developed to one of the many positions available in recruiting and account management, customer support or at our corporate headquarters in Hanover, Md. and Tempe, Ariz.
To thrive at TEKsystems, employees are encouraged to build strong relationships, demonstrate a commitment to excellence, communicate effectively and serve teammates, clients and consultants. As a result of their backgrounds, veterans have long found success at TEKsystems. Read a TEKsytems veteran's testimonial.
Today, these men and women help support and lead our company in a variety of capacities, taking on the responsibilities associated with positions at every level.
As the Veteran and Disabilities Outreach Manager, I oversee the processes and methods to attract and retain veterans and people with disabilities across the nation. Being in the Army and also having a unique job of recruiting military candidates gives me the knowledge and insight that guides my decision making when determining what sources to use to attract those individuals. The most valuable skills the Army equipped me with that are crucial to my role is being an effective decision maker, the ability analyze information, and mostly importantly working as a team with my fellow colleagues.
The biggest problem is relying on job boards. Building relationships and taking the time to reach out to HR Managers and Recruiters is a better way to try to find a job.
My current role is all about creating relationships and building trust, as an Account Manager for TEKsystems. This stands true internally and externally. I am responsible for training recruiters who report to me, as well as being the person from TEKsystems that my clients can rely on to identify top talent. Leadership skills are key in this role, along with constant and direct communication. This is definitely something that overlaps from my military life.
My advice is to learn from those around you and reach out to others in your organization that have gone through the same transition. Each person has different strengths and advice to give, it just takes you making the effort to reach out and ask for help to make the difference. Our strengths and life experiences gained as veterans/military are traits that we need to acknowledge and use to their full extent. We deal well under pressure and can rise to any occasion, we need to make that known and at the same time be open to feedback. Transitioning from military life to civilian can be challenging, but if we are truly open to coaching, we can make the transition a much smoother one.