Answered by Ellee, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Hello! I want to thank you for your service to our country – it is greatly appreciated! It is great that you are starting to think about your post military career a few years early. My recommendation would be to determine what career path you want to take and what degree you want to utilize in your next role. It will be beneficial to determine what industry you want to move into – manufacturing, government contracting, etc. This will help you narrow your selection and begin researching companies and roles in the industry that you are interested in. When researching companies, I would recommend looking into companies that are veteran friendly – you can typically find this information on their company website or through veteran recruiting sites. If you can begin networking and speaking to professionals within the industry, function, or at a company you are interested in, this will allow you to hear firsthand experiences and build your network. Building your network will allow you to keep in contact with various professionals over the next few years and they may offer you guidance and recommendations come 2020 when you search for your next role. Again, thank you for your service to our country and best of luck!