Military to Civilian
Interviewing for your
military to civilian job
is a challenging interview situation. Listed below are a few of
the possible interview questions related to your "military to
civilian" job interview. Review each interview question
below to prepare yourself for the interview.
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questions are noted with a bullet. Use our mock
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How has your military experience prepared you for this position?
Which skills did you learn in the military
that will contribute the most to your effective performance in this job?
What was the single most important lesson
that you have learned in the military?
Why did you choose the branch of the service
that you served?
What do you think will be your greatest
adjustment in moving from the military to this position?
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
A detailed answer and analysis of a tough
interview question from Matt & Nan DeLuca, authors of the best selling
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Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions"
What makes you think your management experience in the military will
transfer over as experience in the civilian workforce?
Besides being a question you may be asked, this is one that you should answer
for yourself. Interviewer is looking for transferable skills. Make a list
of all the skills and experiences you are offering...match them to the job opening requirements.
Many skills such as communications, budgeting, managing, training...are transferable.
Give an example (on your list) of how you acquired and used each of these transferable skills.
Be prepared to tell (short) stories to illustrate how you used skills in military and how you can
see yourself applying these same skills in the civilian workplace. This exercise will help you to focus on your 'selling' points as well as boost
your confidence (you do have a lot of skills and experience to offer).
Here are more tough interview
questions and situations answered in the Complete
I am married to an Air Force officer and as such I move once every 3-5
years. I dread the questions, "Why did you leave your last job" and
"Where do you see yourself five years from now". Are there any tactful or positive ways that I can tell a prospective employer
that I won't be with them for the next election?