Asked about the transition from military to the world of government contracting, some of Engility’s talented veterans weighed in on their experiences. Boasting an employee base that is more than one quarter veterans, we know about attracting, retaining, and celebrating our men and women in uniform. We love giving them a channel to share their voice and some great insights for transitioning military. Following is an installment from our PWW Team in Annapolis Junction, Maryland.
Bottom Line, Up-Front (BLUF)There are so many options in the civilian world… where to go, who to work for, even what benefits to seek. Take advantage of others who have gone before you to narrow the choices. Also, take advantage of the insight and industry knowledge of your recruiter on how best to achieve your desired role.
What’s Different About the Contracting World? Options!!!For years, everything was fairly standard issue. You go where you're told, do what you have to, and take what the military gives you. I knew that the civilian world was considerably different, but the first time I had to sit down and decide on a benefits package, I was a little taken aback because there were so many options to choose from.
In regards to the mission, I find that I'm able to focus more attention on the mission without the responsibilities of being a military leader, or the constant distractions of military duties (endless training requirements, planning meetings, paperwork, etc.), which has really allowed for my talents to shine.