WayUp | March 23, 2021
We spoke with Tara Carlidge, Recruiting Manager at Citi and former Personnel Officer in the U.S. Army, to ask her about the biggest mistakes that veterans make during interviews, which could keep them from getting a civilian / corporate job they are interviewing for. Here’s what we learned:
First, don’t focus too much on salary and how the job will benefit you – instead, focus more on the value and skill set that you will bring to the job. Companies want to hear how employing you will benefit them. While understanding how the job will benefit you is important – obviously, salary is one of the first things that you look at when applying for a job – it should not be the most important. It’s vital to understand that you need to market yourself to the company. Why should they hire you? What do you bring to the table that they don’t already have? What kinds of skills do you possess that would be an asset to their company?