Finding a good job has always been tough, especially these days. Degrees and titles can only get you so far, but employers want to know if you have the experience. The problem of getting a job is a classic catch-22: Say you want a job in civil engineering. All the firms you look at are hiring, but in their lists of requirements, they say you need one year of experience or something of the sort. But you can’t get experience if you can’t get a job engineering. So, how do you get experience?
Some people choose academics as a route, but as the job-seeking populous becomes increasingly inundated with people having all the education and none of the experience, whether or not you graduated cum laude or magna cum laude makes no difference. Plus, school can be expensive. You’d like to go, but you can’t easily afford it, and you can’t afford it because you don’t have a job. Where do you start?
The US Navy offers one simple solution, with dozens of immediate and future benefits. When you enlist the the US Navy, you choose what skills you would like to learn and what you would like to do. You gain the skills and experience you need, and you get paid for it. Plus, while you’re enlisted, the US Navy will also offer you tuition assistance and in some cases, full scholarships, so you’re gaining experience and an education.
When the time comes for you to return back to life as a civilian, you will be professionally equipped for a professional career in the job you’ve always desired. Plus, your status as a Naval veteran will earn you respect, honor, and a more serious professional consideration, as your choice to have offered your time in support and defense of your family and your country sets you in a world apart.