Andrew Blacke, Product Engineer for Honeywell Aerospace, was recently featured in the November 2015 issue of G.I. Jobs to speak about how he transitioned from the service and started his career with Honeywell. Andrew is a Navy veteran who served as a Petty Officer Second Class (E-5) from 2005-2010.
Andrew’s best tips for transitioning service members are: “Work on your communication. Many veterans have a robust resume and work experiences, but do not communicate well. Work on organization skills. In the service, many positions have clearly defined roles and expectations. As a civilian, you will likely have to wear many hats. Be able to organize and transition between them. Try to learn how the company operates and how you can utilize your skills to benefit the company.”
Honeywell continues to support the Joining Forces initiative, which encourages companies to hire and train more military veterans. Since 2011, Honeywell has hired more than 2,100 veterans in a wide variety of roles, including engineers, production operation supervisors, technicians, and sourcing/logistics professionals.
G.I. Jobs serves the needs of the nation’s 400,000 service members who leave the military every year and enter the civilian workforce. GI Jobs magazine in the number one choice of service members for advice on career and education opportunities, offering tools to help find the right jobs, education, and vocational training during and after leaving the military.