I interview Dave Ricard a former colleague of mine that helped me when I transitioned from the military into the corporate world. Although Dave never wore the uniform, he is an honorary service member as far as I am concerned! Dave was and continues to be an integral part of his employers WIP (Worrier Integration Program) assisting recently separated Transitioning Veterans navigate a new career.
Dave explains to the listeners how important having a mentor is to his continued success and how you too can approach obtaining your own mentor. Dave explains his challenges with pursuing a college degree while working full time and what opportunities that afforded him.
IN THIS PARTICULAR EPISODE YOU WILL LEARN:
- How to seek out a mentor at your work
- What to look for in a mentor, and what you can expect in this relationship
- Pros and Cons of pursuing a higher education after you enter the workforce
- Why Veteran integration programs within companies are important
- What Leadership Development Programs are in companies
LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- List of companies that have Leadership Development Programs
- List of companies that have Veteran Recruitment Programs
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)
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