Anny served 5 years of active duty in the USMC from 2003 to 2008. Her MOS was 6048 Flight Equipment Technician (aircraft maintenance) where her duties ranged from conducting inspections on aircraft and aircraft equipment to supervising inspections. Ultimately she was a production control supervisor, responsible for managing the workflow of over 20 Marines. Her job was to liaise with multiple aircraft units and manage her team’s workload to ensure monthly expectations were met. “The military helped me become more courageous. I am not afraid to ask questions or point out when I see something not right. I learned to be a dependable person and follow through on all my commitments, along with learning attention to detail, which is a skill I use every day in my work life.”
How Edge4vets Mentors Helped Me
"The Mentors at Edge4Vets helped me find what I call my civilian language,” she said. “They helped me communicate my experiences effectively to people outside of the military. They provided guidance to help me find good examples I could use in interviews and they shared what employers are looking for and why they want to hire veterans. They helped me learn to tailor my experiences to fit the employers’ needs."
How Anny Is Using Her Military Skills In Civilian Life
A graduate of Fordham, Anny works for Standard Chartered Bank. “I am the Lead of the PEP and Sensitive Client Unit, which is a team that is part of the Financial Crime Compliance division. My line of work involves detailed investigations of individuals and transactions that could potentially be linked to financial crimes and terrorism financing. The self- discipline and attention to detail I learned in the military help me perform at a high level on a daily basis.”
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The mentors provided suggestions to help me to talk confidently about my achievements, and invaluable advice on how best to present myself in job interviews.