The transition from a military career into corporate life isn’t always an easy one for veterans, but for some, business and entrepreneurial success can happen quickly.
Major Rob Slaughter made a successful transition out of military leadership. After twelve years in the US Air Force, he became co-founder of Defense Unicorns, a software specialist organization. The company is expected to achieve a seven figure turnover in its first year of trading.
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00:00 Meet Rob Slaughter, co-founder of Defense Unicorns.
02:03 The personal motivation behind making a career transition after 12 years of active duty.
05:53 Overcoming barriers to transition by learning to adapt.
10:42 The decision that took Rob from Defense Unicorns co-founder to CEO of an organization hiring over 20 employees within months.
13:04 Business success isn’t as easy as it looks; the biggest obstacle facing a start-up involved with federal sales.
15:48 The most beneficial aspect of a career transition; taking back control.
17:15 Understanding the cultural differences between military life and the corporate environment, and the one essential daily habit to ease the adjustment period.
17:50 Gene’s Business Tip: Diversify your network. Why veterans need to work actively to expand their network, and the three key strategies to get you started.
Show Resources: Learn vital insights that will help you to navigate your path through your transition with Make Your Move: Charting Your Post-Military Career.
Connect with Gene on linkedin.com/in/genemoran to discover more useful tips and proven strategies to maximize your post-military career success.
Connect with Rob on linkedin.com/in/robertcslaughter
Coming Up In Episode 2: Retired US Navy Captain, warship commander and trailblazer Alysa Ambrose explains why there’s more to post-military life than business success. Listen Now.