WorkingNation sat down with Jones in Atlanta at the Warrior Community Integration Symposium – an annual convening of veteran-serving organizations hosted by America’s Warrior Partnership.
Jones says companies often don’t understand the skills that veterans can bring to a job. “It’s just connecting the dots. Getting the hiring managers and the decision makers together so that they can really see what type of talent is out there.”
He offers this advice to service members leaving the military, “If I was transitioning out today, the first thing I would say is – spend 95% of your time networking and 5% of your time applying. Tell your story. Be confident in your abilities.”