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Career Opportunities for Veterans

When you leave the Armed Forces, you might not have a strong sense of where life is going to take you next. There are many options that present themselves depending on what your role was within the military. However, it can be difficult to enter the labor market with a lack of civilian work experience. Many veterans struggle to gain purchase and adjust to civilian life, with many struggling to find steady employment. While some companies make specific efforts to reach out and employ veterans, many others don’t make any special efforts to accommodate people rejoining the civilian labor force. The financial industry, however, is replete with opportunities for veterans.

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Career Opportunities for Veterans

When you leave the Armed Forces, you might not have a strong sense of where life is going to take you next. There are many options that present themselves depending on what your role was within the military. However, it can be difficult to enter the labor market with a lack of civilian work experience. Many veterans struggle to gain purchase and adjust to civilian life, with many struggling to find steady employment. While some companies make specific efforts to reach out and employ veterans, many others don’t make any special efforts to accommodate people rejoining the civilian labor force. The financial industry, however, is replete with opportunities for veterans.

Career Opportunities for Veterans

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Helping People as a Financial Advisor

One aspect of the financial industry that veterans have previously worked well in is as a financial advisor. Steve, a financial advisor with Independent Capital Management, says, “As a Coast Guardsman, I helped quite a lot of people and it was very gratifying for me. I believe that a Financial Advisor is a great career choice for veterans. It’s very rewarding and the ability to make an incredible income based on your efforts is astronomical.” According to Steve, his military background has been of immense benefit to him in his efforts to build a career for himself in this field: “The discipline, hard work, education and extended hours has played a huge part in the military in helping me be a successful advisor.”

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Helping People as a Financial Advisor

One aspect of the financial industry that veterans have previously worked well in is as a financial advisor. Steve, a financial advisor with Independent Capital Management, says, “As a Coast Guardsman, I helped quite a lot of people and it was very gratifying for me. I believe that a Financial Advisor is a great career choice for veterans. It’s very rewarding and the ability to make an incredible income based on your efforts is astronomical.” According to Steve, his military background has been of immense benefit to him in his efforts to build a career for himself in this field: “The discipline, hard work, education and extended hours has played a huge part in the military in helping me be a successful advisor.”

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Using Discipline to Get Ahead

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Another aspect of one’s military background that can be of great use in making a successful start as a financial advisor is the strong sense of self-discipline instilled by military training. Glenn, a Marine veteran and financial advisor with ICM, said: “Veterans are people that are already self starters.” 

 

 

“My training in the Marine Corps instilled self-discipline and personal responsibility that are hallmarks of being a financial advisor.” Certainly, the diligence and commitment to working long and hard hours to establish a respectable portfolio of clients can be an immense advantage in boosting one’s earning potential early on and improving one’s status.

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Independent Capital Management has great opportunities for veterans and civilians who are looking for their niche in the financial services industry. For over 30 years our company has groomed talented individuals from all backgrounds. We welcome those approaching the financial services industry from another career, providing the initial training to obtain industry licenses, as well as continuing education and advanced training to elevate your career. Remember that a career in financial services can end in a very different position to where it starts: the knowledge and experience you gain on the job will propel you onward and upward, depending on where your strengths and your passions lie. The qualities that you will rely on most– grit and discipline– are likely no strangers to anyone who has served in the US Armed Forces, which is just one reason why we welcome veterans with open arms.

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