Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Veteran Spotlight: Andrew Sanders

This month, Hire a Hero is pleased to check in with Orion alumnus Andrew Sanders, a former Aviation Electronics Technician in the Navy. Andrew attended an Orion Hiring Conference in Virginia Beach, VA, in May 2016, and was matched with a career as a Field Service Representative with ARxIUM, a leader in pharmacy solutions.

“While my terminal leave was roughly 30 days, happily, there was only a five-day gap between leaving the military and beginning my career at ARxIUM,” recalls Andrew of his transition. 

Andrew now works in Field Support for Pharmacy Automation. He tells us that his military skills have helped—from working with his hands to communicating with the customer and using organization and time management to his advantage.  “In my new job, I travel once a week for preventative maintenance and work in a clean room environment. I could advance to a higher grade technician in the future,” explains Andrew, “My overall demeanor in real time, high tempo, stressful situations has already helped. In the Navy, we are taught to methodically approach these situations and react with time-critical solutions.”

Andrew has great advice for hiring managers looking to recruit veterans: "Give veterans a chance! From the most junior service member to the old-timer getting out, we have habits and skills you can't describe. We don't know how to fail, we give you 100% and enjoy doing it. Hooyah!!!!"

Congratulations to Andrew on his new career. We are happy to have played a part in it!

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