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Title: Project Manager
Years at Travelers: 1
Military Branch: United States Air Force
After more than nine years in the Air Force, I was ready for a position in corporate America. Although challenging at times, my job search was an overall positive experience. I connected with Travelers during the summer of 2007 by utilizing Cameron-Brooks, a recruiting organization that exclusively works with transitioning military officers.
During my career search, I made sure to do my “homework” – reading about the industry, talking to family and friends about companies I was interested in, thinking about the pros and cons of the particular positions for which I interviewed. After doing my research, Travelers was one of my top choices.
I accepted a position at Travelers because the company values investment in people and their professional development. I was also impressed with the laid-back and down-to-earth people I met during my interviews. I continue to stay at the company because of the vast number of opportunities for future growth and advancement.
As a project manager at Travelers, I am able to use many of the skills I developed while I was a communications officer in the Air Force. Project managers must learn things quickly, adapt to change and be flexible, while employing superior leadership and communications skills on a daily basis. Travelers definitely values these skills, as well as my military background and the experiences I had while in the Air Force.
Life is fast-paced and collaborative. Each work day presents itself with new and exciting challenges. Whatever the schedule of events for the day consists of, effective communication is always at the root of the task and the key to keeping all of the people and moving parts of a project in-synch.
G.I. Jobs magazine has recognized Travelers as a Top Military-Friendly Employer for its military-friendly hiring practices and benefits. Travelers has been recognized on the list every year since 2007.Read more »