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BY Joel Junker

Episode 70 – How The Best JMO Job Can Lead To The Best Location

Hello! And welcome back to another episode of the Cameron-Brooks podcast: helping you find the best JMO job after leaving the military.

In this episode, I interview Mike Wilkinson. Mike is a former Navy Surface Warfare Officer with a Bachelors and Masters in Communication.  Mike transitioned out of the Navy through the Cameron-Brooks Career Search process in 2016.

Mike launched his post military career with Altec Industries which is a privately held company that is a leading supplier of products and services for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs and tree care markets. They design, manufacture and sell products and provide services to more than 100 countries throughout the world.  Like many Cameron-Brooks Alumni, Mike shares in the podcast how he never considered such a company prior to the Cameron-Brooks process.  He chose Altec because of their strong values and culture.  In the podcast Mike explains that location was important to him and his spouse, Martelle.  However, they prioritized the quality of the company, fit with the organization and career opportunity ahead of location.  Because of this, he chose to accept Altec as a Process Improvement Analyst in Kansas City among several other employment offers.  Due to his performance, in approximately one year, Altec promoted Mike to a Service Area Manager in Houston, TX. Houston was Mike’s and Martelle’s ideal location preference.  Mike’s advice is to prioritize factors like quality of company, fit and future opportunities over initial location because by doing so, he ended up with a great company fit and location.

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