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Veteran Spotlight: Anthony Great

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

This week, we’re proud to profile Anthony Great, a former U.S. Army Armor Officer who is now a Production Supervisor with Tempur Sealy.  Anthony worked with Orion Talent a few years ago to help find a career when he transitioned from the Army, and attended a Distinguished Candidate Conference in Atlanta. After a year in his position, Anthony was looking for a career change, and reached out to Orion to help him find a new position.

“The Orion team did an outstanding job preparing me for my interview with Tempur Sealy,” Anthony said. “I did mock interviews, and I was given information about the company. I was also informed of how to get further information about the company.” One of the most important tips Anthony received from the Orion Recruiting team was to research not only the company, but the hiring manager.

“By researching the hiring manager, I discovered that he had served as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer prior to being commissioned,” Anthony explained. “With his military background, I knew that he understood the challenges I faced.”

According to Anthony, his experience serving in the Army and working with people from very diverse backgrounds has been key to his success so far at Tempur Sealy. “I have been able to build a winning team and make tough decisions in stressful circumstances. The military has prepared me to make an immediate impact in my role,” Anthony explained.

In his short time at Tempur Sealy, Anthony has also had the opportunity to apply for a higher role as Night Shift Production Manager. He counts his leadership skills that he acquired in service as key to his success in the civilian workforce.

Anthony’s advice to transitioning military leaders is to prepare for the transition. “Conduct your transition like a military operation,” he advised. “Plan, conduct reconnaissance, establish contingency plans, rehearse, prep the battlefield with shaping operations, and execute the critical tasks efficiently and professionally,” he stated. 

If you are transitioning soon and looking for a civilian career, join Anthony and the thousands of others like him who have found rewarding careers through Orion Talent. Begin your career search with Orion and register today.

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