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Join Dakota Meyer and co-host Liz O’Brien at Camp Pendleton, Calif. where they sit down with former Toyota VP, Don Esmond. Don shares his experiences as a former marine and a Toyota VP. With over 50 years of professional experience, Don’s story of transition and then making a commitment to hiring military spouses, veterans is a great testament to why we all need a plan. Learn more about the impact Hiring Our Heroes are making across the country by visiting their websites.
“You’ve got to have a plan…Think back to what [you] learned in the military and have an objective: what do you want to do, where do you want to live, what are your skills, do a self-assessment and then come up with a plan on how you are going to get there.” – Don Esmond
“You have the skills transitioning out of the armed services, whether it is the leadership skills, working as a team, the ability to have persistence, or doing the job with what resources you are given, there is a lot of skill base there and those are things they do not teach in school.” – Don Esmond
“You have to have confidence in what your skills are…list what you have accomplished and don’t be bashful and let folks know what you did.” – Don Esmond
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