What Do Employers Think Of Navy Seals?

What do potential job Employers think when they see "Navy Seal" or "Green Beret" on a resume? I imagine that would probably put you ahead of even people with more work-related experience in that field? Just curious as to what employers actually think of anything Special Ops on a resume.

Asked By: Dots N Hots - 10/29/2010
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After I retired from the Navy after 25 years, I got into a second career managing government contracts for a management consulting firm. I was frequently in "hiring mode... More
Answered By: Mark - 10/31/2010
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Depends on the job.
Answered By: Two Fingered Salute - 10/29/2010
Answered By: National Guard - 10/29/2010
On TV, they pose this question to America: Does a former Drill Sergeant make a terrible therapist?
Answered By: R - 10/29/2010
I would imagine for SEAL officers they would always be at the top of the heap--mostly because it is so competitive trying to get one of the very, very limited number of SEAL officer slots, the Navy gets to be very choosy, and SEAL officers are brilliant men who will succeed wherever they go. I imagine it is little... More
Answered By: Tryg - 10/29/2010
As an employer, if I had a stack of resumes and one of the applicants was indeed a former Seal, Green Beret, Force Recon, etc., ya, they'd jump right to the top and I would have to find a reason NOT to hire them. These are people that do not understand the concept "can't do it". These are people that conduct... More
Answered By: Illini - 10/29/2010
Of course not... More
Answered By: jeeper_peeper321 - 10/29/2010
It depends on what job you're applying for. If you're applying for a job in protective services with Xe, Triple Canopy, etc., then you bet your a$$ it will help. Applying for a job at Wal-Mart, and it probably won't matter.
Answered By: mgan - 10/30/2010
Sometimes overqualified...(click the link, funny email convo of SEAL applying for pool manager position)
Answered By: TexasUSA - 11/1/2010
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