Mentoring is at the heart of landing a new career.
Re-careering veterans is at the core of what we do here at MVPvets. Empower mentees and equip them with the confidence and tools to make the transition from the military to a job in the medical device and life sciences industries. All with your guidance.
Our mentors are leaders within the medical device and life science industries.
Mentors engage in a one-on-one mentoring connection for approximately 3 – months. Keep in mind that many establish rapport that extends well beyond this period while others find that all needs are satisfied in a shorter period of engagement. Communicate upfront what you expect the entire scope of the mentoring schedule to look like in terms of going through a process as well as relaying your expectations for honoring the individual dates and times agreed upon for the conversations and/or meetings set.
Your most profound assistance may be in the act of helping your mentee narrow-down industry niches and to learn strategies for translating former military responsibilities and achievements into a language that resonates with a civilian hiring manager.
IntroductionsEstablish a rapport and get an idea of their short and long-term goals.
Identifying NeedsProvide feedback on resumes, perform mock interviews, or introduce your mentee to colleagues in your network.
Career InterestsHelp them narrow down which niches in the industry their unique experience and interest align with.
Desired LocationDiscuss the logistics of relocating to start a new career, and which cities are hotspots for roles in Medtech and life sciences.
Consider ChallengesGuide them through potential barriers of entry and how they can overcome them.
Personal BrandEncourage mentees to use their military skills to market themselves digitally via LinkedIn and maintain consistency on their resume.
Here is what our mentors are saying about us.
"I mentor because I know, from personal experience, how challenging it can be to end your military service and then need to go find a job to support you and your family.”
LtCol U.S. Marine Corps, COO at Boost Oxygen, BOD at MVPvets
“When it comes to achieving results, there’s not much else that can be brought to the table than those skills embodied by our veterans."
Former Senior Executive,
The Rockwell Corporation