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Learn from the best. The Military Wire with Mike Schindler features interviews with America's Most Elite Men and Women who have served this country. Their stories of overcoming, finding mission and purpose, and the impact they are having in their communities will motivate you to make a difference and leave you with practical, tactical tips to apply to your own life. Learn from those who are the rare SEVEN Percent - those who have served this country (only 7%) in uniform - some of America's Greatest Assets.

The Military Wire with Mike Schindler The Military Wire with Mike Schindler

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Learn from the best. The Military Wire with Mike Schindler features interviews with America's Most Elite Men and Women who have served this country. Their stories of overcoming, finding mission and purpose, and the impact they are having in their communities will motivate you to make a difference and leave you with practical, tactical tips to apply to your own life. Learn from those who are the rare SEVEN Percent - those who have served this country (only 7%) in uniform - some of America's Greatest Assets.

    Facing The Storms Head-On with Capt Wild Bill of Discovery Channel's DEADLIEST CATCH

    Facing The Storms Head-On with Capt Wild Bill of Discovery Channel's DEADLIEST CATCH

    We all face storms - some more than others. Successfully navigating the storms in life - whether mental, financial or emotional - has a lot to do with mindset. 
    There is an upcoming episode featuring the US Coast Guard and their efforts to rescue the F/V Scandies Rose. Earlier this year, the ship tragically went down off the Alaska coast. Captain Wild Bill, one of Deadliest Catch’s most well-known captains, shares about how his US Navy experience prepared him for the work in the Bering Sea, working in one of the world’s most dangerous professions.
    Capt Bill also shares how he is working through a storm that sunk friends - the captain and crew onboard the Scandies Rose.
    For a sneak peak, visit: https://youtu.be/ElsG0BMFAM8  
     
     

    • 20 min
    How to Compete in Today's Job Market with Human Resources Director Shane Andersen

    How to Compete in Today's Job Market with Human Resources Director Shane Andersen

    With unemployment approaching 20 percent, the competition for any job - especially the good ones - will be fierce.
    Shane Andersen, a US Army Veteran and Human Resources Director for PIN Business Networks, a STILL growing and very successful marketing and advertising company based out of Denver, shares how to compete in the COVID and post-COVID job market.
    While this was recorded pre-COVID, the information is even more relevant today. In this episode you'll learn:
    *How to separate yourself from the other job applicants
    *How to get the job you really want
    *The ONE THING most applicants fail to do that will get their resume noticed.
    Check out PIN Business Networks - they are hiring! 

    • 25 min
    Healthcare Giant Attracts Veterans to Help Fix Healthcare: Darin Davis Shares

    Healthcare Giant Attracts Veterans to Help Fix Healthcare: Darin Davis Shares

    How many of us know someone who has a failed VA or healthcare story? Many, I'm sure. And while there are improvements on many levels, there is still work to be done. 
    One healthcare giant is not only helping Veterans navigate the healthcare system, they are also attracting and retaining veterans as employees and effectively training communities on what policies are best. They are a part of the solution to some of these failed experiences.   
    In this episode of The Military Wire our guest, Darin Davis who is the regional veterans executive for Humana and also serves in an Army National Guard line unit with the 39th Infantry Brigade out of Arkansas, shares how Humana, a health insurance company, is focusing on innovated ways to better serve their clients. And while Humana offers the traditional health and supplemental insurance plans to serve all types of individuals, families, people with Medicare, servicemen, servicewomen and veterans, it is their commitment to innovative ways that set them apart. 
    Humana has a long history of serving our Military and Veterans and families, and they do so through Humana Military®, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Humana Inc., which is a Department of Defense contractor administering the TRICARE health program for active duty and retired military as well as their families.
    Currently, Humana Military is responsible for the 32-state TRICARE East Region, serving more than 6 million beneficiaries.
    And they are looking for Veterans who want to help improve how we serve the healthcare needs of those who serve and have served. 
    To learn more, visit www.HumanaMilitary.com 

    • 20 min
    Top HR Exec Shares How Veterans Can Succeed in Corporate

    Top HR Exec Shares How Veterans Can Succeed in Corporate

    Your military experience - and certainly your military achievements - will aid you in your corporate journey. But is there a secret to succeeding? And can you expect to just do a lateral move from the responsibilities you had in the military to corporate? 
    Depends. 
    Our guest on The Military Wire is Brian Jenkins. Considered a national HR leader, Brian graduated from Cornell and Pepperdine, has worked at some top tier companies like HP and Texas Instruments, and his HR experience ranges from large (HP, 350K employees) and medium (TI, 30K employees) companies to the small (WageWorks, 2k employees) and emerging companies.
    There aren't many issues Brian hasn't faced or experienced in his HR people management experience.  He's supported businesses through growth and difficult/reducing phases, including issues around change management.  
    And what he's recognized through all his experience is the value Veterans bring - as well as some of the common hang-ups to Veterans succeeding. 
    In this episode, you'll hear Brian share how Veterans can leverage their experience and knowledge to truly succeed in corporate. 

    • 21 min
    Marine and HR Guru Shares the "Do's and Don'ts" in an Interview

    Marine and HR Guru Shares the "Do's and Don'ts" in an Interview

    What you say and do in an interview can either close the deal or take you out of the running. 
    There are plenty of programs and organizations that help with interview preparation. And there is a case one could make that every person you interview with is looking for a different style or method – BUT there are some things you SHOULD do and SHOULD NOT do in an interview – and today we are going to unpack this very topic with a Marine Corps Veteran who serves in Human Resources in a global company.
    There’s a scene in the Matt Damon Robin Williams movie Goodwill Hunting where Ben Affleck is sitting in on an interview for Matt Damon’s character telling the interviewers they are suspect, slouching in his chair, and being over-confident – but the scene works in his favor. It’s an enjoyable scene but one that certainly only plays out in the movies – or maybe not. 
    Our guest on The Military Wire is Melanie Busch, Human Resources Business Partner with Crawford & Company, a global, multi-billion dollar company that protects the interests and properties of millions. Prior to her HR life, she Served as the Ammunition Records Chief, which is responsible for the accountability, serviceability and record keeping of over $20 million of inventory as well as the Combat Marksmanship Instructor of her unit of more than 70 Marines, resulting in 100% combat readiness of all troops under her command. In corporate she has held several key positions – one including talent acquisition.
    To learn more about the job opportunities at Crawford, visit: https://www.crawco.com/about/careers

    • 16 min
    This NASA HR Expert Shares How to Navigate and Land a Government Job

    This NASA HR Expert Shares How to Navigate and Land a Government Job

    Government jobs. Are they worth pursuing? Do they pay great? Are they secure?  On this episode of The Military Wire our guest today is going to shed light on how to effectively navigate and position yourself for a government job.
    Our guest on The Military Wire is Darryl Washington / Former US Army Officer, former professor of military science at Texas A & M,  who works for NASA - the most respected government agency in the country - in Human Resources.
    His span of expertise is impressive and he shares how he landed at NASA and how you could potentially land one of the many thousands of open and available government jobs.

    • 24 min

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The guests are awesome, but the sound was a bit rough in some spots. The Max Martini interview is awesome and sounds great. Think they did a software upgrade.

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