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From Excavator to Assistant Superintendent

In August 2016, a Marine SNCO in the Selected Marine Corps Reserve connected with MSgt  Andrew Janovicz, a Marine For Life Representative based in Indiana. At the time of their meeting, the Marine Staff Sergeant was an excavator with a skill focus in construction. The job was low paying and provided little stability and the hours were often inconsistent and unreliable. 

MSgt Janovicz had a contact in his network, a superintendent named Matt Bernard who worked at Westport Homes in Indianapolis. Janovicz had spoken with Bernard recently and knew his company was looking to fill some openings — specifically with Veterans. Three weeks later, the Marine had secured the job as an Assistant Superintendent and was being groomed to be a Superintendent within six months with a 50k per-year salary.

Janovicz was thrilled to have been part of the process: “I was so excited; it was almost like I was the one getting the job. [I’m] just glad to see my network is paying off and I hope to able to share more success stories like this.” 

If you’re searching for more in-depth assistance with networking, contact your installation’s Transition Readiness staff and ask the Marine For Life Network on LinkedIn. 

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