The Military Wire with Mike Schindler

How To Translate Your Military Experience with Starbucks HR Director Dave Van Slambrook

January 22, 2020

Your military training likely positioned you well to be an asset in corporate. But...you need to translate it so the hiring manager understands how you will add value. 

In this episode, David Van Slambrook, Director, Human Resources, Law & Corporate Affairs and Finance at Starbucks, who previous to this job served 28 years in the United States Army, served as a garrison commander, battalion commander, Inspector General, asst. Chief of Staff for United States Pacific Command and retired out as a colonel, shares how he struggled a bit but then got his "break" and how he is helping Veterans "get their break" by better translating their experience.

If you've ever wanted to work at an international company that values Veterans and military spouses, be sure to look up David on LinkedIn and message him directly.