Hiring Our Heroes: Master Sergeant Xavier Dominguez
This summer, Cox Communications is pleased to partner with Hiring our Heroes to provide help and support to veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses as they find meaningful employment opportunities outside of their military careers. Through the Corporate Fellowship Program, Cox is providing on the job training and helping our service members bridge the gap between their military service and civilian careers.
We sat down, virtually of course, with some of those participants to see how their time at Cox is going and what advice they have for others in the military who are looking to begin their civilian careers. Today, hear from Master Sergeant Xavier Dominguez.
Q: Can you tell me a little bit about your military careers?
X: I served in the Army for 26 years. I have been promoted 7 times in my career. My final rank was Master Sergeant. The Army has taught discipline, motivation, leadership, how to work hard and be a part of a team.
Q: What are some of the challenges you and other members of the military face when trying to get civilian jobs?
X: The biggest challenge is really getting away from the military culture and transitioning to civilian culture.
Q: How are Hiring Our Heroes and Cox helping to solve some of those challenges?
X: Hiring Our Heroes is helping by making the transition into the civilian job market more understandable, providing resources, tools and classes to ease our transition. It is great that Cox understands some of the issues that service members might have transitioning from the military. It is a testament to their values and culture it is their way of giving back and I appreciate the opportunity that Cox has given us. These new skills that Cox is providing will be the foundation to a successful career.
Q: Is there any advice you would like to give to other military professionals who are looking for civilian jobs?
X: Stay focused, be humble and learn from every experience.
Q: How has your experience been with Cox so far?
X: Experience has been great! It is a family company from the first day I was brought in. I hope to stay with Cox going forward in my career.
Thanks to Master Sergeant Xavier Dominguez for his time and sharing his story. Click here to read more stories about life at Cox or visit our Veterans page to learn more.