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Molly Laufer: How She Started Her Career In A Totally Different Industry After The Military

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How do you get a job in a totally different industry after the military?

 

Molly (Harris) Laufer is a former Navy Surface Warfare officer, having served on the USS Samuel B. Roberts and Destroyer Squadron 23 as a Divison Officer, Public Affairs officer and Training and Readiness Officer. After leaving the military she networked her way to becoming hired as employee number 1 at Naturebox, a Bay-area startup that delivers carefully sourced and nutritionist-approved foods like sriracha rice crackers and watermelon fruit chews. Today she is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at Naturebox. In this interview, find out why Molly says it's important not to rule yourself out of positions because of job requirements, how networking influenced her transition, how she approached working in a new industry, and how her military skills translated to her civilian career.

 

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