Anthony Bari Jr.

Freelancer

Fox Networks

Find me online:

“I'm a digital firefighter.”

MY ROUTE:

The Roundabout Road

MY WORK LIFE:

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foundation interest 1 interest 2

My work allows me to combine the foundation of HELPING PEOPLE and the interests of EDUCATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP.


DAY IN AND DAY OUT

On a good day at work, I go home without a voice. I've talked circles around everybody and people have retained at least a good chunk of what I've said. That's a good day.

SKILLS, TRAINING, OR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

Communication is huge, and it's not always something they teach in school. A book can't teach you how to relate to people; you can only get people skills by interacting with other people.

EDUCATION TO GET HERE:

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I RECOMMEND COMPLETING:

  • High School
  • Certification/License - Adobe Certified Instructor
  • Certification/License - Apple Certified Trainer

What I studied RELATES to my work...

MY EDUCATION

  • High School -
  • Certification/License - Adobe Certified Instructor
  • Certification/License - Apple Certified Trainer

SOME HELPFUL FIRST STEPS FOR SOMEONE IN HIGH SCHOOL

The best thing I ever did was buy my own camera and just start shooting. Then I bought my own computer and learned how to edit. If you have all the tools, you can go ahead and make the mistakes while you're learning. The more you make those mistakes, the more you'll be able to anticipate what people need, and what kind of problems you're going to run into next time. Above all, put yourself out there humbly. Don't try to chime in on everything; sit back and let people teach you something.

HURDLES I OVERCAME

THE “NOISE” FROM MY PEERS

“Is that really what you're going to do? You're going to do this?”

HOW I OVERCAME THE “NOISE”

People always felt compelled to tell me that I needed to change when what I was doing made them uncomfortable. But I knew that what worked for me wasn't going to be what worked for them. At the end of the day, you need to look in the mirror and ask, "Do I want to do this?" It doesn't matter what everyone else wants you to do; it's what you want to do. My best method for dealing with this is just keeping my work a secret until it's done; then I can show them what I can do.

Service Background and Insight

What branch of the military did you serve in?

Marine Corps

When did you complete active military service (ETS)? Please specify the year (YYYY).

2003

What is the highest rank you reached while in the service?

E-4

What are some tips you would recommend for someone transitioning into civilian life?

When I got out, there was no Team Rubicon or The Mission Continues, so look at all those options and appreciate them. Don't just look for handouts; that's the wrong mentality. Find the will to continue doing something. Do something new.

As many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war. Have you experienced PTSD, combat stress, or TBI as a result of your service?

N/A

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