Kick the G.I. Jargon to the Curb!
If a civilian employer doesn’t ‘get’ your resume, you probably won’t ‘get’ the job.
Differentiate Your Résumé
Consider the hiring managers who weed through 100 résumés to fill five positions. Given the volume, they want to eliminate certain résumés instantly.
Résumé Length Matters
“How long should my résumé be?” is one of the most common questions military transitioners ask. A general rule of thumb is that your résumé should be about one page for every 10 years of work experience.
Don't Manage Too Much
If you’re like most military résumé writers whose work I’ve read, you manage TOO MUCH! One single-page résumé I saw from a military transitioner contained the words “manage” or “manager” 27 times.
How to Organize Your Résumé to Land a Civilian Job
I believe that unless you tell someone why something is important, they’ll never listen to you. So I’d like to tell you why it’s important to organize your résumé by major jobs held.
Showing attention to detail is one way to earn trust and get the job. Here are some tips to make sure your résumé is “checked out:”
Education and Experience on Your Resume
Education and experience are each vital components of your résumé. Knowing what level of importance they are to an employer is important information when creating a résumé.
Distinguish Your Résumé Online
With so many people crowding company recruiting sites looking for opportunities, it’s vital that your résumé distinguishes itself.
What Type of Employee Are You?
Companies want both. In real numbers, companies need many more “Steady Eddies” than “Whiz Kids.” The ratio differs by industry and by company.
10 Ways to Civilianize Your Résumé
Is your résumé wearing too much camouflage? Learn 10 easy ways to make sure you are effectively communicating your military skills and education.
Personal Statement on Your Résumé
Up to 50 percent of your time may be spent with your employer, so they better like you and you had better like them.
Don’t Skip the Cover Letter
You’re looking for a job after the military, you’re a marketer and your cover letter is your marketing message!
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