Whether you are a current veteran or a military member about to transition out of the service, finding civilian employment can be an uphill battle.
Competition is fierce and sometimes it’s the little things which will “make or break” a mere applicant and turn them into a viable candidate for a job.
First impressions make a difference, but keep in mind your first impression usually won’t be in person. So for our list of little things that can make a big impression on potential employers, let’s start at the beginning and go from there…
After reading these suggestions, be sure to register for the upcoming G.I. Jobs Virtual Career Expo, where you can chat one-on-one with recruiters looking to hire veterans. Registration is free, but seats are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot at the link below today!
G.I. Jobs Virtual Career Expo
Sponsored by GEICO and Wingate University
featuring keynote speakers Admiral and Mrs. Craig Faller, Commander of United States Southern Command
April 28, 2021, 12-4PM EST
1.) The Tailored Résumé
I’ve said this many times—your résumé is your ticket to getting an interview. This may seem obvious, yet many applicants fail to take it to heart. They create one résumé and reuse it over and over. That strategy may work in some cases, but to truly impress you have to tailor your résumé to the specific job you are applying for, each and every time.
Job ads list specific things the employer is looking for. In your résumé, focus on relating how your background and experience matches what they’ve listed. Then minimize (or delete) anything non-applicable.