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Translating Your Resume Into English

You've served your country proudly and now it's time to move on professionally. More than anything, you want your transition from boots to suits to be a smooth one. You want to land a good job that pays well. The only thing standing in your way is your so-called resume. Explaining to would be employers what you did in the military in a way that makes sense to them can be difficult. Often, skills, experiences and accomplishments get lost in ... more

Top 10 Veteran Resume Mistakes

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Get your resume ship-shape by avoiding these ten major mistakes: 10: Too much military jargon so a Human Resource (HR) professional cannot determine where you would best fit with the company. Solution: Describe the skills that you gained in the military in a transferable manner, don't focus on one aspect of your position but the responsibilities and accomplishments as a whole, and which are not just specific to the military. 9: Including m... more

Resume Tips for Job Fair Success

Whether you're a recent graduate seeking your first position or an experienced professional in search of a new opportunity, attending job fairs is one way to network and find job leads. Job fairs allow you to meet hiring managers from various companies and industries — all housed under one roof for the day. These tips will help you make the best impression. Research Job Fair Companies "When meeting candidates at job fairs, I like to se... more

Private Industry vs. Federal Job Resumes: Apples and Oranges

When I talk about writing a resume, I always use the analogy of an apple and an orange. The apple is nothing like an orange, even though they are both types of fruit. The private industry resume is NOT the same as a federal resume, even though they are both resumes. Many veterans make the mistake of writing one resume, sometimes from the resume writing lessons in the TAP class, and use this one resume to cover all job applications: privat... more

From Combat to the Private Sector -- Resume Tips for Making the Transition to Private Industry

After leaving the military, many servicemen and women must find their first private-industry job or consider using their combat experience to advance their previous careers. One of the most difficult challenges in making this transition is translating military experience into marketable private-industry skills on your resume. Podcast: Expert Advice for Transitioning Veterans Military experience can be simplified by the following four str... more

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