The American Legion's Employment & Empowerment Summit recently featured a corporate panel that answered questions about the hiring of veterans in the private sector. Here are several tips: (1) tailor your resume to match 100 percent of the qualifications for a particular job; (2) know how to translate your military skills into civilian job qualifications; (3) go after jobs that will satisfy you; (4) the details of a position and use key words in your resume that relate to it; (5) keep your resume to two pages; (6) Make sure you meet the basic qualifications of the job ? the core competencies; (7) Take the time to read your own resume and correct your errors; and (8) sell yourself. Veterans need to explain their skill sets to potential employers, then ask what job openings would best fit those skills.
For more veteran job tips, job postings and transition advice, visit the Military.com Veteran Jobs Center.