Resume Help for Military Veterans & Military Spouses

Resume Tips for Veterans

Resume Writing Tips for the Transitioning Veteran If you’re looking to get hired, having a powerful, purposeful resume detailing your skills, experience, and the unique value that you bring to an employer is a leading tool in your toolkit. Many job seekers struggle with writing a resume. There are countless resume types to choose from: […]

Translating the Value of Your Military Experience Through Your Resume

Experience

Making Your Experience Stand Out on Your Resume The resume is a staple of most job opportunities representing the price of entry in most cases. Consequently, “getting it right” when it comes to developing a resume that appropriately highlights your skills and experience and, from a veteran’s perspective, being able to translate military experience into […]

Climbing the Job Search Ladder

Climbing

Tips for Job Search The job search process is like climbing a ladder. The purpose of each step on the ladder is to get you to the next step. The overall goal is to reach the top of the letter which is the job offer. Understanding the ladder including the details of each step and […]

The Title of your Resume IS IMPORTANT!

Job Resume

Does the Title of Your Resume Matter? Your resume is your two second opportunity to hook an employer. Please don’t blow it by naming your resume “Joe’s resume”! That title is GUARANTEED to not get you a first look, let alone a second.  What’s the most important information you want to convey to an employer? Definitely […]

How To Identify My Accomplishments

Accomplishment

How To Identify My Accomplishments Success in the job search depends on communicating your accomplishments both in your resume and during the interview. But how do you identify your accomplishments beyond “I did my job and I did it well?” Veterans are accustomed to high performance and excellence from their colleagues and from themselves. They’ve […]

Why Some Military Resumes Do Not Work

Knowledge

Is Your Resume Helping or Hurting You? Some resumes do not work. And other resumes get their authors calls from employers in a matter of weeks. What’s the difference? At first glance, the answer to this question seems obvious. Some job hunters have a lot more skills and experience than others and their resumes reflect […]

How To Improve A Non-Performing Resume

Fix It

Tips for Improving Your Resume What is a non-performing resume? It is a resume that has not persuaded a recruiter or an employer to call you for an interview. Or worse, it’s a resume posted on the Internet that is never “seen” by hiring managers who conduct computer searches to find job candidates. Of course, […]

When To Use Or Not Use Military Jargon On Your Resume

Buzz Words

Should I Use Military Language on My Resume? A common concern of job-hunting veterans is whether to include or eliminate military slang or jargon from their resume. Military jargon, like any slang or colloquial language, is filled with acronyms, abbreviations, secret meanings and obscure nuances that can confuse someone who is unfamiliar with the jargon. […]

How Long Should a Resume Be?

Resume Length

Appropriate Length for Resume How long should a resume be? Sounds like a simple question, right? Well, it pops up more often than you would think. I often have wondered why. After all, a resume’s length should depend on what a job hunter has accomplished in his career. So, shouldn’t it be as long as need be? […]

Called Out for Military Jargon in my Resume

Military Tank

Leave Out Military Jargon on Resume I was recently called out for too much military jargon in my resume. Here is how I fixed it and how you can fix your resume. In a prior post, I discussed how to focus your resume on achievements rather than assignments. But I wasn’t as vigilant as I should […]