Posts Tagged: military resume

Veteran Job Boards: Another Weapon in Your Arsenal

On January 30, 2009, a veteran posted the following on the transition stories blog on www.military.com: “I ended up paying more than $400 to help find me a job and to no avail. I was now out $400 and no job. So I continued to look on my own… I received a call stating that… Read more »

Guidelines for writing an effective cover letter

Unless you plan to present your resume in person, you will need a concise cover letter to accompany your military resume. The goal of a cover letter is not to rehash the resume, but rather to build rapport and convey interest. You can accomplish this by describing what you know about the company and how… Read more »

Translating military experience – profits vs. budgets

Military.com recently posted a “Real Transition Story” that accurately reflects a chief concern of many of the transitioning military job seekers I come in contact with on a daily basis. Of particular note is the following comment: “I think the most difficult part of transitioning is putting military experience into civilian terms. Civilians don’t understand… Read more »

Your security clearance resume

I receive a lot of questions regarding the placement of a security clearance on a military resume.  Many separating military members gain employment in defense contracting where they can utilize their military training.  These jobs typically require background checks.  Therefore, a security clearance becomes a valuable asset.  But increasingly, the medical, telecommunications, security, education, and financial fields… Read more »

NY Times feature: “From the Armed Forces to the Workforce”

The New York Times recently featured an article entitled, “From the Armed Forces to the Workforce” by Eilene Zimmerman, that addresses frequently asked questions regarding military to civilian job searches and resumes.  For example, it answers the questions: Should you work with a recruiter? and How do you translate your military experience into terms that… Read more »

Avoid functional resumes

Hello and welcome to the blog! If you have any questions regarding your military-to-civilian transition, resumes, or your pending civilian career, please feel free to email me and I’ll try to answer some of the questions here on the blog. I recently guest-blogged on Resume Power. The topic was why to avoid functional resumes. Click… Read more »