Posts Tagged: military resumes

Military Resumes: Top 5 Sources of Industry Keywords

Military resumes and keywords go together like a lock and key – one is pretty worthless without the other. Keywords are industry specific nouns and verbs (with an ever-increasing emphasis on nouns) often searched for by hiring managers and resume scanning software. I’ve addressed the importance of keywords to military resumes in the past, but… Read more »

Back to Basics: the Three Most Important Military Resume Guidelines

In this month’s issue of Spotlight, the official newsletter of the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches, industry pioneer Jay Block revisits the very definition of a resume.  This got me thinking… if a certified professional military resume writer could benefit from a refresher course on the basics, so could a military job… Read more »

Ask for a Reference, Not a Job

Avoid the awkwardness of asking a network contact for a job by asking them for a reference instead.  It’s tempting for military job seekers preparing for the military to civilian transition to employ a script similar to the following: “Hello Joe.  I am getting out of the military soon… Are you hiring?” The only thing more… Read more »

A User’s Guide to Resume Criticism

Dealing with criticism ranks pretty low on the “things I’d rather be doing” list of most military job seekers. However, at MilitaryResumes.com, we highly encourage our transitioning military clients to actively seek out criticism from trusted members of their inner circle. Criticism can be hard to swallow, but it can also be a vehicle for… Read more »

Federal Job Search Tips: Veteran’s Preference

The nation’s largest employer, the federal government, is expected to hire approximately 273,000 new workers over the course of the next three years to satisfy the new Administration’s initiatives and replace its rapidly retiring baby-boomer workforce. With this in mind, and given the current state of the economy, it’s no wonder that many job seekers… Read more »

More on Federal Hiring Trends: IT Workers in Demand

According to an article posted on Government Computer News by Senior Technology Editor Joab Jackson, of the more than 270,000 new employees needed to replace a rapidly retiring federal workforce and meet the new administration’s goals over the next three years, more than 11,549 new hires will be IT professionals.  The article, entitled “Help wanted: agencies need 11,000… Read more »

More on Federal Hiring Trends: IT Workers in Demand

According to an article posted on Government Computer News by Senior Technology Editor Joab Jackson, of the more than 270,000 new employees needed to replace a rapidly retiring federal workforce and meet the new administration’s goals over the next three years, more than 11,549 new hires will be IT professionals.  The article, entitled “Help wanted: agencies need 11,000… Read more »

Your Biggest Weakness: the Dreaded Interview Probe

I recently stumbled upon an article posted on Yahoo Hotjobs by Maria Hanson for LiveCareer that not only imparted valuable career search advice, but made me laugh as well. If you are preparing for a military to civilian transition or embarking on a post-military job search, chances are you could use a good laugh. So… Read more »

Give Your Military Resume a Human Voice

I recently stumbled upon a Yahoo! Hotjobs blog post by Liz Ryan, a 25-year HR veteran and former Fortune 500 VP, entitled, “10 Boilerplate Phrases that Kill Resumes”. In it she explains that one of the biggest shifts in the job market from years gone by is what constitutes an attention-grabbing resume. The following is… Read more »

Personal Information: Off Limits? How to Handle Illegal Interview Questions

Questions regarding religion, race, sexual preference, age, children, and disability should be off the table when it comes to interviewing in corporate America. Some government job openings may prohibit the hiring of certain persons based on gender, age, and disability, but chances are you will not make it to the interview process if you fall… Read more »