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Developing a civilian resume based on your military experience can be a difficult task. Your career in the military has been notable for many accomplishments. It is now time to transfer your military experience to a civilian career. Follow the steps below to create your professional resume.
Before you begin your resume, it is important to know the goal of your resume. A resume that is too general will probably be ineffective. Determine your goal and tailor your resume to that goal to increase your chances of attaining an interview.
It is important to highlight your military experience, skills and accomplishments that are most relevant to the job you are seeking. However, be sure to demilitarize your resume by marketing your experience, skills and accomplishments as they apply to the civilian workforce. As you begin to create your resume, it is important to use language that a hiring manager will understand. A good strategy to utilize for this task can be found at: www.onetonline.org/crosswalk/MOC/.
Your military experience will open many doors for you. Many employers realize your potential due to your acquired skills in the military. Among these skills are dedication, leadership and teamwork. Your task is to effectively communicate to a potential employer that these skills bring value to them.
To further assist you, click on the links below to review resume samples and gain additional insight to assist you as you transition from the military to a civilian career.