- Start looking for a civilian job before completing military service. An early start will allow time to explore more career options. Veterans should think about what they want to do in the civilian workforce and what's required to achieve it.
- Tailor the resume for the job being sought. Briefly explain how one's military work experience would benefit a civilian organization.
- Use the resume to convey skills and experience. In addition to describing the skills associated with military work experience, veterans should also address the soft skills they have learned that can add value to their experience (teamwork, leadership, responsibility, drive, ambition). These are skills sought by all employers.
- For greater clarity, translate or delete military specific acronyms and jargon from a resume. Ensure it can be understood by the interviewer.
- Both military experience and education are important in securing a position. If looking to do something never done before, take classes relevant to the job being pursued.
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