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Does Your Resume #Fail

The crowd was great at the most recent Cleared Job Fair Resume Reviews. Patient, positive, networking while waiting. And most even followed the written instructions. So I saw a lot of resumes full of editing done while waiting. All good.

But the most common problems remain just that.

#1: A resume full of job descriptions but […]

By |February 12th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Does Your Resume #Fail

Leaving Active Duty? Smart Steps While Still Serving

Transitioning military personnel often wait too long to start their career transition process. Some choose to completely avoid planning for job search but expect it will be easy to find a job. Even when you are in the midst of your current assignment, there are steps you can take to ease your transition and […]

By |January 20th, 2014|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Leaving Active Duty? Smart Steps While Still Serving

Decide This Before Writing Your Resume

Before you write a resume decide – what type of work are you seeking?

A resume is a ‘hook’ to capture an employer’s attention. It has to be focused on both what a specific type of job requires and what an employer requires. Then you take your past achievements and successes and write about them in […]

By |September 23rd, 2013|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Decide This Before Writing Your Resume
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    Skip Your Resume Objective to Grab an Employer’s Attention

Skip Your Resume Objective to Grab an Employer’s Attention

What is the point of a resume? It is an ad, designed to get an employer interested in you.

So why do so many people start out with a statement of what they want: “where I can contribute my skills to a growing blah, blah, blah…”  Most objectives are boringly similar and none really attract […]

By |April 15th, 2013|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Skip Your Resume Objective to Grab an Employer’s Attention

Turn Military Experience Into Resume Achievements

In this video Patra talks more about the need for having achievements on your resume, and not just responsibilities, whether you’re transitioning military or not.

Think of it from the recruiter’s perspective — they want to know what you did with your responsibilities that resulted in achievements and results. That’s what will make your resume […]

By |August 9th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Turn Military Experience Into Resume Achievements

Military Service to Civilian Success: Translate Achievements

A resume is an advertisement for what you offer an employer. Far too many people don’t understand this. How do you show what you offer an employer when your experience and success has come in the military environment?

Focus on your achievements!

The smartest thing you can do on your resume is to demonstrate your past […]

By |July 2nd, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Service to Civilian Success: Translate Achievements

Big Changes: Government or Military Transitioning to Civilian Work

If you have spent a long career in the military or government, the change to the civilian world is often even larger than you expect. Week after week I see people who were accomplished pilots, program managers, XO’s, SMEs, — and who are truly floundering.

Many have unrealistic expectations. For example, senior federal retirees often […]

By |February 17th, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Big Changes: Government or Military Transitioning to Civilian Work

Avoiding Self Sabotage

Every day I see bright, competent, experienced professionals who sabotage their job search.

Often the mistakes they make are with simple aspects of their job hunt.

Whether transitioning from the military or a veteran looking for a new job, you can maximize your success by avoiding these common errors.

Fortunately, much of your military training and experience […]

By |February 1st, 2012|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Avoiding Self Sabotage