The resume I read this morning started with an executive summary providing an overview of the job seeker. The summary focused on generalizations while the resume contained a number of specific accomplishments and experiences. The result was a summary that did little to help the overall impression.
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In our Military Resume Benchmarking Report, we found military personnel frequently omitted key data from their resume. Every resume needs to include a few basic pieces of information. Without the education, job titles, employers, dates of employment and a description of each job, you don’t have a resume.
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The 2009 Military Resume Benchmarking Results provides transitioning and former military personnel with hard data on resume writing best practices. The report identified common resume writing mistakes and recommendations to avoid these pitfalls.
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I hope everyone had a great Labor Day! I’ve been thinking about something for a long time and finally got around to exploring it more fully this weekend. It’s a tool that can help you check your resume in a completely different way – I think you’ll find it helpful in giving you a different [...]
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Yesterday, I listed 50 objectives from resumes of managers and executives. Today, I have 50 more objectives, but all of these are from military officers transitioning into the civilian workforce. For transitioning military officers, it’s improtant to have an objective statement. Transitioning from the military is a significant career change. Defining what type of position [...]
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