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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One of the mistakes I see a lot of job seekers make is writing a resume with large blocks of text. A resume is a summary of person’s career and potential. It isn’t a biography. Unfortunately, some job seekers write with large blocks of text that are more appropriate to a book and than 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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The military provides a tremendous number of educational opportunities, ranging from short training classes up to year long programs. Knowing what to include on you resume can be a challenge. Many people transitioning from the military include too much information.
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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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I have one final interview answer from a transitioning military officer. Each week for the last four weeks, I’ve shared one question from this interview. Next week, I’ll have a recording from a different interview. The answer in the recording below is to this questions: What are you better at now than a year ago? [...]
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Yesterday, I posted the recording of a transitioning military officer I interviewed. The question asked was: Tell me about a time when your planning led to positive results. This is a typical behavior based question and gives a job seeker the opportunity to discuss an accomplishment demonstrating their planning and organization. The answer the transitioning [...]
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I have another interview answer from a transitioning military officer to share. The question I asked was: Tell me about a time when your planning led to positive results. Listen to the answer (Time 3:28) Just as I did the last two weeks, I’m posting the recording today, and will post my assessment of the [...]
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