I received a resume from an Air Force NCO (non-commissioned officer) who has recently transitioned from active duty into the reserves. The NCO makes a number of common military transition mistakes in his resume.
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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
In our Military Resume Benchmarking Report, we assessed the writing style of the resumes and found 31% of the resumes had inconsistent sentence structures.
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
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.
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.
I did a number of resume assessments on Thursday for transitioning military personnel and ran into the same mistake several times. The mistake each of the individuals made was to not state clearly what their employment was. This may seem like an odd mistake, but it is
This is a video of Mark Henderson discussing his military transition along with some tips based on what he’s learned since then. He offers some great advice. Mark is the President of Palladian International and co-founded Palladian with me in 2005. Although the video is tailored to
In the recording I posted yesterday, you heard me ask a transitioning military office the ice breaker question that kicks off most interviews – "Tell me about yourself." The answer included the officer’s military career in chronological order and concluded with some information about hobbies. Overall, this
Recently, I conducted a practice interview a military officer preparing to transition into the civilian workforce. As with most interviews, the first question I asked was “Tell Me About Yourself.” Many interviews start with this and it’s a question many job seekers find challenging. Listen to this