7 Common Military-to-CivilianResume MistakesBrought to you by ClearanceJobs.com
Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #1: A resume written in languageonly a fellow service member could appreciate• From jargon ...
Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #2: A resume filled with vagueaccomplishments• For veterans, in particular, it’s important ...
Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #3: A resume that lacks direction• You might not know exactly what you want to do out of  u...
Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #4: A resume that goes overboardon education and training• The military offers a variety of...
Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #5: A resume that is too short ortoo long• Your resume should be concise, visually appealin...
Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #6: A resume that sounds a littletoo perfect• Your resume should be your words – not the  r...
Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #7: Using military grammar ratherthan what your English teacher taught you• The military ha...
Read more at http://www.clearancejobs.com/cleared-news/259/7-common-military-to-civilian-resume-mistakesFind your next cle...
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Veterans: Get Your Resume Job Search Ready

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A resume might be the most important component of your job search, so you need to get it right. For veterans, there are specific pitfalls to avoid including acronyms and jargon and not replicating your OERs in your qualifications. Whether you're still in service or already job searching, keep these tips in mind to get your resume recruiter ready.

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Veterans: Get Your Resume Job Search Ready

  1. 1. 7 Common Military-to-CivilianResume MistakesBrought to you by ClearanceJobs.com
  2. 2. Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #1: A resume written in languageonly a fellow service member could appreciate• From jargon to acronyms, it’s best to put your resume in language a civilian can appreciate. Where appropriate, include civilian translations for military titles and experience.
  3. 3. Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #2: A resume filled with vagueaccomplishments• For veterans, in particular, it’s important to highlight leadership achievements and specific accomplishments. You might have been low on the chain of command but be specific about projects you oversaw and use strong language and specific milestones (including numbers).
  4. 4. Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #3: A resume that lacks direction• You might not know exactly what you want to do out of uniform but your resume should speak to some area of expertise and ideal position. Draft several resumes for different careers if you plan on applying for a variety of positions.
  5. 5. Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #4: A resume that goes overboardon education and training• The military offers a variety of training programs. Only highlight those that pertain to the career path you’re pursuing, and avoid listing lower level classes if you’re already including an advanced course.
  6. 6. Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #5: A resume that is too short ortoo long• Your resume should be concise, visually appealing and include the highlights of your career the hiring manager needs to know. Don’t think in terms of one page or two pages – draft a resume that works for your career.
  7. 7. Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #6: A resume that sounds a littletoo perfect• Your resume should be your words – not the regurgitation of your last OER or a copy and paste of the required skills and qualifications.
  8. 8. Veteran Resume MistakesMistake #7: Using military grammar ratherthan what your English teacher taught you• The military has its own conventions concerning capitalization, punctuation and grammar – be sure you’re not using them in your resume. Stick with proper grammar rules.
  9. 9. Read more at http://www.clearancejobs.com/cleared-news/259/7-common-military-to-civilian-resume-mistakesFind your next cleared job at www.clearancejobs.com
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