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Resume writing for ex-military. Learn how to design an effective resume that will sell your defence background.

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Tips and suggestions for resume writing for Ex-military personnel.

Tips and suggestions for resume writing for Ex-military personnel.

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Resume writing for ex-military. Learn how to design an effective resume that will sell your defence background. Resume writing for ex-military. Learn how to design an effective resume that will sell your defence background. Presentation Transcript

  • THE ART OF WAR IN THE JOB MARKETMILITARY-TO-CIVILIAN RESUME WRITING TACTICS
  •   translating your militarybackground in a resume can be … tough    
  • What you do is…
  • What you do is… COMPLEX
  • WHAT YOU DO IS… SPECIALISED
  • WHAT YOU DO IS …DIVERSE
  • IT CAN BE HARD TO EXPLAIN.When you say infantry. They hear blah? ?  
  • If you want the interview Your resume has to be …
  • …RELEVANT  .
  • …COmpelling  
  • …POWERFUL  
  • But WHERE do you start?
  • Step 1FIND OUT WHAT THEY Want!
  • Research! Read Job ads, google positiondescriptions, talk to people in that field.Uncover employers’ needs
  • Step 2catch their attention
  • Forget the old fashioned objective.
  • lead with a strong opening profile TO Hook them in on you
  • REPLACE this…
  • with this…
  • Step 3focus on the relevant
  • Don’t just list your daily dutiesDu%es    Led  Squad  Maneuvers  Weapons  Opera%on    Tac%cal  Training  Combat  du%es  Use  of  military  communica%ons  equipment          
  • ….Think from their perspective. What have you done that’s valuable to them?My  du%es  included…   I  offer  experience  in…      Leading  Squad  Maneuvers   ✔Team  Leadership  Weapons  Opera%on     ✔Rapid  Decision-­‐making  Tac%cal  Training   ✔Training  Combat  du%es   ✔Opera%ons  Management  Use  of  military  communica%ons   ✔Risk  Assessment  equipment     ✔WH&S  Training     ✔Cross-­‐cultural  Communica%ons            
  • compliance reliability strategy team workcommunication … sell your transferable skills and planning achievements in logistics performance safety civilian delegation technical skills terms   leadership procedure negotiation productivity problem solvingefficiency risk management
  • Step 4Bring out the big guns
  • Sell your achievements & successes
  • F THIS… INSTEAD O-­‐  Delivered  training  programs  and  ran  weekly  group  exercises       YOU…   THEM HOW TELL  Redesigned  2  key  training  programs  with  fresh  content  and  new  virtual  simula%on  exercises  that  improved  comprehension  of  complex  concepts  and  liNed  average  pass  rates  more  than  20%.  
  • Step 5polish, proof, apply
  • Invest time IN GETTING IT RIGHT NAIL THE CONTENT Perfect the presentation Be confident it represents you well!  
  • Need help?Outplacement AustraliaAward-winning resume writING | career transition coachINGwww.outplacementaustralia.com.au | info@outplacementaustralia.com.au