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	...
….Think from their perspective.  What have you done that’s valuable to them?My	  du%es	  included…	                   I	  ...
compliance            reliability                 strategy                                           team workcommunicatio...
Step 4Bring out the big guns
Sell your achievements & successes
F THIS…          INSTEAD O-­‐	  Delivered	  training	  programs	  and	  ran	  weekly	  group	  exercises	  	  	           ...
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 ...
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Resume writing for ex-military. Learn how to design an effective resume that will sell your defence background.

  1. 1. THE ART OF WAR IN THE JOB MARKETMILITARY-TO-CIVILIAN RESUME WRITING TACTICS
  2. 2.   translating your militarybackground in a resume can be … tough    
  3. 3. What you do is…
  4. 4. What you do is… COMPLEX
  5. 5. WHAT YOU DO IS… SPECIALISED
  6. 6. WHAT YOU DO IS …DIVERSE
  7. 7. IT CAN BE HARD TO EXPLAIN.When you say infantry. They hear blah? ?  
  8. 8. If you want the interview Your resume has to be …
  9. 9. …RELEVANT  .
  10. 10. …COmpelling  
  11. 11. …POWERFUL  
  12. 12. But WHERE do you start?
  13. 13. Step 1FIND OUT WHAT THEY Want!
  14. 14. Research! Read Job ads, google positiondescriptions, talk to people in that field.Uncover employers’ needs
  15. 15. Step 2catch their attention
  16. 16. Forget the old fashioned objective.
  17. 17. lead with a strong opening profile TO Hook them in on you
  18. 18. REPLACE this…
  19. 19. with this…
  20. 20. Step 3focus on the relevant
  21. 21. 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          
  22. 22. ….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            
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. Step 4Bring out the big guns
  25. 25. Sell your achievements & successes
  26. 26. 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%.  
  27. 27. Step 5polish, proof, apply
  28. 28. Invest time IN GETTING IT RIGHT NAIL THE CONTENT Perfect the presentation Be confident it represents you well!  
  29. 29. Need help?Outplacement AustraliaAward-winning resume writING | career transition coachINGwww.outplacementaustralia.com.au | info@outplacementaustralia.com.au

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