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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.

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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