Jennifer Conole, M.S.Transition & Relocation Manager, Spouse Employment Office of Health, Safety, and Work-Life, USCG District 11 South
Objectives Types of Resumes Formatting Topics within a resume Experience bullets The “Federal Resume” Cover Letters
Resume Types Chronological Functional Combination Keyword Scannable Internet (ASCII) Emailable (attachments) “The Master Resume”
Format for your Resume 1-2 pages Serif or Sans Serif font Multiple font types Use bold, underline, and italics for emphasis…but don’t overdo it 10-12 pt. font Other features: Columns, lines, tabs, text boxes
Resume Highlights Identifying Info Job Title/”Branding Statement” Summary of Qualifications/Professional Profile Work Experience Education Awards/Recognition
Resume Highlights(Optional) Security Clearance Volunteer Work Community Service/Involvement Religious Service/Involvement Publications Language Fluency
Experience Bullets What is your best tool? ACTION LANGUAGE! Avoid “responsible for…” Civilian language Be specific Use awards, evaluations for input Types of bullets Task/Action Scope Accomplishment/Result
Scope Bullets USE NUMBERS! Dollars People Time Percentages Increase/Decrease Hint: Use more than one number (e.g., “Monitored an inventory of over $1.5M worth of equipment and supplies in 6- 2,000 square foot warehouses”)
Accomplishment/Result How you benefited the organization What was the impact/result and why was it positive (think big!) Use your thesaurus If you participated in it, were on a team that did it, or in any way had a hand in the accomplishment…YOU OWN IT!
The “Federal Resume” It’s a myth! www.usajobs.com Longer than a civilian resume (most federal agencies want to know it ALL) Try to fill employment gaps Same rules apply for experience bullets
Resume Resources (allfree!) Work-Life Career Onestop Fleet and Family Support Center Marine Corps Community Services Airman and Family Readiness Center Military “headhunters” Friends, coworkers Networking!!!
WARNING!* There is nothing a paid writer can do for you that you cannot do foryourself for free with some effort and research. IF you choose to pay for aresume, prepare to use a professionally certified person (CPRW, MRW,NCRW) in order to get a quality product.
Conclusion Types of Resumes Formatting Topics within a resume Experience bullets The “Federal Resume” Cover Letters