Monday, December 01, 2008

Exiting Military Job Transition

Transitioning from military to civilian life is tricky. Most who exit the military need to find jobs, either in the civilian or governmental workforce. If this is the case for you, you'll need to create a resume for that job search. Here are some useful resources:

Military-to-Private Sector Transition
Writing a resume for the private sector takes an extra step -- translating military-speak into civilian-speak. The Military to Civilian Occupation Translator is a handy tool for understanding how military positions translate into civilian jobs. This may help you figure out what type of job to look for and how to write about your military experience in terms the civilian employer will understand.

Military-to-Federal Government Transition
Military-to-Federal Resumes and How are Federal Resumes Different? are two excellent posts by Kathryn Troutman.

I'm currently working on resume templates for exiting military personnel for the new version of my Ready-Made Resumes program. Do you have a good military-civilian resume you'd like to share? Email it to me!

1 comment:

Hayli said...

The good thing about translating military lingo into civilian lingo on resumes is that their skillset automatically qualifies military personnel for very high-paying jobs. With a little help, they can seize those opportunities.

Hayli Morrison
Mktng. Comm. Specialist,