How to Translate Military Terminology to Civilian SpeakOn your resume and in job interviews, it's your job to convey the value you offer a civilian employer -- and you need to do that in civilian-speak, not military lingo.
In this video, Patra Frame suggests four ways to learn job-related civilian terminology. Notice these activities are also excellent ways to find a civilian job!
- Search for common civilian terminology. Read through 10-20 job posts in your line of work to see what terms are commonly used.
- Read industry-specific articles, both in print and online, to get up to date on what's happening and how to articulate it.
- Attend professional events such as job fairs and civilian classes in your line of work. Listen to how others are describing their civilian work functions. Join in the conversation using those terms.
- Participate in social networking sites such as LinkedIn where you can discuss work-related topics with civilian professionals.