Book for U.S. Military Veterans Seeking To Transition to Civilian Jobs
Military-to-Civilian Resumes and Letters: How to Best Communicate Your Strengths to Employers
Transitioning to the civilian work world can be filled with challenge, especially for those who don’t have a resume detailing their goals and objectives. That’s why Military to Civilian: Resumes and Letters is so important: it provides an outline of a simple job search process geared to the military, identifies 12 major mistakes, and packs in examples of over a hundred resumes and nearly 30 letters, with coverage of both electronic and conventional resumes. Military and career libraries in particular will welcome this transitional title.
Be Proud of Your Military Background
You might have heard you need to develop a functional resume format to mask or downplay your military experience, but the opposite is true. Your military experience is an asset and should be marketed as such. Many employers realize the value of bringing veterans on board. Attributes honed in the military include dedication, leadership, teamwork, positive work ethic and cross-functional skills. If you fear a potential employer won’t realize the significance of your military experience, make sure your resume clearly communicates the value you bring to the table.
Each year more than 250,000 transitioning military personnel enter the civilian job market. Going beyond the rules of good writing, this book shows how such individuals can produce, distribute, follow up, and evaluate employer-centered resumes and letters for maximum impact.
Includes 65 key principles, a 6-step military-to-civilian language translation process, over 75 sample resumes and letters, 100 top Internet employment sites, and more.
OTHER GREAT BOOKS, DVDS, and MUSIC FOR VETERANS;
- The Veteran’s Survival Guide: How to File and Collect on VA Claims, Second Edition by John D. Roche
- Veterans Day by Tom Russell
- The Veteran ~ Ally Sheedy, Bobby Hosea, Michael Ironside, and Colin Glazer
- Veterans Day by Red Johnson
- Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace by Maxine Hong Kingston