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  • #1 by hawgrunner on 31 Jul 2017
  • Leaving the military world and trying to get a job in the civilian one... any one having an issues making your skill set on resume translate from one to the other?

    Have you ever thought about using the resume writer folks out there?

    http://www.best10resumewriters.com/
  • #2 by HawgWild on 02 Aug 2017
  • Just curious, what kind of job duties did you have in the military and what type job are you looking for?
  • #3 by hawgrunner on 03 Aug 2017
  • Just curious, what kind of job duties did you have in the military and what type job are you looking for?

    Started out as electronic technician and working telecommunications/network equipment (in the Navy we call this Combat Systems) Then over the years worked way up the chain to just management and oversight of those types of work items and/or projects.

    So would be looking for a job as Project Manager in that related type field. Took night class and got BS degree in business management and studying now to get ready to take the PMP exam.
  • #4 by Pork Twain on 04 Aug 2017
  • Started out as electronic technician and working telecommunications/network equipment (in the Navy we call this Combat Systems) Then over the years worked way up the chain to just management and oversight of those types of work items and/or projects.

    So would be looking for a job as Project Manager in that related type field. Took night class and got BS degree in business management and studying now to get ready to take the PMP exam.

    Sounds like you have set yourself up well.  Far too many of the people I worked with over the years, expected to get out and have a job handed to them.
  • #5 by HawgWild on 04 Aug 2017
  • Sorry to keep coming at you with the questions but are you wanting to stay local or are you willing to move anywhere?

    You've got a desirable skill set. Companies are going to scan your resume to see if your experiences mirror the qualifications they're wanting. You'll want to include the same wording in your resume that they use in their job opening announcement.

    Government, colleges and university HR Departments are super sensitive about hiring issues. They scan applications for those that match the MQ's "minimum qualifications" and only forward those that do.

    I think if you're capable of putting together a general outline of your qualifications and then tailoring it to the specific job.

    As a hiring supervisor I closely read the letters of reference.

    Good luck!
  • #6 by hawgrunner on 04 Aug 2017
  • Sorry to keep coming at you with the questions but are you wanting to stay local or are you willing to move anywhere?

    You've got a desirable skill set. Companies are going to scan your resume to see if your experiences mirror the qualifications they're wanting. You'll want to include the same wording in your resume that they use in their job opening announcement.

    Government, colleges and university HR Departments are super sensitive about hiring issues. They scan applications for those that match the MQ's "minimum qualifications" and only forward those that do.

    I think if you're capable of putting together a general outline of your qualifications and then tailoring it to the specific job.

    As a hiring supervisor I closely read the letters of reference.

    Good luck!

    I want to come back home to NWA.
  • #7 by HawgWild on 05 Aug 2017
  • I think you'll do just fine writing your own resume. Find a style you like and use it for all the boilerplate stuff - education, job experiences, etc. Then customize it for the job that your applying by highlighting/inserting your matching job skills to their criteria.

    Know the job for which you're applying. And, if possible, know the people. Don't just send a resume out to every one for every job.

    Universities and hospitals aren't bad places to work for folks in IT. Nice sized companies in the NW area as well, Wal-Mart, JB Hunt, etc.

    Good luck.
  • #8 by hogginbama on 11 Aug 2017
  • I used an organization "Hire Heroes USA" for my intitial writting. Then tweeked it accordingly.
  • #9 by hawgrunner on 15 Aug 2017
  • I used an organization "Hire Heroes USA" for my intitial writting. Then tweeked it accordingly.

    I'll check it out.
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