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Hello everyone!

This week’s question: Should you put military experience on a resume, and if so, how do you format it?

That is a great question!

Military experience should definitely be on your resume! That is wonderful experience that is unique and should be highlighted.

For formatting there are a few options:

A few tips on the actual language of your resume:

  • Convert military terminology to civilian language
  • Don’t underestimate your gained abilities
    • In the military the transferable skills that you gain are often overlooked because it is thought of as only an expectation, in reality, those are HUGE in the civilian world and need to be highlighted
      • Such as leadership, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, attention to detail, and responsibility!

That concludes this week’s blog. Please write your questions on the lower, right side of the main page of our website!

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Signing off,

The CC

By Andrea Richard
Andrea Richard Career Mentor Andrea Richard