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In this video, you will use a job listing to edit your resume to fit the job details.

Looking for a job is an exciting challenge to undertake.

There are many things to consider when you find a job that interests you.

One of the best ways to get an interview is to update your resume to fit the description in a job listing.

You want to highlight the valuable skills you learned from your time in the military in a way that fits the details of the job.

To begin, open a listing for a job you are interested in. If you don’t have one saved, you can search online.

Then, in a new tab, open your resume.

Compare the details of the job description with the details in your resume.

If you have a summary in your resume, include a detail that uses the title from the job description.

This will show hiring agents that you have experience with the specific job, even if your job title was different.

You can change other summary details as well to make it more closely match the job description.

You may have had responsibilities in the military that you will not have in a civilian job.

You can still replace military terms with civilian terms.

You can explain any further details in the interview.

Next, update your skills.

You can keep any skills that relate to the job you are seeking.

You do not need to match every detail exactly as it is shown in the job description.

But you do want to make connections between your skill set and the job requirements.

So make changes that build that connection.

When possible, match the language of your resume to the job description.

Your military training helped prepare you for your time serving and may be valuable to a civilian employer.

If you completed any course work or other education that relates directly to a position you are seeking, include it in your education section.

However, you do not need to include any basic training that is not specific to a civilian job.

If your resume has a section for awards, you can include any military awards you earned.

Showing these awards highlights your effort in the military and adds value to your resume.

Now, it’s your turn: Find a job listing, Compare the job details to your resume details, And change your resume details to fit the job description.

Choose an Extension
Decide Which Military Experience to Include

Make decisions about which military experience to include on your resume.

Update Your Resume to Fit the Job

Use a job description to tailor your resume to fit the job details.

Search for a Job Using Your Military Occupation Code

Use your military occupation code in Google Search to find a job that matches your military experience.


  1. Choose an extension to help you create a resume that will help you get noticed by civilian employers.
    • The videos offer advice based on typical challenges transitioning service-members and veterans commonly face when searching for a civilian job.