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1. Introduction to Update Your Resume for Your Civilian Job Search
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There are many reasons you might be transitioning from military life to civilian life.

You may have completed a four-year commitment or retired after twenty years.

Whatever the reason, however long you served, and whichever branch you served in, your time and service in the military have been valuable to our country.

And the skills and leadership experience you acquired will be just as valuable to potential civilian employers.

When I left the Army in 2007, I was sure my experience as an Engineer could help me get hired.

But I wasn't sure how to put that experience on my resume in language that a non-military recruiter would understand, or that would show my potential to employers.

I hope these videos will help you learn how to do that for your own skills and experience.

As you transition into the civilian workforce, you need to show potential employers how the skills you learned in the military and the jobs you performed fit their needs.

Creating a resume that clearly and accurately demonstrates your experience is a great start.

In this course, you will learn how to create a resume, or edit an existing resume to help you get noticed by potential civilian employers.

In the military, you learned important and valuable skills, including organization, communication, and leadership.

Civilian employers look for these traits when they are hiring.

Your resume is your opportunity to highlight those traits in a way that gets the attention of those employers, and can help get you hired.

A well-crafted resume helps you secure an interview by showing potential employers how your skills, qualifications, and experiences fit the job.

Use the Start a Resume and Edit a Resume lesson to start a new resume using a template or edit a resume you already have. Then, watch the extension videos 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.

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Instructions

  1. Select the Start a Resume or Edit a Resume lesson:
    • Use the Start a Resume lesson to create a new resume using a template in Google Docs.
    • Use the Edit a Resume lesson to make changes to a resume you already have.
  2. Watch the extension videos to help you create a resume that will help you get noticed by civilian employers.