Sample Resume of Mid-Career Candidate: Military Veteran / Civil Services Industry
Sample Resume of Mid-Career Candidate in Military and Civil Services Industry
Matteo is a successful ex-US special forces military veteran. With over 3 years of experience in land-based military operations and an honorable discharge, he was looking for something new and exciting to protect. Unfortunately, his resume was riddled with bulletholes of inconclusive talents and tactical not-so-exploits. The top three issues identified with his resume included:
1) Descriptive language without justification
2) Repetitive, boring terminology
3) Lack of strategy and business value
Lacking justification: This talented military veteran seemed to continuously make broadstroke statements such as "handling a wide variety of situation and questions" or "participating in countless dismount exercises". However, these statements failed to truly describe what he was doing or why it was important. ResumeGuru created more meaningful phrases within his resume and was able to correlate his actions with direct results including the increased education and readiness of both his customers and fellow soldiers from his teachings.
Terminology: There seemed to be excessive usage of words like "worked", "handled" and "helped" which, while accurate, made him seem rather ordinary and blue-collar in his education. ResumeGuru strengthened his presentation by using high impact words like "conducted" and "prevented" to show to intent of his actions rather than focus purely on the actions themselves.
Strategy: While Matteo was still in the early ranks of the military, he demonstrated promise in his infantry skills related to field training, medical support and weapon handling. ResumeGuru was able to bolster these skills further by highlighting how his personal contributions aligned with a higher cause, i.e. increasing the security of a nation and improving local economy.
After ResumeGuru updated Matteo’s resume, he was able to land his next dream job within 23 days of receiving his finalized resume and cover letter package. Don’t this veteran be the only one. Instead, contact us for a free resume critique. If we can take tours from Kandahar and condense it down into a palatable resume capable of acquiring a job in less than a month; imagine what we can do for you.
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