Everyone wants to make a great first impression.Unfortunately, with today’s technology, it is very likely that your first interaction with a potential employer will be a computer image of your resume. That single 8” x 11” sheet of paper may need to stand alone and make that impression for you. So you need to be certain that your resume is clear and concise. It needs to be compelling, leaving the reader with a desire to want to know more about you. It must tell the employer enough about your education, skills, and work experience that they can’t help but follow up with you. Draft your resume using the examples below, then request to have it reviewed by our career counselors by sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget your cover letter and thank you notes.
Veterans have unique and advanced experiences that must be conveyed on a civilian resume. For more information, view A Veteran's Guide to Developing a Resume.
Tip: Switch up a few of those common words and phrases with strong, compelling action verbs. See list here.