Resume Tips for Transitioning Military

  • Translate: There are hundreds, if not thousands, of acronyms or terminology specific to the military. Translate your experience into terms that anyone in the civilian world can understand. Translation example: Cargo Specialist> Distribution manager
  • Highlight Your Transferable Skills:
    • Being able to motivate a team is a highly desired skill, highlight your skills in managing and motivating a team in difficult environments.
    • Problem Solving: In the Military you are faced with many problems that need to be resolved on the spot in sometimes precarious situations. Highlight that skill
  • Include your medals and certificates: Although a hiring manager may not completely understand the certificates or medals it shows that you excelled in your position.

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