1. To showcase your skills, qualifications and accomplishments in such a way that it attracts prospective employers.
2. To entice a prospective employer to take action; specifically, to offer you the opportunity for a job interview.
3. To serve as a tool to guide your job interviews.
This is critically important for military-to-civilian job seekers who must focus their resumes on skills, qualifications and accomplishments that are transferable to the civilian workforce.
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Click here to view the Military website for resumes-shows examples
Click here to view general website from Career Services-action verbs, keywords, samples, etc.
|You know it as:||Civilian employers will understand it as:|
|NCOIC, Watch Captain,Petty Officer of the Watch||→||Supervisor, Manager, Coordinator|
|Commander, Chief||→||Division Head, Director, Senior Manager|
|Executive Officer (XO)||→||Deputy Director, Assistant Manager|
|Action Officer (AO)||→||Analyst (or Senior Analyst if applicable)|
|Battalion, Unit, Platoon||→||organization, agency, department|
|Mission||→||responsibility, task, objective, job|
|Combat/War||→||hazardous conditions, conflict|
|Headquarters||→||headquarters, corporate office|
|Service members||→||employees, co-workers, colleagues,personnel, individuals|
|Security Clearance||→||security clearance|
|Military Personnel Office (MILPO)Personnel Action Center (PAC)||→||personnel office|
|Regulations||→||guidance, policy, instructions|
|Reconnaissance||→||data collection, survey, analysis|
|TDA/MTOE||→||organizational structure,material resources, manpower|
|Warrant Officer||→||Technical Manager/Specialist/Department Manager|
|Senior NCOs||→||First-Line Supervisor|
|Sergeant Major||→||Senior Advisor|
|First Sergeant||→||Personnel Supervisor|
|Squad Leader||→||Team Leader/Team Chief|
|Supply Sergeant||→||Supply Manager/Logistics Manager|
|Operations NCO||→||Operations Supervisor|
|Platoon Sergeant||→||Supervisor/ Instructor/Trainer|
You may also choose to use an online translator. We recommend the following, but be sure to phrase the duties in your own words, applying them specifically to your situation:
-To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and ability to work well with people.
-Seeking a project management position with leadership responsibilities including problem solving, planning, organizing and managing budgets.
-Obtain a position at XYZ Company where I can maximize my management skills, quality assurance, program development, and training experience.
-To secure a position with a well established organization with a stable environment that will lead to a lasting relationship in the field of finance.
-To secure a management position where I can effectively utilize my expertise in human relations, project management, and staff recruitment and retention.
-While I am open to any uses of my educational achievements, I am decidedly disposed that the task of the new career-related responsibility be so oriented as to at least partially address or configure and to ultimately lead to the application of more rarefied and challenging facets of financial management as the major sphere of the responsibility of the stated position.
-To continue my career with an organization that will utilize my MANAGEMENT, SUPERVISION & ADMINISTRATIVE skills to benefit mutual growth and success.