Why hire a professional resume writer?
By Barbara Adams, CPRW, CEIP, CFRW/C
Military personnel can offer
a great deal of experience and dedication to the private sector
employers. You undoubtedly realize as a highly-respected person
serving in the military, "you have worn many hats,"
and yet the summation of your capabilities and talents is often
inadequately regarded if it is described using military jargon.
Most civilian employers do not understand military protocol,
and quite frankly, they are not required to because they are
not interviewing you for a position in the ranks of uniformed
service. Professional resume writers are experienced in organizing,
assimilating and interpreting your military career and marketing
you effectively. Accomplished and experienced military to civilian
resume writers can strategize your qualifications and experience
and demilitarize your career, projecting your experiences into
a highly effective resume presentation.
Even well-qualified, dedicated, and capable candidates such as
yourself has to plan strategies and care enough about the first
impression you make with a potential civilian employer to show
the hiring authorities your "best side." It's a known
fact if your resume is going to get the attention it deserves,
"make your first impression your best impression."
Sometimes hiring professionals may not completely understand
military acronyms or even the basic hierarchy of the military.
Recognized as "Home of the Military Transition Writing Experts,"
our highly trained and skilled team has been writing military
to civilian transition resumes since 1986, from Desert Shield/Storm
to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and all the brave missions in between.
We have a deep sense of pride and honor to be able to offer you,
who have served our country so selflessly, the very best in writing
talent, available to encapsulate your military years for civilian
In today's military, you have traveled across many miles and
continents, handled personnel issues, logistics, training; managed
materiel, equipment and inventory just to name a few, and many
have fought bravely in life-threatening war. How do you explain
this to a civilian? How could they ever imagine some of the assignments
you have participated in and successfully accomplished? They
cannot. But experienced and trustworthy professional resume writers
have the ability to interpret and integrate your military background
into a comprehensive, easily understood resume. We can transcribe
your experiences, accomplishments, challenges, actions and results
into the smoothly-reading qualifications and skills employers
can relate to - and are looking for.
The first step for the transitioning applicant is to understand
his or her talents, skills, and abilities and how those attributes
relate to business and industry. Military personnel develop traits
beneficial to private enterprises because they are held to the
highest standards of performance and operations. Recruiting professionals
statistically have agreed military personnel make excellent leaders,
once given a specific task: they are decisive, resourceful, disciplined
and devoted team players; performing exceptionally well under
Why do recruiters or hiring managers ever overlook well-qualified
military applicants? First, they may not be able to establish
(or understand) matched skills from the military resume, perhaps
because the language and "buzz words" do not equate
to their customary civilian terminology. If the recruiter is
forced to decipher too much technical information or military
jargon, he or she may be unable to see the value of the candidate.
As a former member of the military, no matter the length of time
served, you have much to offer and are the most loyal, well-trained,
disciplined, and goal-oriented individuals any employer could
hope to recruit. One of the most important decisions you can
make to aid in your transition from the military is to hire an
expert who can market and emphasize your value expertly in this
competitive employment economy we face today.
Our team of Certified Professional and Federal Resume Writers
and Career Coaches is here to help launch your civilian career
in the most professional manner possible.
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