Targeting your resumé

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  • First, determine your specific trade
  • Next, focus your resume on that trade or occupation, and what's relevant for the position you're applying for, and eliminate details and duties that don’t focus on skills the potential employer seeks
  • Use your job descriptions to emphasize challenges, actions, and results
  • Translate your resume into civilian terms. Never use military jargon or acronymns!
  • Limit your resume from 1-2 pages
  • Don't include your mailing address, use a professional email
  • Don't include references

Resume Template
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This is a sample resumé developed by Helmets to Hardhats® staff targetting the Building & Construction Industry. It's  a quick review designed for busy managers to see your highlights and skillsets. You want to catch their attention, and you can fill in the details once you are selected.

Use this template for your own application to Helmets to Hardhats® or create your own. Please make sure everything is accurate and have someone look over it before you attach it on your profile.

All formats: If you don't have Microsoft Word, you can create a google email account, then access Google Drive for free. You will be able to open and edit this document on Google Docs. Save as a pdf or Word doc to upload to the H2H® secure website.
iPad & iPhone: MS Word is a free app for all iPad and iPhone users, you will need a free Microsoft account to edit and save changes.

Please do not upload an image of your resume (ex: a screenshot or jpg).

If this format is not compatable for you, contact our H2H® webmaster for assistance.

Extra help
manitiba website If you're still not sure what to include, we' ve included a link to a very valuable website that we have found best suits our clients. It's available here, through the province of Manitoba Career Development, available in English or French.

Also, this site is created specifically for Employers Supporting Reservists from DND and includes a Military Skills Translator.

Another great link is Out of Uniform: Resume Tips for Making the Transition