Targeting your resume
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1. Get Started
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.
3. Translate a Military Occupation
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. MNET is the Military Occupational Structure Identification Code (MOSID)/National Occupation Code (NOC) Equivalency Tool. It is a ‘Military to Civilian’ or ‘Civilian to Military’ job translator. If you search your trade, you will find a description that you can copy and paste to your resume.
For example, a description for MOSID 00129 Vehicle Technician: VEH TECH shall perform duties related to operating, inspecting, testing, diagnosing, servicing, reconditioning and repairing general and specialized vehicles both wheeled and tracked including but not limited to: armoured personnel and fighting vehicles, all sizes of trucks, material handling equipment, generators, and small engines in both fixed and field environments.
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