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Jacqueline Contreras, CPRW

Advisor

Role and Company

Owner/Resume Writer and Career Coach, www.ThatResumeGirl.com

Expertise

12 years experience in human resources

Location

San Antonio, TX

About Jacqueline

I am a Certified Professional Résumé Writer, Job & Career Transition Coach, and Job & Career Development Coach. While I have assisted people from all types of professional backgrounds and industries, my true mission is serving those who’ve served us; transitioning service members, veterans, and their families.

I administer professional assessments and provide career advice to help clients explore employment opportunities, while also teaching them to tailor their résumés and interview responses to truly highlight their skills and qualifications. In addition to one-on-one assistance, I teach employment workshops and speak on various panels throughout the community about the benefits and importance of hiring veterans.

I am dedicated, hard-working, and passionate about what I do.

I’m currently interested in expanding my portfolio to include anything that helps our service members transition into the civilian world smoothly.

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Articles by Jacqueline

4 years ago

The Two R's of a Successful Job Search

"Relevancy and Research."

That’s how I start every employment workshop I teach, no matter what the topic. Relevancy and...

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3 years ago

May I babysit your kids?

The following is an exercise I like to do in my Résumé Writing Workshop. I choose someone in the...

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3 years ago

Yeah, Yeah. Network, Network, Network...

As an avid veteran advocate, I attend as many military- and veteran-specific events as I can, especially when they are...

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3 years ago

Don't Blame the Hiring Manager

In one of my recent workshops, I listened to a few frustrated job seekers complain that politics and nepotism were...

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3 years ago

Everyone Has Heroes

Whether they are movie stars, athletes, or politicians, everyone looks up to someone. My heroes are the people of this...

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3 years ago

Why am I still here?

The arrival of the New Year tends to make us look at where we are in our careers and wonder, ...

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2 months ago

"Overqualified" AGAIN?

Many veterans tell me they are fed up with being rejected for being "overqualified" and don't understand why this is...

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Jacqueline's Recent Answers

one month ago

Who can I connect with to get IT training while working

Check some of these out: https://www.hireheroesusa.org/training/ https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/fgib/vettec.asp https://niccs...

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2 months ago

Where do I start?

All due respect to military translators out there, but they work under the assumption that you want to continue in...

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one year ago

"Talking the Talk" and "Walking the Walk" Concern

Reginald, I commend you for taking your transition seriously and planning further out in advance than most of my clients....

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one year ago

May I have some help finding my next career?

This is by far the most comprehensive career portal I have found, https://www.confidentialsearchonline.com/. It's free. It's not...

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one year ago

Best practices building a professional network?

I agree with everything previously posted, but also recommend using Michael Quinn's LinkedIn Cheat Sheet (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse...

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