Role and Company
3 years experience in engineering
Fort Worth, TX
- US Army Sergeant: 1999-2008
- MOS 15Y AH-64 Avionics/Electrical Systems Technician
- Education: BS Electrical Engineering
- Current Position: Electrical Design and Analysis Engineer in Aerospace/Defense Industry
I am here to help fellow warriors make as smooth a transition as possible. Based on my personal transition experiences my advise would be best suited for post 9/11 enlisted troops and warrant officers that served in technical specialties within the military; wishing to transfer their expertise and training into the civilian sector.
My biggest pieces of transition advice are as follows:
1. GO TO COLLEGE OR TECH SCHOOL!!! Use the GI Bill.
2. BE SMART WHEN CHOOSING A DEGREE. AVOID FINE ARTS, SOCIAL SCIENCES, AND GENERAL STUDIES.
3. NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4. Get a linkedin account
General Resume Advise:
- Spread the margins out
- Fill the white space (use columns)
- Try not to exceed one page
- Use a professional sounding email address
- Have an "Interests" section with personal interests that may align with your desired career path and interests that make you sound like you are a human being, not a robot
- Submit ALL resumes and other documents in PDF--> MS Word saves in PDF
- Provide academic and professional projects when submitting resumes
- Gather a list of professional references and submit it with your resume --> Commanders, Professors, etc etc.
- DO NOT provide your DD214 unless specifically asked to do so. The same goes for your SSN, in general
- Make a unique linkedin URL and put it on your resume next to your email address