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Can anyone help me translate my resume for a career in finance?


Andrew Cohen Colorado Springs, CO

I am on draft 8 of my resume and yet, I still feel like it reads like an evaluation report. If anyone is willing to look over my resume and assist me translate my military experience into a competitive resume to help me break into finance I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.



16 May 2018 21 replies Resumes & Cover Letters



Accursio Marciante Union, NJ

Hi Andy,

Looks like you got plenty of responses and hopefully got the answers you needed. Feel free to ping nevertheless and kudos to all the advisors that chimed!


Mike McDermott New York, NY

First and foremost, do NOT pay someone to assist you with this, or even worse to write it for you.
Every resume is a combination of personal opinion, understanding of what you accomplished, understanding of the position you are applying for...and is inherently subjective.
The best advice that I received, and which I didn't understand until recently, is that your resume needs to be tailored to the position you are applying for. I've come to learn that means your resume is not a recitation of all you have accomplished in the military. It's not your ORB, 201 file, or DD 214, but a selection of accomplishments that speak to the required competencies on the job description. A 1-page resume is actually sufficient, and needs to be a conversation starter that gets you in the door and prompts the hiring manager to want to know more about you. Now go network so you can circumvent the ATS...


Kate White Las Vegas, NV

Mr. Cohen,

I am a 23 year retired USAF Veteran and spent seven years instructing at USAF NCO Academies. I helped my students develop both their Master Resumes and various Targeted Resumes.

If I can be of assistance please email me at

Thank you for your consideration,
Kate White


Lex Levin Ellicott City, MD


I'm an established professional resume writer specializing in military transitions to Federal and private sector jobs. Happy to review your resume and give pointers. Send it to



Patrick Austin

Yes, there are lots of venture who provide these kind of service, you can reach them by clicking this url:


Robert Schamis Berwyn, PA

Your resume needs to be geared toward the area of finance you are looking to get into.
I'm a financial advisor & senior portfolio manager and would be more than happy to review your resume & give you some idea of what my career field does.

Please send your resume & a short description of what you're looking for to


Harold Kahn New York, NY

Have helped many, many colleagues over the years with their resumes, including veterans. Feel free to send a copy and I will turn it quickly.



Kiley Pontrelli Morrisville, NC

Hey Andrew! Thank you for your service! I work at Credit Suisse and have contacts in a few different financial firms. Happy to help if you're still looking, whether it be with resume help or networking! You can reach me at


David Leibowitz Short Hills, NJ

Andrew- I’ve spent 45 years in finance and would be happy to help.


Joe Pierce Jonesboro, AR

Thanks for your service.
I suggest that you contact some of the major financial services providers and see if they will help you get your series 7 license or any of the other required credentials while you pursue a career with them. I know they will if you have the right background


Louis Schwarz Somerville, NJ

Send me your resume, I will be happy to review it.


Joe Floyd Norfolk, VA

Thank you for your service Andrew. I was in the air force.

First thing you need to know that Enhusiasm will make the difference, I was in business for over thirty years an handling finances is what a business owner better know. That being said I found that my ability to transfer on ground current information was paramount, how enthusiasm when presenting the information made the difference. You can't buy it, you have to be able to exude it. This can be done on a resume. Email me and if interested we can talk.

One can't tell you how to do it, it's your and yours alone.




Sharon Parker Roanoke, TX

Hi, thank you for your service. I am a certified coach and would be more than happy to look at your resume and provide feedback. Thanks


Tedrick Holmes Killeen, TX

Andrew please check out CMA along with the USO Pathfinder program. They should be able to help you.


Timothy Boylan Sanford, NC

Send it to me at and I will look it over and provide what input I can. Also, have you registered with Hired Heroes they do some phenomenal work with resumes.


Taube Weiner Dedham, MA

Hi Andrew,
If you're still looking for help, I am a career coach and will help anyone in the military at no cost. It's my way of saying thank you.

my website is Check out my website because I think you'll need more than resume help. Feel free to contact me through my website!



Jacinda Chan Sacramento, CA

I don't work in finance, but I'm a professional writer. If you still need help, you can help me your draft to


Bob Molluro Wilmington, DE

Andrew, did you know that as veteran the company that employees you is entitled to a tax credit up to $9,600. Most employers don't this either. I can show you want to add to your resume that will point this out plus how the employer can take advantage of the credit. Just send me an email to if you want to learn how. Anyone else reading this feel free to contact me for some guidance.


Mary Hunt San Francisco, CA

I would be happy to help too. Please send your latest draft to




Andrew Cohen Colorado Springs, CO


Thank you so much for your help. My email is, if you would email me I would be happy send it.

Thank you.


Marc Tesler Boca Raton, FL

I am happy to help; just send your latest draft and indicate what job(s) you are aiming for

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