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What is the best mehtod for leveraging military experience on resume?


Anthony Catalano Richland, WA

I know our military performance evaluations loved to show large numbers/metrics, but how do we translate that experience to something that will fit in line with corporate careers?

6 August 2019 4 replies Resumes & Cover Letters



Steven Mathews Spring, TX

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1 September 2019 Helpful answer


Thomas Kidd Dallas, TX

Agree with Matt and John. Will add that while you are highlighting your applicable skills, do your best to weave in your extensive leadership experience. Transitioning vets are often times surprised how much more leadership experience they have compared to their civilian counterparts, and so they don't make it a point to highlight. Again, without too much military jargon, simply giving the size and scope of your leadership roles can go a long way.

Hope that helps,


Matt Dubois Dover, NH

John's answer is spot on. You need to use those accomplishments to demonstrate to the employer your qualifications in the context of the desired position.


John Faber Arlington, VA

Hi Anthony –

The impact statements you use for your evaluations is a great starting point for your resume. First, write out the accomplishments that are relevant to the position and industry you are applying for and think about what skills would be required for that role. Highlight those applicable skills in the positions you served in your resume. Also, communicate in civilian terms highlighting the soft skills that are required to be successful in any position. Try to remove all military jargon and terms from your resume.

I would be happy to review your resume and provide feedback if you are interested. Hope this helps.


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