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What is the best way to integrate 20 plus years of military experience in two pages resume for the civilian market?

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Bruce Garrido Fort Lee, VA

I'm currently in the transition process and I'm having difficulties reflecting my experiences in two pages resume? I appreciate your feedback and thank you in advance. Take care!

9 July 2020 7 replies Resumes & Cover Letters

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Jeff Martin Ashburn, VA

I agree with Ronald’s comments and would add - focus on results more than experience, tailor those results as closely as you can to the specific job you’re applying for and network with people at the target company or in the target industry to see what hiring managers are looking for and how best to express it in a resume. Best of luck to you. Jeff

10 July 2020 Helpful answer

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Gail Baccetti Lake Geneva, WI

Bruce, I'd be happy to provide feedback on your resume. If interested, please send it to me in a Word format at gbaccetti@hotmail.com.

10 July 2020 Helpful answer

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Ronald Carvalho Avon By The Sea, NJ

Bruce, There is a saying "What have you done for me lately?" It is apropos to you. Focus on the near-term. Highlight only your more recent accomplishments that support the job you are seeking. Allocate very little space on your resume to what you did/accomplished more than say 7 years ago. Best of luck.

10 July 2020 Helpful answer

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Bruce Garrido Fort Lee, VA

Hello Gail,
Thank you very much for your assistance, I will send you my resume and I really appreciate your help. Take care!

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Bruce Garrido Fort Lee, VA

Hi Jeff,
Thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it. Take care!

Veteran

Bruce Garrido Fort Lee, VA

Hi Ronald,
Thank you for your response, it makes sense and I will applied to my resume. I appreciate it, take care!

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