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Veteran

AIMEE COOK Sheboygan, WI

I served 20-years in three different branches the national guard, as a master at arms in the Navy reserves and as a allied trades sergeant in The United States Army. I also have a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice with a associate specialization in Homeland security. I currently work as a Housing Support Specialist and am looking for a career change in emergency management how do I show my previous occupation in relationship to the emergency management field?

26 June 2022 14 replies General

Answers

Advisor

Jim Schreier Milwaukee, WI

You've seen a lot of great advice here -- so I'll just make a couple of quick comments. If you focus your resume on "accomplishments," that's strong information based on what you can do -- and can then apply to possible positions you might not see as directly connected.

I've published a few articles on this site related to that point -- plus you can find a lot of special information for veterans at 212-careers.com

Always willing to review resumes -- and definitely for a veteran close to my home (MKE)

Veteran

Robert Best Lexington, SC

I would take a look at current posting for the roles you are interested in.

Find similarities with the skills and experience required for the role and what you have done in the past.

I would also network and strive to meet people in the industry to learn more about what the needs are for new hires.

Veteran

Michael Reese Rustburg, VA

Lots of help out there. If you consider federal let me know. http://linkedin.com/in/michael-l-reese

Veteran

Michael Reese Rustburg, VA

Lots of help out there. If you consider federal let me know. http://linkedin.com/in/michael-l-reese

Veteran

Eli Blackhouse Randolph, ME

Based on your resume, I would go directly to FEMA and just wow them with your military credentials and relevant educational background. I train through the Center for Disaster Preparedness, and you can e-mail to me if you need assistance enrolling online. Be prepared for some extreme-seeming COVID protocols, though, unfortunately; they require guidance with regard to differentiation/discernment. However, if you overcome what was my personal objection to traveling to Atlanta (for boots-on-the-ground training), you might find that you have a meaningful chance to use your hard-earned skills (while making $ at the same time). My best ---- Eli

Veteran

Mario Lopez Sanchez Bakersfield, CA

Aimee,

Great question if you ever need help with your resume feel free to send you copy and I can help you with determining how your experience coincides with the job you’re applying for.

I have a job in construction industry but my education is based in criminal justice. Good luck and we’re all here to help.

Mario

Veteran

Mario Lopez Sanchez Bakersfield, CA

Aimee,

Great question if you ever need help with your resume feel free to send you copy and I can help you with determining how your experience coincides with the job you’re applying for.

I have a job in construction industry but my education is based in criminal justice. Good luck and we’re all here to help.

Mario

Veteran

Jonathan Cook

Email a resume jonathan.cook@caci.com I can refer you for background investigator jobs that are work from home until you find what you’re looking for.

Advisor

Gail Baccetti Lake Geneva, WI

The important thing is to show how you excelled at what you did. People can learn new jobs, but you can't train them to be exceptional. If you already have a resume draft, I'd be happy to look at it and provide feedback. Please send it in a Word document to gbaccetti@hotmail.com.

Advisor

Eric Brew Columbus, GA

I'd love to connect you to Chip Lankert. Chip is a Military Talent Acquisition Manager for FEMA and a dear friend of mine! Connect with me on LinkedIn, send me a note, and remind me to do the introduction.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericbrew

Advisor

June Webb Washington, DC

Hello Aimee,

Check out Resune-Now.com. It has many templates and algorithm friendly verbiage that can help recruiters find you and you can select that words and phrases that best matches your work experiences and skills.
Go on Indeed and Ziprecruiter to research job/career market to see what companies are looking for and offering as a “contract” (W-2, 1099, hybrid…).
Once you know what is in the job market then you will have a better understanding as how to align your resume with what’s out there.

Hope that helps.

If you like please connect with me on Linkedin.

June Webb

Advisor

Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

Found 3 jobs at your location

https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=criminal%20justice&l=Sheboygan%2C%20WI&sc=0kf%3Aattr(FCGTU%7CHFDVW%7CQJZM9%7CUTPWG%252COR)explvl(ENTRY_LEVEL)%3B&vjk=169dc8722f012aa0

Just print out your LinkedIn profile, it looks great for these local jobs.

Advisor

Alan Dankwerth Tucson, AZ

Good Morning Aimee:
I suggest a targeted approach which experience has shown works.
*Write a description of the job/position you "would kill for".
*List the skills that job/position would require
*Review all your work/service experience and list that "matching" the skills required.
*Then search out companies, government agencies which would have the job/position you are looking for . A business library can help you with a search.
* Write your resume emphasizing the skills you have (that match those the job/position would require)
* Send your resume to these companies/agencies with a strong cover letter stating how you your skills would be of value to-help that company/agency.
* Address your letter/resume to a specific person with his/her name and title (i.e. Joan Smith, VP of Emergency Management) NOT to whom it my concern or Human Resources Dept.(Again the library can help you here)
Good Luck,
Alan

Advisor

ACP AdvisorNet Staff New York, NY

Hi Aimee,

Thank you for your question! While you are waiting for an Advisor to answer your question, I wanted to share some resources that you may find helpful related to considering transferable skills and tips for getting into a new industry.

https://www.themuse.com/advice/transferable-skills-definition-examples
https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbeshumanresourcescouncil/2022/05/31/tips-for-getting-a-new-job-in-a-different-industry/?sh=283db1e367ed

I hope this helps!

Best,

Alex

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