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Resume help


Ricky Wallace Saint Louis, MO

I'm a veteran working for the Department of Veterans Affairs. I have been applying for different job positions and I'm not getting past the selection process because of my resume. I'm a food service worker and I would like to move forward up the ladder in a different field.

21 July 2022 4 replies General



Gail Baccetti Lake Geneva, WI

Ricky, if you still need help, please send your resume, in a Word document, to I'll be happy to review it.

Gail Baccetti


Jeff Martin Ashburn, VA

I’d suggest that you network at the target company or industry. Use LinkedIn to find people already working there and reach out to them. Ask them the process they used to get hired and ask them to help you navigate the hiring process and if they are willing, ask them to submit you as a referral. These activities require much more time on your part but in my opinion would greatly increase your chances for success. Good luck!


Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

I've added links to information & videos under these sections of my EE webpage that might be useful: - Set up your profile, Get 1 year premium LinkedIn FREE - traverse finding your Dream career - see GI-Bill & VRRAP for education - Vet. Owned Small Business - Be your own boss? Barber-Shop? Restaurant? - Commercial Job search links - Gov. Jobs

You could traverse the to find your dream job category.
Do job searches to explore those possibilities.
Examine job requirements, acquire skills or certifications as necessary.

Gov Job search - "Barber "- No location specified. (2 jobs)

Gov Job search - "Security" - No location specified. (5788 jobs)

Commercial Job search - "Barber "- your location: (249 jobs)

Commercial Job search - "Security "- your location: (491 jobs)

Commercial Job search - "Transportation "- your location: (1,180 jobs)

Commercial Job search - "Police " Entry Level - your location: (59 jobs)


Lex Levin Northborough, MA


Happy to help you. I'm a full-time professional resume writer and a former Fed specializing for the last 13 years in working with jobseekers (especially Veterans) transitioning to Federal or private sector work. I can guide you through the process of creating a Federal resume, learning to use USAJOBS, figuring out which Federal job series and grades are the best fit for you, and translating your military or civilian experience into Federal-friendly language.

You can best get in touch with me through my website contact page:

Just answer a few questions about your goals, upload your current resume, and I'll review and advise.

Best regards,


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