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Military to Civilian [Infographic]

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Transformation From Military to Civilian

Careers For Military Veterans

How often do people of military services ask for writing help? Even though most of them weren’t high-ranking military officers, asking someone for a hand isn’t such a simple task after years of soldierly appearance and self-decision- making. Yet, when in a need of a new job they try to convert their highly-military CV into understandable one for civilians – a lot of troubles are being faced.

How to say “Around the clock work with peers” in human language? Or what does it mean to “Take initiative to change, or consider other options when one plan does not work” in professional business language? ResumesCentre.com proposes various services for resume and CV writing/editing. No matter what sphere you used to work in or what rank you used to hold – the team of skilled specialists in business writing is always ready to give you a hand. Being on the market for a quite long period of time ResumesCentre knows all the necessary  elements that must be included in your CV to be comprehensive and sharp.

One should not forget to add all the details like: years of experience gained knowledge and skills, professional achievements, etc. To make your job search run more smoothly and effectively our team has prepared fresh infographic on ex-military job search, traps, and pitfalls that might be faced, advantages and disadvantages of that new job you`re about to get. Keep up with our resource to be informed with the latest news in working world.


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SALARY STATISTICS

Military Civilian

Doctor $58k $156k

Priest / Chaplain $33k $120k

Chef $47k $66k

Lawyer $30k $47k

Mechanic $37k $56k

Recruiter $39k $82k

Computer Technician $55k $90k

HOW TO CONQUER THE CIVILIAN JOB MARKET

WHILE YOU'RE STILL IN UNIFORM

  1. Evaluate your experience
  2. Civilize your resume: Have a civilian reading your resume over and change anything they don't understand
  3. Tap into military networks: Get your revamped resume on LinkedIn and add a photo of yourself in a civilian outfit
  4. Use leave time to interview

AFTER SEPARATING

  1. Lose the military look: Invest in a new suit and business casual duds
  2. Target your search: Look into fields with a history of hiring vets
  3. Don't forget unemployment: If you don't land a job, you may qualify for unemployment benefits
  4. Find a mentor

TRANSFORM VETERANS SKILLS INTO CIVILIAN

Participating in dangerous and demanding exercisesHandling work stress
Completing tasks quickly to support team successBeing dependable and reliable
Mastering tasks that require extensive practicePersistence
Following exacting standarts with precisionConscinetiousness and attention to detail
Workign collaboratively with others around the clockTeamwork and team-building
Cooperating with people from diverse cultural backgroundsInterpersonal skills
Giving extemporaneous speechesOral communication
Developing a plan of action despite uncertaintyDecisionmaking
Debating, considering, and reconsidering positionsCritical thinking

WHY COMPANIES DON'T HIRE VETERANS

  • Negative stereotypes
    • 1 in 3 of militants has stress disorder
    • Veterans usually can't take initiative and too rigid
    • 7% of 9/11 veterans experience PTSP
  • Mismatched or misunderstood skills
    • Civilian Resume: hiring managers can easily understand a resume in a related field
    • Military Resume: not clear what a military specialist can bring to a civilian employer
  • Fear of future deployments
    • Employers worry a veteran may reverse course and calls up former service members

HOMELESS VETERANS IN AMERICA

  • 144,000+ homeless veterans
    • 92% Men
    • 82% Age 31 - 61
    • 52% Caucasian
    • 40% Disabled
  • 1 in 9 impoverished veterans are homeless
  • Average years homeless:
    • NV 3.92 years
    • V 5.77 years

HOT JOBS FOR EX-MILITARY PERSONNEL

  • Civilian Public Service
    • If you served in the military and want to get hiring preference over civilians
  • Math or Science Teacher
    • If you're familiar with maintaining order and instilling a sense of pride in others
  • Police Officer
    • If you hold a place in the heart of police department recruiters
  • IT Specialist
    • If you worked with some of the most advanced technology in the world
  • Entrepreneur
    • If you thrive through discipline and want to launch a business

MAKE YOUR RESUME INTERVIEWABLE

  1. Focus resume on skills, qualifications, and accomplishments that are transferable to the civilian workforce
  2. Write a resume that paints a picture of who you want to be and NOT who you were
  3. Create a resume that leads your interviewers down the precise path you want them to follow

Examples:

NO:

Twenty-year career in Manpower Planning, Force Management, and Personnel Deployment for the United States Marine Corps, Exceptionally strong strategic planning, analytical, and organizational leadership skills

YES:

Twenty-year career building and leading top-performing organizations worldwide. Consistently delivered the human talent required to support multi-million dollar enterprises with critical goals and objectives. Dynamic public speaker.

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  • How often do people of military services ask for writing help?
  • Even though most of them weren’t high-ranking military officers, asking someone for a hand isn’t such a simple task after years of soldierly appearance and self-decision- making.
  • Yet, when in a need of a new job they try to convert their highly-military CV into understandable one for civilians – a lot of troubles are being faced.
  • No matter what sphere you used to work in or what rank you used to hold – the team of skilled specialists in business writing is always ready to give you a hand.