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Converting Military to Civilian Resumes

Your military experience is incredibly valuable.  The challenge is that civilian human resource staff may not be familiar with what the terms mean, they might not understand how transferable your skills are, and they might be distracted by words that seem very different from what they are used to.

The goal is to do some of that processing for them.  This is the same thing you would do any time you want to emphasize transferable skills that might not seem immediately to match on the surface.  We remove or change words that are highly specific to the first job/career, and then tailor the language to the new job/career.

You can also search for sites using terms like “military to civilian” resumes or titles. 

Here are some examples to show how to translate a military resume into a civilian resume.

Veteran Civilian Resume

Veteran Military Resume

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