Social Media and Your Resume

a professional social media profile can be a complement to a well prepared resume. A growing number of companies look at prospective employees’ social media profiles to learn more about applicants. Crafting a professional social media profile allows you to leverage this fact to provide more information to interested employers in a manner that shows you understand today’s social media platforms and are comfortable with technology. 

My Transition from the Military to Civilian Workforce

There are other routes, such as finding an agency to look over your resume or write it for you. While many will charge you for the service, there are a few, like Operation MCP (Make Careers Possible), who will help a veteran work on a resume for free. If you have never put a resume together before, they can assist you in translating your military skills into something a civilian employer will better understand. In the end, your resume will get better, but it will still need to be tailored to the position you want to apply for, so be prepared to make changes.

Veterans Unemployment

Employers fear that veterans will be mentally unstable and disrupt the workplace, and fear the cost of accommodating these vets. However, this is rarely an issue.  Other similar obstacles include a lack of understanding how military skill sets translate to the civilian workplace and employers’ fear of future deployments.