Will a prospective employer be motivated to learn more about you from reading your resume? Often times, your cover letter and resume are the first impression you offer to a prospective employer, so you want to make sure they advertise your qualifications and accomplishments.
Below are some sample resumes and letters that represent a broad cross-section of the types of jobs that transitioning military service members would likely seek. These are Microsoft Word documents that you can download and modify to suit your needs, or just use as a reference.
These samples can get you started, but the real work is in populating them with your experience and what you’ve accomplished in your military career. Use specific examples of your impact, including the quantifiable results of your actions. How many people did you oversee? How large a budget did you manage? What percentage of improvement, savings, etc. resulted from your efforts?
Law Enforcement Professional
Logistics Operations Supervisor
Senior Logistics Manager
Federal resume sample:
(PDF with tips included for creating your own version)
For more advice on constructing your resume, visit Corporate Gray’s Online Transition Guide and read these articles:
Resume Anatomy 101
Resume Top Tips
Veteran to Executive: Resume Tips
How to Write a Strong Professional Summary for Your Resume
Prepping Your Resume for Electronic Sharing – Keep it Simple!
Most Common Mistakes Veterans Make on Their Resumes