Military Transition Resume Writing Dont's

·    Use an objective.
 
Too broad, and it's not going to tell your prospective employer anything about you. Too specific, and it may shut you out of a job that's perfect for you because it doesn't quite "fit."
 
·    Use the same resume for everyone
 
You can absolutely have a master military transition resume that you work from, but don't send the same resume to everyone. Every resume you send is going to need to be individualized to each position you apply for, including with the keywords you use, as described above. Word processing programs these days make it very easy to individualize resumes, too, so there's no need to simply have a stack of identical resumes that you blindly send out to everyone.

 

Gail Esparan