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Resume, Cover Letters & Interview Tips

Resume Best Practices

This free guide, courtesy of RecruitMilitary.com, provides tips and examples to help veterans write an effective resume.

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Resume Dos and Don’ts

3 Things You Need To Know When You Write Your Resume

3 Tips for Writing A Resume That Will Get Hiring Managers Attention

5 Secrets for A Standout Resume

The Federal Resume Guide

How to Write an Effective Resume

Job Scan – Analyze how well your resume / CV matches a job in two seconds. Please check out the website and see if it might be useful for you.

K-Bar List – This is a blog for veterans looking for work. Ken Barker said if any veterans wants to send him their resume, he can make tweaks on the resume and pass it along to the 500 companies he has in his network. The other thing that can be done is go to his blog and sign up to get announcements for job openings. His email is ken -dot- abarker -at- gmail -dot- com.

Power Verbs to use on your Resume (PDF File) – Courtesy of University of Northern Iowa.

ResumeEngine.org – A website that helps veterans translate their resume to civilian language.

Resume Tips for Teachers – Article from military.com about how to write a resume geared toward a career in education.

Sample Resume for a Military to Civilian Transition

Ten Classic Resume Bloopers

The Seven Deadly Sins of Resume Writing

Tips for Writing a Federal Resume

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting You a Job

Top 10 Veteran Resume Mistakes

UMUC Resume Tutorial

Why Veterans and Civilian Employers Have So Much Trouble Communicating


Welcome Home Resumes – A non-profit organization – Helping veterans create their resumes. It is free for veterans. Once the veteran enters the information asked for, a person from the organization will contact the veteran to also help to translate the military skills to civilian. Check out the sample resumes they develop, its actually quite interesting. Before the veteran starts the process please make sure you have everything you need because once you start you must finish filling in the information, it does not let you save to come back later.
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Cover Letter Tips

Don’t Make One of These Common Cover Letter Mistakes

Three Attention-Getting Tactics for Cover Letters


Interview Tips for Veterans

Reinventing Micheal Banks – Interactive video to help with interview skills.


Interview Tips: Dos and Don’ts

STAR Approach and Tell Me About Yourself – Courtesy of University of Northern Iowa.

How not to follow up with a recruiter – An example of what not to do when following up with a potential employer

5 Tips For Dressing For Job Interview – Blog posting with suggestions about how to make a great first impression at an interview.

How would you answer these tough job interview questions? – Sample of difficult interview questions.

5 Things That Will Make Your Interviewer Hate You – An article about some of the things you must avoid in an interview.

Tips of Increasing Hireability (PDF File) – Hints for job interviews that was passed along by PA.

Hire Our Heroes (HOH) – Veterans Fly Free For Job Interviews.

7 Tips for Successful Federal Interviews

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