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Melodie Cameron, MA Adapted and Presented by Dr. Elena Klaw
Strengths Based Approach helps veterans to identify and understand their strengths Can help a veteran when choosing a major, looking for a job, or starting a career Identify strengths utilized in the military and how to use similar strengths in civilian culture
What happens when veterans draw on their talents? Help transition back into civilian culture Can improve school performance, work performance, and even relationships
Uses military language/jargon to explain duties Contains all military work history Describes team work Can be multiple pages long
Purpose of resume is to get an interview Develop accomplishment statements related to your military experience that are listed in layperson's terms List relevant information for the specific position Targeted resume should be 1 -2 pgs. long
Contact Information Objective Education Academic Coursework Classroom projects Work Experience Skills Trainings/Awards/Recognitions
Have a professional email address Have a professional voice mail
Title of Position, Dates Did you work individually or in a group and what was the purpose of the project More detail about the project or your individual role What was the result of the project?
Work Experience: Name of the Company, City, State Title of Position, Dates 3-5 statements that highlight what you accomplished in this position. Focus on what YOU did and not on the duties and tasks performed Training/Awards/ Recognitions: Highlight your awards and recognitions Translate what military specific awards mean/significance in civilian terms
Ability to: Work in a team structure – 4.6 Verbally communicate with persons inside and outside the organization – 4.59 Make decisions and solve problems – 4.49 obtain and process information – 4.46 plan, organize, and prioritize work- 4.45 * Source: Job Outlook 2012, National Association of Colleges and Employers *5-point scale, where 1=Not important; 2=Not very important; 3=Somewhat important; 4=Very important; and 5=Extremely important
Ability to analyze quantitative data- 4.23 Technical knowledge related to the job- 4.23 Proficiency with computer software programs- 4.04 Ability create and/or edit written reports – 3.65 Ability to sell or influence others – 3.51 Source: Job Outlook 2012, National Association of Colleges and Employers
Focus on what you individually accomplished Quantify the information you are presenting
What Strengths Do Veterans Bring to the Workforce?
Leadership Work with teams Work with diverse individuals and cultures Solve problems rapidly Follow through Responsible Mission driven Work within complex organizations
Member of the Engineering Training Team which specialized in creative training for personnel on how to control engineering casualties to prevent equipment damage or injury to personnel.
Simulated system casualty scenarios to teams of junior staff to observe how staff followed procedural policies under high pressure situations preventing equipment damage or injury to personnel. Strengths showed: Solve Problems Process Information Communication
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