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Conflicting Resume Advice

Resume advice is often contradictory – who do you believe? Ask five people, get 10 answers.  Sad but true. Most all recruiters and hiring managers agree that you have to have a chronological format resume. But not so much else.

These are some common issues in government contracting resumes.

Education

Normally, education goes at the top of your resume when you have a fairly recent degree.  But some government contractors, especially mid-size ones, want that at the top no matter how much experience you have. It makes it easier for them to use your resume in their proposals. They may not have as much help in screening resumes as larger firms.…

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Three Ways to Avoid Employment Gaps on Your Resume

You’ve just lost your job. How do you keep active and involved while you’re seeking employment, and make your time without a job work to your advantage?

Nothing is more worrisome than being out of work and dreading the bills coming in the mail that you can’t afford to pay. Scarier yet is not having funds for job shopping such as gas money, child care or interview clothing. Here are several rich opportunities to add to your resume, allow you to meet new people, and network for new employment opportunities.

Volunteering

First, offer your time or assistance to non-profit organizations or obtain training to enrich your job skills.…

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Military Transition: Use Your Education Effectively

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May is National Military Appreciation Month. Each day this month we highlight articles to aid transitioning military in their job search and stories to honor our nation’s veterans.

I went to my first tech school barely a month after arriving at my first base. You certainly have had some training too. So what do you do with all that when you are thinking about your transition?

First, as you have looked at what you want to do – your personal and professional goals – you may have thought about getting additional education. Or you may have tried to figure out how

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Military transition: Use your education effectively

I went to my first tech school barely a month after arriving at my first base. You certainly have had some training too. So what do you do with all that when you are thinking about your transition?

First, as you have looked at what you want to do – your personal and professional goals – you may have thought about getting additional education. Or you may have tried to figure out how your training helped prepare you for the work you want to do.

You may already have a degree and be thinking about graduate work. Or you may not have a degree but be thinking about whether it is worthwhile. Many

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