Michael, a Marine stationed overseas, writes in to ask for some guidance as he prepares his military career transition:
“I’m in United Sates Marine Corps currently stationed in Japan. I will be getting out July 2010 and I don’t really know were or how to search for jobs that I would be qualified for. I have Secret clearance right know. When I first got in I got Top Secret so I’m sure it wouldn’t be a problem to get it again. Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated. Thank you ahead of time.”
Here’s our response that may be helpful to others as well:
Thank you for contacting us at ClearedJobs.Net. First off, we would like to thank you for your service to our country and the sacrifices you have made on our behalf. As for any support regarding your job search, we would be happy to help you by giving any information that would aid in your search.
The first step is to determine what you would like to do and write it down in as much detail as possible. This will give you an idea of how you should write your resume.
Next, write up your resume in a chronological format working backwards from your most recent position backwards. Each job should have a date range title and as much detail as possible (unclassified) so you can let the employers know what you can do.
Lastly, when you are done with your resume please create a new job seeker account at www.clearedjobs.net and upload your new resume. This is free and your first step in getting exposure.
When you are back in the states please attend one of our Cleared Job Fairs so you can meet with employers face to face and come to our free seminars.
Be sure to ask lots of questions at your TAP classes when you are getting ready to transition out. The TAP managers are there to help you.
If you have other questions, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help you.
P.S. Please do check out these helpful videos on our YouTube channel that will provide you with additional, valuable guidance:
- General Dynamics IT on building a resume
- Recruiter Maureen Conte on Military Transitioning
- Transition from a Military Persons Point of View
- Patra Resume Tips
You may also find our Fort Meade TAP presentation information and photo gallery from last Thursday to be helpful as well.
Good luck and let us know how things work out for you!