Haven’t written your resume yet? Or is the resume you’ve written not getting you the results that you want? It’s understandable – writing a resume is difficult for everyone, and if you’re a veteran it’s likely that you haven’t needed a resume for the civilian job market for a while, if ever.
The resume is one of the most important components of a successful job hunt. Veterans face particular challenges in ensuring that the person reading the resume fully understands their history and skills, even if they don’t have military experience to draw on.
Here are three things that veterans should keep in mind when making out their resumes.
The clearest and most effective way to make sure a potential employer understands a position you held is to indicate three duties associated with that position. Choose a diverse assortment of the most important tasks you had to make sure the person reading the resume is able to see the picture.
Remember that it’s okay – and recommended – to boast of your accomplishments. That’s the point. Just be sure that you communicate these accomplishments in a way that a hiring manager can understand. (And don’t be afraid to cherry pick your accomplishments and to highlight the ones relevant to the job you want.)
Remember to indicate your sub-specialties and, again, be sure that hiring managers understand what these specialties entailed. You don’t have to go into too much detail – when you land an interview, they’ll be sure to ask more questions. But this can help to show them just how rounded and developed your particular skill set really is.
At least one Air Force base is on the lookout for a sinister new threat: angry men who can't get laid.
Personnel at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland were recently treated to a threat brief regarding an "increase in nationwide activity" by self-described "incels," members of an online subculture of "involuntary celibacy" who adopt an ideology of misogyny, mistrust of women, and violence in response to their failed attempts at romantic relationships.
The brief was first made public via a screenshot posted to the popular Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page on Tuesday. An Air Force spokesman confirmed the authenticity of the screenshot to Task & Purpose.
"The screenshot was taken from a Joint Base Andrews Intel brief created following basic threat analysis on an increase in nationwide activity by the group," 11th Wing spokesman Aletha Frost told Task & Purpose in an email.
From Long Beach to Huntington Beach, residents were greeted Saturday, June 15, at precisely 8 a.m. with "The Star-Spangled Banner." Then 12 hours later, the "Retreat" bugle call bellowed throughout Seal Beach and beyond.
At first, people wondered if the booming sound paid tribute to Flag Day, June 14. Seal Beach neighbors bordering Los Alamitos assumed the music was coming from the nearby Joint Forces Training Base.
But then it happened again Sunday. And Monday. Folks took to the Nextdoor social media app seeking an answer to the mystery.
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — The main thing to remember about Navy SEAL Chief Craig Miller's testimony on Wednesday is that he didn't seem to remember a lot.
Miller, considered a key witness in the trial of Chief Eddie Gallagher, testified that he saw his former platoon chief stab the wounded ISIS fighter but was unable to recall a number of details surrounding that event. Gallagher is accused of murdering the wounded fighter and separately firing on innocent civilians during a deployment to Mosul, Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty.
NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO — An enlisted Navy SEAL sniper testified on Wednesday that Chief Eddie Gallagher told his platoon prior to their deployment that if they ever captured a wounded fighter, their medics knew "what to do to nurse them to death."
In early morning testimony, former Special Operator 1st Class Dylan Dille told a packed courtroom that he had heard the phrase during unit training before the men of SEAL Team 7 Alpha Platoon deployed to Mosul, Iraq in 2017.
A Navy SEAL sentenced to one year in prison for the death of Army Special Forces Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar is under investigation for allegedly flirting with Melgar's widow while using a false name and trying to persuade her that he and another SEAL accused of killing her husband were "really good guys," according to the Washington Post.