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How To Highlight The Skills Employers Really Care About
Here’s a challenge for you: choose the top five skills that your military background gives you that other candidates in the job marketplace don’t have. Now look at those skills and really ask yourself if these are actually unique? Are you really highlighting your best talents? And, most importantly, are the skills that you’ve chosen things that really matter to employers?
The truth is that it’s entirely possible you don’t know what it is you have that makes you special to employers. Translating the skills you earned in the military to the corporate world is a challenge. But sometimes, all it takes is a new perspective and a new way of thinking about your abilities to really make your resume pop, and to ensure that you stand out in your next job interview.
So you say you have a strong work ethic, that you can be trusted, and that you’ll show up at work on time, everyday. Great. But work ethic isn’t exactly a skill. What’s more, they don’t say anything real or meaningful about your experiences or what you have to bring to the table.
That’s why it’s up to you to find a happy middle ground.
Really think about the things that you did, and the ways that they can be applied in the real world. And don’t wait for employers to figure it out – tell them what you’re capable of based on your experience.
If you learned how to analyze risks in the military, this gives you an edge on your competition when it comes to analyzing risks in business. If you coached or trained in the military, you already have the skills needed to effectively train and lead workers.
So let’s go back to the beginning and start over. Choose the top five skills that you learned in the military. Now stop and really think about how those skills can be used in the industry that you want to work in. Put that on your resume and speak about these things in more depth when you finally do land that interview. Potential employers will be impressed.
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The U.S. Space Force has a name tape for uniforms now. Get excited people.
In a tweet from its official account, the Space Force said its uniform name tapes have "touched down in the Pentagon," sharing a photo of it on the chest of Gen. John W. Raymond, the newly-minted Chief of Space Operations for the new service branch nested in the Department of the Air Force.
PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump gave a minute-to-minute account of the U.S. drone strikes that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in remarks to a Republican fund-raising dinner on Friday night, according to audio obtained by CNN.
With his typical dramatic flourish, Trump recounted the scene as he monitored the strikes from the White House Situation Room when Soleimani was killed.
The U.S. Navy will name its fourth Ford-class aircraft carrier after Doris Miller, an iconic World War II sailor recognized for his heroism during the Pearl Harbor attack, according to reports in The Honolulu Star-Advertiser and U.S. Naval Institute News.
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is expected to announce the naming of CVN-81 during a ceremony on Monday in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, according to USNI. Two of Miller's nieces are expected to be there, according to the Star-Advertiser.
Two immigrants, a pastor and an Army sergeant have been convicted of conspiracy to commit marriage fraud as part of an illegal immigration scheme, according to federal prosecutors.
Rajesh Ramcharan, 45; Diann Ramcharan, 37; Sgt. Galima Murry, 31; and the Rev. Ken Harvell, 60, were found guilty Thursday after a nine-day jury trial, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office in Colorado.
The conspiracy involved obtaining immigration benefits for Rajesh Ramcharan, Diann Ramcharan, and one of their minor children, the release said. A married couple in 2007 came to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago on visitor visas. They overstayed the visas and settled in Colorado.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Saturday it was sending to Ukraine the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger plane that the Iranian military shot down this month, an accident that sparked unrest at home and added to pressure on Tehran from abroad.
Iran's Tasnim news agency also reported the authorities were prepared for experts from France, Canada and the United States to examine information from the data and voice recorders of the Ukraine International Airlines plane that came down on Jan. 8.
The plane disaster, in which all 176 aboard were killed, has added to international pressure on Iran as it grapples with a long running row with the United States over its nuclear program that briefly erupted into open conflict this month.