Audrey Iriberri is a member of General Electric’s Experienced Commercial Leadership Program, a two-year post-MBA rotational program focused on sales and marketing. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, Audrey served over six years as an officer in the U.S. Army. Since her separation from active duty, Audrey graduated from Columbia Business School. She lives in New York City.
U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
It’s been a little over a year since I started my first full-time job after leaving active duty. What have I learned about transitioning to civilian life? After years of serving, why is making the transition so hard? I realize it has to do with framing.
So you’re leaving the military and applying to civilian jobs. You’ve had an interesting and fulfilling career and are struggling to “translate” your work into succinct bullets that will show hiring managers you’re a great candidate for the job. The first thing to remember that the purpose of the resume is not to get you a job; it is to demonstrate the experience that makes you a viable candidate in the civilian world and worthy of a job interview. In order to write a clear and concise resume, there are three tips to focus on: