Monday, April 23, 2018

transitioning resumes service

It was written up in the NY Times a few years ago but I just came across it at the  Austin Car Show: A FREE interactive resume writing, business card generator, and job search app to support service members transitioning into civilian life:

It's been implemented with the participation of many Fortune 500 firms, including Toyota of North America. 

According to the NYT:
"Kevin Schmiegel, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel, had heard dozens of them from young veterans trying to sell themselves to prospective employers. Acronyms. Jargon incomprehensible to civilians. Puzzling explanations of military jobs. An inability, or unwillingness, to take credit for awards, specialized training or even leadership positions. So he decided to do something about it. As executive director of Hiring Our Heroes, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation project that connects employers with veterans, Mr. Schmiegel organized a team to create a program that could help veterans translate their military experiences into easy-to-digest résumés"

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