Resumes

Resume Tip: Quantify – but within reason

Most people have heard that it is important to quantify things on your resume.  Numbers don’t lie.  Well actually they can, but that’s another story.  But the point is that quantifying a responsibility or result can help the hiring manager better understand the scale of your achievement. The corporate world is very numbers- and result-driven. […]

Resume Tip: How to Proofread a Resume

If we had better foresight we would have published today’s resume tip two weeks ago. That is, before the deadline for our April conference candidates to submit their first resume draft. If you are an Alliance candidate, we hope you will refer to this tip prior to your first submission because it will make everyone’s […]

Developing Resume Bullets that Pop

One of the most important (if not the most important) goals of your resume is to develop effective achievement bullets. In a competitive hiring environment, it’s not enough to simply describe your duties.  You have to develop strong bullets that illustrate how you excelled in those duties. There are two components to a strong achievement bullet: An Action  A Result. […]

The Secret to a Powerful Resume Bullet

Are you struggling with developing a resume for your transition to Corporate America? Join the thousands of other officers with the same challenge. The key with any resume, whether civilian or military, is to create powerful achievement bullets that demonstrate that you offer valuable skills and have used them effectively to produce a significant impact […]

8 Worst Words and Phrases To Use When Looking For A Job

Over the last 10 years or so, I have seen thousands of resumes and have conducted nearly as many interviews of transitioning junior military officers.  In that span, I have come across many positive forms of expression as well as those that weren’t so effective.  I prefer not to focus on the so-called “magic words” that […]