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Title:Why Hire a Professional Resume Writer

Author:Barbara Adams, Military Transition Expert - Federal Employment Strategist, Executive Coach

Date:May 2019

Source:www.militaryresumewriters.com and www.careerproplus.com by ROSE L. THAYER | STARS AND STRIPES | Reprinted with permission ©2019 All Rights Reserved

Military personnel can offer a great deal of experience and dedication to the private sector employers. You undoubtedly realize as a highly-respected person serving in the military, "you have worn many hats," and yet the summation of your capabilities and talents is often inadequately regarded if it is described using military jargon. Most civilian employers do not understand military protocol, and quite frankly, they are not required to because they are not interviewing you for a position in the ranks of uniformed service.

Only 1% of the US population are military members and you have a 1 in 2B chance of the person at the hiring agency understanding what you have to offer as a veteran.

CareerPro Global's professional writing team goes through months of extensive writers training and acquires certifications prior to beginning work. 75% of our writing staff is folks with prior military experience. First we hire only highly skilled writers and teach them a very specialized process and provide the tools and support to ensure they are prepared to assist you in this very important journey.

Professional resume writers are experienced in organizing, assimilating and interpreting your military career and marketing you effectively. Accomplished and experienced military to civilian resume writers can strategize your qualifications and experience and demilitarize your career, projecting your experiences into a highly effective resume presentation.

Even well-qualified, dedicated, and capable candidates such as yourself has to plan strategies and care enough about the first impression you make with a potential civilian employer to show the hiring authorities your "best side." It's a known fact if your resume is going to get the attention it deserves, "make your first impression your best impression."

In today's military, you have traveled across many miles and continents, serving in different campaigns, personnel issues, logistics, training; projects, security, as well as managed materiel, equipment and inventory just to name a few, and many have fought bravely in life-threatening war. How do you explain this to a civilian? How could they ever imagine some of the situations you have participated in and successfully accomplished? They cannot. Or your information is classified and a professional writer can weave your experience into the content of your resume.

The first step for the transitioning applicant is to understand his or her talents, skills, and abilities and how those attributes relate to business and industry. Military personnel develop traits and skill sets beneficial to private enterprises because they are held to the highest standards of performance and operations. Recruiting professionals statistically have agreed military personnel make excellent leaders, once given a specific task: they are decisive, resourceful, disciplined and devoted team players; performing exceptionally well under pressure.

There are many reasons why recruiters or hiring managers overlook well-qualified military applicants. First, they may not be able to understand matched skills from a front-loaded military resume prepared in military-speak. Second, the language and "buzz words" do not equate to their customary civilian terminology. If forced to decipher too much technical information or military jargon, he or she may be unable to see the value of the candidate.

Speaking of value, this is the most important factor that you need to show a potential employer. What is the value you bring to our organization? When speaking to most military and I ask for a few accomplishments their response has been "I just did my job." Being humble is such an inspiring trait, however when it comes to competing for a job, there is no room to be humble.

As a former member of the military, no matter the length of time serve, you have much to offer and

Are the most loyal, well-trained, disciplined, and goal-oriented individuals any employer could hope to recruit. One of the most important decisions you can make to aid in your transition from the military is to hire an expert who can market and emphasize your value expertly in this competitive employment economy we face today.

Many of our clients have stated that "hiring the right professional was the best decision they ever made." Why you might ask? Because they received job offers immediately and at a higher pay scale than they ever imagined.

Allow CareerPro Global to assist you in your military transition to the private sector or federal government. Our career advisors are standing-by at www.careerproplus.com / 800-471-9201 to assist you in your next career. The initial consultation is free so take advantage of the most trusted and trained folks to assist you in this most important transition.

Barbara Adams, President and CEO of CareerPro Global (CPG), the parent company of www.careerproplus.com and www.militaryresumewriters.com, has been a member of the careers community for the past 20 years. Ms. Adams holds four prestigious industry certifications. CareerPro Global is the only ISO 9001-2008 Certified Career Service in the industry, as well as one of the fastest-growing Military, Federal, and Civilian Resume-Writing and Careers-Coaching companies. The team of Certified Professional Federal and Military Resume Writers at CPG assist thousands of clients in applying for and gaining employment each year. We can help you land your military to civilian job.

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