QUESTION: How do I identify key experience from my military service to apply for a civilian role?
The military generates detailed personnel data that is helpful in constructing an effective military transition resume. The DD-214 is a form that all military personnel receive upon separating from service, and it has basic information. Depending on the branch of service, the best source can often be found in the annual Fitness Reports, Rater Profiles, and other Performance Evaluation documents.
First you need to understand the type of role or function you are leaning into. Once you know that you can review example job descriptions to better understand the skills and experiences they are looking for in selecting candidates. From there reflect on what you do and what you have delivered in the military that match what the jobs are looking for and hone in on those experiences.
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