BLUF: How can I get better resumes and interviews out of veterans?
As a veteran and US Army Reservist, I've taken a personal interest in recruiting and hiring fellow veterans, even though it's WAY out of my normal job duties. I know that vets bring a very unique and valuable skill set to the civilian world and I want to capitalize on that. As I've begun attending career fairs and creating contacts I've noticed several things:
- vets struggle to communicate military skills/accomplishments in a language that civilians speak
- resumes are poorly written and often 3-4 pages long
- Agencies that are "assisting" vets are often providing poor advice & horrible resumes