When applying for a job you should always use a Targeted Resume, that is, a resume designed for a specific position. Depending on the type of position you’re applying for, or your background and experience, you may prefer to use one type of resume over another. Not sure which resume format you should choose? Here’s a brief overview of common resume types to get you started.
With so many resume options it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But just because different jobs may require different resume formats doesn’t mean you have to create each version from scratch. The best way to streamline your job search process is by creating a Master Electronic Resume. This is a complete list of all your accomplishments and all appropriate sections such as skills, experience, and education. Once you have found a job you would like to apply for just copy and paste portions of your Master Electronic Resume to create an appropriate targeted resume.
If you need some assistance in creating your resume the Marine Corps has services that can help. You can learn more resume tips in the Transition Readiness Seminar (if you or your spouse is preparing to transition), or through the resume and cover letters courses offered by your installation’s Transition Readiness and Family Member Employment Assistance programs. Military Spouses can also use the FREE Resume Building Tool online via DOD Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) website.
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