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This brief guide is designed to give you some insight into what your military skills will bring to a potential employer.

This guide helps you:

  • Translate military skills to the civilian workplace.
  • Communicate your leadership skills with civilian employers.
  • Write a better job description on your resume.

Translate Your Military Skills into a Job Winning Resume

In this guide, you will learn what skills employers want, what military skills to share and see actual examples of resumes.

Interpersonal Skills

How we work with and communicate with people is often more important than the skill sets you initially bring to a new career.

Many employers love the direct and honest way veterans approach challenges.


Learning to lead small groups is one of the first skills a soldier learns. This skill is valuable in a civilian career because you already have the capacity to supervise.


Serving your country gave you a host of skills that may not easily translate to civilian careers.

Breaking down your skills and then looking for those individual tasks will help you clearly highlight the benefits of hiring you.

Resume Tips

You get a host of tips on what to include and what not to include on your resume and how to structure it to make sure it gets noticed.

Resume Sample

Follow along as we show you both a militarized and a demilitarized Resume, giving you a real world example.

Job Translation Matrix

This table allows you to compare the type of work you did in the military with the opportunities you will be qualified for in the civilian world!

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