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WELCOME TO THE

TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM


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What is TAP?

A Partnership of:

  • Dept of Defense

  • Dept of Labor

  • Dept of Veterans Affairs

  • Dept of Homeland Security

    Goal:

    To ease the transition for Service members from a military career back to the civilian sector by connecting them to necessary services and resources.

  • Pre-separation Counseling

  • TAP Employment Workshops

  • VA Benefits Brief

  • Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)

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DOL TAP Employment Workshop

DOL Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) exists to assure that Veterans succeed in the 21st Century Workforce.

VETS has provided TAP Employment Workshops to separating and retiring military members and their spouses since 1990.

  • Employment Workshops

  • 2 ½ Days

  • Professionally trained facilitators

  • Focus on resumes, interviewing & job searches

  • Provide skills assessment & Labor Market Information


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Workshop Overview

This 2 ½ day workshop covers six core topics:

  • Personal Appraisal

    • Anticipate & Deal with Stress

    • Identify strengths and analyze skills

    • Determine work preferences & work-related values

  • Career Exploration

    • Career Research

    • Assess financial needs

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Workshop Overview (continued)

  • Strategies for an effective job search

    • Set goals and get organized

    • Researching companies

    • Job search assistance & employment opportunities

    • Creating effective resumes

  • Interviews

    • Interview process

    • Handling questions and answers

    • Body language & “Dressing for Success”


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Workshop Overview (continued)

  • Reviewing Job Offers

    • Evaluate job offers

    • Negotiate job offers

    • Communicating your decision

  • Support and Assistance

    • Dept of Defense

    • Dept of Labor

    • Dept of Veterans Affairs

    • Small Business Administration

    • Federal Student Aid


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Workshop Standards and Expectations

  • You will complete a hand-written DRAFT resume.

  • You will understand how to use the Key to Career Success Cards and know the resources available to you at a One-Stop Career Center. www.servicelocator.org


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Workshop Standards and Expectations (continued)

  • You willconduct a Mock Interview and receive feedback you can use.

  • You will be familiar with the DVOP/LVER positions and how to contact a representative in the area you will be residing or searching for employment.

  • You will be expected to attend each day of this workshop


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WORKSHOP ADMINISTRATION

  • Breaks

  • Meals

  • Dress

  • Participation

  • Attendance

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SECTION 1.1

Objective:

  • Recognize the importance of developing a stress reduction plan

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WHAT IS STRESS?

“A mismatch between

the demands in our lives,

and the resources we have

available to deal with

those demands.”

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STRESS AS A PART OF LIVING

  • Is a normal part of our lives

  • It may be positive or negative

  • We can’t avoid stress

Stress is any change

that you must adjust to...

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COPING WITH STRESS

  • Develop and maintain a plan to manage the effects of stress

  • Seek professional assistance if needed

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HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS

  • VA estimates that as many as 200,000 veterans are homeless on any given night.*

  • More than twice that many experience homelessness over the course of a year.*

    *US Department of Veterans Affairs - 2005


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WHY ARE VETERANS HOMELESS?

  • Male veterans are twice as likely to become homeless, and female veterans are four times more likely to be homeless as their non-veteran counterparts.

  • A large number live with post traumatic stress disorders and addictions acquired during or exacerbated by their military service.

  • Lack of family and social networks due to lengthy periods away from their communities of origin.

  • Government money is limited and serves only one in 5 of homeless veterans in need.


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PREVENTION OF HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS

  • Military service separation process

    • Participate in “pre-separation” counseling process

    • Participate in Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Employment Workshop

    • Know about your VA Benefits

  • Obtain income

  • Seek early assistance for mental health and substance abuse issues


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USDOL – VETSHomeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program

  • This program provides employment, training, and supportive services to assist in reintegrating homeless veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force.


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USDOL – VETS Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program

  • VWIP provides employment, training, and supportive services to assist in reintegrating eligible veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force.


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SECTIONS 1.2-1.4

Objectives:

  • Gather the information and records you need in order to create a resume, fill out a job application, and prepare for a job interview

  • Deal effectively with the strengths and challenges arising from military experience

  • Identify your transferable skills that can be used in a variety of jobs

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MILITARY SERVICE

• Separation Papers – DD Form 214 (certified copy or copy 4)

• Training Record

• Honors and Awards

• DD FORM 2586 -

Verification of Military

Experience and Training

• Service Record

• Medical Record

• Benefits

WORK EXPERIENCE

• Work History

(job titles, employers, duties,

accomplishments)

• Work Samples

• Honors and Citations

• Community Activities

• Salary History

• Licenses

• Certifications

TYPES OF RECORDS

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION

• Birth Certificate (copy)

• Proof of Citizenship

• Social Security Card

• Passport (current)

EDUCATION

AND TRAINING

• Transcripts

• Diplomas/Certificates

• Honors

• Activities List

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MASTER APPLICATION

  • Personal Information

  • Education and Training

  • Special Skills

  • Military Service

  • Work Experience

  • Other Information

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VETERAN’S EMPLOYMENT

STRENGTHS

  • Leadership

  • Discipline

  • Training

  • Accountability/Recordkeeping

  • Teamwork

  • Work with diverse groups

  • Work under pressure

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VETERAN’S EMPLOYMENT

STRENGTHS

  • Plan Systematically

  • Safety

  • Follow Directions

  • Drug Free

  • Maturity

  • Security Clearance

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VETERAN’S EMPLOYMENT

CHALLENGES

  • Communications

  • Stereotypes

  • Unrealistic Expectations

  • Credentials

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SECTIONS 1.5-1.6

Objectives:

  • Identify your work-related values

  • Determine your personal preferences

  • Explain why your work-related values and preferences are important in making job decisions

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SECTIONS 2.1-2.2

Objectives:

  • Identify and research career possibilities

  • Determine your financial needs as a way of estimating your salary requirements

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SECTIONS 3.1-3.2

Objectives:

  • Set personal goals

  • Get organized

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TYPES OF GOALS

  • SHORT-RANGE

  • INTERMEDIATE-RANGE

  • LONG-RANGE

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EMPLOYMENT GOALS

Employment goals need to be

SMART:

Specific

Measurable

Adaptable

Realistic

Trackable

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SECTIONS 3.3-3.7

Objectives:

  • Plan an effective job search

  • Understand how to conduct company research

  • Learn about job assistance resources

  • Understand how to begin using the internet as part of the job search process

  • Analyze job announcements and ads for critical information

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NETWORKING

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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

1. Internet

2. State Workforce Agency (Employment Office)

3. Local Veteran’s Employment Representatives (LVER)

4. Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

5. Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training (BAT), U.S. Department of Labor

6. Private Employment Services

7. College/School Placement Agencies

8. Military and Professional Associations and Organizations

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JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE

9. Telephone Directory Yellow Pages, Industry Directory

10. Industrial and Craft Unions

11. Job Fairs

12. Transition Offices

13. Chambers of Commerce

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One-Stop Career Centers

  • Every state has centers that provide services at no cost to veterans and job seekers.

  • Available services vary by location.

  • Every center has a veterans’ representative to serve veterans.


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Veteran’s Representatives - DVOP

Disabled Veteran Outreach Program:

Provides intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled veterans and other eligible veterans, with the maximum emphasis directed toward serving those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans with barriers to employment


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Veteran’s Representative - LVER

Local Veteran’s Employment Representative:

Conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans, encourage the hiring of disabled veterans, and generally assist veterans to gain and retain employment


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One Stop Centers Can Provide:

  • Job search assistance

  • Employment referrals

  • Skills Assessments

  • Computer/Internet access

  • Unemployment Assistance

  • Labor Market Information

  • Vocational Guidance

  • Education and Training Assistance


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One Stop Centers cont.

  • Credentialing and Apprenticeships

  • State and national job banks

  • Child care resources

  • Transportation assistance may be available

  • Workforce Investment Act

  • Veteran’s Priority



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SECTIONS 3.8-3.9

Objectives:

  • Understand how to complete application forms

  • Understand how to find opportunities for Federal Civil Service Employment

  • Understand how to initiate the Federal application process

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Section 3.10

Create An Effective Resume

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Section 3.10

Objectives

Review key elements in the resume writing process

Write career objectives and descriptive accomplishment statements

Construct a draft resume

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Opens The Door

In the job search, paper is the great equalizer. Most employers want to see you on paper before meeting you in person.

Your Resume…

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Marketing Your Resume

Basic Job Search Principle

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Market Yourself!

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Purpose of a Resume

Marketing Tool – sells YOU!

Summarizes how your skills and abilities can contribute to their company.

Helps get you a Job Interview

Employer screening tool

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The Importance of Career Decision Making in the Resume-Writing Process

To write the most effective resume, you need to know what career field you want. Research:

The career field you would like to pursue

Where the jobs are and who is hiring

What qualifications and credentials you need to attain

How to best market your qualifications

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Resume Formats Resume-Writing Process

Chronological

Functional

Combination

Targeted

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Resume Formats Resume-Writing Process

Chronological

Focuses on your work history with most recent position first

Easy for employers to follow your career history

Shows career progression and growth

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Resume Formats Resume-Writing Process

Functional Resume

Focuses on your skills and experience. Skills are grouped into functional areas

Used most often when changing careers or if there are employment gaps

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Combination Resume Resume-Writing Process

Combination of the Chronological & Functional resumes

Highlights skills and provides the chronological work history that some employers prefer

Resume Formats

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Resume Formats Resume-Writing Process

Targeted Resume

-Customized to a specific job

-Written specifically to the employer’s needs

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Resume Formats Resume-Writing Process

Others

Federal Resumes

Curriculum Vitae

Hybrids of several styles

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Resumes Resume-Writing Process

Which Resume is Best?

The one that best positions

your experience for

the open position!

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Resume Types Resume-Writing Process

Paper (Traditional) Resume

Scannable

Electronic

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Paper (Traditional) Resumes: Resume-Writing ProcessPresentation Tips & Guidelines

Professional look and feel, good visual appeal, white space for readability

Page Length – 1 to 2 pages

Font – Tahoma, Arial, TimesNew Roman, or Verdana

Font Size – 10 to 12 points

Font Styles – bold, italics, & capitalization to highlight key areas

Paper Color – white, light gray or ivory

Proofread and Spell Check

Place your name and page # on all subsequent pages of your resume

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Presentation Tips and Guidelines Resume-Writing Process

Writing Style: Always Write in First Person – No “I”“Led a 75-member training team that delivered 100% of all scheduled training seminars worldwide.”

Not

“Sergeant Jones led a 75-member training team that delivered 100% of all scheduled training seminars worldwide.”

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Resume Types Resume-Writing Process

Scannable

To be sent either electronically or in paper format

Enables employers in large companies to quickly scan your resume

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Resume-Writing ProcessScannable” Resumes: Presentation Tips and Guidelines

“Plain” resume scanned by company for key words and qualifications

DO NOT use highlights such as bold, italics, underlining, graphics, etc.

Use fonts such as Arial or Times New Roman

Minimum 11 point font size

No columns or tables

Spell out symbols like % and &

Place your name and page # on all subsequent pages of your resume

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Electronic Resumes: Presentation Tips and Guidelines Resume-Writing Process

Resumes Sent as an E-Mail Attachment

Use “Printed” or “Traditional” Resume Format

Professional look and feel, visually appealing

Microsoft Word most common – save as Rich Text Format (RTF) unless posting suggests otherwise

Resumes Pasted in the Body of An Email

Copy and paste resume into email

Always check formatting before you send!

Review it before you send it!

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Sections of a Resume Resume-Writing Process

Contact Information

Objective Statement

Summary of Qualifications

Experience

Employment History

Education/Training

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Sections of a Resume: Resume-Writing ProcessContact Information

Janis Jenkins

123 Pearl Street

Rockville, Maryland 12345

Home: (301) 555-1111

Cell: (301) 444-2222

Janis-Jenkins@email.com

JANIS JENKINS

123 Pearl Street Rockville, MD 12345

(301) 555-1111 (H) (301) 444-2222 (C)

Janis-Jenkins@email.com

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Sections of a Resume: Resume-Writing ProcessCareer Objective Statement

Targeted Objective (preferred)

Lists specific job and company you are applying for

General Objective (optional)

When you do not know company or specific job applying for

Posting on a career website

Attending Job Fair and handing out resumes

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Writing Career Objectives Resume-Writing Process

Concise, short and to the point

Target your career objective whenever possible. Don’t make the employer guess

Be specific – don’t write:

“Seeking a challenging position with a large company that will provide an opportunity for growth and advancement.”

What can youdo for the employer?

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Exercise #1 Resume-Writing Process

Write Career Objective Statements

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Sections of a Resume: Resume-Writing ProcessSummary of Qualifications

Highlights your key skill areas – draws attention to specific skills that support your job goal

Paragraph or bulleted list

Should include your Security Clearance if you have one

Time to “brag” about your best qualities – your “greatest hits”

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Assessing Skills for the Resume-Writing ProcessSummary of Qualifications

Highlight key words or skills listed in the job posting

Review your skills statements (from page 22 in the TAP Manual)

Select the skill statements that match the key words in the job posting

Research the company or industry – you may identify additional skills

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Exercise #2 Resume-Writing Process

Write a Summary of Qualifications

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Sections of a Resume: Resume-Writing ProcessExperience

Lists your results and/or achievements that relate to the position desired

Not a job description!

Answers the question, “What is this individual going to do for me?”

Use numbers, percentages, statistics, examples to illustrate achievements

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Translating Military Resume-Writing ProcessExperience to Civilian Terms

One of your biggest challenges

Employers may overlook a military member because their resume is:

Filled with militaryjob titles and military skills not understood

Written using military jargon, acronyms and awards

Not targeted to job

It doesn’t matter how qualified you are if the employer can’t understand your resume

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Military Experience – Civilian Terms Resume-Writing Process

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Additional Websites Resume-Writing Process

Army COOL and Navy COOL

https://www.cool.army.mil

https://www.cool.navy.mil

VMET

https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/vmet

America’s CareerInfoNet

www.acinet.org/moc

Jobsaurus

www.taonline.com/jobsaurus

Military.com Translate Your Skills

www.military.com

>Career>Skills Translator

Mil-Skills Translator

www.taonline.com/mosdot

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Skills and Experience Resume-Writing Process

Military Platoon Leader, Leading Petty Officer, Section Leader, etc.

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Front Line Supervisor

In the business world

Supervised & evaluated up to 75 employees

Conducted high quality training for groups up to 25

Improved staff productivity & efficiency by 30%

Planned and executed logistical support for team with outstanding results

Enforced 100% of company policies and procedures

Submitted comprehensive and timely reports to supervisor

Worked under pressure, multi-tasked, and met tight deadlines

Quantify and Qualify with:

#’s, %’s, and $’s wherever possible!

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Writing Accomplishment Statements Resume-Writing Process

  • Allows employers to visualize your contribution

  • Statements should contain

    • --Value added results

    • --Action you took to achieve results

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Identify Your Skills and Accomplishments Resume-Writing Process

Use the Transferable Skills Inventory

Select the skills that relate to the job you want

Sell your resume by highlighting your major accomplishments and achievements

Employers want to know…

“What skills can you offer me?”

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Writing Accomplishment Statements Resume-Writing Process

Use civilian terms

Start with an action verb

Don’t use “Responsible for”

Write in past tense for previous jobs

Present tense for current job

Quantify results when possible

Use numbers

Percentages

Statistics

Examples

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Examples Resume-Writing Process

$$$

%

# #

Quantify

Scope

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Examples Resume-Writing Process

GOOD … Basic skill/task description

Provided medical logistics support

BETTER … More details

Ordered and inventoried over $1.2M in medical equipment and supplies

Managed staff, equipment, and supplies for a 100 bed medical treatment facility

BEST … Accomplishment / outstanding result

Saved $30,000 annually by re-designing a supply ordering system that reduced order backlog

Reduced supply delivery time 25% by creating a “fast track” ordering system for routine office supplies

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Examples Resume-Writing Process

Inventory Control: “Managed company’s 500-item, $10M stock inventory warehouse with 100% accountability.”

Logistics: “Processed over 700 annual shipments of personal property and household goods valued in excess of $30M.”

Security: “Supervised the security of $100M of highly sensitive equipment with zero loss.”

Management: “Developed and managed an annual budget of $50M meeting department’s profit goals.”

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Exercise #3 Resume-Writing Process

Write Some Accomplishment Statements

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Sections of a Resume: Resume-Writing ProcessEmployment History

Chronological Resume

- Dates, position, location & experience

Functional Resume

- Does not include an employment history

Combination Resume

Dates, position & location

Targeted Resume

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Sections of a Resume: Resume-Writing ProcessEducation/Training

Include all degrees awarded

Highlight special honors such as graduated Cum Laude, with Honors, GPA, etc.

Include certifications, licenses and course work relevant to job applying for

List only military schools that support your job goal!

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Exercise #4 Resume-Writing Process

Develop the Education and Training Section of the Resume

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What NOT To Include On A Resume Resume-Writing Process

These items are not recommended

on a resume:

Marital Status - Hobbies

Age - Height & Weight

Race - Salary

Photograph - References

Religious or Political Affiliations

Names, ages and number of children

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Exercise #5 Resume-Writing Process

Now let’s tie all of the elements together and start drafting your resume!

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Resume Review Resume-Writing Processand Quality Assurance

Carefully review your resume

Poorly written resumes and typographical errors result in being “screened” out

Suggested Reviewers

Transition/ACAP Office Staff

Veteran’s Representatives at your local One-Stop Career Center

HR Professional

Co-workers/Colleagues

Professional in the career field

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How Resumes Are Submitted Resume-Writing Process

“Printed” or Traditional Paper Resume

Scannable Resume

Electronic Resume

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Ways to Market Your Resume Resume-Writing Process

Networking - #1 method!

Personal Referrals

Targeted job search campaigns

Professional Associations

Job Fairs

Newspaper or print ads

Posting your resume online

Responding to online job postings

Corporate websites

In person cold calls

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In Summary… Resume-Writing Process

Resumes:

Speak for you when you’re not there

Serve as a marketing tool

Must highlight your ability to do the job

Should result in you getting an interview

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Congratulations! Resume-Writing Process

You are now well on your way to completing your resume

  • Remember that your resume is a

    “work-in-progress”

  • Use this draft resume as a guide to develop and fine tune your final product

  • Use the resources at your TAP/ACAP Offices. They are there to assist you. Make an appointment today!

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SECTIONS 4.1-4.2 Resume-Writing Process

Objectives:

  • Prepare for interviews

  • Prepare to take employment tests as part of the interview process

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INTERVIEW STAGES Resume-Writing Process

1. Introductory Stage

2. Employer Questions

3. Applicant Questions

4. Closing Stage

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SECTIONS 4.3-4.4 Resume-Writing Process

Objectives:

  • Prepare a personal 30-second commercial

  • Prepare for the interview

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INTERVIEW TIPS Resume-Writing Process

  • Be prepared

  • Be punctual

  • Look good

  • Watch your body language

  • Carry a portfolio

  • Be enthusiastic

  • Say thank you

  • Smile

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SECTION 4.5 Resume-Writing Process

Objectives:

  • Learn how to dress appropriately for a job interview

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REMEMBER! Resume-Writing Process

FIRST impressions are

LASTING impressions.

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SECTIONS 4.6-4.7 Resume-Writing Process

Objectives:

  • Sharpen listening skills

  • Interpret body language

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SHARPEN LISTENING SKILLS Resume-Writing Process

  • Control distractions

  • Use nonverbal signals

  • Paraphrase

  • Focus on key words

  • Ask clarifying questions

  • Take notes

T-4.6.2


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THE WAY WE COMMUNICATE Resume-Writing Process

T-4.7-1


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SECTIONS 4.8-4.9 Resume-Writing Process

Objectives:

  • Prepare to answer employer questions

  • Prepare questions to ask of employers

T-4.8-1


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YOUR ANSWERS SHOULD: Resume-Writing Process

1. Be brief

2. Use examples

3. Show thought

4. Make connections

5. Tell how you work

T-4.8-2


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MOCK INTERVIEW GUIDE Resume-Writing Process

  • Introductions

  • Review position to be discussed

  • Employer asks questions

    • Tell me about yourself

    • Any Other Questions?

  • Closing

  • Critique

  • Switch roles and repeat

T-4.9a

4.9 — Ask Questions


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SECTIONS 4.10-4.11 Resume-Writing Process

Objectives:

  • Evaluate interviews

  • Write thank you letters as a follow-up to an interview

  • Analyze a rejection subsequent to an interview

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WHY DIDN’T YOU GET A JOB? Resume-Writing Process

SOMETIMES THE COMPANY:

  • Hires from within

  • Hires a more experienced applicant

  • Does not hire

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WHY DIDN’T YOU GET A JOB? Resume-Writing Process

SOMETIMES YOU:

  • Are over-qualified

  • Have a conflicting work style

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WHAT WENT WRONG? Resume-Writing Process

PERSONAL PRESENTATION:

  • Appearance

  • Handshake

  • Tone of voice

  • Speech/grammar

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WHAT WENT WRONG? Resume-Writing Process

PERSONAL PRESENTATION:

  • Language

  • Late or rushed

  • Aggressive

  • Lack of confidence,courtesy or enthusiasm

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WHAT WENT WRONG? Resume-Writing Process

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

AND VALUES:

  • Lack of goals

  • Focus on short term

  • Cynical or defensive attitude

  • Lack of interest in company or position

  • Unpleasant attitude

T-4.11-5


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WHAT WENT WRONG? Resume-Writing Process

INTERVIEW SKILLS:

  • Poor eye contact or body language

  • Focus on money

  • Evasive answers

  • Negative responses

  • Lack of preparation

T-4.11-6


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SECTIONS 5.1-5.3 Resume-Writing Process

Objectives:

  • Evaluate job offers

  • Negotiate terms of employment

  • Effectively communicate decisions to employers

T-5.1-1


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NEGOTIATING TIPS Resume-Writing Process

1. Be serious about issues

2. Research issues to support position

3. Remember: salary usually does not include benefits

4. Be prepared to negotiate

T-5.2-1


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BUSINESS LETTER FORMAT Resume-Writing Process

T-5.3-1


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SECTIONS 6.1-6.5 Resume-Writing Process

Objectives:

  • Understand available resources

T-6.1-1


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Helpful Contacts Resume-Writing Process

  • U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service www.dol.gov/vets

  • Veteran Employment Representatives - DVOPs/LVERs

  • Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)

  • Veterans’ Workforce Investment Program (VWIP)

T-6.2


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Helpful Contacts Resume-Writing Process

  • Department of Veterans Affairswww.va.gov/homeless

    • Medical Center Homeless Coordinator

    • Benefits Administration Regional Office Homeless Coordinator

    • VET Center Staff

  • State Office of Veterans Affairs www.nasdva.com

  • National Coalition for Homeless Veteranswww.nchv.org 1-800-VET-HELP


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Starting Your Own Business Resume-Writing Process

  • Small Business Assistance for Veterans


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Small Business Administration and Partners Resume-Writing Process

Services and Programs Include:

  • SBA Loan Guaranties

  • Microloans

  • Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster http://www.sba.gov/disaster_recov/loaninfo/militaryreservist.html

  • Venture Capital

  • Surety Bond Guarantee Program


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Programs and Services cont. Resume-Writing Process

  • Score Counseling

  • On-line Training Federal Contracting Assistance

  • Advocacy

  • Regulatory Fairness


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Information On-Line Resume-Writing Process

  • For Veterans and Service Connected Veterans www.sba.gov/vets

  • For Self employed Reserve and National Guard Members www.sba.gov/reservists

  • See handout for additional websites to specific programs


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Support and Assistance Resume-Writing Process

Federal Student Aid Overview


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Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans—and its value to our society.

Who is Federal Student Aid?


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Who gets federal student aid? Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans—and its value to our society.

  • Our most basic eligibility requirements are that you must

  • demonstrate financial need,

  • be a U.S. citizen (or, for most programs, an eligible noncitizen)

  • have a valid Social Security number and,

  • qualified to obtain a postsecondary education

    • Possess either a high school diploma or;

    • General Education Development (GED) certificate


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How to apply? Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans—and its value to our society.

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)

  • Contact the school(s) you might attend

  • Contact financial aid office


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For more information Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans—and its value to our society.

Visit our Web Site : www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov

or call

Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC)

1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)

TTY 1-800-730-8913

1-319-337-5665 (not a toll free number)


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