This article is published at by Military.com. The emphasis of this article is that veterans can use career counseling and resume writing help with their next career.
Career Coaching and Writing Help
When John Russo, Ret. COL., Maryland National Guard, began his search for a federal job, he expected good results in short order. After all, Russo already had two very successful careers under his belt, with the Baltimore City Police Department and in a decorated 30-year stint in the Army where he rose to Colonel and eventually commanded the Maryland National Guard’s 58th Brigade Combat Team. Rounding out his portfolio were a master’s degree from the Army War College, top secret clearance and 30 percent disability preferences for federal employment.
But at first, all Russo’s federal job search yielded was frustration. “I submitted the same resume for 400 federal jobs – the shotgun approach – and didn’t even get designated ‘qualified’,” he says. “I was getting zero feedback. The Iraq war was winding down, the labor market was flooded with people like me, and my resume didn’t do a good job of presenting my qualifications to the federal government.”
JOHN DID GET HIRED INTO A PERMANENT POSITION WITH CAREER COACHING HELP!
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