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Calling all military veterans!! Transitioning out of military service into the civilian world is a stressful event to say the least. This forum is for all veterans who refuse to settle for anything less than living their next dream!

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Comment by Lee Flint on February 21, 2015 at 9:28am
If you're transitioning out of the military and are beginning your job search, one of your first steps will be to write a resume. Here are some tips on how to review your resume before you send it to a company on your list.

1. Contact information readable and accurate: 25 points. Bonus points if you include your 48days.net handle and your LinkedIn URL.
2. All acronyms defined in the document: 15 points. You might have been the CGOY in your AFSC from FY14-FY15, but if someone doesn't understand your AFSC or MOS then you might just be SOL.
3. Positions described chronologically and explained so that a civilian can understand it: 25 points. Some reviewers recommend re-writing your job titles to approximate what a civilian position might be, but I disagree. I think you should put your actual job title down, then describe the posiiton in the resume.
4. Job responsibilities and team leadership shows progression: 25 points. This doesn't necessarily mean rank increases. It should show experience and development of leadership competencies that the military trains for and demands.
5. Education: 10 points. The military offers education in many forms, formal civilian degree programs, military certifications, and continuing education within a career field. All educational experiences relevent to the position you are applying for can and should be listed--space permiting.
6. Civilian resume more than 2 pages for non-executive level job seakers: -50 points. Resumes are measured by content not weight. Long resumes are often discarded.

Finally, I'll just add that resumes are a matter of personal preference. These point values are my own, but read resumes of successful job seekers in your own chosen field and, if possible, from the company you are interested. Considering asking for resumes from your contacts at those companies on LinkedIn, and share your own with them BEFORE applying formally. Good luck!
(PS: If you'd like to receive my resume, or have me review your own, just send me a personal message.)
Comment by Lee Flint on January 18, 2015 at 12:49pm

I read Inc Magazine every month. It features great information about small business creation, sustainment, and growth. I'm particularly interested in the idea of bootstrapping a company. This month the magazine runs a cover story about entrepreneurs who have done just that, including Bert Jacobs, founder of the Life is Good brand. Other stories reinforce the concept that you don't need an SBA loan or massive Kick Starter campaign to launch a business. You need an idea, hard work, and hustle to make things happen. Veterans are particularly good at making the most out of the resources at hand. Think about how you can leverage your knowledge, skills, and ability to bring powerful ideas to the marketplace. 

Comment by Alan West on December 21, 2014 at 10:38am

Veteran!

Comment by Lee Flint on December 21, 2014 at 9:48am

Poll question: Are you a veteran, a retiree, or currently serving in the military on active duty, guard, or reserves? 

Comment by Mike Skiff on December 1, 2014 at 7:43am

Thanks Stephen and Jen!  Turnout and response was encouraging!  Replay of the webinar is available until Friday, Dec. 5th over at

www.eliteachievementsolutions.com/48dayscountdown

Comment by stephen rager on November 30, 2014 at 7:34pm

Great job on the webinar by Mike Skiff and Tristan Manning.  They are about to have a good service going. 


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Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on November 30, 2014 at 6:43pm

Congrast to Mike Skiff and Tristan Manning for the recent mention on Dan's podcast!!! If you are around tonight - their free seminar is going on right now - think you can access the free webinar here: http://www.eliteachievementsolutions.com/48dayscountdown


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Comment by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" on November 23, 2014 at 7:11pm

Mike,

Congrats!!!! It looks like your 11/30/14 webinar is loaded up on Dan's twitter feed (@48DaysTeam) and Facebook fan page (Dan Miller 48 Days) for this week. I also have it loaded up on my social media as well (@TheIronJen and The Iron Jen Facebook). Best wishes to you and Tristan for a GREAT turnout. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you guys are doing!

Comment by Mike Skiff on November 22, 2014 at 5:40pm
Hey folks! Just wanted to share with you an opportunity to get in on the Free Webinar my partner Tristan and I are putting on next Sunday, Nov. 30th. We will be discussing how to get a jump start on your new career before 2015 - specifically for Veterans who are making the transition to civilian life, or those who have already done so but are not satisfied with their career. We'd love to have you join us - and you can register by going here - www.eliteachievementsolutions.com/48dayscountdown
Comment by Lee Flint on November 22, 2014 at 6:54am

A friend of mine was frustrated recently while filling out an application for employment with the Federal Government. She is 30% disabled, but was traveling at the end of the application window and didn't have her documentation with her. Since she couldn't prove her status the job went to someone else. If you get caught in this situation, log onto ebenefits.va.gov. When you register you'll have access to your entire military history, view the status of your claims, and apply for benefits. It's a great resource for all veterans who have served with honor.

 
 
 

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