Resume Writing & Career Transition resources

Browse our collection of links to resources, guides and tools to help advance your career. Find a career mentor, learn how to translate your military skills, improve your resume, and connect with other veterans to find support in navigating the challenges of career transition and more.

RESUME WRITING TEMPLATE & TIPS

A polished, well-written résumé is often the determining factor in progressing your opportunity for a career with a potential employer.  Below are a few tips to assist you with developing or polishing your existing resume.

Click this dropbox link to download our resume template .docx file.

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE DIRECTORY

The Professional Profile Directory (PPD) features the highly sought-after skills, talents and leadership competencies of current and former military officer women, senior enlisted women and degreed military spouses in career transition.

This is an optional resource and is best suited for those who are interested in seeking new career opportunities.  This directory will be shared with AcademyWomen partners who may be able to facilitate hiring, a group that includes a wide array of top-caliber corporate, nonprofit and government entities. AcademyWomen and eMentor Program participants are welcome to include their profiles in this Directory.

BE A MENTOR OR FIND A MENTOR

The eMentor Program is an award winning online mentoring program for military personnel, veterans and military spouses. eMentor connects individuals for dynamic mentoring experiences that powerfully equip them with the career transition advice, skills and resources needed to advance in their personal and professional lives.  Our mentors include current and former military peer mentors as well as partners from the public and private sectors who participate as career mentors in the program to fill a critical need in providing industry specific, functional area information and advice our program participants in career transition seek.

There is no cost for military personnel, veterans and military spouses to participate in the eMentor program. Become a mentor or protégé today.

YOUR NEXT MISSION:  TAKE CARE OF YOU

Make The Connection is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues impacting their lives.

View information and real stories relevant to who you are, explore life events or experiences that you can relate to and easily find resources for support. Hear Veterans share their stories of transitioning from military service or returning from deployment, adjusting to a new life and more.

FREE RESUME ENGINE & SKILLS TRANSLATOR

Help potential employers understand how the skills and experience you’ve gained as a service member make you a great employee. The Personal Branding Resume Engine will translate your military record into a strong resume that civilian employers can understand. Once you complete your resume, you can make it viewable to thousands of employers using the Resume Engine looking for qualified job candidates.

TRANSITION ESSENTIALS GUIDE

MOAA’s Transition Center experts have lived through their share of transitions and they can help you deal with what you’re facing now.  Whether you’re experiencing your first or 50th career change, or if you’re embarking on a new business venture as an entrepreneur, the Down to Business Career Transition Essentials guide can give you the fundamentals you need to get started.