WorkPlace Helps Translate Veterans' Resumes For Civilian Jobs

WorkPlace Helps Translate Veterans' Resumes For Civilian Jobs

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The WorkPlace of Jefferson County's office of Veteran's Services has a program to help soldiers with resume building as they look for jobs after the military.

WorkPlace director Cheryl Mayforth says one of the hang-ups soldiers can experience when applying for civilian jobs is employers simply don't understand what they're looking at on resumes.

The titles and acronyms used in the military can be confusing when employers are trying to figure out what experience someone has.

"I always tell military members, if you put together your resume, you want to give it to the most civilian person you possibly can," Mayforth said. "You need feedback, do they understand what you're trying to say?"

The WorkPlace offers a number of other veterans services. You can either stop in or give them a call at 315-782-9252.

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