Military Service on your Resume

mariomike

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runormal said:
You need to provide enough context information so that they can understand but try not to get lost in a sea of acronyms.

They seem to have a Military Skills Translator in the US. Do they also have it in Canada?

“develop a comprehensive, algorithmic, military skills translation software tool to facilitate CF members to obtain civilian employment upon release”.
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/412/FINA/WebDoc/WD6615327/412_FINA_PBC2014_Briefs%5CMonsterGovernmentSolutions-e.pdf

Having successfully developed a Military Skills Translator for the U.S.,
 

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mariomike said:
They seem to have a Military Skills Translator in the US. Do they also have it in Canada?

“develop a comprehensive, algorithmic, military skills translation software tool to facilitate CF members to obtain civilian employment upon release”.
http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/412/FINA/WebDoc/WD6615327/412_FINA_PBC2014_Briefs%5CMonsterGovernmentSolutions-e.pdf

Having successfully developed a Military Skills Translator for the U.S.,

I know I have already posted this link on army.ca before, but here it is again, a "translator" of your Canadian military skills, Trades, Rank, etc. :

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-reservist-support/tools-resume-writing-guide.page
 

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I used the company at www.bestfootforward.co to build my resume for me.  It is a Canadian company that is familiar with the MPRR, PDR, and such.  They also offer a military discount.  They did a wonderful job with mine. 
 

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Hello all,

As a Part-time Reservist, when is it appropriate to add your military service onto your Resume/LinkedIn profile?
Can you do so immediately upon enrollment? After you've been in your unit for a few weeks? After completing BMQ? At the end of DP1?

I have conducted some hiring in my career, and I would say that if I were hiring a young engineer who had been through BMQ, I would view it as favorable. However, I also don't want to violate any unspoken rules of conduct.
 

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ACE_Engineer said:
As a Part-time Reservist, when is it appropriate to add your military service onto your Resume/LinkedIn profile?

When you can back it up with CAF documentation?
 

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No rules ive ever seen,  it's your current employment. I listed my experience while serving in the reserves and trying to get a Co-Op job in college. As long as you're truthful, have at it.

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Don't be afraid to emphasis what you have learned/achieved in the military that is pertinent to the job your applying for. So if you have forklift on your 404's and your applying for a warehouse job, make sure you state that you were trained and qualified on forklifts. Military jargon and acronyms do not translate to the civilian world. 
 

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Don't forget to include stuff about gender based analysis training (seriously) , training on sexual harassment prevention, first aid.

Probably quite a few things from bmq that you can help sell yourself.  Like PuckChaser said be honest.

 

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Jarnhamar said:
Don't forget to include stuff about gender based analysis training (seriously) , training on sexual harassment prevention, first aid.

Probably quite a few things from bmq that you can help sell yourself.  Like PuckChaser said be honest.

Transport Sergeant = Vehicle Fleet Manager


I concur with the others - team environment etc
 

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There are tools available to map military experience to the civilian workforce; I know a MSE Op who leveraged his military fleet management experience into a job where "OMG! When I travel on long trips overseas to do simple fleet management stuff, they send me in business class and I F***IN' LOVE IT!"
 
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