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How to Write a Civilian Resume

Your resume is a summary of your background and experience, and it’s likely to be the first information about you that an employer will see. These tips will help you make a resume that stands out.

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Building Your Federal Resume

A federal government job is often a great transition for military personnel. But a resume for a federal job is different from a civilian resume. It’s longer, more detailed and includes specific job-related terminology.

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MilTax: Tax Services for the Military

MilTax preparation and e-filing software is available mid-January through mid-October. Powered by an industry-leading tax service provider, it’s designed to address situations specific to the military. This easy-to-use, self-paced tax software walks you through a series of questions to help you complete and electronically file your federal return and up to three state tax forms. Calculations are 100% accurate – guaranteed by the software provider.

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12 Ways to Land That Civilian Job

You’ve proven your commitment, discipline and resourcefulness in the military world. Now it’s time to trade in your experience for a great job. Just like everything, it’s all about readiness and attitude. Start early. Be prepared. Go for it.

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10 Great Resources for Military Spouse Jobs

There are two things military spouses should know: 1) change happens and 2) your military community has support to help you make the most of it. That’s especially true when it comes to job-finding and advancing your career. Here are 10 top tips for tapping into services that can help you find a great job.

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What Service Members Need to Know About Employment

You’re closing the chapter on your military life and opening a new one. This means transitioning from being a soldier to a civilian employee in a company, nonprofit organization or maybe the government.

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Employment and Education – The Essentials

Re-entering the civilian world is often the perfect time to get your degree or find that great civilian job. As a service member, you’ve proven your commitment, discipline and resourcefulness. Now the task is making sure those military accomplishments look their best on a civilian resume or transcript.

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PCS & Military Moves

Military OneSource makes it easy to connect with experts for immediate moving help, access powerful planning tools and get proven, practical moving information and resources on things like permanent change of station, staying safe while moving during COVID-19 and more.

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Youth Employment – The Essentials

A first job is an important milestone that can propel a young person to future success and pave the way for exciting opportunities. Whether your youth is still in school or just starting the search, Military OneSource provides plenty of resources to help military families get a leg up in the job hunt – such as mentors and internships. Check out some strategies to set your youngster up for success.

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Programs That Hire Veterans

Many organizations in the civilian world value your experience, skills, work ethic and training as a service member. Here are ways to connect with employers committed to hiring veterans.

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Managing Your Career as a Military Spouse During a PCS

You’re beginning a new chapter of your military life. As a military spouse, a successful transition may include finding meaningful work at your new duty station. By tapping into your network of support and accessing a variety of programs and resources, you can continue to advance your career while building a new nest.

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Explore the Library

As a service member, you know the importance of developing new skills, and your installation library is a great resource for professional development and learning. There’s so much there beyond books, including resume help, events information and research capabilities.

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10 Attributes for a Successful Job Search

As a service member, you’ve already got a strong skill set to make you an asset in the workplace. Many of those same skills can be applied in finding the right job in the first place. Here are ten skills to master when searching and interviewing for a position.

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Employment – The Essentials

It’s time to find a new job or maybe explore a different career. Whether you are in the National Guard or reserves and looking for a change or transitioning out of the military to seek employment in a corporation, nonprofit organization or the government, Military OneSource provides the essentials for employment readiness. You’ll find fresh content on everything you need to know as you pursue meaningful work, from credentialing your military experience and building your resume to networking and identifying federal employment benefits.

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SECO and MSEP 101: Made for Military Spouse Employment

If you’re a military spouse looking for employment, meet two programs made exclusively for you — to get you career-ready and find a great job.

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Finding a Job Overseas as a Military Spouse

Depending on your individual interests and skills, there are many job opportunities available to you while you’re living overseas. Here are a few things to consider as you prepare your resume and begin to explore what job opportunities await you during your time abroad.

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Career Coaching for Military Spouses

Deciding on a career or finding a job isn’t easy when your family moves every few years. The military spouse in your life can get help through free career coaching from the Department of Defense.