Military Transition...

Lifestyle changes often cause anxiety. Perhaps one of the most drastic lifestyle changes is the transition from a military to a civilian career. Translating “military speak” into “civilian speak” is a very challenging and daunting task. So how do you start?

Planning is the key with a big assist from Advantage Résumés and Career Services. Billie can describe your military experience so that it is understandable. She can tell about your contributions and achievements gained through serving and defending our country in practical terms. 

Have you considered how much time and thought you will have to put into a résumé and other career-related documents? Are you ready for the deal breaker—the interview? How long has it been since you were interviewed? Things have changed for sure! Interview coaching should be in your plans. Are you ready to make a decision about the type of work you want to do?

Let Billie help. She is “one of the few and elite career professionals who have earned their CMRW (Certified Military Résumé Writer Certification)” says Barbara A. Adams, President, Career Pro Global, Inc. Writers who receive the CMRW certification have been through a rigorous education and testing process that ensures they will be knowledgeable about military résumé writing providing military and veteran clientele a critical edge.

Billie will create a custom résumé for you that will enhance your career opportunities  whether you plan to work in the civilian marketplace or federal employment.

The Process

The process starts with a one-hour consultation. You’ll determine together what types of résumé(s) are required and discuss job targets. Billie will propose a package to meet your needs. She will design a résumé unique to your experiences and accomplishments! There’s a follow-up for revisions if necessary.

She can also get you ready for the actual interview(s). Interview coaching is worth the investment of time and money. Don’t make a short-sighted decision about preparation for the interview. Today LinkedIn profiles are also critical.

Helpful Documents:

  • Fitness Reports or Performance Evaluations

  • Joint Services Transcripts

  • List of Medals and Certificates describing what you did to receive the medals

  • College transcripts for recent degrees

  • Job descriptions for potential job targets (no more than 3)

  • Copies of federal vacancy announcements from websites like

Here's what some have said about Billie's Military Transition Résumés...

“Had to turn down two jobs in the Washington DC area due to personal preferences but one has offered a consulting position paying good money that I work from home on the weekends.  Just got picked up for a good job with a solid future on base.  Thanks again and I will be sending you some business.”...D. Cooper

“Prompt. Courteous. Professional. And a pleasure to work with”… M. Chytka

"Great work! Format looks super. Once again, thanks much for the solid products.”...J. Higgins

For solid products with no gimmicks, you’ll get a résumé that will give you an advantage!

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