Transferring Your Resume from Military to Civilian

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By Beth Braccio Hering for

Duncan Mathison, co-author of 'Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough,' recalls working with an ex-Navy SEAL who was trying to land a civilian job.

"He realized that most people thought his skills consisted of landing on beaches and blowing things up. Impressive skills, but not really needed in the business world," Mathison says. "As a result, we reframed his experience to highlight his abilities to lead small teams as well as creative problem-solving and planning in the face of uncertainty."