Many veterans don't worry about updating or even having a resume until they need to look for a job. But by then, it can be too late. Anxious about finding a job as soon as possible, many job seekers do a slapdash job, creating a resume that doesn't present a full picture of their achievements.
That's just one issue with the resume of Jon Doe (a pseudonym) shown below. Like many veterans soon to be discharged, Doe waited until the last minute to create his resume, says Justin Nichols, associate of veteran programs at Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit employment-services organization, who worked with Doe in revising his resume.