Veteran Resume Makeover: How To Convey A Professional Image

Veterans resumes professional
Veterans resumes professional

It's not always easy determining which information to include on a resume -- and in which order. Air National Guardsman Clay Doe, a pseudonym, thought that listing his planned bachelor of science degree was a priority, which is why he included it as the first item on his resume.

But Doe would do better to start with a professional summary, especially since he has yet to complete his degree, says employment expert Justin Nichols of Hire Heroes USA, a nonprofit employment-services organization, who worked with Doe to improve his resume. An employer is more interested in what you've accomplished in your career, Nichols says.