Marine Corps Air Station New River, N.C. — When applying for a job after serving your time in the Marine Corps, having a good resume can be what separates you from the rest of the applicants.
When putting your resume together, there are many factors to consider. The Resume 101 class held aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River can give you the knowledge that you need.
“In the class we cover exactly what a resume is, how to properly put one together and all of the information that is pertinent to the resume,” said Frank Buday, air station personal and professional development instructor. “We also cover what most employers are looking for and how to form it to best peak their interest.”
The class is three hours long and covers what you will need in your resume and is open to all active-duty military personnel and dependents.
“The Resume 101 class that is given in the Family Team Building class room at AS-232 is for private industry,” said Buday. “The resume class covers content specifically for private industry jobs, not for federal employment which is an entirely different resume format.”
To help create a resume, Buday said it is important and necessary that a Marine or civilian knows his work history and can explain his job-related skills.
“One of the big things that I often experience with Marines and Sailors in particular is that they don’t realize how many job skills they really do possess,” said Buday. “More often than not, Marines and Sailors know more than they think they know and I help them to see that, and teach them how to add that to their resume.”
Buday added that putting together a resume is not hard, but it can be a time-consuming process and is it best to view it as a small investment that can have a substantial impact on a Marine’s future.
“The class was very thorough and informational,” said Cpl. Jonathan Urbina, Marine Air Control Squadron 2 administration clerk. “I began this class with no knowledge of how to write a resume and I am leaving completely confident that I can properly and accurately provide one.”