New Résumé Writing Book for Veterans and Transitioning Military

Learn how to translate military experience into a civilian resume by using OPERATION RESUME: 4-BATTLEFIELD PHASES TO A TARGETED RESUME.
By: Battlefield Résumés, LLC
WASHINGTON - April 4, 2015 - PRLog -- Battlefield Résumés, LLC published a book for veterans and transitioning military on how to translate military experiece into a civilian resume. The book is called "Operation Resume" and is written in a manner that simulates a military Field Manual. This Field Manual gives you a step-by-step method in which to write your own resume. This Field Manual will help all transitioning military personnel, federal government employees, defense contractors and other Department of Defense personnel in their search for defense contracting employment. This Field Manual uses an easily identifiable analogy between military doctrine and defense contracting résumé writing. The scenario used is one that will translate vacancy announcement analysis to that of the military's Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB). This field manual encourages you to use the military doctrine used when deploying to combat zones to transitioning to the civilian workforce. The field manual analogy identifies the Hiring Manager as the Enemy and the vacancy announcement as the battlefield. In order to win the war, you must successfully accomplish each objective on the battlefield (vacancy announcement) in order to target the Enemy accurately. The idea in preparing the 4-Battlefield Phases to a Targeted Résumé Field Manual was to design a manual for those with a military or Defense Department background. Ironically, most manuals are hundreds of pages long but of little use to the novice résumé writer. Such manuals become too lengthy to read and only lead to confusion. In this manual, 4-Battlefield Phases to a Targeted Résumé, the primary mission was to design a manual that everyone could read and understand, while training you to enhance your own experiences in résumé building. There are no secrets to résumé writing. However, there are specific principles to which you must adhere in order to secure an interview and ultimately a job. This manual should be read from front to back. This method of reading is encouraged in order to obtain the true context from which the principles of targeted résumés are presented. As you progress through the manual the associations with military terminology, lexicon and methodology is critical and, therefore, require a thorough understanding. The only way to reach this pinnacle of understanding is to read this material sequentially, ensuring you completely understand the principles by which competitive defense contractor résumés are built. Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield is what the military uses to prepare for battle. The Army explains it in detail within Field Manual 34-130 and describes Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield as “the systematic, continuous process of analyzing the threat and environment in a specific geographic area." For those readers who are not familiar with military terminology or methodology, please do not worry. Although the term Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield and other military acronyms are used throughout this manual, great effort and special thought has been taken in describing each as thoroughly as possible. As a matter of fact, after reading this manual, it is quite possible that you will better understand military methods and terms as it relates to a real battlefield, while associating these activities to a résumé and vacancy announcement. The field manual details the procedures to follow in preparing Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield for defense contractor related positions, using battlefield illustrations and descriptions while applying the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield process for various types of vacancy announcements. This manual is intended to serve as a guide for the use of Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield by military and/or defense department transitioning professionals, defense contractors and federal government employees. It is intended to be a working guide so you can apply the fundamentals of the Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield process to any and all vacancy announcements, résumés and cover letters.

Bruce Benedict, CPRW
Major, US Army, Retired
Owner, Battlefield Résumés, LLC
Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
Member, Career Directors International (CDI)
Member, National Resume Writers' Association (NRWA)
Member, Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC)

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