Posted on Sep 14, 2017
Capt Ross Nussbaum
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SSG Steven Mangus
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Writing a resume that civilians can understand and avoiding all the military jargon "we" use. Make sure you use all the ACAP resources and you will be fine..good luck.
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SGT Dave Tracy
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I was going to make a joke, but I'll pass-this time.

Focusing on Infantry related civilian jobs is a no-go, and if that is what someone is trying to do, they will fail. The closest jobs that are akin to Infantry are cops and firemen; however, I did know a guy who applied for a cop job back home and was told the job of a policeman is to shoot last; whereas the job of a grunt is to shoot first, and weren't interested in him. Or so he told me.

Infantry does operate in stressful environments and are trained to both follow precise instruction (attention to detail), and conversely, to think outside the box-whatever it takes to accomplish the mission, because its Mission First! Infantry also develops leaders. Even the lowliest Private is being trained to step up--and on occasionally has to--and take charge.

These attributes can be translated into the civilian workforce, even if Battle Drill 6 really can't.

The key is obviously find something you want, make sure your normal skillset aligns, and then apply these other useful Infantry acquired skills to the job. It may require translating into civilian-speak those skills to the interviewer, but they are tools in your bag to pull out and make use of.
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Maj John Bell
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When they ask you what you learned in the military that will be of value to the company; not being a smart ass is extremely difficult. The interviewer never takes it well, when you say "How often does XYZ Company need large numbers of people killed and lots of stuff broken? Cuz I'm damn good at that."

And that's why I went into farming.
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