Slicing off bits of your resume in order to keep it to one page can be so tough. When you’ve accomplished a lot in your career, it can be difficult to pick what to remove — so here’s what to cut out.
It’s unusual, to say the least, to interview for a job when you are a new mother to eight-week-old twins and you’re about to move across the country for your husband’s military job. But that’s just what Kara McSwiggin did in early 2017. An experienced certified public accountant, McSwiggin scored an interview through the recruiting firm ServingTalent and landed a job with Blumer CPAs, where she could keep her skills fresh and stay in the career game at a time when many other women jump ship.
When you’re asked about leadership experiences in an interview you may draw a blank. If you’re a current or former service member, it may not be such a difficult question to answer because leadership is a value instilled in you from training to practice. Whether you have a civilian or military background, your brain will automatically hone in on professional achievements. It’s possible that nothing will immediately come to mind or stand out for you. If so, think more creatively about where you’ve had the opportunity to demonstrate leadership outside of work.