Writing a Resume When You’re a Military Spouse

Man critiquing woman's resume

The permanent change of station orders just arrived for your spouse, and now it is time to begin your search for a new job. To make that process easier, create an effective resume that highlights your skills. A well-designed resume will help you communicate your skills in terms an employer can recognize and appreciate. Think of your resume as a marketing tool. It should encourage a hiring manager to learn more about you.

Assess your skills

The first step in this process is assessing your skills. Don't underestimate yourself — evaluate your skills based on past employment, volunteer work and education. Military spouses offer many unique skills, but some may be challenging to communicate a resume. Here are some work skill sets to consider:

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