While using Pureopst make sure to pull up any performance evaluations and counseling reports to assist you with your professional profile.
1. Adding Military Positions: Use your Principle Duty Title from your evaluations (Part III-Duty Description) to search for your position title. If you don't find an exact match, look for the basic title. For example: If you were a General's Driver, look for a Driver. If you were a Brigade Training and Operations S-3, consider picking one of the Brigade S-3 positions and edit the bullets as needed.
2. Edit Resume Statements to Include Measurable Results: Add important measurable data found in your evaluations and reports to support your resume statements.
Example 1: Your documents may have detail on the number of people you led, budgets you managed, or cost of inventory you were responsible for in that position.
- Before edits: "Trained and qualified staff in operational tasks and to perform initial competency assessments."
- After editing with measurable info: "Trained and qualified 6 staff in operational tasks and to perform initial competency assessments."
Example 2: If you NCOER read "Team Leader in a M2A2 ODS Mechanized Infantry Platoon; Bradley gunner maintains accountability of up to 2.5 million dollars worth of equipment..." you will want to add $2.5M to a bullet that speaks to the level of responsibility that you had in the position.
- Before: "Delivered accurate, complete, and timely reports."
- After adding measurable info: "Delivered accurate, complete, and timely reports for equipment valued at $2.5M."
3. Combine Similar Military Positions: In order to keep a clean and concise resume, couple together similar positions at different duty stations. If you were a Company Commander at two locations and for a total of 4 years, make that one Military Position with the total of the dates and select the most recent location. The location of your position is less important when compared with your job title, dates holding that position, and the duties described in your resume statements.