I’ve worked various HR roles in corporate America for nearly 9 years and in 2016 I was given opportunity to lead the Veterans Staffing Program at Intel. Several thousand resumes from exceptional Veteran talent have come across my desk since taking over Veteran recruiting nearly two years ago. However, I started noticing several trends and common themes on resumes that were doing a disservice to fellow Veterans. The average resume was not catered to what hiring managers are looking for and was usually a “copy and paste” from an annual evaluation report. Resumes4Vets.org was founded specifically to address the most basic shortcomings and share what I wish I knew when I left Active Duty.
To assist fellow Veterans in the civilian sector by providing free resume reviews, recommendations, and guidance as a component of their complete professional profile.
Retired Human Resource Executive (BSBA) with 36 years of experience in the management as well as “hands-on” involvement in all aspects of recruiting, job/interview consulting, and staffing. District Manager for award winning staffing and consulting operations, providing services to companies both large and small. Directed both sides of the employment equation; providing job advice to assist individuals to land jobs as well as partnering with HR departments in order to ensure the ideal candidates for job openings. Special focus on assisting veterans to make the transition from military employment into the civilian sector.
With over 20 years of combined Military experience and multiple deployments, we understand first-hand what it means to serve. We've also experienced first-hand the challenges of leveraging our military backgrounds to launch a civilian career. In our own transitions from Active Duty, we noticed the obvious need for a Veteran-oriented service specializing in professional profile development, starting with a great resume. The existing resources covered everything from balancing a check book to obtaining a home loan, while the resume help was often a single article or blog with general advice for any job seeker.
To provide the services worthy of Veteran approval, we enlisted the help of professional consultants with demonstrated expertise in staffing, recruiting, and career counseling. Veterans needed a voice in the corporate world who could advocate for their skills and help tell our story. This is why we founded Resumes4Vets.org.
As I got out of the Army in 2016, Alex and I quickly realized that Veterans needed additional resume help when getting out of the military. I didn't want to sign up with a random website who's managers probably never served and who wanted to charge me $250 for "personalized" resume help, so we started this website where Veterans had one place to go for personalized resume help. No sign up and free forever. It's our hope that any Veteran who's getting out after honorably serving America has an easy-to-use and quick-to-reply website where they can get free resume help. We're a 100% volunteer organization so please be patient as our schedules sometimes get busy. I stress about it often but we really do want to ensure we devote considerable attention to each Veteran's resume before getting them back within 5 - 7 business days. Thanks for stopping by!