Jeffrey Bishop, APR
Marketing and Communication Director
Department of Veterans Affairs

RESUME AND CAREER TIPS TO CONSIDER:

  • Use multiple resumes for multiple jobs.
  • Find resumes that are exemplary and use them as a benchmark.
  • A “long” resume for government jobs is okay.
  • Be sure to have a LinkedIn version.
  • Focus on outcomes versus job description.
  • Do not include any jargon — (same with Interviews).
  • Emphasize your supervisory skills.
  • While you are not going to be an expert in all, either hone a niche or recognize that you are a strategic communicator who can lead regardless of the modality.
  • Consider rank/grade equivalencies.

RESOURCES TO CONSIDER:

  • Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans benefits and certifications (APR+M)
  • GI Bill
  • Knowing yourself/finding yourself
  • What color is your parachute?
  • Role of faith/soul-searching/family matters and impact