Our Focus to Help Military Veterans

Here at Day & Zimmermann we are focused on employing military veterans by using their military experience and training to help them start a career as they transition into the civilian workforce.

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Helpful Links and Information

When transitioning out of the Military make sure that you are capturing all of your military experience and training on your resume.

When doing this, make sure to use the proper civilian industry terminology, not the military terminology/jargon. Many of the people that will be reading your resume may not have served in the military and may not understand the unique language that comes with it. Use your Verification of Military Education and Training (VMET) as well as the Military Occupation Crosswalk to ensure your resume is up to standard.

Below are a few tools, links and resume tips that can assist you in the process.

Build Your Future: Military Crosswalk

Build Your Future aims to be the catalyst for recruiting the next generation of craft professionals. They provide a collaborative grassroots approach to construction workforce forecasting and development that includes recruitment, training, placement, retention and image enhancement strategies.

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The DoD Transition Assistance Program (DoDTAP) for Service Members and Veterans web site is designed to provide separating Service members and Veterans access to their VMET documents and other Transition Assistance information which will assist them during their transition process from the military.

Login and access your VMET

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Training / Credentialing Opportunities

To see if you can receive NCCER training credentials for the training you received while serving in the military, visit Hard Hat Heroes.

Resume Tips Specific to Veterans

  • Refrain from using military terminology/jargon on your resume. Use your VMET to help translate all job titles, duties, accomplishments, training and awards into civilians terms
    • example: Instead of using NCO, use Manager/Supervisor; Instead of using MOS/rate/job title of Prime Power Production Specialist use Power Plant Operator /High Voltage Electrician.
  • Begin with an action verb or dynamic adjective, write in past tense, Quantify results when possible, avoid using personal pronouns "I" "We" "Her"
    • example: Maintained more than 80 pieces of equipment at 95% operational rating for 3 years – 5% above Army standard.
  • List equipment that you worked on/with while in the military.
    • example: Operated friction, hydraulic, polar crane; welded stainless, copper nickel, and carbon pipes.
  • List all Training/Certifications/Licenses with completion dates.
    • example: Warrior Leaders Course - Feb 2004, Senior Leaders Course – Apr 2007, Navy Crane Center Course – Oct 2011, etc.
For additional resume tips, please visit our Training & Resources page.
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