Understanding The Hiring Process
Hi, I’m Bruce Benedict, the founder, and owner of Battlefield Resumes. I specialize in helping veterans translate the “civilian” hiring process into military language to make the military transition easy. Whether you were a senior NCO, Chief Warrant Officer, or Commissioned Officer, I can help you target your post-military career.
You’ve had elite training from the best military in the world, and now it’s time to transfer your expertise to the Federal and Private sector. As a veteran seeking a job in an entirely different work culture, you need top-notch direction on how to be successful in this new territory.
As a veteran with federal government and private sector hiring manager experience, I pride myself in being field tested – confident in tactical planning that guides you in maneuvering through the hiring process and mastering your job search, résumé, and interview skills for your next career. My philosophy: Use military tactics to target the job you want so you can obtain the highest salary possible.
Possibly for the first time in your working history, you are faced with job uncertainty. Your military career provided a framework for you to excel and provided for your family, while you achieved status and success. The military career structure gave you clear paths to follow for rank and salary advancements. Military language, thinking, and strategy was defined and expected. You rarely, if ever, had to had to write a résumé or interview for your next job.
Now, as you transition out of the military, the civilian employment landscape feels like the Wild, Wild West with no clear or definable “next step”.
For the first time in your career, you feel lost. You fear that the transition hurdle from military to civilian employment may be too high of an obstacle for you to cross over. You are unaware how you will be able to make your next career move a successful one while maintaining your standard of living. How can you, as a proud veteran with an elite skillset, be understood by civilian recruiters in the vague world of civilian employment?
That’s where I have your back. Consider me your “Battle Buddy”. I’ve been through the same transition as you, as well as a civilian hiring manager who hired many veterans. I have first-hand knowledge and experience in the frame of mind you are in right now. That’s why I created a system, based on military doctrine and tactics, that will easily and effortlessly educate and coach you to win this “civilian employment war.”
It is not uncommon for non-veteran resume writing services to mistranslate military experience into civilian language. They know your language almost as good as you know theirs. In many cases, the veteran isn’t even involved in their resume-writing process, leaving them with a completed resume that is not in ethical alignment with who they are, while creating internal turmoil that they may be misrepresenting themselves to employers.
I flip that game on its head by using your military career to your strategic advantage. I involve you every step of the way as I build your résumé and prepare you for your interview to ensure you are not only comfortable with the translation process but also feel confident that you can answer ANY question asked to you when in your interview.
My unique strategy is called the Battlefield Resume Methodology (BRM).
I primarily focus on tailoring resumes, so the résumé is targeted against a specific job or career field, whether it is in the federal government, defense contracting, or the private sector. These types of jobs have many recruiters who were prior-military, so your customized Battlefield Résumé is quickly appreciated and easily understood by those who understand and appreciate your background, language and dedication.
How does BRM work?
Capitalizing on the expertise you’ve developed in every level of your military career, you build your resume with downloadable bullets – skills and capabilities pre-written and customizable for every military position you’ve held. Your customized resume can then be tailored and targeted for the job you want, while including your most enjoyed competencies, skills and activities, making every effort to preserve the expertise and status you have earned. I also coach you every step of the way for the other job search skills you’ll need beyond your résumé, such as interview preparation, salary negotiation, and career progression once hired.
You’ve already learned how to navigate your way through uncertainty and adversity successfully. Now it’s time to bulletproof your résumé similarly as you prepared for your military missions….only this time you’ll use Battlefield Resume Methodology.
Contact me when you are ready to move into your next career!