Build Your Resume During Active Duty by Earning Pre-Separation Credentials

Norwich Pro

April 26, 2019

Build your resume during active duty by earning pre-separation credentials

There are many changes to consider about life after the military. From acclimating to a civilian setting to finding a new job that will support your family, it’s important to begin planning before you separate to ease this transition. The credentials you earn now can put you at the front of the line for your next military promotion and give you a competitive advantage in the civilian job market.

Starting to secure your credentials early allows you to work around your busy schedule and stay on track during unplanned deployments so you can be prepared for your civilian career when the time comes.

Earn your Bachelor's Degree

Many jobs require a bachelor’s degree or give preference to those who have earned one. Additionally, bachelor’s degrees set you up for higher pay. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, bachelor’s degree holders earn about $264 more per week than those with associate's degrees and $363 more per week than people whose highest level of education is their high school diploma.

Consider additional professional credentials

Certificate programs and professional certifications can give you practical, authentic training and make your resume even more competitive. They demonstrate to potential employers that you are dedicated, knowledgeable, and ready to provide immediate value at work.

If you’re still considering which career path to take and what types of credentials you’ll need, learn about these four high-paying, in-demand jobs that are a natural fit for military veterans.

  • Project management

    A military background provides a strong foundation for project leadership, where you’ll motivate teams, manage schedules and budgets, ensure alignment around goals, and deliver strong outcomes.

    Credentials that will set you apart:

  • Compliance

    In a compliance role, you’ll ensure that your organization operates ethically. This job involves risk assessment, developing policy, keeping current with regulations, and due diligence.

    Credentials that will set you apart:

  • Cybersecurity

    Keep your organization secure by protecting critical, confidential information from falling into the wrong hands.

    Credentials that will set you apart:

    • Cybersecurity Certificate
    • Network +, a foundational certification offered by CompTIA
    • Security+, a critical certification that establishes your knowledge of cryptography, risk management, and vulnerabilities, offered by CompTIA
  • Supply Chain Manager

    Ensure that the right materials are in the right place at the right time so that teams can work efficiently and business can run smoothly.

    Credentials that will set you apart include:

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Norwich Pro offers certificates that can distinguish your resume and help you prepare for specific certification exams. We offer discounts for active duty military and our online courses are designed to be flexible to work with your demanding schedule.

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