Education/Career

Education Services




AFA Members and their families are eligible for an eKnowledge discount program designed for military families. eKnowledge has donated more than $42 million of SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Programs to Military service members and their families worldwide. The Military Donation Project is in its 8th year and is in alliance with DoD and supported by professional athletes from the NFL and MLB, as well as over 100 organizations, groups and non-profits (now including AFA).

About the SAT and ACT PowerPrep™ Programs
The SAT or ACT PowerPrep™ Program is available online or DVD and includes more than 11 hours of video instruction and 3000 files of supplemental test prep material, thousands of interactive diagnostic tools, sample questions, practice tests and graphic teaching illustrations. Students select the training they need and can study at their own pace.

How to order:
The eKnowledge Sponsorship covers the complete $250 purchase price for the standard SAT or ACT Test Preparation Program. *There is a nominal charge of $17.55 - $19.99 (per standard program) for the cost of materials, support, shipping or streaming. Each SAT or ACT Test Preparation program has a one-year license from the day the product is ordered. The DVD may be renewed for an additional twelve months at the same donation rate.

To place an order: www.eKnowledge.com/AFA or call 951-256-4076



Résumé Assistance

“Your product is undeniably one of the finest on the market. I thank you for taking so much material, condensing it and returning it to me so quickly. And your price is low! I will not hesitate to recommend your service to my friends. I am a very satisfied customer.”
                                            Major , USAF

You’ve got tough competition in the job market today. Your résumé is being received by employers along with the résumés of people equally or more qualified. A human resources consultant who receives hundreds of résumés reads less than half...only those that make it through the initial scan. The ones that fare well do what effective résumés should as marketing brochures: they spark the reader’s interest in a particular product--you.

How Do You Spark the Reader’s Interest?
Your job objective must be brief and must state how your skills can be applied. Your experience must show what you have accomplished and how you accomplished it--it should not simply be a reprint of job descriptions or job titles. To stand out from the crowd you must show results.

Don’t take this task lightly. Your résumé is your introduction to the hiring company and you must make a good first impression to survive the employer’s initial scan.

AFA Résumé Review and Critique Service
If you feel you can do the job, go for it! Then, after it’s completed, send your résumé to AFA for a professional review and critique. Would a different format show your experience in a better light? Too many buzzwords? Experience need some fine tuning? Does it read like a compilation of job descriptions? AFA’s professionals will let you know. They will edit your résumé and provide a critique sheet with suggestions for improvement.

To request a résumé review, simply send your completed résumé along with your payment of $50.00 to Résumé Service, AFA, 1501 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22209, or e-mail it to membership@afa.org If you e-mail it, please call the Membership Department on 800-727-3337 with your credit card information to process your payment for the service.

AFAFull Résumé Preparation
If you’d prefer not to write your own résumé but would rather have the job done by a trained professional, We can also help. Unlike many writers who prepare résumés as a vocation, our consultants know the military--they’ve been there! And they can be immensely helpful in explaining the value of your military experience. The end product is a superbly prepared professional résumé that clearly details your background, job strengths and experience.

To request a fully prepared résumé, send your payment of $160.00 to Résumé Service, AFA, 1501 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22209, or e-mail it to membership@afa.org along with:

  • Paragraph indicating the field(s) you’d most like to work in. Be as specific as possible.
  • Current résumé, if any, that you may have already prepared;
  • Chronology of your service career;
  • Job descriptions for the past five assignments or last ten years of active duty;
  • Copies of your performance reports during the last ten years;
  • Write-ups for non-combat award citations received in the past five years;
  • Educational background (civilian and military);
  • Associations and affiliations.
If you e-mail it, please call the Membership Department on 800-727-3337 with your credit card information to process your payment for the service.

 

AFA OF 612 Government Résumé Preparation
If you are applying for a government job that requires an OF 612 and would rather have the OF 612 done by a trained professional, We can also help. Unlike many writers who prepare résumés as a vocation, our consultants know the military--they’ve been there! And they can be immensely helpful in explaining the value of your military experience. The end product clearly details your background, job strengths and experience.

To request an OF 612 Government prepared résumé, send your payment of $225.00 to Résumé Service, AFA, 1501 Lee Hwy., Arlington, VA 22209, or e-mail it to membership@afa.org along with:

  • Job Vacancy being applied for (provide web page from USAJobs or Defense web sites)- Do not provide if less than 15 days remaining to fill Vacancy
  • High School Name and Location
  • College degrees and/or credit hours for uncompleted degrees
  • Principal Supervisor and Phone number (if available) for each position held for previous 10 years of Service
  • Base Salary (no BAS/BAQ/VHA, etc.) for each position held for previous 10 years and hours per week
  • Computer proficiency with PC/MAC and military software applications
  • Veteran’s Preference (5 pts regular-10 pts if disabled)
  • Language Skills
  • Refer to OF 612 General Information Form for any other pertinent information to be included

 

If you e-mail it, please call the Membership Department on 800-727-3337 with your credit card information to process your payment for the service.

Fees
Review & Critique $  50.00
Complete Résumé
$160.00
OF 612 Government Résumé $225.00

Each purchase includes a copy of Job Search: Marketing Your Military Experience

 

Comments from satisfied members . . .


“It was refreshing to have someone look at the résumé who understands both the military and civilian world. You do very good work.”
Lt. Colonel, USAF

“The honesty of your comments and the directness of your suggestions made it very clear where the shortcomings of my résumé were and how they could be improved.”
Senior Master Sergeant, USAF

“Thank you for reviewing my résumé. I found your advice to be frank and helpful. I appreciate your prompt response and helpful comments. As always AFA comes through for its members.”
Lt. Colonel, USAF

“Your product is the best I’ve seen.”
Major, USAF

“Thank you for your excellent critique on my first draft. I really got my money’s worth!”
Brig. General, USAF

“My employment here is an example of the positive results your résumé service has provided.”
Captain, USAF