Career

Career

Résumé Assistance

Don’t take a chance on your résumé being overlooked. You’ve got tough competition in today’s job market. Human Resources Departments receive hundreds of résumés and read less than half. You need to spark the reader’s interest fast by showing results, not just a list of your past job titles and descriptions.

AFA offers you 3 Résumé Services:

  1. Résumé Review and Critique
    AFA will provide a professional review and critique of your current résumé. We will edit it and provide a critique sheet with suggestions for improvement such as format and showing your experience in a better light. We’ll make sure there are not too many buzzwords and that it is not just a compilation of job descriptions.

    Cost $50.00
    Simply send your résumé and payment to AFA Résumé Service, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209 or email your résumé to membership@afa.org and then call the Membership Department at 800-727-3337 with your credit card information.

     
  2. Full Résumé Preparation
    If you would prefer not to write your own résumé, AFA professionals can do the job for you. Unlike many writers who prepare résumés, ours know the military because they have been there! They know how to present the value of your military experience.

    Cost $160.00
    Simply send the following items and your payment to AFA Résumé Service, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209 or email the items below to membership@afa.org and then call the Membership Department at 800-727-3337 with your credit card information.
      Items needed for Full Résumé Preparation:
    • Paragraph indicating the specific field(s) you’d most like to work in
    • Current résumé if you have one
    • Chronology of your service career
    • Job descriptions for the past 5 assignments or last 10 years of active duty
    • Copies of your performance reports during the last 10 years
    • Write-ups for non-combat award citations received in the past 5 years
    • Educational background--civilian and military
    • Associations and affiliations
  3. OF 612 Government Résumé Preparation
    If you are applying for a government job that requires an OF 612 and would rather have it prepared by a trained professional, we can help. You will receive a motivating OF 612 that presents the value of your military experience and job strengths.

    Cost $225.00
    Simply send the following items and your payment to AFA Résumé Service, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209 or email the items to membership@afa.org and then call the Membership Department at 800-727-3337 with your credit card information.
    • Items needed for OF 612 Preparation:
    • Job Vacancy being applied for (provide web page from USA Jobs or Defense websites) -- 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

Need help? Call 1-800-727-3337