Editor’s note: The following article was contributed by ApplicantsPlus for Veterans. The content may be edited for clarity, style and length. Find more at https://veterans.applicantsplus.com/.

ApplicantsPlus for Veterans is an online platform specifically designed to help transitioning service members, veterans and their spouses better represent themselves in their job searches. Veterans can now create an in-depth personal profile consisting of their bio, resume, social media links and most importantly a one-minute video cover letter. This one-minute video shows off the applicant’s personality, passion and professionalism, which gives employers a view into who they are as an actual person ― not just a resume.

Unfortunately, veterans are consistently missing out on great opportunities because civilian employers do not understand their skills. The reality is that many companies are desperately seeking these skills. ApplicantsPlus’ goal is to reduce the number of veterans who are unemployed or underemployed due to the misinterpretation of their military resumes.

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ApplicantsPlus for Veterans wants to help veterans differentiate themselves in their job searches and empower them with the confidence to clearly articulate their skills so that they can more accurately represent themselves to hiring managers. The personal profile allows veterans to present all relevant information to the employer in an updated and efficient way. Instead of solely relying on a military resume to bridge the gap to the civilian world, veterans have the opportunity to actually show and say what they want, why they are qualified and how their skills can help the organization thrive.

If you are a transitioning service member, veteran, or military spouse, this is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd and increase your chances for success.

Don’t go into your career search unprepared … let ApplicantsPlus for Veterans help!