Army Community Service offers a variety of classes to help military spouses and other authorized patrons in preparing resumes for applying to both civilian and federal positions, preparing for interviews, and other job search classes. They also host job fairs. 

Army Community Service, Employment Readiness Program Manager, Laureen Dupree, said, “My best advice for both a federal and civilian resume is to customize it to the job you’re applying for. The old days of preparing one resume for all the jobs you’re applying to, the one-and-done, are over.”

“Networking is one of your best job search strategies,” Dupree added. “By going to job fairs or workshops, you have a better chance of finding the job you want. Many jobs are ‘hidden’ (not publicly advertised) by employers and attending these networking opportunities will help you find them.”

Dupree said there is a resume class today, 9 a.m. to noon at ACS, and this class is held every Thursday, so if you miss this one, there’s one next week. Also, the Employment Readiness Program hosts a Military Spouse Job Fair, June 5 at the Fort Belvoir Community Center (next to Staybridge Hotel), 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Veterans are also welcome to attend.

For more information, call ACS at 571-231-7001, email Dupree at laureen.t.dupree.civ@mail.mil, or check out the Employment Readiness Program’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Fort-Belvoir-Employment-Readiness-Program.