Dec 9 - Résumé writing “Beyond the Basics”

Craft your targeted focus resume!
Customizing your resume allows you to showcase your qualifications, accomplishments, and particular aspects that will reflect your value to an employer as the perfect fit. With a current job announcement that meets your needs, we will coach you to write that complete resume that addresses all the key elements of a targeted resume while focusing on a specific job opening.

Completion of Transition Readiness Seminar or Pre-Retirement Seminar or the Resume Workshop. Please bring a copy of your job announcement with a targeted working resume on a thumb drive. Limited to 25 seats / 9AM – Noon / Building 13150 / Classroom 4

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Marine & Family Program’s Career Services offers comprehensive information and resources concerning employment, training, education, and special employer events for all Military Service and Family Members, Retirees, Veterans, and DOD Civilian Employees.  The Career Specialists are certified as Professional Career Coaches, Job Search Strategists, and Federal Job Search Trainers & Career Coaches.  The Career Centers are certified by the Council on Accreditation (COA).


Whether creating a new resume, building a LinkedIn account, developing your interviewing skills, or searching for private or federal employment, let the Career Specialists assist you.  With years of experience, industry recognized certifications, and a solid passion for assisting Camp Pendleton’s cliental, the Career Specialists are ready to contribute to your Seamless Transition.

Career Specialists are located at Marine & Family Programs / Building 13150

Certifications include 

  • Transition Assistance Programs Facilitator’s Course
  • Pre-Separation Counselor
  • Military Occupational Code Crosswalk Facilitation
  • Command Financial Specialist
  • Job Search Strategist
  • Federal Job Search Trainer & Federal Career Coach

With two locations, the Career Centers offer comprehensive information and resource services to include:

  • Resource Libraries
  • Job Announcements
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Computers, Internet
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Special Employer Events

The Career Centers are located at:

  • Marine & Family Programs / Building 13150 / 760 725 4199
  • Leatherneck Lanes / Building 1339

Social Media

The workshop will explore the current employment market and the changes that have impacted the market, review statistics of the use of social media in recruiting, best practices in using the most widely used social media sites for job search, the rules of engagement for building a positive on line reputation, how to build and reinforce your online professional brand, and understanding privacy rights and responsibilities in online / social media communities.  It is highly recommend that participants create a LinkedIn account as this is the primary tool discussed in the workshop. Complete user profile and explore the site and functions prior to the class.


Learn how to identify advantages and disadvantages of multiple types of resumes, understand the difference between a resume and job application , use keywords and resources used to create a resume, identify the purpose of a resume and the basic components of a resume & cover letter.  Recommend participants create basic resume and identify job announcement to target for the class.


This workshop provides an overview of the Job Interview do’s and don’ts, including pre-interview research, understanding the Interview process, making a great first impression, types of questions and their real meaning, a and how to follow-up after the interview.  Recommend participants bring resume, job announcement and a one career focused narrative introduction (30 second speech) for job focused practice in the workshop.

Federal Hiring Process Workshop

Learn how to identify resources to locate federal job vacancy announcements, how to interpret a vacancy announcement, understand the application process, name the forms used to apply for federal jobs, and understand how to use hiring preferences and resources.

Recommend participants create account set-up and complete user profiles on Begin building resume using on line resume tool.

2015 Mainside Employment Workshops

Marine & Family Programs Building 13150

Social Media Workshop 0900–1200
Learn how to leverage Social Media to build your online personal brand and network

Resume Workshop 1300–1600
Learn the various types, essential elements, and the visual dynamics
21 July/ 4 Aug/ 18 Aug/ 1 Sept/ 22 Sept/ 6 Oct/ 20 Oct/ 3 Nov/ 17 Nov/ 1 Dec/ 15 Dec

Social Media Workshop Registration Resume Workshop Registration

Interview Workshop 0900–1200
Learn how to effectively Interview

Federal Hiring Process Workshop 1300–1600
Learn how to find, complete, and submit Federal Resumes
23 July/ 6 Aug/ 20 Aug/ 3 Sept/ 24 Sept/ 8 Oct/ 22 Oct/ 5 Nov/ 19 Nov/ 3 Dec/ 17 Dec

Interview Workshop Registration Federal Hiring Workshop Registration

Career Strategies Workshop 0900-1300 

2 Part Workshop
Create a strategy for winning in today’s competitive workforce

28 & 30 July/ 11 & 13 Aug/ 25 & 27 Aug/ 8 & 10 Sept/ 22 & 24 Sept/ 6 & 8 Oct/ 20 & 22 Oct/ 3 & 5 Nov/ 17 & 19 Nov/ 1 Dec & 3 Dec

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Career Center

Bldg 13150 #308 – View Map

Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)

Mon–Fri 8am–5pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725-4199
Contact Via Email

Transition Readiness Program

Bldg 1101 – View Map

Mainside Center

Bldg 1339 – View Map

Leatherneck Lanes (Near the Base Theater)

Mon–Fri 7:30am–4:30pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725 6652