Résumé for an ALO?

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by TheAspiringWon, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. TheAspiringWon

    TheAspiringWon Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2015
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hello everyone,

    I recently sent an introductory email to my ALO for USAFA, and he replied back asking for my résumé. I know what a résumé is (obviously, well at least I hope so), but I was wondering if there was anything specific I should include in it? I thought about asking him directly what I should include in it, but I wasn't so sure if I should ask him or not. So I turned to this helpful website with helpful forum members :D.

    Thank you very much in advance!
     
  2. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2008
    Messages:
    2,335
    Likes Received:
    1,798
    http://crenshaw.house.gov/index.cfm/mobile/academynominations

    Many of the MOC and Senator Academy nom info pages have sample resumes. The one above does. That was a random pick on my part - simple Google search.

    First place to start - your nom sources and their websites.

    I am sure others will offer other good info.

    Oh - good instinct on not asking ALO. Do legwork yourself - don't make the mistake of "upward delegation."
     
    flieger83 likes this.
  3. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,851
    Likes Received:
    342
    Hi!

    What I would like to see if you were my future candidate is: a document that I can "scan" in about 10 seconds that says "OOOH! I want to know more about this person...read further!"

    Start with the first day of 9th grade and start compiling a list of EVERYTHING you've done: community service, school activities, out of school activities, sports, clubs, jobs, etc...etc...etc...NO detail is too small. Then start building "bullet statements" with the "meat." Here's an example: say you were on a club volleyball team as a sophomore and the team elected you their captain. That's a nice achievement. Now...read these two statements...

    a. Selected captain of the volleyball team my sophomore year

    b. Chosen by my peers to serve as their team captain, to help build our team and lead it to the next level of success

    Which do you prefer?

    Just snippets like that will get an old guy like me to take a second...or third look...and it gives me good information for the future!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  4. Falcon A

    Falcon A Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    592
    Likes Received:
    601
    I know you. You are old. Of course we are classmates. ;)
     
    flieger83 and AROTC-dad like this.

Share This Page