Career Tips

You’ve got skills – but how can you prove those skills in a job application or interview? At Volt, we know how difficult it can be for transitioning military personnel to explain how their military duties compare to their civilian counterparts. That’s why we’re making our in-depth skill assessment tests available for free to the military community.

There’s no cost for these tests and no obligation to the program for veterans and their families. Volt is offering more than 800 specialized assessments and tutorials so that military community members can provide documentation of their proficiency in the skills that will help them get a job they love. These free assessments can give you an extra edge in your job search.

How can you register for your assessments or tutorials?

Click on any of the topics shown here to view a complete list of assessments available for that category. See one – or several – that you like? Send us an email and tell us the titles you’re interested in. We’ll send you all the information you need to get started – and get ahead.

Ready to go? Email us and let us know what tests or tutorials you want.

Volt offers skill assessments for an array of disciplines and industries, including:

The interview is your opportunity to reveal the experience behind your resume. While many people get nervous about interviews, remember that the interview isn't a "test" that you need to pass – it's an opportunity for the hiring manager to get to know you, and for you to determine your interest in the position and the company.

Before the interview, thoroughly research the company. Investigate their website for information about their products and services, mission and/or vision statements, and recent press releases. Use search engines to find news about the organization, their customers, and their competition. Knowledge of the company demonstrates your interest, shows that you've done your homework, and may provide insights that allow you to better respond to interview questions.

Your resume will be the roadmap for the interview, so prepare in advance to verbally expand upon the skills and experiences listed in your resume. Be ready to describe scenarios where you have had positive professional impact, and how these successes are evidence of your value to the new organization.

Capturing one's talents and personality on a sheet or two of paper is the first challenge for many job seekers. There are many books and websites devoted to crafting an effective resume, and all agree that there is no "perfect" resume: how yours will be interpreted depends on the quality of your presentation, the job for which you're applying, and even who is reading it.

Rather than think of your resume as a completed document, consider it a continual work in progress. Every job and every company is different, so craft your career objectives in response to the job description, and emphasize strengths that best match the posted position. Hiring managers often receive hundreds of resumes for each open position, so the closer you match their criteria, the better chance you'll have.