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  In order to show your worth to an employer, you must provide facts about yourself. This requires you to gather information about yourself: your experience, training, accomplishments, personal information, military record, etc.

One way to assemble and organize this data is by creating a Career Catalog. It is an up-to-date summary of your qualifications. You may want to collect copies of documents in a loose-leaf notebook with pockets so that you can add to the materials over time. Spouses can use the same catalog by deleting items that do not pertain to them.

Among the types of records you should collect in your Career Catalog are:

  Military Service Man & Woman
  • Separation Papers, DD Form 214, DD Form 295, LES
  • Training Record
  • Honors & Awards
  • DD Form 2586 – Verification of Military Experience and Training
  • Service Record
  • Security Clearance
  • Medical Record
  • Benefits
  Personal Identification
  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Social Security Card
  • Passport
  • Photo ID
  Work Experience
  • Work History (job titles, dates, duties, accomplishments, employers)
  • Work Samples
  • Honors and Citations
  • Community Activities
  • Salary History
  • References
  Education & Training
  • Transcripts
  • Diplomas/Certificates
  • Honors
  • Activities List
  • Licenses
  • Certifications
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