Infantryman Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 13,169 Infantryman resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing an Infantryman Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Weapon Systems, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write an Infantryman Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Infantryman CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Infantrymen, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on infantryman resumes is weapon systems, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: us army. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as an infantryman.
Top Skills for an Infantryman
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your infantryman skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from infantryman resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Infantryman
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Human Services
  • Served as patrol navigator, patrol commander, platoon machine gun leader and medical assistant.
  • Served under the Battalion Commander and Sergeant Major on their personal security detail
  • Earned an Army Achievement Medal for outstanding service while in the Armed Forces.
  • Trained in Marine Corps Boot Camp, Marine Combat Training, and Marine Corps School of Infantry.
  • Received and implemented combat orders in offensive, defensive and retrograde operations.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Infantryman
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Keep the Platoon Sergeant informed on squad supply status and requirements.
  • Recognized for the ability to quickly learn and perform tasks to standard by earning the Army Achievement Medal.
  • Participated in many missions providing security and assisting afghan leadership conduct meetings in safe environments.
  • Earned Good Conduct Medal; Army Service Ribbon; and Overseas Service Ribbon.
  • Conducted over 175 combat missions and participated in 75 combined team movement patrols, tactical apprehensions, and detaining suspects.
Team Leader Infantry Team

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Infantryman
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Awarded both a Good Conduct medal and an Army Commendation medal for outstanding leadership during Operations Iraqi/Enduring Freedom
  • Earned two Army Commendation Medals while in the Team Leader position.
  • forward Observer Oversaw and trained unit of four for combat readiness
  • Maintained visibility of employed platoon assets and personnel.
  • Guided and directed incoming helicopters safely to HLZ on a daily basis.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As an Infantryman
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Received the Army Good Conduct Medal for completing three years of Honorable service.
  • Served as the Training NCO of Company A(Commander in Chiefs Guard), 3rd US Infantry.
  • Performed basic communication functions and operated platoon communications equipment.
  • Designed post orders, introduced and enforced all procedures at platoon level.
  • Deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and earned different commendations and medals during my service there.
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Based on our analysis of infantryman resumes, the most common major for infantryman candidates is Criminal Justice, but other majors made their way in as well. Business, General Studies and Automotive Technology were relatively common.
As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained