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by Pat 22. August 2013 17:26

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Q. Suggestion or Request as reported by user:
In the military, we use quite a few acronyms. When I attempt to make an entry in my work history with more than one consecutive capital letter (i.e., US Army) and save it, my resume shows Us Army. The capitalization is not correct and automatically is converted to normal sentence case. This looks very strange to me and undoubtedly looks strange to others.  How do I correct this?

A. Response or Answer as provided by Avjobs:
You point is well understood.  As a former military member myself I completely understand.

Over the years many users of the applicant system carelessly entered their personal information IN ALL CAPS, all lowercase and a mixture of both.

Many employers and recruiting managers complained that these applicants appeared to be careless, and/or did not pay attention to detail.  (In the world of aviation, safety and efficiency are tied very closely to these factors.)

This was a huge challenge for Avjobs as we cannot personally review each and every piece of data entry provided by our users.

A lot of discussion was had over this issue, and an executive decision was made (well above me) to automatically correct these errors for applicants to give them a bit of help in the process.

Unfortunately, we can't have it both ways, so the data is either corrected, or not.  And as of now… it is.

As a former military member myself... 
May I suggest "United States Army" as an alternative and solution to the problem?
Technically this is correct and should appear more professional and respectful of your commitment to our country.  Employers and recruiting managers will also notice the difference and professionalism that separates you from other applicants.

Alternatively, you may also place a space between the U and the S as in U S Army, or a period should also work as in U.S. Army.

For future reference - the system automatically capitalizes the first letter appearing after a space or period. (Sentence Case)
 
Sincerely,
The Avjobs Crew

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