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#1 Glassdogs

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:16 AM

We have a family member who needs his resume polished up. 

Anybody around here who actually does this, or any recommendations?


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:44 AM

No, I don't know anyone, but good luck to them.  I am losing my job of 29 years as of 10/27/17.  I have a billion resume's out and, so far, no calls.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:18 AM

No, I don't know anyone, but good luck to them.  I am losing my job of 29 years as of 10/27/17.  I have a billion resume's out and, so far, no calls.

Hope things come your way. :)


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#4 GGinGA

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 02:14 PM

We have a family member who needs his resume polished up. 

Anybody around here who actually does this, or any recommendations?

I think there are services on the internet who will do this, like Indeed or CareerBuilder.


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If stress burned calories, I'd be a supermodel.

The Water Giver: "Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you'd have. It's about understanding he's exactly the person he's supposed to be. And if you're lucky, he might be the teacher who turns you into the person you're supposed to be."

#5 El Zorro

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:27 PM

I think there are services on the internet who will do this, like Indeed or CareerBuilder.

They provide templates, but you have to provide the content.

 

The key thing about resumes today - quantitative accomplishments.  HR people want to know more what you accomplished than what your responsibilities were.  By quantitative, I don't mean increased sales 25%.  They want to know how you increased sales 25%.

 

Don't put a career objective at the top of your resume.  If you applied at Acme to be a sales rep, they know that's your objective.  What HR personnel want to see at the top now is a career summary of accomplishments.  BIG THING TO KEEP IN MIND HERE - you have only about six seconds for your resume to grab the HR person's attention.  If not, they will not read beyond that and you will not get an interview.

 

Also important - do not think one resume is a fits all resume for any and all job positions you apply for.  Any of you who say to yourself, "I don't know why I'm not getting called for interviews" and you have been sending the same resume to every employer now know why you aren't getting calls.

 

You can pretty much count on that every job you applied for online, there were at least another hundred people also applying.  When you submit your resume online, it gets scanned by a software program HR personnel use to pull only those resumes with the right words in it.  This is why it's important to write your resume for the specific job you're applying for by using what that company has listed under responsibilities and duties.  DO NOT put lines in on your resume as it will confuse most software programs they use and kick your resume in discard pile.  Do not put your picture on it either for the same reason.

 

For those over 40 - age discrimination is alive and well even though it's against the law.  Many companies think older people will want higher wages than what they are willing to pay and if the sense you are over 40, you will have a hard time getting the interview.  It will help you by going back no more than 10 years of work history on your resume.  Sure, they're going to see you're an older person at the interview, but so what?  That's your moment to prove the value of hiring you.

 

Interviews - the hardest question and it's usually the first they ask will be, "Tell us about yourself."  This is where most people fail big time.  They say stuff like, "I'm hard working, honest, and willing to work long hours.  My hobbies are blah blah blah."  FAIL!!!  Read this article for help: https://www.themuse....-about-yourself

 

NETWORKING, I say again NETWORKING is the most successful means of getting a good job today.  If you don't have a Linkedin account, get one as it is a great career networking site.

 

If any of you have questions, feel free to PM me.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:02 AM

They provide templates, but you have to provide the content.

 

The key thing about resumes today - quantitative accomplishments.  HR people want to know more what you accomplished than what your responsibilities were.  By quantitative, I don't mean increased sales 25%.  They want to know how you increased sales 25%.

 

Don't put a career objective at the top of your resume.  If you applied at Acme to be a sales rep, they know that's your objective.  What HR personnel want to see at the top now is a career summary of accomplishments.  BIG THING TO KEEP IN MIND HERE - you have only about six seconds for your resume to grab the HR person's attention.  If not, they will not read beyond that and you will not get an interview.

 

Also important - do not think one resume is a fits all resume for any and all job positions you apply for.  Any of you who say to yourself, "I don't know why I'm not getting called for interviews" and you have been sending the same resume to every employer now know why you aren't getting calls.

 

You can pretty much count on that every job you applied for online, there were at least another hundred people also applying.  When you submit your resume online, it gets scanned by a software program HR personnel use to pull only those resumes with the right words in it.  This is why it's important to write your resume for the specific job you're applying for by using what that company has listed under responsibilities and duties.  DO NOT put lines in on your resume as it will confuse most software programs they use and kick your resume in discard pile.  Do not put your picture on it either for the same reason.

 

For those over 40 - age discrimination is alive and well even though it's against the law.  Many companies think older people will want higher wages than what they are willing to pay and if the sense you are over 40, you will have a hard time getting the interview.  It will help you by going back no more than 10 years of work history on your resume.  Sure, they're going to see you're an older person at the interview, but so what?  That's your moment to prove the value of hiring you.

 

Interviews - the hardest question and it's usually the first they ask will be, "Tell us about yourself."  This is where most people fail big time.  They say stuff like, "I'm hard working, honest, and willing to work long hours.  My hobbies are blah blah blah."  FAIL!!!  Read this article for help: https://www.themuse....-about-yourself

 

NETWORKING, I say again NETWORKING is the most successful means of getting a good job today.  If you don't have a Linkedin account, get one as it is a great career networking site.

 

If any of you have questions, feel free to PM me.

Thanks for the awesome information!   I have a job interview this morning and I will use the present-past-future formula if they ask me to tell them about myself.  My first job interview in 29 years.  I'm scared/nervous!!!!!!!


"Life's tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid."
-John Wayne


If stress burned calories, I'd be a supermodel.

The Water Giver: "Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you'd have. It's about understanding he's exactly the person he's supposed to be. And if you're lucky, he might be the teacher who turns you into the person you're supposed to be."

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:36 AM

Thanks for the awesome information!   I have a job interview this morning and I will use the present-past-future formula if they ask me to tell them about myself.  My first job interview in 29 years.  I'm scared/nervous!!!!!!!

 

Good luck!!!!!


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:01 AM

Thanks for the awesome information!   I have a job interview this morning and I will use the present-past-future formula if they ask me to tell them about myself.  My first job interview in 29 years.  I'm scared/nervous!!!!!!!

Good luck!!!


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:31 AM

Thanks for the awesome information!   I have a job interview this morning and I will use the present-past-future formula if they ask me to tell them about myself.  My first job interview in 29 years.  I'm scared/nervous!!!!!!!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:51 AM

My interview went well and, if the manager will approve what I'm asking for as far as pay, I will get the job!  Crossing my fingers!!

Thanks for the good luck wishes.  Glassdog, I'm sorry I hi-jacked your thread.  I hope your family member / friend gets their resume' in line and finds a new job quickly!!


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"Life's tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid."
-John Wayne


If stress burned calories, I'd be a supermodel.

The Water Giver: "Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you'd have. It's about understanding he's exactly the person he's supposed to be. And if you're lucky, he might be the teacher who turns you into the person you're supposed to be."

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:12 PM

My interview went well and, if the manager will approve what I'm asking for as far as pay, I will get the job!  Crossing my fingers!!

Thanks for the good luck wishes.  Glassdog, I'm sorry I hi-jacked your thread.  I hope your family member / friend gets their resume' in line and finds a new job quickly!!

Did they ask you to tell them about yourself?


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#12 GGinGA

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:51 PM

Did they ask you to tell them about yourself?

Not once!  I was prepared and disappointed that she didn't ask.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:43 PM

Not once!  I was prepared and disappointed that she didn't ask.

It's rare when they don't ask.  Most HR people ask that because they know it's the question most people have difficulty answering.


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