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My Updated Resume - Need your input

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Professor-Falken, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

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    I updated my resume to include some classes I took in Microsoft Office.
    Please let me know if the format is ok.

    Thanks

    Professor Falken
     
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  2. wizard

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    So where is it? 8)
     
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  3. MrNerdy

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    Input ready, but nothing to look at!
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    You have to cross my palm with silver first, if you expect magic to happen :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Looks good mate :biggrin
     
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  6. sunn

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    Although I like that it’s concise, I feel it may be missing something. :p
     
  7. BosonMichael
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    I made a few changes to your resume - please check out the attached file.
     
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  8. Professor-Falken

    Professor-Falken Kilobyte Poster

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    I added my experience with Microsoft Office to my resume. Here it is for your review.


    Thank you,
    Professor Falken
     

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  9. greenbrucelee
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    Sorry to say prof but it looks like a really big boring list to me, it needs smartened up a bit.

    Keep the Object/personal statement at the top, then underneath in bullets put your IT skills and qualifications/education then you employement history.
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    I'm not going to begin to analyze the actual text content... there are plenty of formatting and grammatical issues that need to be cleaned up.

    Run-on sentence: "Recently Comptia A+ certified and currently enrolled in a Network+ course I am determined to bring value for money to my next employer."
    Misspells: Powerpointi
    Stray characters: Stored articles `in bins
    HUGE gap of blank lines between Corporate Staffing and Ablest Staffing.
    Lack of consistency with tab stops - they're all over the place... nothing lines up. Same thing with your bullet point starting locations. If you're using spaces instead of tabs... don't - it looks sloppy. That's what tabs are for.
    Lack of consistency with formatting - sometimes you include a space after the hyphen between dates, sometimes you don't. Also, sometimes you include a space between the comma and state, sometimes you don't (you should).
    Florida is FL, not Fl.
    Comptia should be CompTIA
    Year is listed twice for Corporate Staffing: 06/2005 – 08/2005 2005

    These little inconsistencies and errors scream out to an employer: "Applicant doesn't pay attention to little details." Dude, that's absolutely crucial to being a tech.
     
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  11. Mr.Cheeks

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    Prof,

    Have a read of this website, it should give you the basics of how to write a CV (resume)...

    Read BM's comments, make some amendments and then re-upload, and we'll help you out some more...

    Hope this helps.
     
  12. harpistic

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    In the meantime:

    - have an overview of your skillset at the top, to make it easier to see at-a-glance what you can do
    - there's a 10-year gap on your CV, if you can't fill it then start at 2001.
    - move references to the bottom, or remove them altogether - agents can be too trigger-happy about getting references before you've even had an interview!
    - move education to the bottom too, work history is more important.
     
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