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Post my Resume or not?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Pheonicks56, May 19, 2009.

  1. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    Well it looks like I won't be moving to San Diego until October at the earliest, and I still won't have a set date until at least September. Should I post my resume now and start applying for future positions and just attach a cover letter informing people of my status? Also my resume is attached, would anyone be willing to give it a quick glance and see what they think?
     

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  2. nugget
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    Looks good to me. Clean, simple, well laid out and to the point.

    The only thing I see is a little alignment problem in the last section.
     
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  3. onoski

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    It looks good enough to me but you have to tailor it to varying post as you apply. Cheerio and best wishes:)
     
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  4. Sparky
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    The layout is fine mate however there is no mention of any IT until page two, this would put many potential recruiters off as they won’t read that far.

    Personally I would change the opening statement to get across that you are CompTIA certified and also have some experience with small IT projects. That gets the point across very quickly and the recruiter can read on to see if you have any transferable skills from any of your other jobs to whatever IT job you are applying for.

    HTH. 8)
     
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  5. Pheonicks56

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    Thank you for the great advice, I am aware that there are many previous posts about how to write good CVs, I was really looking for advice about posting it now due to my circumstances or waiting a couple more months.

    Does the following first section work a little better in your opinion Sparky?

    Career Objective:

    Obtain a position using past educational and professional experiences, skills and CompTIA certification to drive sales and profits while attaining an exceptional level of client and customer satisfaction.
     
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  6. Sparky
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    Much better mate. Remeber your CV will more that likely be read by a HR person first before it it passed to the IT Manager so having key words like CompTIA and MCP etc. can help get it past the first read.
     
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  7. soundian

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    Putting myself in the position of someone who's desk your CV has just landed on, I'd probably just bin it at the moment. You don't have any specialist skills or experience and I'm not going to want someone's CV lying around until at least October, getting in my way, if there isn't a very good reason to keep it. I'll probably get a good few more CVs on spec in the next few months from people who can start immediately.

    So I'd wait until you had a definite date.

    In the meantime, you can do your research. It's always a good idea to tailor your cover letter (and CV, but there's probably not much can be tweaked at this stage of your career) to the needs of each particular company. If you have all these cover letters there, ready to have the date of your availability filled in sent off as soon as you know what it is, you'll maximise your chances of success.
     
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  8. Ence

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    If it not been said change the font, best use a san serif font :wink:

    good luck with moving.
    clean edge = more white space round letter & easier to read
     
  9. Pheonicks56

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    Why a san serif font?
     
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  10. dmarsh

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    Be careful before using fancy fonts on a CV if sending it out electronically, its hard to be sure what it will look like on the viewers machine if they have an old Word 97 install with no fonts or OpenOffice etc.

    It looks like Garamond is ok http://support.microsoft.com/kb/837463.

    Looks pretty good to me overall, baring things already mentioned. I'd maybe change the format of the dates but thats just me.

    Totally upto you when you post your CV, usually best to do it around 2 months before you are going to start looking. You can always set an available from or notice period on most sites. Recruiters are liable to ignore this however so expect to get calls if you do post your CV.

    Just being nosey but how are you both in Japan and attending the University of Phoenix, is it distance learning ?
     
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  11. Pheonicks56

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    Yes my coursework is all online.
     
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