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Emma Carter

Is my Resume unimpressive?

Hi! While my resume is a little different from the information I have on my profile here, it's roughly the same. I know that obviously, I don't have a lot of experience, but is there anything...

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Kevin Curtin

I would hope one day everyone has a profile as filled out as you! I think it looks great - maybe add a few bullets underneath your jobs on what your responsibilities were and how you excelled....

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William King

Searching

I was laid off due to a management restructure back in June last year. I have fifteen years of management experience and have been applying inside and outside the industry that I spent twenty...

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Emily H

Oh William, that sounds really tough. I'm so sorry it's going so poorly. A lot of it is just not giving up, but have you also looked into any job-search meet-up groups anywhere near you? It...

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good or bad idea

Should I include my hobbies and interest on my resume or is that bad use of real estate on my resume? My resume looks real light because I don’t have too much work experience. I’m looking to...

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Adrian Wilson

I'd say if you have the room, then add it.

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Political Bias

I have a substantial amount of valuable volunteer experience in politics. Is this experience worth showing on my resume or do you think that information will lead recruiters to be biased...

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Jim Wahl

If you are applying to a political org then leave it on. If not, leave it off. Don't give someone a reason to NOT call you.

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chantia carver

Work

Why is it soo hard to find a job when you have a great resume ?

Mariah Bliss

Hi Chantia: Have you tried following up on all the applications you’ve submitted? Try calling or emailing employers a few days after you’ve applied. It’s a great way to stand out from the...

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What are you supposed to say?

My cousin works in HR and over the holidays we were talking about work. She mentioned that kids and hobbies shouldn't be on a resume (which I agree with) but that candidates who said "now that...

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Shanta Langford

Hi Melody,
I think by a candidate writing that statement it does give a strong assumption that the person is only applying due to "boredom "and not because they want to further their work...

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Job titles and work history

I have had different titles with different companies. Duties and responsibilities are the same. On each of the position, the challenges vary from company to company and site to site within a...

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Are the titles of those jobs similar at all? I can't imagine that's the only thing they would be looking at anyway.

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Victor,

The titles are similar and are typical of industry standard titles used. e.g. Titles held are Process Safety or Risk Engineer or Environmental Health and Risk Management. The reason...

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Sybyl Thibodaux

Resume Help

I have been retired from the Air Force since 2012, I worked in the medical field for 20 years and now I am trying to get become an interior decorator./stager. I'm in a program now soon to...

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Include any experience you have for what you're in school for and then fill the rest of the space with the other experience you have.

Sybyl Thibodaux

Well it's a new arena for me. I've done personal decorating jobs for friends and family but I need a mentor and internship. I think

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You Can Beat Rejection!

Hiring managers are interested in great candidates like you and me, but research shows it is often the SIMPLE things that get you disqualified for a job. According to HR managers, here are...

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Kevin Curtin

I think number 2 is the worst- it can cost even the highest paid workers their jobs

http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/13/technology/yahoo-ceo-out/

look at that!

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Personally delivering my resume??

I'm getting so desperate because of no responses to my internet submission of my resume and filling out applications any thoughts on just hitting the pavement and submitting resumes in person....

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Rick EdwardsUsflag

Maybe try calling them to follow up first. Better to not waste your time if you don't need to.

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You're not gonna believe this

A hiring manager told me something crazy. He said that sometimes THEY KNOW the jobs they list are expired. They just want to collect resumes!! What the hell is up with that? In my opinion, you...

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Jessica Johnson

I agree 100% if there isnt a job there anymore take the damn listing off or say POSITION FILLED..I mean most people dont just sit around and send there resume out for fun they do it bc the...

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Do you embellish job titles?

Can you help me? I’ve been working on my resume and it’s been going pretty well, but now I feel stuck. The problem is I’m not quite sure what to put for my previous job title. I was working at...

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Doesn't seem like lying to me. It's not your fault the school doesn't have accurate job titles. Have you asked your previous supervisor if she would be ok with it?

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Tabitha Wolfe

Updating my resume

I was let go from my last 2 jobs. One just didn't like me after a year and the other let me go after I told them I was pregnant. Neither can I use as a reference but should I put them on my...

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Tabitha Wolfe

I've worked in an office from project coordinator, accounting clerk, and office manager. So I can do a lot in an office. But feel that the last 2 jobs hurt me that potential employers don't...

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Jobcase Team

Your Day 11 Challenge: Get Your Resume Reviewed

You’ve probably stared at your resume a million times, right?

That’s why today’s challenge is to ask someone on Jobcase to review it for you. Having a pair of fresh eyes can help catch any...

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I have posted my resume and would appreciate anyone's feedback

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Hi John--

Those are good changes! Adding your work history where it shows you were a business owner helps - it can show employers you have some idea of the challenges they have, and might...

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Katheryn McCoy

The GAME has changed - advice I have been given.

Hello all,

First let me tell you that I absolutely believe that what you are all saying about age discrimination, etc. is correct and real. With over 25 years experience in Supply Chain...

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Jobcase Team

Your Day 9 Challenge: Find Out What Makes You Special

There’s only one YOU in the whole world - but does your resume reflect why you’re special?

For your Day 9 challenge, ask a few family members, friends, and coworkers why you’d make a great...

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Amir Ali

I need job I am diploma holder in mechanical

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Maria Montana

Returning to the classroom

Seeking some feedback as to how to put together a killer resume and cover letter to re-enter the teaching profession after being absent from the classroom for more than 15 years. It seems a...

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Linda Ponce

Maybe you can add your resume to your Jobcase profile so any members can help you.

Victoria Bryan

Use a website called resume hero it helps u and give insight what u should put down

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Vicki H 11 d

Help with resume

How can I make a new resume without dates? Most of my experience was with long term jobs. 2 jobs from 1978 to 2003. After that I've done home care which I can no longer physical do. I'm not...

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Mariah Bliss

Hi Vicki: I shared some advice in your other post about resumes and cover letters - let me know if you need any additional help!

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Thank you. My interview is Thursday and I'm already worrying about it. Point is, I left the dates off my resume and was called the very next day for an interview. Wish me luck. It's a...

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Ashley Moore

Cashier/customer service

How do I make a new resume for a new career field and any helpful resume maker websites

Esther Pascal

Good question Ashley! To start, you can upload your resume to your Jobcase profile to update and make changes. A suggestion I would make is to use skills that you already learned and apply to...

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Ashley Moore

Thank you Esther! I appreciate your support!

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Too much info in one resume

I have experience in many different fields. I don't want to overload a potential employer. How do I create a resume specifically for a particular group?

Jennifer Wells

Dear Mary,

Concentrate on the particulars of the job description and make sure that your resume matches the details of the job description.

Jennifer

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