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almost 3 years ago
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Your Resume' Sucks. I don't care WHO wrote it!

So many people here talk about how they are not getting call backs after sending out their professionally written resume. As someone who served as a hiring manager for over 15 years, and has been a professional writer for over 20 years, I can tell you right now that very, very few people know how to create a resume' that works. And that includes the so-called "professional resume' services" that charge hundreds to thousands of dollars!

If you decide to hire a large firm to do your CV, please understand that the people most of these companies hire are working for pennies on the dollar and usually do not have a clue about what it takes for you to succeed. They are NOT in the "getting you a job" business. They are in the MONEY MAKING business! This means that the persons they hire to edit and write resume's are typically paid by the piece, not the hour, and that means your resume is not lovingly read and reviewed in great detail. It means that some poor person is trying to make better than minimum wage by skimming as quickly as possible to catch any major errors (and a lot of times missing them!), and then reformatting your words and ideas just to look like they have added value to your history.

Were you interviewed by the writer before you submitted your resume'? Did the results of that interview show up in your resume'? Were you given a single resume' or were you shown how to create multiple resume's from a large bucket of work experiences that comprise your professional career? Did you feel like someone wanted to get to know you before they created something that represents you?

How can a stranger trumpet your song to the planet, if they don't know a single note from your symphony?

You might be thinking that, if you are not the Stephen King of resume' writing, your life will be like that of a Stephen King victim. But do not despair, there is a way out! If you follow a few simple rules, you can create a resume that gets you to an interview:

  1. NEVER send a resume out the same day you created it! Let your resume' rest for 24 hours, and then you can look at it with "New Eyes." It is amazing that you discover so many things you left out, how many mistakes you made, and the target mistakes you made after you review the document.
  2. NEVER send the same resume to anyone! EACH resume needs to be tailored to the job! No two jobs are alike, so it should be impossible for you to match your experience exactly with the requirements of multiple companies!
  3. ALWAYS include a unique Cover Letter for each job! It has been said here and elsewhere that cover letters are dead. I am here to tell you that a cover letter can be that wedge in the door you need! If the hiring manager does not want to read your cover letter, that is fine--but if you DON'T have the cover letter and NEED one, where does that leave you at hiring time?
  4. RESEARCH the company, and make sure you say something about it in your cover letter! You can always use some interesting fact about the company as a driver for your application.
  5. TEAMWORK is key! Just about everyone applying for a particular job will say they have the skill set, education and work history to do the job. If you are all equal in the eyes of HR, who will get hired? That is why I always searched for the intangibles--how well will this person play with others? If I felt that a candidate would not work well on a team, they were NEVER considered for hiring! I did not care WHAT their skill set was! Tell me you play some kind of team sports at some point in your past, or participated in some kind of group activity! It is THAT important!
  6. Your life cannot fit into a couple of pages of text. Nor should it! Write out, type out, the experiences of your life as they relate to work, and keep those details close when you are matching your history to the requirements of the job. I currently have over 20 pages of experiences to draw upon. And I am not special!

How many of these points were answered by your resume' service? If you follow these rules, you can easily find someone to fix any spelling, grammar or formatting errors in your CV. Hire a pro for that. If you do, you are most likely going to work with someone who perfectly fits your need: a second set of eyes on your content. But don't ask them to be Hemingway for you.

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Tina Adkins
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Robert Hats, Consructive criticism is often hard for me not only to hear because often then not I know what feedback that was submitted on my behalf was not only bluntly true, but something I needed to hear. U have my greatest gratitude and appreciation for even offering your feedback. Thank you for being honest w/ me and not sugar coating it. Unfortunately ur words of wisdom I know will help me in my seeking of landing the job for me. Thank you Tina Adkins

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Laura Chitester
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Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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Ashley Wilson
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almost 3 years ago
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Did you say you were a hard worker?

True, you may be the most hardworking person of all time, but by saying, “I am a hard worker” during an interview (or on your resume) you are selling yourself short. NO one wants to be that person who is generic and unoriginal, because chances are the interviewers have it heard that description a few hundred times before. Instead make yourself stand out!

The next time you are asked why they should hire you, use specific examples that will demonstrate HOW you are hard working without ever saying it. You can also move this info over to your resume as well.

For example someone could say… "I created [insert project or accomplishment] from scratch within a 1-month period which in turn [insert amazing result].” Be as specific as you can to showcase your skills.

Remember to stand out and SHOW why you are a hard worker instead of simply stating it.

Good luck!

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Graeme Springer
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I need to get with you. Please

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Kendrick Cole
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That advise was cute an all but however , when your on the front line of battles there no time to be politically correct , for the fact remains that if they like you enough they hire you , if not then kick rocks , wit Moses's sandals . Grow some balls out there an just stand up for what's rite . Don't settle for less cause there always gonna try an play you like a wet food stamp . Start your own buniess an live peacefully.....

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Elyssa Duncan posted an article
Apr 27, 2020

Improve your resume + land that job!

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Find Your Future LA
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Original Content Post #5: Resume Section Guide

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Laila Nashat
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Thanks for sharing this great resume building resource! Also, Jobcase's free resume builder is connected to your profile, so anything you add there will automatically show up in your resume. Our resume template is designed to wow employers by making your skills and experience shine! You can also download your resume anytime in PDF format and it's all in one place!

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You can easily update and make changes at anytime.

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Anthony Harrington
almost 3 years ago
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"What is Your Greatest Weakness?"

During your endless round of interviews, you will undoubtedly be asked what your weaknesses are. You do not want to tell the potential employer that you don't have any, and you definitely don't want to give positives as a weakness ("I work too hard!")

This article actually gives excellent advice on how to answer this question, and the most important part is, they tell you to follow up the weakness with steps you are taking to correct it. It tells the employer that you know your areas of improvement and work to implement a fix to these deficiencies.

I didn't write this article, I am simply sharing because I found it useful.

https://fairygodboss.com/articles/what-are-your-weaknesses?utm_source=theladders.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange

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Alyssa Hicks
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This is great, Anthony! Thanks for sharing!!

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Marie Birch
almost 3 years ago
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SOOOO tired of the same old CRAP!!!

This book actually looks GOOD & you can borrow it for FREE from the library woot! It says, "How do I get my resume in front the hiring manager, and how do I use the Internet to do it? Includes over 100 samples of real-life resumés and cover letters, founded in real-life experience without the rigid resume-writing rules of other guides, ideal for all job seekers, from new grads to the laid off worker, new mothers to senior citizens." It looks like it's for today's generational job seekers and not from the 90's which is refreshing, haha. NO more Idiots Guide to Resumes for me...all set with those books. I feel like all I find is the SAME information out there about resumes and job hunting, so I am excited to get my hands on this one. Plus, why spend the 10 bucks on Amazon when the library is freeeeeeee?!

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Shelby Winslow
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Cool, I will check this out!

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THATS ONE PIECE OF INFO I WANT TO GET THRU TO PEOPLE THE LIBRARIES ARE FREE. THERE THEY HAVE FREE COMPUTER USE, FREE RESUME UPGRADE FREE MOVIES FREE BOOKS FREE AUDIO TAPES AND FREE JOB FAIRS FREE JOB LISTINGS FREE G E D CLASSES ALL TOUGH OF FREE STUFF FOR ADULTS AND ESPECIALLY KIDS. THANKS FOR THE INFO ONCE I READ IT I WILL SEND YOU A DONATION SEND US SOMEWHERE WE CAN DO THAT . YOU DESERVE IT FOR HELPING SO MANY GET OVER THE HUMP OF THE BLINKETY BLANK RESUME ONLINE DIGITAL BLANK WORLD. it doesn't work and people looking for jobs still want to do things the traditional way PILING UP RESUMES AND HARDLY EVER GET CALL:

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Find Your Future LA
about 1 year ago
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Job Resource Spotlight: CareerOneStop

Need helpful tips on what to include in your resume? Want to know the best ways to sell yourself on paper? CareerOneStop is an amazing resource on findyourfuture.la that provides you with the resume building help you need.

This comprehensive resume guide has several detailed tutorials, and even has downloadable resume templates to help you get the professional jumpstart you need! Visit now on findyourfuture.la/resources/job/

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Matt Bornhorst
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This is an awesome resource! Thanks for sharing it within the community Find Your Future LA

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Marianna Lopez
almost 3 years ago
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Double check your resume!

I found this check list to make sure your resume has everything it's suppose to. Just wanted to share. Totally useful and free!! https://resumegenius.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Resume-Genius%E2%80%99s-104-Resume-Checklist.pdf Let's find some jobs!

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Marsha Lockett
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Thanks!

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Marie Stirrat
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Cool thanks

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Elizabeth Price
almost 3 years ago
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Should I just quit BEFORE they fire me??

My job is NOT GOING WELL!!! I am worried it will look worse on my resume if they fire me (which they definitely are) or if I should just quit and leave on my own. Would that be better? What should I do?? Please help!

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Herbert Mason
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No ! You should most defiantly start looking for another one. But never quit until you've secured another one . be blessed soon

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Norma Williams
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Me I would go to my superior let them know what's going on an how u feel. Then give a two wks notice you wanna quite don't just leave with out a two wks notice. It's more perfessional when it's done the right way.

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Steven Ransom
about 3 years ago
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"Resume writing Tips"

Resume Writing Tutorial: How to Make a Resume with Tips & Formats YouTube Resume Writing Tutorial: Resume Tips & Format Visit Https://www.HirePowers.net for our free resume templates & samples. Build a Resume Heading ... https://youtu.be/1m3Z2niMwbY

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Shaibu Mohammed Lanyo
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Thanks for sharing this useful information. Best wishes!

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