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Old January 8th, 2014, 02:08 PM
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Resume services?

Looking for referrals for resume services. For a variety of reasons it's time to move on and I could use some help tuning my resume (and culling it down to a reasonable throw weight). Has anyone used one and been happy with the product?

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Old January 8th, 2014, 02:32 PM
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Old January 8th, 2014, 02:33 PM
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We're actually very open to relocation.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 02:39 PM
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I need someone for "Sales Team Research"...the good news is minimum wage is going up....lol. Are the wife and kids going? Seriously though...we might need to have a small discussion...
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Old January 8th, 2014, 02:42 PM
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Old January 8th, 2014, 03:57 PM
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We're actually very open to relocation.
Amazing what the weather in DC will do to ya!! Good luck mate...general rule of thumb with these is to make sure you are concise and the resume matches as close as possible to the applied for position.

let me know if I can help at all.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 05:25 PM
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Tony, if you put one together and email it to me, I would be happy to have it reviewed/edited for you. If you are unsure of where to start, send me a Pm and what field you are likely to want to stay in and I will get you a good idea of the basics.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 06:21 PM
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Thanks, I may take you up in that!
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Old January 8th, 2014, 06:50 PM
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you should peruse some of the resume's on Linkdin...
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There are 2 consumers of resumes machines and humans. You have to get passed machine systems so make sure that aspect is optimized. Then you need it to differentiate from everyone else's. Think about the reader and building the understanding for a brief scan how you would add value / perform in the role on their mind.

I see gazillions of 'list' CV's saying what people have done. Very few capture what they could do for me.

And any spelling, grammar, punctuation mistake and it's in the trash ...

The best resume is a relationship ... Build contacts and networks in the field and location as quickly as possible. Most jobs never get advertised!
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Old January 8th, 2014, 07:06 PM
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Very good points, thanks! The funny thing is that I do a fair amount of hiring, it's just much harder to take an analytical eye to your own experience.
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Tony,

There is not a SINGLE resume for multiple JOBS

Each resume ( as Jason pointed - and I can't believe I am agreeing with Mr. Liberal *LOL* ) it is essential to obtain the recipient desire to pass the Cover page.

Your cover page has to point your experience in few words as well as the added value you will be to the Team.

Be very familiar with your Target, it is of the essence to show you have made a very educated choice to pursue your career with the potential employer.

The cover letter is a summary of what is behind, be very specific , brief, assertive and always obtain the name of the recipient, Dear Sir / Madam is a guaranteed filing in the Circular filing cabinet ( trash can )

Please do not fall for the for the " 5 " resume suicide, and remember while chronological, advancement and experience might make you the chosen candidate over others, a long boring resume will make the other candidate a " selected one ".

Become very familiar with the differences between Chronological - Functional and Hybrid as that will have to be your focus .

While keywords / punchlines open some doors, they equally remove the attention of the recipient.



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Gustavo - did you use speeel check for once hehe
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Tony, what is your line of work?
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If you want me to download and send you reqs based on keywords / locations, let me know. I can also submit on your behalf.
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That is fucking brilliant.....a wank stain!,,,,,

LMFAO..... Thanks mate
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Tony,

There is not a SINGLE resume for multiple JOBS

Each resume ( as Jason pointed - and I can't believe I am agreeing with Mr. Liberal *LOL* ) it is essential to obtain the recipient desire to pass the Cover page.

Your cover page has to point your experience in few words as well as the added value you will be to the Team.

Be very familiar with your Target, it is of the essence to show you have made a very educated choice to pursue your career with the potential employer.

The cover letter is a summary of what is behind, be very specific , brief, assertive and always obtain the name of the recipient, Dear Sir / Madam is a guaranteed filing in the Circular filing cabinet ( trash can )

Please do not fall for the for the " 5 " resume suicide, and remember while chronological, advancement and experience might make you the chosen candidate over others, a long boring resume will make the other candidate a " selected one ".

Become very familiar with the differences between Chronological - Functional and Hybrid as that will have to be your focus .

While keywords / punchlines open some doors, they equally remove the attention of the recipient.



Let me know if I could help

I'm going to have you help me write mine when I retire.
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I've had to review literally 1000s of resumes, screen, write interview questions, interview, and make hiring decisions. I'm happy to help. More than 2 pages, bad grammar and spelling, and unprofessional email addresses (chocolatebutt27@gmail.com comes to mind) immediately end up in the rejected pile.
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Chris: I've been in some flavor of competitive intelligence and strategy consulting for most of my career. The emphasis over the last 5 years has been as a fed and as a fed contractor in the Energy sector , though I've dabbled in a slew of agencies (GSA, USACE, DOS, even [gasp] CBP). I also have a consulting business on the side doing strategy and business research work in the private sector and, of course, the seat cover/sheepskin business on the other side. I stay busy.

The issue is resolving all of this into a cohesive theme that can be modified to each specific position just as Goose discussed. First cut of the new resume was WAY too long and the bubble got lost far too easily.

I'm interviewing a resume consultant on Friday, she comes highly reccomended so fingers are crossed.
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