Resume for a new job in my home town

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Registered: 10-01-2008
Resume for a new job in my home town
Tue, 06-11-2013 - 3:20pm

A job opening came out of no where last week and I emailed a resume as instrusted.  Hope to here late this week or early next week about an interview when the person is back in town.  I could save $50 a week on fuel alone. 

WISH me luck!

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Registered: 07-24-2001
Tue, 06-11-2013 - 4:03pm

How exciting for you!  GOOD LUCK!!!!

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Registered: 11-14-2008
Wed, 06-12-2013 - 10:24am

Now wouldn't that be nice! I know you worry the company you are with now may not be around forever. Would you continue to work even after Feb next year when you are all done the bk?

I know people on here have asked me how I am feeling about selling the store. I think I am excited but the thought of going on interviews and getting a new job is kind of scary. I have worked for myself for so long....I just try to keep a new house in mind. I am working on a resume. I have jotted down a few ideas of what I want to put in there but I have not done a formatted real deal yet!

I hope you get the job!

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 12:07am
oh, that just sounds awesome! saving money and better security - very great. I had a similar situation here, a job in my suburb came available within the organization. The posting closed at midnight and they called me at 9:30am...but only to "clarify" some things about my resume. As I was speaking with the manager, it became apparent to me that my resume sucks. I have a lot of work do on it :( I have never had an 8 minute commute in my life...and right now I could use the 2 hours/day of my life back...even though it is less pay! Good luck to both of us! Dee
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Registered: 10-01-2008
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 1:03pm

I hate this road time, with school out it's a little better, but it still sucks.  Yes, Karen, I would work longer just to pay the house off soon.  On the plus side, the wear and tear on the vehicles would be so much less.  I know my resume sucked too.  I keep thinking of things I should have put on it.  The guy was traveling this week but I'm hoping he's back in town soon to review it.  Hopefully my name will not get lost in the shuffle with all the others since I came highly recommended from the guy in the downstairs office he's moving in to.  He said he even remember me....duh...,I can't place his face. 

I don't want to get my hopes up..but I really want this job.

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Registered: 12-31-2010
Mon, 06-17-2013 - 11:52am

Norma -

Good luck with the job, I so hope you get it!!

As far as resumes, you guys, feel free to send them to me to review!!  I do it all the time and did it for our college.

If not a review, at least organize like this:

Name, Address, phone and email boldly centered on top.

Only use Arial or Times New Roman as fonts - some computer resume scanners will not convert other fonts propery, so use the top 2 standards.

List an objective:  Tell people what you want to do!!  Have a purpose.

Then list your skills - look at their Ad, and list them using their verbiage in the ORDER they list them if you have them.  That way someone can spend the 6 seconds they look at your resume and see you are a match immediately.  If a computer scans the resumes, it looks for keywords and yours will match theirs.

List your past employers, under each list your duties, but do not forget to list a MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT WITH measurable results (Ex:Reorganized accounting structure to save 8 man hours per month.)  List your education last if you have less of it, first if you have more than you have experience.

Do list honors, clubs and boards as it makes you look well rounded, but 3 tops so you don't seem overwhelmed.  It also provides a possible connection for the interview, someone might have been a volunteer for United Way, or in a club that you were to help a converstation move forward.

Look at your resume and say:  WHY WOULD SOMEONE HIRE ME?  It should scream you are the best, most accomplished person for the job, every skill matches and you have done great at your last positions so they can hire someone that will help move the company forward.


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Registered: 11-14-2008
Fri, 06-21-2013 - 6:50pm
Thank you very much Marie, that is quite helpful!