I am just a couple weeks from receiving my bachelor's degree, and thanks to my college career counselor I feel like I now know what I'm doing when it comes to resumes, cover letters, and the interview process. I'm applying for an administrative/HR position, and the company's online application has be concerned that I don't look like as good a candidate. Should I mail the resume/cover letter in, or deliver it personally, and ignore the online app? [more inside]
I am submitting an application for a graphic design position and they are asking for design portfolios and two pieces of writing. I have no writing to give them. What the hell do I write about? I don't want to put a ton of time into researching topics so I can write about them but, seriously, I got nothing. I am a good writer with no outlet. Help!
I'm applying for a new tech support/programming job, and I'm unsure which of two older positions to put on my resume. There can only be one. [more inside]
I just realized that the contact person/potential supervisor for a job I'm applying for was in my graduating class at our tiny alma mater. This could obviously work very much in my favor, but I'm also afraid it might not for snowflakey reasons. What's the best way to approach this in my application? [more inside]
A friend wants to use a short, easy-to-spell last name on their resume, in place of their legal name, putting the first initial of their legal last name as their middle initial. Why is this a bad idea? [more inside]
What goes on an academic CV, especially when one doesn't exactly have a huge academic history to draw from? [more inside]
I'm applying for a community college teaching position, and the application package requires both a resume and a CV. In the past, I've only submitted a CV. [more inside]
HRfilter: How do I apply for a supervisor position in my field without any supervisory experience? I fulfill and exceed all other requirements, and I just need to convince HR that I'm very ready to lead. Please help! [more inside]
How do I construct a resume for applying to a program that caters to non-traditional students? [more inside]
Long story short: great job, great experience, great skillsets gained, have to quit after only 5 months of employment for medical reasons. I want to keep job info on my resume. Can I? [more inside]
Two dumb questions about cover letters:
1. If I really do not have the name or title of the person to whom the letter is addressed, what is the preferred salutation?
2. When applying for a part-time job, should I explain in my cover letter that my current job is also part-time, if that's unclear from my resume?
Am I going about landing an internship in public radio the wrong way? [more inside]
An aquaintance of mine needs to find a job - any job at all that he can do. Aside from the poor economy, obstacles include lack of experience, and anxiety disorder. Details inside. [more inside]
42 year old man applying to college for the first time. What to put on a resume or CV to reflect life experience as well as work experience? [more inside]
CoverLetterFilter: Does including your handwritten signature in electronic versions of your cover letter show off your attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile? Or does it come off as cheesy/tacky/pointless as nobody will notice anyway, etc.? [more inside]
Where can I find a service / program that would enable me to dynamically create resumes and cover letters? [more inside]
I'm applying for professional jobs after 6 months of maternity leave. How, if at all, should this be reflected (a) in my resume/cover letter and (b) in my interviews? [more inside]
What on earth should I put on my graduate school application CV? I was a good student, but didn't win any scholarships, and my work experience is irrelevant to the academic discipline. [more inside]