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I really do know how to spell, I promise.

What should I do about typos on my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2014 - 11 answers

Are cover letters dead?

I've applied to two jobs this week (the only two) for very different companies, and in both cases, when I applied on the company website, all that was requested of me was my contact information and a copy of my resume--no cover letter. [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Aug 23, 2014 - 15 answers

Please hire me for X, Y, and Z positions

After a month and a half of unsuccessful job seeking, I'm running into the problem of applying to multiple jobs at the same institutions. Is this okay? Are there any problems I should be aware of? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2014 - 9 answers

Now That's What I Call a Cover Letter Vol I

How does a job-seeking cover letter stand out in this day and age? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Aug 8, 2014 - 10 answers

The eternal curse of the career changer

Hiring managers of MeFi: say you're looking at the resume or cover letter of a candidate who is a mid-life (or later) career changer. They are attempting to come into your field with much professional experience in a totally unrelated career, but little-to-no professional, paying experience in your field. Are there things about them that would make you run screaming? Things that would make you go "hmmmm...maybe..."? [more inside]
posted by Sockrates on Jul 30, 2014 - 12 answers

Looking to move home | Chicago to SF

I'm looking to move back to the bay area after about 7 years away. What's the best way to go about this and find a job? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Feb 5, 2014 - 6 answers

send a resume now or later?

I've been looking for an casting internship in NY. Most of the places I've called up have said that they're currently fully staffed but I'm more than welcome to email them my resume. When I've asked if they have a sense for when they might be looking again they've usually responded that they don't know. Would it make more sense for me to send my resume and cover letter to them now so they have it on file or wait a couple of months and call again to see if they have a vacancy later? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Oct 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Moving from academia to consulting

I recently left a tenure-track position(!) for geographic reasons (spouse's job). At this point I am not wedded to staying in the faculty track, and have been applying for admin positions as well as faculty ones. However, I recently saw an ad for an analyst job in a higher ed consulting firm in a topic area where I have experience and interest, and I am very seriously considering applying. I have some questions about how to format my resume and cover letter . [more inside]
posted by pamplemousse of love on Sep 27, 2013 - 8 answers

My classmate, my would-be boss

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]
posted by ActionPopulated on Jun 24, 2013 - 11 answers

My resume makes me seem over-educated for the jobs I'm qualified for.

I have a BA and an MA and I think I'm being bypassed for entry-level jobs that I'm applying for because I seem overeducated. How can I address this in a cover letter? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2013 - 19 answers

No, you don't need to sponsor my visa

I'm a US citizen applying for a job in the US. Sounds like no one should think I have visa issues, right? [more inside]
posted by fermezporte on May 24, 2013 - 20 answers

Downshifting: the sequel part III

Pursuant to two earlier questions today regarding how to get jobs one is overqualified for, I was wondering about taking degrees and job titles off of my resume. Isn't that unethical? Won't it come up, eventually, that I have this whole other degree? If it matters, I'm a master's-degreed librarian with 10+ years' experience looking for work as a library assistant or in an lower-level university admin capacity. [more inside]
posted by indognito on Apr 17, 2013 - 9 answers

What Kind of Resume for a Job Fair?

After working for myself for several years (while taking care of a parent) I'm about to enter the job market again. I'm going to a very large job fair next week, and I'm suppose to bring a resume. I'm not sure how that works. Help? [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on Mar 8, 2013 - 3 answers

What should I keep in mind when applying for an internal role change?

A new role has been created within my department for which I would like to be considered. What should I keep in mind when preparing my application for this internal role, given my familiarity with the company and with the hiring managers? [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Jan 28, 2013 - 3 answers

Resume help

Would like to hear your thoughts on my sciencey resume and cover letter! [more inside]
posted by waving on Jan 4, 2013 - 11 answers

Help me land my dream job!

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]
posted by sundaydriver on Feb 20, 2012 - 6 answers

unemployed but winning!

I got fired Friday for poor performance. How do I spin this in cover letters and in interviews? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Oct 2, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me get across my awesomeness to the 5 second quick reader of resumes

Where in a cover letter or resume can I make it clear how tech savvy I am? I am a middle-aged woman and I am afraid that potential employers will see my years of experience and bypass my resume as my field is becoming very techy and many older professionals in the field are way behind the curve. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2011 - 14 answers

When is it necessary to write a cover letter?

When is it necessary to write a cover letter? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Apr 25, 2011 - 16 answers

Resume Ideas

Where can I find great examples of resumes / cv's? I will be pursuing a new job in the next 6 months and would like to polish up my resume now. I think my resume is pretty good, but I would like to look at some different approaches to brainstorm how I may tighten it up. I am a I.T. project manager if that helps. My Google-Fu is turning up sites with resumes templates that are, ummmm, a lot worse than my existing resume. Any general tips would be much appreciated as well, but I am more interested in format, structure, and wording. Help me find example resumes that jump off a recruiter's desk!
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Why yes, I will totally resort to flattery if that's what you would like, Mr. McAwesomesauce!

Interviewers/HR people: what's the best cover letter you've ever read, the one that made you want to hire that person on the spot? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Mar 21, 2011 - 26 answers

Please help a cover-letter ignoramus

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? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 16 answers

How to efficiently manage tailoring of resumes and cover letters?

I've found that the practice of tailoring resumes and cover letters (to various jobs in various industries) is a somewhat cumbersome process. I'm looking for ideas and/or software from those who have found an efficient workflow for doing so. [more inside]
posted by hungrysquirrels on Oct 28, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I get that first post-college job?

I just graduated college in May with an English degree and a 3.7 GPA. I am looking for my first job. I'm looking for tips on cover letters, resumes, letters of inquiry, and perhaps fields I've overlooked. I haven't even landed an interview in my hunt so far so I'm ready to ramp this up to get some results. Extra information about my experience, my fields of interest, etc. in the paragraphs to follow. [more inside]
posted by araisingirl on Jun 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Applying to companies with no openings?

What is the protocol for applying to companies that don't have any job openings listed? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Mar 24, 2010 - 9 answers

Sincerely, [ERROR: IMAGE NOT FOUND] John Smith

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]
posted by shoebox on Feb 15, 2010 - 20 answers

Good Resume Books

I'm a career advisor looking to expand my collection of resume, cover letter or interviewing books and am looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by mjcon on Sep 15, 2009 - 3 answers

No comment.

Resume-filter: I'm a PR consultant, and for the last few years my job has primarily consisted of writing statements, press releases, blog posts etc. for my clients that invariably go out under someone else's name. Now I'm writing a cover letter - can I say that my work was "forward-facing"? [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Jun 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Pink Hair & Green Money

If potential employees find my Flickr page and find out I have pink hair, will it hurt my chances at getting a job? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 22, 2009 - 43 answers

Resources for programming highly formatted documents?

Is there a solution for producing highly formatted documents programmatically, that is an alternative to ReportLab? [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on Oct 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Looking for a way automate making custom resumes

Where can I find a service / program that would enable me to dynamically create resumes and cover letters? [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on Sep 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Targeting Hiring Managers

Targeting Hiring Managers Through Online Professional Networks [more inside]
posted by gm2007 on Dec 13, 2007 - 3 answers

Best way to make an impression when sending a resume?

Best way to submit resume and samples? [more inside]
posted by Becko on Jun 14, 2007 - 5 answers

I'm leaving, but I don't want them to know!

I'm looking for a new job, but my current employer doesn't know it. What's a good line to put in my cover letter to prospective employers that basically says "My employer doesn't know I'm leaving - please don't contact them," while not sounding sketchy or rude? [more inside]
posted by elquien on Apr 15, 2007 - 10 answers

How to write the best resume and cover letter for a computer programmer

I'm a computer programmer looking for a new job. What are some tips for writing the best resume and cover letter possible? [more inside]
posted by Battlecat on Mar 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Toronto - looking for help with resume and cover letter

Can anyone recommend someone in Toronto who can help with resume/cover letter stuff? I don't mean formatting and such... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Nov 13, 2006 - 5 answers

What creates the best appearance?

When applying for a job from, say, a newspaper or internet classified ad, should I send my resume with references, or should I wait until I'm asked for references? I'm thinking the former is better, though it can possibly hint at a bit of desperation to get the job. Also, should I write a cover letter as a separate Word doc, or just write it in the body of the email itself?
posted by zardoz on Oct 3, 2006 - 17 answers

Putting a professional spin on my Burning Man experience.

How can I spin my experience so it sounds more professional? [more inside]
posted by lannanh on Jun 26, 2006 - 13 answers

cover letter for the unqualified

Need help writing a cover letter for a job...the catch is that I am not exactly qualified for said job... [more inside]
posted by Captain_Science on May 28, 2006 - 11 answers

Applying for a job I'm currently doing.

How do I apply for a job I'm already doing? [more inside]
posted by raedyn on Dec 7, 2005 - 3 answers

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