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Laid off after two months on the job. How to explain at interviews?

50 Year Old Male, IT Busines Dev/Vendor Mgr role. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 3, 2014 - 9 answers

A full resume or one with gaps?

Resume question time. I am working on a full CV, with more or less everything, but want to know just how full it should really be... [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 29, 2014 - 5 answers

How do I show contract work on my resume?

I need to quickly update my resume, and I'm not sure how to list some of my recent work history (along with the next phase once it starts). Who was I working for? How do I list that? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by pmurray63 on Feb 24, 2014 - 7 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

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 say the font of aussie mefi knowledge?

I have been asked to submit my CV/resume to an Australian based management consulting firm to potentially do some project based work with them. What is the acceptable length, format and font to use for a CV/resumes in this industry?
posted by MT on Mar 7, 2013 - 4 answers

Can you help me get hired at SpaceX?

Can you help me get hired at SpaceX? [more inside]
posted by mistermc on Oct 14, 2012 - 9 answers

resume gap vs retail?

Which would look better: a four year post-grad gap on my resume, or having worked those four years in a supermarket? Also, ideas for picking up relevant experience? [more inside]
posted by seraph9 on Aug 20, 2012 - 13 answers

How can I account for a long break in my work history? Plus, I'm disabled.

Because of a disability, I have not been in the workforce for nine years. I am now looking for employment and would like some advice on how to account for the absence. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Help Me Keep My Job

What should I include on my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2012 - 4 answers

What do to about copy/pasting resume into job listing?

Job posting copy/pasted resume/LinkedIn profile. What to do? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Apr 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Sending a resume to the VP of sales. Help!

My friend works at a video game developer/publisher and said he'd pass my resume to his boss, who is the VP of sales. Help! [more inside]
posted by griphus on Mar 27, 2012 - 4 answers

I'm a dropout baby, so why don't you kill me?

I'm a graduate school dropout after a single semester. What is the best way to phrase this on my resume now that I am back on the job market? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jan 6, 2012 - 10 answers

[JOB FILTER] Position Title for two-person team?

After spending most of the past year working on a cool project in a two-person team of contractors where we didn't have specified positions, what would be an appropriate job title to put on a resume? [more inside]
posted by andrewmarc on Nov 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Should my resume note that video game credits are not trustworthy?

job hunt / resume question (creative/tech positions). I worked in the video game industry, and am applying for positions outside that industry. Should I include in my resume a note that video game credits are often inaccurate and checking them does not substitute for contacting an employer if seeking confirmation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2011 - 7 answers

I fudged the end date of my last job by six weeks. What now?

On my resume, I fudged the end date for my last job by six weeks, to cover up a bad situation where I was not at fault. A new company has given me an offer, checked my references, and sent me all the new hire paperwork. I'm supposed to start in two weeks. Only problem? I had to consent to a background check. Now I'm concerned that my lie will be uncovered. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Sep 30, 2011 - 20 answers

Is it ok to write my role rather than exact title on my resume?

Is it ok to write my role rather than exact title on my resume? A company has unique titles like for project managers they call them team leads. I rather use titles that are better understood and more common and searchable. Would this be considered misrepresenting facts or lying??? [more inside]
posted by r2d2 on Sep 21, 2011 - 13 answers

How far back does my résumé need to go?

The first few years of my work history aren't really related to my current career path. Can I leave them off my résumé? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Getting a job in spite of flaws

Have to get a job within a few months. Crippled by depression and an awful work history. What's the best way to attack this? [more inside]
posted by wanderingchord on Jul 10, 2011 - 23 answers

How to mention that you're unemployed without sounding desperate on your blog

I'm trying to fill out my bio section which anyone who clicks my name on the blog, and I'm wondering if there is a casual and witty, but sincere way of writing it to let people know that I'm available for unemployment (or should I mention it at all)? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Preemptive Strike

I have sixth months until I need to look for another job. Outside of keeping my resume and LinkedIn profile up to date, what things can I do in the meanwhile to strengthen my position with recruiters and potential employers? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Resume Protocol After Quitting

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]
posted by iLoveTheRain on Mar 22, 2011 - 10 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

What do you do in your spare time

Finishing up a degree in statistics and econometrics, and I'm applying for a bunch of jobs in banking, finance and the public service. they tend to ask a lot about 'extra-curricular activities'. For most of my time at university my main extra-curricular activities involved radical left-wing political activism and organizing. Should I mention this at all, and if so, how? [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Mar 6, 2011 - 14 answers

Resume entry relating to death of family

Need assistance for a resume entry to recognize taking care of deceased parents affairs. [more inside]
posted by sandpine on Feb 21, 2011 - 14 answers

Action steps every day or insanity. Pick one.

I have decided to significantly alter my career path. There's no urgency except for that which I self-impose: That is, I want to be taking real steps towards change each and every day to maintain my sanity (and therefore my paycheck) in my current career. And then I'll jump ship a little bit before it feels safe to do so. [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Aug 15, 2010 - 13 answers

Help Me Start Paying My Dues!

ResumeFilter: What do social justice/community organizing groups look for? How do I find the good ones? [more inside]
posted by Truthiness on Aug 10, 2010 - 5 answers

It's hard for anyone, but for him...

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]
posted by Vorteks on Jul 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Should I follow up with a potential employer who has not contacted me?

I submitted my resume for a director/VP-level position with a Fortune 100 company 2 weeks ago. At a conference last week, a colleague in my industry told people that he had turned down the position. Is there anything I can or should do to indicate my continued interest? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2010 - 6 answers

Hire Me

What blogs / sites make you say "I want to hire this guy!". What is it about those sites that makes you say this? If and when my next employment search comes up, I would like to have a web presence that gives prospective employers a window into my work, thoughts, outlook, etc. I am looking for blogs that do a great job at selling the author to potential employers. I am interested in content but also the sites presentation and functionality. I am more interested in business related blogs rather than designer / portfolio types sites, but will take all comers. Blogs that incorporate photos of the author would be a bonus. Help me find examples of great personal salesmanship on the web.
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 9, 2010 - 13 answers

Helpful and functional date formatting in a resume

On a resume, is there a preference for stating explicit dates (up to the month) as opposed to seasons? What about mixing them? [more inside]
posted by ramenopres on Mar 10, 2010 - 12 answers

"You can't fire me, I quit!"

I think I might get fired soon. Should I quit so that I don't have that black mark on my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2010 - 23 answers

LaTeX + pdf = employment fail?

LaTeX + pdf = employment fail? I am looking for a job and have been using LaTeX to generate my resume and cover-letter. At a recent job interview I was told that they weren't able to print my resume. It looked fine on their computer but when they printed it, it was as if most of the document had been whited-out: a couple of phrases appeared approximately where they should but, most of it was just missing. [more inside]
posted by geos on Aug 18, 2009 - 23 answers

How should I send out my resume?

When looking for new job opportunities, what is the best way to get my resume in the hands of potential employers? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Jul 28, 2009 - 11 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

Best way to show temp work on a resume?

Resumefilter. What's the best way to note that I worked at a company as a temp for a good long while before being hired full-time? Is it necessary? And what about those 4-5 months before I started working for the firm, when I was a temp doing the same exact work, for other companies but also occasionally for the company who ended up hiring me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me become a Fed

How do I best utilize my Non-Competitive Eligibility from AmeriCorps to secure a job in the Federal government? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Mar 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Good Graphic Design Porfolio Services/Sites

What are some good online graphic design portolio services? Free is great but I don't mind paying for some quality either. I'm a broadcast designer so I have a lot of motion graphics to show. Thanks!
posted by Tim McDonough on Feb 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Creative Job-Hunts

What are some unusual ways people have employed to get employed? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 20, 2008 - 13 answers

How much work history to include?

I'm putting together my resume. How far back do I need to go when writing the employment history? Google does not seem to have any answers for someone in my specific situation. [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Aug 4, 2008 - 9 answers

I Don't Want to be Willy Loman!

I don't want to be a salesman! Can anyone help a recent grad find a sane, non-sales job in Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 17, 2008 - 9 answers

My resume sucks

Help me improve upon my resume. Need ideas for short courses, random certifications and new skills! 20-something year old Aussie, science student, applying to medical school eventually (but skills needn't be science-related.) [more inside]
posted by mjao on Mar 5, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I jump managers?

I'm thinking of applying for another position inside my company that would basically be a parallel move -- same position, different group. How should I structure my resume? [more inside]
posted by mikeh on Oct 15, 2007 - 1 answer

Are these job offers legit or spam?

Since I posted my resume online, I keep receiving employment offers that don't seem to have anything to do with my field. However, since I'm not finding anything in my field, I'm tempted to take something else. How do I know if these offers are legit? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Oct 9, 2007 - 8 answers

How can I prevent potential employers from getting spooked by a less-than-friendly job termination?

CollegeJobFilter: I have recently left one college job on less than friendly terms with my employer, but not necessarily of my own fault. How can I reconcile this with my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2007 - 10 answers

keyword optimization for resumes

What methods/software do HR departments use to scan resumes for keywords? What are ways to 1.) optimize your resume for this process, or 2.) game this system to increase your chances of surviving the first cull. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Apr 6, 2007 - 4 answers

How do I put this on my resume?

I've been with my present employer for nearly four years. Of those four years, the first three were spent as a Web Development Intern and the last was spent as the Lead Web Developer. What goes on my resume? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Nov 13, 2006 - 8 answers

ResumeFilter

ResumeFilter: As a new college graduate how much of my collegiate career should I place on my resume? [more inside]
posted by ASM on Aug 7, 2006 - 21 answers

Looking for a tech job - too much experience?

I'm having a difficult time finding a tech job two thirds of the way across the US from where I am now. I'm wondering if it’s because my age is showing through, or if it's something else. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2006 - 5 answers

What are the ethics of leaving something off of your resume?

Would it be considered fraud or providing false information if I were to leave my doctorate off of my resume? [more inside]
posted by lisaj32 on Mar 16, 2006 - 27 answers

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