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Downside to using a "fake" last name on your resume?

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]
posted by davejay on Jun 11, 2013 - 37 answers

how to list medium crappy temp jobs on a resume?

For about a year now I've been bouncing between secretary type jobs through temp agencies, and need to figure out how to list this on my resume. Two of the temp jobs are relevant to the type of work I hope to get, but can't be listed by name due to confidentiality issues. How do I present this industry specific and consumer facing work especially since my long term job before this was in a different field? I'd just leave it as a gap, except the work is relevant and there are other aspects of the gap (major surgery and more!) that make it longer than I'm comfortable with. [more inside]
posted by tulip-socks on May 29, 2013 - 8 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

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I am a web developer. I am not your web developer (yet.) Do you want to see a picture of me on my web site? [more inside]
posted by davejay on May 10, 2012 - 19 answers

Are all resume formats created equal?

I've been unemployed since the end of September. Recently, I've had two separate people (one (a recruiter) whose opinion I respect, and one (a woman at unemployment) whose opinion I find suspect) tell me that they would never consider anyone who submits a functional style resume (which is what I use). Do you hire people or work in HR? What do you think? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Jan 5, 2012 - 41 answers

Best questions to find a great I.T. helper?

What are the best questions to ask a potential employee to identify that they are knowledgable and effective as a I.T. professional? [more inside]
posted by Static Vagabond on Oct 17, 2011 - 15 answers

"Objective" on résumé -- really?

"Objective" section on résumé -- necessary? [more inside]
posted by colinmarshall on Mar 9, 2011 - 34 answers

How big is your IT Resume?

[IT JobFilter] I'm hearing conflicting stories on resumes these days; purportedly, the old myth of "one page resume" is dead and recruiters want to see your entire project history even if that's four to five pages. Looking for experiences or suggestions related to software development resumes. [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Oct 27, 2010 - 19 answers

How do I get hired in the UK?

My favorite site is hiring developers and I'm qualified. I'm American and they're in the UK. Possibly assuming they're willing to sponsor me for a work visa, what do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Sep 16, 2009 - 3 answers

Is it okay to give the name of a hiring manager as a reference, too?

Someone who is one of my best professional references wants to hire me! But now how do I offer good references to his large, corporate HR department? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2009 - 5 answers

When do I start applying for jobs?

I'm moving to Chicago in the fall. I have no job prospects at the moment, but I'd like to before I get there. Ideally I would like to work for a non-profit theater in some capacity to build up my applicable skills for later on, but ultimately I'd be fine working for any kind of non-profit. I've found a few websites with job listings, and I know I should probably start sending out my resume to places I'd like to work that don't have current postings, but I'm not quite clear on the timing. It seems awkward to say, "Hello, I'd like this job... in 4 months." But I don't want to arrive with a lease, a rapidly diminishing bank account and nothing else. Advice? If nothing comes through, I will become a barista. Again. But I'd rather not.
posted by ictow on May 2, 2008 - 5 answers

I want this awesome job... I think

I've heard about a job that sounds amazingly perfect. How can I go after it without being obnoxious? And how can I reconcile the two different descriptions of it? [more inside]
posted by Mozzie on Jun 20, 2007 - 7 answers

Should I include travel on my resume?

Do you include travel on your resume? Is it a good idea to include it, or pointless filler? [more inside]
posted by Brian James on Feb 26, 2006 - 31 answers

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