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Resume tracking for the job hunter

My oldest cousin is job-seeking and solicited my help to find an app or website that will help her track and manage the versions of resumes and cover letters she sends out to employers. The best advice seems to be that you do a customized resume (and obliviously a custom cover letter) for each job applied for - so how to track those? She tells me that it's important to be able to match the resume version to the job ad when the recruiter does make contact (I guess so you can get the various little white lies straight!). And also to know what version you sent to the same company previously when they have new or a multitude of vacancies. I can't find anything out there. Any advice please? Any apps or websites that do this? What do other job seekers do to manage this problem? (spreadsheet? or something better?) Thanks
posted by Xhris on May 1, 2013 - 12 answers

How do you format freelance consulting work on a resume?

I've had a few freelance consulting projects for the past few months, and now I want to get a full-time job again. I'm having trouble figuring out how to put the consulting work on my resume. Hoping for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by galenka on Apr 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Should I list my freelance programming work on my resume?

I'm applying for jobs as a programmer and I'm wondering whether to list the freelance programming work I've done. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2013 - 9 answers

How do I respond to resume rejection because of high salary expectations

I sent my resume for a job that I am very qualified for but just received a message that my expectations are above the scope. They did not provide a range, just a requirement to include expected salary in the cover letter. I stated my salary and said that it is negotiable. I have plenty of wiggle room, I am in a new market that is a bit lower than others I've been in (I did lower it from past compensation, but not enough apparently). What can I say to convey I still want to be considered & am willing to take up to $15k less without sounding desperate? I am worth every penny that I asked for, and that is not just my opinion. I am very very good at what I do but again, I realize it is a new, different market so I am ok with lower...
posted by Snackpants on Apr 22, 2013 - 8 answers

How Can I Help My Mom Help Herself?

Hey Mefites, here's my question: My younger sister, mother, and I suffered years of abuse at the hands of an alcoholic stepfather - physical, verbal, etc. When we were younger, my sister and I were absolutely focused on getting the fuck out and did, getting scholarships to great schools, thankfully. My mom, not so much. She is no longer in a relationship with him, but they have been living together for economic reasons - she needs his disability paycheck to pay the bills (all of which are in her name, including the mortgage payment.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 19, 2013 - 15 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

Resume help!

I've had the same job for the past 6 years. In that time, my job title has changed 3 times, my department has been involved in four major reorgs and been moved all over the company, my department name has changed 5 times, and I've reported to 4 different people. Throughout all that, the actual job I've been doing has remained the same. How do I indicate that on a resume for an internal position in another department?
posted by logic vs love on Mar 18, 2013 - 7 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

How can I stay focused while rewriting my resume for the 1000th time?

I’ve shuffled the words around so many times, they’ve not only lost all meaning to me, but actually blur in front of my eyes. I’m starting to make really dumb mistakes. Until the end of year 2 of underemployment, I had a few friends who were willing to give my applications a once-over, but I’m now embarrassed about asking for help so often. How can I stay on track? Any advice on a check system to minimize errors? [more inside]
posted by nelljie on Mar 6, 2013 - 9 answers

explain finding and getting a job like Im a 5 year old

What are the must-have books on getting a job in addition to What Color is Your Parachute? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Papagiorgio on Mar 4, 2013 - 15 answers

I'd like advice on where to post my resume, SF legal tech.

I'm in the Bay Area legal tech field. I'd like a job in SF proper, as my commute to Mountain View is brutal. My skills are legal tech, meaning mostly managing projects and programs related to the legal field in the tech industry. However, I feel that I have management chops for any industry, and I've worked in the start-up atmosphere before. Where should I post my resume? My LinkedIn is beefy, I've posted on Monster and Indeed. Any other ideas?
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2013 - 2 answers

Recommendations for a resume writing/editing service?

It's been almost 10 years since I last changed jobs and it's also been that long since I've written a resume. I'd like to get some (hopefully) expert opinion and editing to bring my resume up to date, both to reflect the skills/experience I've gained and ensure that it is in a format that will be acceptable to recruiters/companies. Has anyone used a resume service recently that you've been pleased with? (I'm located in the NYC metro area if that makes a difference).
posted by de void on Feb 12, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me put these things I did into resume language

Pimp My Resume: Mommy Edition. How can/should I describe these volunteer things I've done at my kid's schools on my resume? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Feb 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Is there a good way to list an ABD instead of a PhD on a resume?

About a decade ago, I had a quarter-life crisis and decided to drop out of grad school in science... how do I deal with that now? [more inside]
posted by lostguy on Jan 31, 2013 - 18 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

How do I get a job in San Francisco with a paper-thin resume?

I'll try to make this brief. I recently turned 23, and due to a combination of drugs and depression since getting out of high school I have essentially no work experience. This makes responding to job postings very frustrating and humiliating as my resume feels like a complete joke. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2013 - 16 answers

Resume Advice - My 3rd most recent job was for a notorious criminal

I'm updating my resume and having a bit of a tough time deciding what to do about a questionable business/boss who was one of my most recent jobs. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2013 - 20 answers

Resume question- is this a big deal?

I started my own business and instead of the five month gap on my resume, I wrote it down as it it were only a three month gap. I told myself that in those two months prior to starting the business I was looking for business opportunities (as well as considering full time work opportunities and also considering not working at all), and that this was in fact how I found my current business model. Do you think there is something wrong with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2013 - 11 answers

How should a partial PhD be presented on resume when looking for a job?

I’m looking for opinions on how to best represent coursework and research taken toward a PhD on my resume. [more inside]
posted by Lord Force Crater on Jan 7, 2013 - 8 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

[Job Search Filter]: How much experience is too much?

When putting down professional experience on a resume, how much is too much? [more inside]
posted by TrishaLynn on Dec 31, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I save my IT career?

How can I get a new job in IT with limited experience, no relevant education, and an unusual employment history? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Temp Agencies in NYC: Bring resume in or email it?

Temp Agencies in NYC: Bring resume in or email it? [more inside]
posted by NYC-BB on Dec 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Remedial Resume Resources.

Resume 101, now with Extra Snowflakes! Spotty work-history, useless degrees, and no idea whatsoever how to actually *write* one of the things. [more inside]
posted by Because on Nov 30, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I improve my resume?

How can I improve my resume? [more inside]
posted by inTikiwetrust on Nov 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Looking for new job whilst in training.

[Job-filter] How do I add a job to my resume that is both a contractor job, and more importantly, I haven't finished training at? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Nov 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Who do I want to be today?

I'm an organizational creative jill-of-all-trades and I might be losing my job. I'm updating my resume and, coincidentally, I need help creatively organizing it. Help, AskMe? [more inside]
posted by thrasher on Nov 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Where's that resume webapp?

I'm looking for software or a webapp where I can enter entries and details for a CV or resume into a database and easily pick and chose items from that database to build CVs for different purposes. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by tomcochrane on Nov 12, 2012 - 1 answer

Is a failed project as a learning experience something to hide?

On my resume and/or in a job interview, do I mention my participation in the Google Summer of Code if I failed miserably at it (technically) and then handled that failure really badly (socially/professionally)? [more inside]
posted by mock muppet on Nov 10, 2012 - 16 answers

Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

What's the consensus on a response to the dreaded "Salary Requirements" question in a job posting? I've looked around AskMeFi and have seen a variety of responses, ranging from "Don't answer that!" to "Tell them what you want to make." Specificity and individualism await within. [more inside]
posted by OHSnap on Nov 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Another "help me land my dream job" question

A week ago a applied for a municipal goverment job that I really, really, really want to get. [more inside]
posted by 3dd on Nov 7, 2012 - 3 answers

Proprietary R&D makes terrible resume-filler.

How does a scientist doing R&D work in industry maintain a Linked-in profile or have a great resume, when the work in question is company-confidential or proprietary? [more inside]
posted by aimedwander on Oct 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Use person vacating the post as a ref for my app for same?

I am applying for a job, and of course references are requested. One of my best potential references, who I have worked with fairly extensively, is also the person vacating the position I am applying for, and for all I know could be interviewing me. Is it weird to use him as a reference? [more inside]
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Oct 31, 2012 - 9 answers

Should I use the "courses" section on LinkedIn?

Should professionals use the new(ish) "courses" section on LinkedIn? [more inside]
posted by snailparade on Oct 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Do I need to put my nationality on my CV?

I'm going to be on the hunt for tech jobs in London soon and I'm putting together my CV. I read here that people with foreign sounding names (me!) should put 'British Citizen' somewhere near the top. Is this actually still an issue? It feels awkward to stick it in there next to my contact details.
posted by jobby on Oct 21, 2012 - 8 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

What do I put on my CV for the person who is writing me a recommendation to grad school?

What goes on an academic CV, especially when one doesn't exactly have a huge academic history to draw from? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Help Me Network!

Inside line on a job opening - what is the most effective way of sending an unsolicited resume? [more inside]
posted by cccp47 on Oct 5, 2012 - 7 answers

I'm not a fluffer, thanks for asking.

Help me, a 30 year old TV production assistant, make a career switch. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt on Sep 26, 2012 - 21 answers

I graduated with honors. Two different ways.

My undergrad degree was with both 'high honors' and 'highest distinction', which are different. How on earth do I put this on my CV? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Sep 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Best practices for a plaintext resume

Best practices for formatting a plaintext resume? I am going to apply for a job where I have to paste my resume into a form, and I'd like to have it not look terrible. [more inside]
posted by marble on Sep 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Applying to a permanent job when the longest jobs you've had were at uni

I have 14 months' of post-grad experience across 6 temp jobs (all related to each other). I'm applying for the permanent job I'm currently temping in. The longest positions (employment and extracurricular) I've held have been at uni. What do I do with my resume? [more inside]
posted by glache on Sep 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Should I take my old job back?

I left a good job at a bigger corporation early this year to join a startup. Nine months later, I'm not sure it was a good decision. Is it a bad idea to go back to my previous job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 12 answers

I am a scientist, I seek to understand CVs.

Does anyone know a good science/engineering resume editing service? Having trouble figuring out what to leave/chop. [more inside]
posted by Paper rabies on Sep 19, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I list a necessary degree I don't have just yet?

What is the best practice for listing a degree in progress on a resume? Specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by Nimmie Amee on Sep 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Should I send a follow up email for a job application?

Should I send a follow-up email for a job I applied for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2012 - 9 answers

ResumeCamp

What's the best way to list participation in an unconference/$Camp on an academic CV? [more inside]
posted by bryghtrose on Sep 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Improve my resume!

What are some classes or certifications that would bolster the resume of a sales professional besides a college degree? [more inside]
posted by cheechman85 on Sep 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Search engine evaluation redux.

Is it possible for someone who previously worked for Leapforce to work for Appen Butler Hill as a search evaluator? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 4, 2012 - 2 answers

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