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Research experience for grad school

As an undergrad looking to apply to grad school, I have been looking into getting some research experience in my field (Psychology) for all the obvious reasons. I possibly have a lead and now a question. [more inside]
posted by Rocket Surgeon on Aug 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Q briefs (no, we're not talking underwear)

What is your take on qualifications briefs? Are they really better / more useful than resumes? Has anyone used a qualifications brief and gotten job offers? [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Aug 21, 2012 - 6 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

calling all HR/recruiters...resume update?

I've recently (yesterday) been promoted to a new position at work. I have been actively applying for jobs for some time now. As I continue my search, should I alter and update my resume to reflect the new impressive job title? Or will the recentness of the promotion look odd to recruiters and HR? [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Aug 18, 2012 - 9 answers

Preparing for an interview with a thin resume

How do I prepare for an interview for a job that I want, but am most likely not qualified for? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Aug 16, 2012 - 9 answers

I'm job hunting again and it isn't going well.

What can a high school graduate with no college experience do to pad her resume? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Aug 9, 2012 - 11 answers

How Do Adults Find New Jobs?

How do I handle leaving a job for another one? Resume and procedural questions inside. [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Aug 9, 2012 - 9 answers

A CV with no context?

I am looking at moving my career into a field where many of the skills and much of my experience will be useful, but the context entirely different. How does one frame a CV and other correspondence such that the fact that the skills and experience were acquired in a different industry is de-emphasised? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Jul 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me sell myself more effectively.

Having trouble getting out from under the cloud of my resume. I worked in biotech for five years, and now want to transition into an advertising/design type career. I have the skills to transition, but all my work experience is routed in biotech.. what I am on paper is not what I am capable of in real life. [more inside]
posted by pwally on Jun 29, 2012 - 5 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

I Already Talked To The HR Guy, Will He Think I'm A Doofus If I Re-Apply?

I applied for a job online at a really large company, got as far as a phone screen from someone from their HR department, but never got called for an interview. The job has just been reposted. Do I apply again? Do I call the HR person I spoke with back? Do I just let it go? [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Jun 6, 2012 - 7 answers

How I've not missed you, 56k modems

Free FTP client that supports auto resume/retry? [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on May 31, 2012 - 8 answers

MBA admissions resume

I am applying to a MBA program and need to submit a resume, how do I change my professional resume into one that fits a graduate program application? [more inside]
posted by TKL0125 on May 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Don't call me, I won't call you

How should my brother indicate that he is deaf (and therefore cannot accept phone calls) on his resume without outright stating "no phone calls please"? [more inside]
posted by sredefer on May 15, 2012 - 19 answers

<img alt="A picture of me">

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

Licensed to ________

Licensed to _______ : What are some cool/random/interesting licenses or certifications I can earn? [more inside]
posted by jph on May 9, 2012 - 36 answers

Do I list a consulting agency on my resume?

I currently work at [big media company] right now but through a consulting agency. I am applying for an actual staff job through [big media company]. How do I list my current job on my resume? [more inside]
posted by Hactar on May 3, 2012 - 4 answers

How to properly organize work history?

Need assistance with resume chronological order of work history. [more inside]
posted by delasoull on May 1, 2012 - 7 answers

"I have x years of professional job experience."

I've been employed as a full-time web developer for a couple of years. However, I've been doing it as a student and a hobbyist for a lot longer. Which amount of time should I indicate on my resume as my official "length of experience"? [more inside]
posted by theraflu on Apr 24, 2012 - 7 answers

My resume needs work

Does anyone have experience with a Toronto-based company or individual that specializes in improving resumes? [more inside]
posted by sindark on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 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

Help me design a great résumé, please?

Résumé design advice needed! Details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2012 - 18 answers

Resume soup

Academic (but non-PhD) job filter: How to list a previous job when I was affiliated with several institutions performing similar, but not same duties at each? [more inside]
posted by mooselini on Apr 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Resume vs. CV

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]
posted by cute little Billy Henderson, age 4 on Mar 28, 2012 - 6 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 am a man with a very specific set of skills...

Reverse-headhunters. Does such a thing exist? I want to pay a company to find me a new job. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Mar 21, 2012 - 10 answers

32 years old... should I go back to school or should I get a job?

another thirty-something with only a bachelor's degree uncertain about what to do career-wise. Also uncertain as to what transferable skill(s) to highlight, if any, were I to apply for a job. What should I do with myself? (longgggggggggggg, slightly snowflake-y post ahead) [more inside]
posted by ditto75 on Mar 20, 2012 - 17 answers

What does one call oneself?

Dusting off the old resume and started thinking about eye-catching descriptors. Leaving aside the question of whether or not it's a good idea to include terms like "Turnaround Artist," "Thought Leader," etc on one's resume, what are some other business terms like this?
posted by bluejayway on Mar 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Career anxiety and finding a decent job

How do I get a new job? What kind of jobs do I even qualify for? How do I get over the fact that I didn't graduate from college and present a more confident self to potential employers? [more inside]
posted by krakenattack on Feb 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Coding sample as part of a job application?

If I'm applying for a junior developer job in a web company, and they ask for a code sample along with the resume, what sorts of things would make a good sample? How much code is just enough/too little/too much? What would make a sample supergood, or the opposite? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Keep my boss from taking credit for my work.

How do I keep my somewhat petty, probably vindictive boss from taking credit for writing all of the online content that I write for the company website? [more inside]
posted by KoiPond on Feb 21, 2012 - 7 answers

I just want people to know I'm employed...

I am starting a long term contract position and am unsure as to how to properly reflect this on my resume/LinkedIn profile - but want to be up-to-date since it's not a guarantee that the contract will go perm. How do I update my resume/profile in this circumstance? I'm new to the world of contracting. [more inside]
posted by thereemix on Feb 20, 2012 - 7 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

Resumé skills for a social science/liberal arts major?

Resumé skills for a social science/liberal arts major? [more inside]
posted by enroute888 on Feb 14, 2012 - 5 answers

Help my sister find something awesome to do with her time

Junior in high school wants to do something "meaningful and impressive." She likes the intersection of science + culture/society + writing/journalism. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by jingle on Feb 4, 2012 - 8 answers

the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 - 17 answers

how to use job research to land an interview

Job Search: How do I make use of some research I've done about the company I most want to work for in order to GET an interview? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jan 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Sending in unasked-for sample work as part of a job description: good idea?

Job-application filter: Along with my resume and cover letter, I'd like to send some (unasked-for) sample work in as part of an application for a "Director of Grants" position w/ a large family-services nonprofit. Any tips or advice on this plan? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2012 - 2 answers

TMI?

I'm a recent engineering PhD applying for jobs in industry. I have both a 1 page resume and a 4 page CV. Many sites give me the option to upload multiple files to support my application, with a label for each file uploaded. What combination of files should I use; cover letter and resume, cover letter and CV, or all three.
posted by pseudonick on Jan 12, 2012 - 8 answers

I took some courses after my BA as an independent student. How should I describe this on my resume?

I took some courses after my BA as an independent student. How should I describe this on my resume? [more inside]
posted by to recite so charmingly on Jan 12, 2012 - 11 answers

I want out.

Leaving my new job after less than a year. Or at least, really want to. How will this look to potential recruiters? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Wanted: Minions (Equal Opportunity Employer!)

Human Resources Voodoo: How does one land a supervisory position without ever having really supervised anyone? [more inside]
posted by jph on Jan 10, 2012 - 7 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

How to bullshit a restaurant resume

Help a guy with no experience weasel his way into a restaurant hosting job [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Jan 6, 2012 - 16 answers

Game on.

My employer just gave me notice. What, if anything, can I do today despite my resume not being updated? [more inside]
posted by ceribus peribus on Jan 6, 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

I can write all that, but not a line on my resume.

ResumeFilter: Should I write that I did a particular project for a job on personal time? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Dec 16, 2011 - 9 answers

How do I pimp my resume in English ?

I'm french-speaking, possible new job needs my resume in English. Please help me pimp my resume. [more inside]
posted by Baud on Dec 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me manage a long-distance job hunt!

I'm a 2L at a third tier law school in one part of the middle of nowhere. My same-sex partner is from a very different middle of nowhere that has distinguished itself as one of the sorts of middles of nowhere that we can actually get married in. We are provisionally considering moving. The job market's bad enough already, so... help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 - 13 answers

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