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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

[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

Help me get back into the workforce

How should I handle leaving a job due to illness (and a subsequent extended absence) when reapplying to jobs in finance and consulting? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Nov 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Your top 3 book recommendations for job hunters?

Your top 3 book recommendations for job hunters? [more inside]
posted by servix on Nov 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Are there any resume-writing sites you could recommend for software developers?

Are there any resume-writing sites you could recommend for software developers? [more inside]
posted by mrbob14 on Nov 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for an online video file from the 1990s

A long time ago, in an internet far, far away, there was a file….. Seriously, this has bugged me for a long time. Circa 1996, there was a video resume posted online that was ahead of its time. I want to find it. [more inside]
posted by lampshade on Nov 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Not a Vitae

Should a nurse with years of experience but no advanced degree keep her resume to one page or is it ever appropriate to spread out into two? [more inside]
posted by R2WeTwo on Oct 23, 2011 - 11 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

Online Job Application Hates Corporate Reality

Online application quandary - how do I accurately reflect multiple positions at one company with arbitrary parameters? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Oct 12, 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

Do NSFW tags belong in a résumé?

Best practices for including pornography in your professional portfolio? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Oct 6, 2011 - 12 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

Achieved a 100% Increase in Thumbs-up from the Creative Director!

How can I quantify achievement in a non-sales media job on my resume? [more inside]
posted by droplet on Oct 2, 2011 - 3 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

The perfect resume... for school.

How do I construct a resume for applying to a program that caters to non-traditional students? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Sep 16, 2011 - 4 answers

how to present this?

Should, or how should, I represent this cataclysmic but plum past job in my employment history? Way, way more within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2011 - 11 answers

How can I make my CV the best CV?

After 10 years as a freelancer/sole proprietor, I've been recruited for a position as Creative Director of a company in the financial services sector. They've requested a CV. I don't have one and never really have. Please recommend best practices, templates, resources, anything to help make a great CV for a CD. [more inside]
posted by FeralHat on Aug 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Can I leave it on my cv?

Can I include it on my cv? [more inside]
posted by rubbish bin night on Aug 16, 2011 - 5 answers

How do you list "Meaning, Math, And Motion" on your resume?

How should list undergraduate classes with long/unusual names on a resume that I am using for applications to economics PhD programs? [more inside]
posted by vegetableagony on Aug 15, 2011 - 11 answers

What can I say if asked about gaps in my resume?

I have some significant (like a year) gaps in my (not that spectacular to begin with) resume. What do I say about this in an interview, if asked? [more inside]
posted by clever anonymous username on Aug 9, 2011 - 16 answers

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