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Where else can I go with my museum-database experience?

I need help recontextualizing my skillset. I think I’m looking at my resume too literally, and boxing myself in unnecessarily when it comes to looking for other options. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Apr 8, 2011 - 7 answers

From teaching to tech - updating resume and skills

I have a Master's in math, and would like to get a job in the tech industry or a laboratory, but my resume is very teaching-oriented. I would like tips on retooling it to make myself more attractive. I also have several months to improve my skills. [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Apr 4, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I transform my resume into a federal resume?

How can I transform my conventional resume into a federal resume? [more inside]
posted by RachelSmith on Apr 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Resume Ideas

Where can I find great examples of resumes / cv's? I will be pursuing a new job in the next 6 months and would like to polish up my resume now. I think my resume is pretty good, but I would like to look at some different approaches to brainstorm how I may tighten it up. I am a I.T. project manager if that helps. My Google-Fu is turning up sites with resumes templates that are, ummmm, a lot worse than my existing resume. Any general tips would be much appreciated as well, but I am more interested in format, structure, and wording. Help me find example resumes that jump off a recruiter's desk!
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Resume help : how to express my (slightly) complicated work experiences

In need of resume help. Abridged version : I worked for Company A, and then Company A split into two companies, Company B and Company C. Company A no longer exists. How do I list this on my resume? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Mar 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking to leave the restaurant

After a long and rewarding career in the restaurant industry I’m ready for a change. [more inside]
posted by elwoodwiles on Mar 23, 2011 - 9 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

My new job is, as they say, "not a good fit"

I hate my new job. I need to find another before I quit. How do I minimize the negative impact on potential employers? [more inside]
posted by sock puppy on Mar 20, 2011 - 9 answers

Please help a cover-letter ignoramus

Two dumb questions about cover letters: 1. If I really do not have the name or title of the person to whom the letter is addressed, what is the preferred salutation? 2. When applying for a part-time job, should I explain in my cover letter that my current job is also part-time, if that's unclear from my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 16 answers

How do I find a reputable pro resume writer?

I'd like to hire a resume writer, but have no idea how to go about finding a reputable one. [more inside]
posted by ziggly on Mar 14, 2011 - 4 answers

AAAAACK! Could it be any worse?

LinkedInFilter: I just discovered that, instead of casually linking to a friend's counseling business, my LinkedIn Work Experience section lists my last four years as a therapy client...! [more inside]
posted by IAmBroom on Mar 10, 2011 - 6 answers

"Objective" on résumé -- really?

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

What are the best examples of stylized visual resumes?

I'm looking for the best examples of stylized visual resumes. [more inside]
posted by nathaole on Feb 23, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I sort out this confusing work/education history?

I've got a slightly confusing work history as a defense contractor, and a 4 year gap in my career when I went to school full time. I'm not sure how to best list this information on my resume. [more inside]
posted by skintension on Feb 22, 2011 - 6 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

How can I make meeting new people easy and advance in my career when I have an unusual name?

My name is unusual in the US, and the associated hassle is inconvenient. Should I use a nickname, change my name or keep it as-is? If I keep it, what strategies can I use to wear it better? [more inside]
posted by zelot on Feb 16, 2011 - 39 answers

What to do about putting a previous job that I was fired from on my resume?

I just went through an extended period of depression and ended up getting fired for missing work. What to do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Yes, Virginia, it is possible to know both Os Sertões and the financial leverage equation.

Does having more than one graduate degree really make you look bad on the job market, if they're not related? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2011 - 11 answers

At least I was paid for a week's worth of work.

My name is listed in the acknowledgment section of a science protocols book where the authors thank me for assistance and advice. The sections that I wrote ended up being reduced to a few sentences, and I was not listed as an author despite a promise of inclusion. Would it be appropriate to include that on my otherwise skimpy CV, or would that be considered tacky?
posted by halogen on Jan 27, 2011 - 13 answers

How can I get my money back?

Highly recommended resume writer accepted my payment--but never wrote my resume. Help! [more inside]
posted by Kalatraz on Jan 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Help Me Get My Barbie Dream Job

Can you give some advice on what to say in a "philosophy statement on museum education and exhibition" as part of a resume? The job for which I'm applying is a long shot for me, but I really do think I'd be a great fit for it, and I want a fighting chance to actually make it to the interview. [more inside]
posted by madred on Jan 23, 2011 - 6 answers

how do I land that radio internship?

Am I going about landing an internship in public radio the wrong way? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Jan 20, 2011 - 8 answers

What would be the most suitable way of explaining long gaps on resume, in employment history due to health reasons.

Need urgent help with resume making, given less than optimal circumstances, namely a history of illness and accompanying lack of employment for an extended period of time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2011 - 13 answers

I have virtually nothing to list on a resume

I have virtually nothing to list on a resume. Please help! [more inside]
posted by shoreline on Jan 5, 2011 - 12 answers

how to explain resume gaps

Well, that was dumb. I spent the past two summers spending time with my (now) ex-girlfriend. No jobs. No internships. How do I explain the resume gaps to employers/grad schools in the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 - 26 answers

Do they care that I made sandwiches for a year?

Questions about what to put on the resume that I will be uploading as part of my grad school application to an MLIS program. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Dec 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Making a resume for a part time job... (preferably a valet parker)

What is a good way of finding out how to make a resume? For my past part time jobs, I have never handed in a resume. [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Dec 19, 2010 - 6 answers

What dog training data should I gather?

What kind of data do I need to be keeping track of as I go, so its easily available when I need to send out resumes? (dog training) [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3 on Dec 15, 2010 - 5 answers

How does a 23 year-old 1L get a paying summer job?

How can a law school 1L fresh out of college get a paying legal job if he has very little legal experience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2010 - 16 answers

I need to leave my job - What now?

Please help me leave my job and get a new one. The last straw was being forced to work Thanksgiving. I am so outta here. But I'm not actually sure how to look for a job. [more inside]
posted by Bottlecap on Nov 29, 2010 - 9 answers

Does this belong on a resume?

Should I list this honor on my resume? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me send out my resume today

Help me send out a resume out today. [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Nov 13, 2010 - 14 answers

Got fired. Would like to list it on my resume in the future.

Got fired. Can I list this relevant work experience on future resumes? [more inside]
posted by lover on Nov 7, 2010 - 10 answers

How to efficiently manage tailoring of resumes and cover letters?

I've found that the practice of tailoring resumes and cover letters (to various jobs in various industries) is a somewhat cumbersome process. I'm looking for ideas and/or software from those who have found an efficient workflow for doing so. [more inside]
posted by hungrysquirrels on Oct 28, 2010 - 11 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

Old awards on a resume

Should I include an old award on a resume/grad school application? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Oct 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Unfinished degree in resume

How do I write an abandoned graduate degree into my resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Which Title(s) Do I List?

Resumè-filter: One of my jobs included a number of title changes. This is complicating my attempts at an efficient, informative resumè. Your help vastly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2010 - 14 answers

Questions about "recruitment agencies"...

Tips for getting my resume to technical recruiters, optimizing it specifically for them and questions I can ask to weed out "sketchy" recruiters? [more inside]
posted by servix on Oct 2, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get unstuck?

Like many people in association management, I kind of fell into the position almost 10 years later. (I'm 35.) Fortunately/unfortunately, I'm still in the same position. How do I frame this as I job hunt? [more inside]
posted by meindee on Sep 28, 2010 - 7 answers

How short is too short?

Should I put my current job on my resume if I've only been there for 8 months? [more inside]
posted by Kicky on Sep 24, 2010 - 13 answers

*In* A Website?

Magazine X published my article on their website. Would it be correct to claim that my article "appeared in Magazine X?" [more inside]
posted by LudgerLassen on Sep 16, 2010 - 6 answers

What do I do?

This is yet another question regarding job titles. With the huge cuts last year and the lack of a state budget so far this year (much less a university budget), this is a nervous time for my coworkers and I. My official title is "Systems Engineer" which (to me) is so broad of a title that dozens of different positions actually fall under this category. Let me list some of my actual responsibilities and ask you for a more accurate job title. [more inside]
posted by Barmecide on Sep 9, 2010 - 7 answers

I'm gonna have to build a rougelike, aren't I?

Have you ever seen a creative sysadmin resume? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Sep 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Do you put hyperlinks in your resumé?

Should a resumé have hyperlinks in it, or is that frowned upon? [more inside]
posted by agent99 on Sep 2, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I prove that I've had experience working with deadlines?

Resume Filter: For one of my past positions I'd like to emphasize that I've had experience working in a deadline-oriented environment. Can I express this by saying something like, "Completed assignments that met or exceeded deadlines"? Would a recruiter find any holes in this statement? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Sep 2, 2010 - 16 answers

Resuming unemployment benefits after work?

Can I resume unemployment benefits after temporary work ends in Washington state? What is the process? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 30, 2010 - 2 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

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