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Self-Promotion 101 for the Self-conscious

You: Would you be willing to write me a letter of recommendation/professional reference letter? Boss: Sure! Hell, you write it, I'll sign it. You: ??? You: [Profit] [more inside]
posted by Methylviolet on Nov 5, 2009 - 34 answers

I don't know if you know this, but I am kind of a big deal.

Résumé Filter: I work for Blank Inc. I started working there about 4 years ago when it was just 2 other people, losing money and totally unknown. Now it is well over a dozen people and has been featured in many well known publications and partnered with big name companies and organizations. How do I best display my contribution on my résumé? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Can I omit educational experience from my resume?

Can I leave out some educational background from my resume? I went to a university, then transferred and got a degree from another university. Will it harm me if I only list the university I got a degree from? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2009 - 14 answers

Lateral move to a different company where I hope to stay for a long long time?

CareerFilter: Do I jump ship now or wait it out while finishing my (2nd) degree? I have never seen myself on a career path and could never envision one for myself. Now I do. Should I run with it? [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Oct 5, 2009 - 10 answers

How graphic is too graphic?

I'm back on the job market and considering applying to a few graphic design firms, help me decide how fancy to make my resume. [more inside]
posted by wabbittwax on Sep 22, 2009 - 8 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

Good Resume Books

I'm a career advisor looking to expand my collection of resume, cover letter or interviewing books and am looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by mjcon on Sep 15, 2009 - 3 answers

icanwritewhateveryouneed.blogspot.com

Have you ever referenced your personal blog as a writing sample for a job? [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Sep 14, 2009 - 14 answers

Best practices for finding a job in the US without US work experience

I'm a US citizen, but all of my work experience since I graduated a few years ago has been in francophone countries. I've been thinking about returning to the US, and am uncertain about how best to update my English language resume and, more broadly, how to navigate the job market without US work experience. [more inside]
posted by cimton on Sep 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Is my husband unemployable?

Is my husband unemployable? [more inside]
posted by Jacqueline on Sep 8, 2009 - 39 answers

HR-friendly wording for "Emergency family biz manager"

A friend of mine is reworking her resume. It includes a brief period (less than 3 months) in which she was temporarily running her father's (small) business after he suddenly became incapacitated by illness. After this, her elder sister took over. Apart from the obvious point of listing the actual tasks performed + skills required, what is an HR-friendly way of describing this situation? [more inside]
posted by No-sword on Sep 5, 2009 - 8 answers

Is it best to be completely transparent or selectively revealing?

I am quitting my job and moving to Minneapolis at the end of the month. Should I tell prospective employers (in the Twin Cities) this information, or be vague about the fact that I will soon be unemployed? [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Aug 31, 2009 - 9 answers

What should my freelance writer resume look like if I'm actually an engineer?

What's the best way to change my engineering resume into one more appropriate for a freelance writer? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Aug 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me overcome my past and stop being so mediocre.

Help me overcome my past and stop being so mediocre. Compared to my peers I can't seem to measure up, and I am looking for ways to change this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2009 - 27 answers

Am I fluent or what?

Can I say that I'm fluent in Spanish on my resume? Details and whatnot inside. [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Aug 18, 2009 - 22 answers

LaTeX + pdf = employment fail?

LaTeX + pdf = employment fail? I am looking for a job and have been using LaTeX to generate my resume and cover-letter. At a recent job interview I was told that they weren't able to print my resume. It looked fine on their computer but when they printed it, it was as if most of the document had been whited-out: a couple of phrases appeared approximately where they should but, most of it was just missing. [more inside]
posted by geos on Aug 18, 2009 - 23 answers

What is the accepted practice for listing your publications in your resume?

When listing publications in your resume what is the accepted practice for the order of the authors? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2009 - 20 answers

How should I send out my resume?

When looking for new job opportunities, what is the best way to get my resume in the hands of potential employers? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Jul 28, 2009 - 11 answers

How niche, how personal and how spiritual should a blog intended to brand me be.

How niche, how personal and how spiritual should a blog be that's intent is to brand myself as a unique, and creative professional of distinction. [more inside]
posted by jeffreyclong on Jul 26, 2009 - 12 answers

When should I send my resume?

When should I send my resume online for a job I want to apply for? [more inside]
posted by Midnight Rambler on Jul 25, 2009 - 10 answers

I believe in your product, and would like to sell it. Does that make me qualified?

How can I tailor my resume for a retail job, when I usually emphasize my masters degree and five years of federal government experience? [more inside]
posted by lagreen on Jul 9, 2009 - 10 answers

Wondering how to swing my progress in school on my resume/cover letter.

Wondering how to swing my progress in school on my resume/cover letter. [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Jul 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Can I leave out a qualification I'm not proud of?

Would a potential employer feel that I had violated the honesty requirements of my CV or résumé by leaving a qualification out? [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Jun 23, 2009 - 16 answers

How would I go about asking for a salary increase in my yearly review?

How would I go about asking for a salary increase in my yearly review? I came in to this job as the #2 guy on a 2-person contract and then the #1 guy (my supervisor and project manager) quit. I'm now project manager and the only one on site. I feel like I should receive some sort of corresponding raise with this increase in responsibility. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Jun 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Include mentions to race on a resume?

Is it okay to indicate race in a resume? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 12, 2009 - 36 answers

No comment.

Resume-filter: I'm a PR consultant, and for the last few years my job has primarily consisted of writing statements, press releases, blog posts etc. for my clients that invariably go out under someone else's name. Now I'm writing a cover letter - can I say that my work was "forward-facing"? [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Jun 10, 2009 - 4 answers

Resume etiquette for grad school leaves of absence

How do I include a leave of absence from grad school on a resume? [more inside]
posted by dormouse on Jun 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Resume follow-up

Sent resume 3 weeks ago, follow up 2 weeks later. No response positive or negative, whats next? [more inside]
posted by NormandyJack on Jun 1, 2009 - 12 answers

PDF/HTML resumes?

How OK are PDF resumes in the tech sector? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2009 - 30 answers

Pink Hair & Green Money

If potential employees find my Flickr page and find out I have pink hair, will it hurt my chances at getting a job? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on May 22, 2009 - 43 answers

New York must be full of web recruiters! Surely?

I'm a senior web content producer (the chap who figures out what content should be on a website, and sometimes writes it) in London, but I'd love to be in New York (or any other major urban area in the United States). Can you recommend any recruiters who specialise in this field and who might be able to help me? Bonus points for New York ones, as I'll be there in mid June. [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on May 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Resume on your blog

Is it good to have your full searchable resume on your blog? if yes. What would be the good HTML format for resume.
posted by thejeshgn on May 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Exit, stage...center?

What are the next steps for a Theater major going into her Senior year of College? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Apr 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Should I include a failed startup on my resume?

Should I include a failed startup on my resume? [more inside]
posted by lenny70 on Apr 29, 2009 - 17 answers

How to mix fonts?

How do you pick fonts that go well with one another? I recently decided to rewrite my resume, and I'm trying to decide what font to use for the body. My name, and the headings, are in Copperplate Gothic Bold. How do I find a second font for the body that will look good with Copperplate Gothic? Are there rules? A cheat sheet? Thanks
posted by LDL707 on Apr 19, 2009 - 30 answers

How do I spin my grad school experience into desirable work skills?

How do I spin my grad school experience into desirable work skills? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Apr 18, 2009 - 10 answers

SAT score on my resume?

Should I put my SAT score on my resume in this situation? And if so, how? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Mar 29, 2009 - 12 answers

What writing samples are appropriate to apply for this job?

What kind of writing samples would be appropriate to submit with a resume for this job? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Mar 27, 2009 - 5 answers

Best way to show temp work on a resume?

Resumefilter. What's the best way to note that I worked at a company as a temp for a good long while before being hired full-time? Is it necessary? And what about those 4-5 months before I started working for the firm, when I was a temp doing the same exact work, for other companies but also occasionally for the company who ended up hiring me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Yet another AskMeFi resume question

How can I make a resume that looks like this using Microsoft Word 2007? [more inside]
posted by karizma on Mar 16, 2009 - 21 answers

Help me become a Fed

How do I best utilize my Non-Competitive Eligibility from AmeriCorps to secure a job in the Federal government? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl on Mar 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Potential "Career Day" Fiasco

Looking for resources for a presentation on resumes and job-seeking that I volunteered to give to college students next month. I'm realizing that I know much less about this than necessary... [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Mar 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Need to decide which computer skills I need

What computer skills should I acquire to be relevant today? Dreamweaver? HTML? Flash? I don't even know what the options are! [more inside]
posted by cherie72 on Mar 5, 2009 - 10 answers

CV heading for board of director-type positions?

Where on a CV would "Board of Directors"-type positions go? (i'm trying to not put it in the "Employment" section). [more inside]
posted by leticia on Mar 5, 2009 - 8 answers

Brother, can you spare the time (for an interview)?

Ex-tech-manager left it all for the creative life; now needs it back! How do I improve my job-search curb appeal? [more inside]
posted by buzzv on Feb 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Applying to multiple temp agencies: List on resume?

JUST started at one temp agency. Should I put it on my resume for the next one I apply at? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Feb 24, 2009 - 6 answers

How important is your resume towards getting into law school?

How important is the resume of an '08 college grad when it comes to getting into a good law school to attend in fall '10? [more inside]
posted by haveanicesummer on Feb 23, 2009 - 14 answers

applying for work in another city

I am wanting to move back to a major metro area from my current locale, about 10 hours drive. I've been living in relatively small town for about 3 years now. The job opportunities in my previous locale are much greater and I'm getting tired of swimming upstream. I'd prefer to have work there before moving but it's problematical applying long distance. What's the best way to apply for work in another town? [more inside]
posted by diode on Feb 21, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me avoid an International Incident!

When sending resumes overseas, what does your contact info look like? [more inside]
posted by ElmerFishpaw on Feb 19, 2009 - 14 answers

How do I tell you what name to call me?

How do I let you know that I go by my middle name when all you have is a piece of paper to look at? [more inside]
posted by ralan on Feb 19, 2009 - 39 answers

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