I'm looking for a new job. I would like to find out more about a position within a large multi-national company than contacts within the firm can tell me. How do I go about this? [more inside]
posted by fox_terrier_guy
on May 24, 2006 -
I am applying for a job at a large computer/electronics retail chain. It's an entry level job, but some experience is required, which I genuinely have, but I am thinking of lying on my resume about having my degree. What are the odds that they will check? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 9, 2006 -
How do I tailor my resume to a position I have no direct experience in? Bonus: What to do about employers who think I want to have babies? [more inside]
posted by jessica
on Apr 19, 2006 -
I have a resume in Microsoft Word that I use to print and an HTML resume online. Every time I update my resume, I have to do it by hand twice. How do I cut my work in half? [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Mar 18, 2006 -
Would it be considered fraud or providing false information if I were to leave my doctorate off of my resume? [more inside]
posted by lisaj32
on Mar 16, 2006 -
Have you attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business Summer Institute for General Management
? How was your experience? If you are an employer in the financial sector, how much more inclined would you be to consider a job applicant with a non-business degree who had attended the SI?
posted by fourstar
on Mar 15, 2006 -
Career help needed - both short term and long term for an individual with a mixed background: international relations, IT support, and education that wants to get into international ICT content/project development. Two part question. [more inside]
posted by k8t
on Feb 9, 2006 -
JobHuntFilter: I'm currently scoping out lower to mid-level IT jobs in the Nashville area. I have a site setup already with my resume (several different formats). contact info, RSS of my tech articles, and a brief 'who I am' page. Anything else I should put on it? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc
on Feb 8, 2006 -
MonsterFilter: I've had my resume up on Monster for at least 6 months now and I've only had 17 hits - is this normal, are there a bunch of tricks I don't know about, or are employers only using Monster to post vacancies, as opposed to using it to search for prospective employees?
posted by forallmankind
on Jan 24, 2006 -
Just how good does a resume have to be? Please post links to some of the resumes that have blown you away.
posted by smoothie
on Dec 5, 2005 -
I want to put company logos on my resume so it's easier for recruiters to parse. Is it legal to use company logos like that? [more inside]
posted by lpctstr;
on Oct 6, 2005 -
I've got a marathon job interview coming up, and I'm looking for advice on: a professional purse or briefcase I can use; how to stay energized, alert and upbeat for two consecutive days; cultural things I should be aware of in northeast Florida. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 20, 2005 -
ResumeFilter: Applying to a Fortune 500 company. How do I show the last two years of freelance experience without coming off as a maverick? [MI] [more inside]
posted by parma
on Jul 13, 2005 -
My last job has been a terrible, terrible mess for which I am quite responsible. However, every other job I have had has gone well. How should I deal with this on my resume? I've even toyed with the idea of deleting the job entirely but this is difficult as it is my last job. Has anyone had similar experiences?
posted by sien
on Jun 26, 2005 -
Sending in a resume today and they are asking for salary requirements. How do I word salary requirements in the cover letter? Is there any standard language used or convention to follow?
posted by ao4047
on Jun 22, 2005 -
I want to apply for an internship, and the posting says to send cover letter, resume, and references via email. My question is: how exactly should this be done? [more inside]
posted by dagnyscott
on May 18, 2005 -
CV/resume advice: I've just completed four messy years at university and I'm not sure how to summarize it for employers. [more inside]
posted by cillit bang
on Apr 21, 2005 -
I have an interview at a national magazine next Friday and was wondering if anyone has interviewed at a magazine, and if so, if you could tell me what they ask. [more inside]
posted by moooshy
on Mar 10, 2005 -
For the past several years, comprising the bulk of my relevant work experience, I've worked through temp agencies almost exclusively. Now suddenly I need an up-to-date resume. How? [more inside]
posted by squidlarkin
on Mar 7, 2005 -
I've been unemployed for a few months, and have been actively looking for work, with no luck. All I have to go on are classified ads and limited online resources. I have two sneaking suspicions: 1) there are lots of jobs that don't show up in those venues, so how do I find them? and 2) HR departments are generally an impediment to getting a foot in the door, so how do I get past them? [more inside]
posted by yesster
on Feb 28, 2005 -
What is the best format for a resume? I realize this is subjective and often based on field of employment. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore
on Feb 22, 2005 -
Is there a word for 'dilettante' that doesn't have the same negative connotation? I'm looking for a way to express employment in a number of disparate fields in an artist's bio. Ideally a noun (the sentence reads: "So-and-so is a self-employed ______"), but other/better constructions are welcome too.
posted by xo
on Jan 30, 2005 -
ResumeGrammarFilter: When describing my current job in my resume, I am torn between using the past tense (which sounds better in sentences that start with a verb, e.g. "Performed extensive data analysis," as well as matches the rest of my resume) and the present (since the job is still going on, but sentences like "Perform extensive data analysis" or "Performs extensive data analysis" sound wrong). Anybody know what's correct here? [anonymous because I don't want my coworkers to know I'm working on my resume]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 27, 2005 -
Paper question. I'm looking for 8.5x11 paper that is gloss on one side and matte on the other. I asked kinkos and they said they called it CC1 and got it from xerox but I can't seem to find it. And every product I find at computer or print supplies stores have gloss but the back has a watermark or logo printed on it.
I'm printing up headshots with my acting resume on the back for an upcoming audition and i'm pricing my options.
What is the name of that paper or where can I find it online or otherwise?
posted by freudianslipper
on Dec 16, 2004 -
I've just been diagnosed with Adult ADHD. (No, this isn't the person who inquired earlier, although it inspired me to get it checked.) I'm going to be getting therapy to get better, but I wanted to know how you would view a person who admitted he had ADHD to you? It's apparent to me now that I've messed up a lot of things in my life because of it (Failing out of college, frequent job changes, crappy social life). I want to be able to say, "Hey, I messed up because of this, but I'm changing for the better." If you were an employer or even a guy/girl I was asking out, would you accept this as an excuse for my prior mistakes? Should I even mention it at all?
posted by anonymous
on Dec 8, 2004 -
My girlfriend has an interview for a job later this week. She is currently employed, but this new job offers much more than what she is currently receiving. She really wants to use her current job on her resume since it is directly related to the field and good experience, but the possibility of losing her current job if the prospective employer contacts them is a risk she does not want to take.
Anyone have some recommendations on how this situation should be handled? [more inside]
posted by purephase
on Nov 30, 2004 -
Does anyone have a good looking LaTeX academic CV template they like to share? If it lets you list your papers etc with Bibtex cites all the better.
posted by neustile
on Nov 5, 2004 -
When submitting a resume in html format, how much formatting is appropriate? Would a bit of embedded CSS be overkill? [Slightly more inside] [more inside]
posted by Zonker
on Apr 29, 2004 -
What is the etiquette for putting future employment on your resume? I will be a summer associate for a law firm between May and August, but am circulating my resume to other employers in anticipation of the interview process next fall. Is it acceptable to put "[Law Firm] - Summer Associate, May 2004 - August 2004" on a resume that you are handing out today?
posted by PrinceValium
on Mar 10, 2004 -
How do I make myself more marketable in the current and future IT/programming environment. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6
on Dec 24, 2003 -