I'm applying for a management position. It is within my current job field, and my boss would still be my boss. The two year supervisory/management requirement is a hard rule. HR is just that way. It's a position which I completely qualify for, in terms of skills and experience but not in that perfect way. [more inside]
I’m currently on the job market in Boston and am attempting to find ways to make the process of applying to work a little less tedious. By this I mean, I am looking for ways to be able to include the keywords from job listings in my resume without having to go back and forth and changing them. Additionally, the cover letters also need to be tailored to match with the particular job descriptions and their qualifications. [more inside]
Looking to get up-and-out of my current private-sector scientist position, I've been rewriting my resume to target more senior science jobs with more of a management or strategic character to them. Obviously I've been playing up every relevant aspect of my experience on my submissions, but what I don't have is an MBA. Some of my competitors for these jobs probably do - in addition to their science PhD. I've sort-of taken a few business courses* over the years, though. Better than nothing? Should I list them on my resume? How to word it? [more inside]
How do I find a new job when I've only worked one place for the decade-plus since finishing college? [more inside]
I have asked my husband and sister, who are both professionals and say I'm worrying too much. There are three companies involved in this scenario: the first company I worked at for only 6 months, then had another short-term job involved after that. I took the 6-month job off my resume for a while because I didn't want to look like a job-hopper. Anyway, I interviewed at a company 6 weeks ago that saw my resume without the 6-month job on it; they ended up rejecting me for unrelated reasons. I put the 6-month job back on my resume, and then got hired at a new company last week. So it turns out this new company will be working with the company that rejected me (they are both gov't contractors that work on the same contract)...so I may be working directly with the phone interviewers that rejected me (I hope not though). I am probably being paranoid in thinking that they'll ever figure out I put the 6-month job on the resume for one company but left it off for the other, right? *I was completely truthful with the company that ultimately hired me; all jobs were on that resume and verified in a background check. People have advised me that if I'm ever confronted about it, to just say that I accidentally sent an old, outdated resume to the other company. Hope this makes sense, sorry for the confusion...
Is there any way I can streamline the technical aspects of customizing my resume's content in MS Word? (Check under the fold for a description of what I'm envisioning.) [more inside]
I am a 25-year-old woman and a recent college graduate (just earned my Master’s in English in December). I’m looking for higher education administrative jobs in the area: basically, to be an admissions counselor, financial aid counselor, academic advisor, and the like. There are a few concerns on my mind about the process. [more inside]
Tell me about temp agencies in Toronto. What are the best ones, how do they work, and how can I tailor my pretty specific skills to a more general employment audience? [more inside]
A little over a year into a post-PhD, non-academic research job, I am starting to look for greener pastures. There's a company that I've had my eye on who has one a "submit your resume" link but is not actively advertising any positions. How can I best approach them? [more inside]
I'm actively looking for a job for the first time in awhile, and whenever I sit down to write a cover letter and update my resume it's like my job application skills stopped developing in 1985 (nevermind that I wasn't old enough to apply for jobs then). I know that customs and expectations for resumes and cover letters have changed, not least because so much is done via email rather than hard copy, but I don't know how to adapt the stale job-seeking skills I learned from people who learned them 25 years ago to the modern job search. [more inside]
I was hired nearly two years ago at a University Library when starting my MLS program but I was never given a job title. [more inside]
When putting down professional experience on a resume, how much is too much? [more inside]
How can I improve my resume? [more inside]
Help me sell out! How can I manipulate a resume full of customer service and food jobs to land me an entry level office job? [more inside]
Recently accepted job offer X because it gets my foot in the door in a city I love. Just discovered job posting Y in the same city for a much better job. Best way to explain myself to company Y in cover letter/resume/interview? [more inside]
In the US it's frowned-upon to attach a picture to your resume for a non-performance position. The reasoning is that companies would rather not know what you look like so they can't be accused of discrimination. How does this work when applying via LinkedIn? Does your picture get transmitted automatically or do they have to make a choice to view it?
I am looking for advice on applying for multiple jobs at the same company. [more inside]
What do cover letters and CVs look like in Quebec? [more inside]
When applying for jobs online and you're asked to cut and paste a resume and answer a few questions, should you add a cover letter to the beginning? [more inside]
Switching from Word for Mac 2004 to Word for Mac 2011. Formatting and compatibility issues. Really truly clueless. Help? [more inside]
I'm considering making a transition from academia to industry in a technical, non-medical field. Do I need to be wary of posting my resume online? [more inside]
Applied to a job I'm very interested in accidentally using a resume that is not my most recently updated, in my opinion, much better edition. How creepily weird would it be to send my updated resume for this same position considering I haven't heard anything back yet beyond the "We've received your resume and are reviewing your qualifications" generic email (I applied on Monday)? [more inside]
I'm a small business owner looking for a resume search option like monster.com or careerbuilder.com that isn't so expensive and limited. [more inside]
I can't see my computer screen, and I want to be able to edit my resume. What Windows-based software would let me control the layout of text on a page without having to look at it? [more inside]
Unorthodox Resume Filter: I'm applying for a project management job. I'm creating a new resume. I have all the right experience, but my professional history is project-based and episodic. To balance out my skill set I have to go back in time. How far back should I go? [more inside]
"Objective" section on résumé -- necessary? [more inside]
WorkplaceEthicsFilter: Can my employers doctor my resume for a client presentation? [more inside]
Should I use my union executive experience on my resume? [more inside]
Job Search Paranoia Filter: What does silence mean in the job search process? [more inside]
UK spelling question: I'm applying for a job. Which format should I use on my CV and cover letter? [more inside]
WebsiteIdeaFilter: snarky site poking fun at (real) poorly written resumes, good idea? bad idea? legal idea? [more inside]
How do I find out if someone actually graduated with distinction? [more inside]
Job hunting for unspecified jobs! Help a new grad. [more inside]
Academic CVs: Is there a database-driven solution for quickly generating different lengths & formats?
Academic CVs: Is there a database-driven solution for quickly generating different lengths & formats? [more inside]
Is it better to leave off a resume that you've been acknowledged in a published paper? [more inside]
Another resume question. For the past 4 years I've been going back and forth between freelance grip work and a self-started videography business. Where do I place these on my resume? [more inside]
Breaking out of my funk filter: I'd like to do some volunteer work on a regular but limited basis (say, a couple hours a week). I feel that writing is one of my skills, and in the past I've helped friends write really great resumes and cover letters, so I think this might be a good thing for me to focus on. I suppose helping with writing college essays might also work. I have an idea that I'd like to work with veterans specifically, although I'm open to different ideas. And I live in the SF Bay Area. So can you suggest organizations that I might work with - either in my ideal scenario of helping vets with resumes - or doing something else that would utilize my skills?
How do I clearly list the 2 jobs I'm concurrently doing for the same program on my resume? I am "Acting Director" right now in addition to "Program Manager" and I don't quite know how to make this work on my resume. [more inside]
Books on cover letters and resumes geared to new college graduates? [more inside]
Academic Resumefilter: The proceedings of a conference I presented a paper to were published in a special issue of a journal (and the papers under went an additional refereeing process). Should I include these under "journal articles" or must these be listed as "conference proceedings"?
ResumeFilter: Preparing my resume to be sent out and wondering about addressing the envelope by hand or printing it off. Also, is it worth it to get some official resume paper? [more inside]
I'm going to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Legislative Conference next month and want to know the latest, greatest (and cheapest) gadgets available for handing out my resume. [more inside]
I need to find a decent replacement for my job when I go off to grad school. How do I follow up on these resumes I've been sent? [more inside]
Should I include personal information on my cv? [more inside]
I am looking for a new job and would like to make a slight career change. Right now, I have a full time job and a side business. While I am qualified for my "ideal job," in order to demonstrate this on paper, I will have to emphasize my side business. How do I list both my side business and full time job on my resume without giving off the impression that I am a distracted or disloyal employee. [more inside]
Ethics and friendship: I lost touch with a fairly close friend about six or seven years ago; he'd gotten married, had a kid, moved, etc. We recently reconnected and have been hanging out. My girlfriend likes his wife, I like his kids, so all this is good. BUT...also about ten years ago, he and I happened to be competing for a pretty prestigious job at a major corporation - one people have heard of. I got the job, he didn't. There didn't seem to be any hard feelings; I gave him some (lucrative) freelance work, maybe a little out of guilt, but mostly because he was really good. He did great work, and continued to do so on freelance projects until I left the job a couple of years later... [more inside]
ApplyingForAJobFilter: I am applying for a job for the first time in a decade (I currently work for myself) and am a bit confused. Some specific questions inside. [more inside]
When applying for a job, how do I write a cover letter that doesn't sound contrived, and phony? The guides I've found don't seem all that helpful, especially considering most of the positions I'm applying for are entry level. General tips for writing a cover letter?
When companies or organizations say they accept resumes via email or regular mail, does it make a difference which one you use? [more inside]
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?
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