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KEENTINA
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3/12/10 8:05 P

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Thanks so much! I don't know why it didn't work with mine! I used the tips on the resume and had it reviewed by someone at our state Workforce Center. She's new and said she has a strong background in HR and I felt like she gave me good information. She acted very confident and I changed it yet again. I now have it down to ONE page and a bulleted format. She said to email it and she would review it again so I will hear back on Monday. She said employers want to hear what your goals are so they know if they have a position for you so to put the objective first (the article says NOT). She also said mployers want to see what you can offer THEM so skills in a bulletted format are best - they read quickly. Leave off basic skills that are taken for granted if you are in upper positions. For example, Admins don't need to list data entry speeds. You might want to list accounting skills and other things that might not be typical to that position. Don't list fundraising unless you are looking for something with a charity and they usually buy onto those. She said you can list sales skills and have the fundraising attributes related to that field - organizing, etc. She also said you don't need to list more than 10 years of employment history and sometimes 5 is ok. Then, employment history. Title first because you want to sell yourself. Next line is the Company, City, State and to the right margin, same line (I force justified mine), put the employment dates. You don't need to put job skills under those again and you don't need to list companies with major accomplishments listed under the skills. Education last. She gave me 2 samples from the Creative Job Search book - Chronological and Combination.

Sorry it's long but hope it helps someone!


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3/12/10 6:19 A

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jobs.aol.com/articles/2010/03/10/resume-sh
ow-your-age


jobs.aol.com/articles/2010/03/05/companies
-hiring-march/


jobs.aol.com/articles/2010/01/12/buycott-y
our-way-into-a-new-job/


Just made them "clickable"...thx for sharing these great ideas!

Don

Edited by: DDOORN at: 3/12/2010 (06:22)
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KEENTINA
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3/11/10 10:00 A

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Hope these links work. I found the one on resumes this morning and the other 2 on Sunday but found them to be useful. I am definitely changing my resume! It certainly can't hurt.

Is your resume outdated?
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2010/03/10/resume-show-your-age/?icid=main|compaq-laptop|dl4|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fjobs.aol.com%2Farticles%2F2010%2F03%2F10%2Fresume-show-your-age%2F
http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2010/03/05/companies-hiring-march/?icid=main|compaq-laptop|dl8|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fjobs.aol.com%2Farticles%2F2010%2F03%2F05%2F
companies-hiring-march%2F
18 companies hiring in March

http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2010/01/12/buycott-your-way-into-a-new-job/
For sales jobs Buycott vs boycotts. As someone who has worked in sales, I can see this happening but would prefer to tell them I expect to be paid at least commission on any sales that do result from my efforts. Many managers will gleefully rub their hands at the thought of "free" sales help and may not hire you after. It's kind of selling yourself by letting them know you are aware of sales tactics and willing to put forth a little extra effort.



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