Feb 22, Facebook Twitter LinkedIn mailto Share this story. I have developed the following resume tips to help job seekers improve their resumes: Indicate which position you are applying for in the subject or body of the email if you are emailing your resume — If you are not applying for a specific position, indicate what types of positions you are seeking. Use spaces, bolding, underlines and bullet points to create your resume structure — Instead of using one big paragraph, utilize various design options to create a well-organized resume highlighting your achievements.
Use capital letters only when appropriate — Writing in all CAPS can give off an impression that you are shouting at the reader. Joe Ladd, an advertising account director, turned to Catchafire when he was between jobs this summer. Ladd, 29, moved to New York in June after nearly 10 years in the advertising business in England.
He was not looking to add new skills to his arsenal. But he was entering a new market, and he faced a period of downtime while he waited for his work visa. Through Catchafire he signed up for short-term projects with four charities, based on his areas of interest: Susan G. Komen for the Cure , a breast cancer charity; and three organizations involved with Africa. Over a two-month period he worked for about an hour a day, as he hunted for a paying job. More than that, though, the projects helped him on his job interviews in two ways, he said.
And two, they saw I could basically be my own advertising agency. It showed a bit of entrepreneurship. He credited the work with helping him land a job as an account director at McGarryBowen, where he is directing a campaign for Marriott. But he has continued the volunteer work and plans to ask Catchafire for more projects.
Some professions lend themselves particularly well to advancement through volunteer work, said Greg Baldwin, president of the online service VolunteerMatch. People working in technology, marketing, design, communications, event planning and various forms of consultant work can reap concrete career benefits from volunteering, Mr. Baldwin said. Kami Griffiths, who runs a nonprofit computer literacy organization called the Community Technology Network in San Francisco, said she relied on skilled volunteers and emphasized the opportunity to build skills as a reason to sign on. But she said this expectation posed a challenge for nonprofits — how to use a constantly changing work force in a way that makes people feel appreciated, uses their skills and meets their career needs.
Her work gave her no opportunities to use her skills. It may be a little less relevant in my field because you need to have a portfolio to show your actual school work when applying for job opportunities. The other rule I always heard was to put your GPA on your resume only if it is 3. As of now I have put any awards and honors under my education field.
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Kev, put the 3. Just a quick comment. I like almost all your points. The one thing I would caution is putting a picture on your resume.
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While you may be correct in stating that you have nothing to lose if you have sent out s of resumes, I would not ever advise someone to put a picture on their resume. If you have an attractive face, go for it. Employers Google applicants anyway to see.
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Just make the picture professional. I have a 2. Also, do you have any examples of a decent marketing style resume? Good job raising that GPA to 3.
Makes your grad school that much more valuable. Definitely include writing, advertising, creative ad samples in your portfolio! I have a two page resume. I wanted to know how to shorten it.http://objectifcoaching.com/components/fauquier/rencontre-vieille-femme-a.php
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I have held many different jobs, while searching to find the right one for me. How many jobs should I have posted on my resume. Your latest three relevant jobs that can fit on one page is my recommendation. Two page resumes get thrown in the dumpster, unless you are citing massive amounts of relevant research work. I fully agree with you JT. I dont care if you can study and make good grades, that doesnt guarantee you to be a good employee. Ignore nancy as she is probably old and stuck in some low level job where she will unhappily retire from.
Dont waste anymore of your time replying to these idiots. I have been teaching in one school for over 13 years now. Or is it less important? I am looking to change to distance learning because in an interesting twist- I am now physically disabled. Online teaching will use my brain and abilities and not take its physical toll.
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I graduated from college about 12 years ago and bartended for the first 5 years right out of college. My current job speak volumes about my ability, but my work history can seem limited. Do you have any advice? Should I dive back to my bartending experience? And of course 3. For experience, focus on filling out your latest one with detail. I do have a question though.
Because of some disastrous economics classes I was required take, my GPA is not looking good. So, if not including it on my resume is bad, does that mean I should include it and just expect to never be employed? I guess my question is more about the relevance of the GPA. Will my bad GPA be overlooked if my experience and skills look good? Yes, you are really right because one page resume really matters and that does not irritate the interviewer in reading the resume and taking a quick decision about your recruitment.
I started at my bank as a teller before I had even finished college. Six months after I started I was offered my first promotion, and only 15 months after my original hire date, not only had I finished school, but I was working as the branch assistant manager. They know me, they know me well. They already know my strengths and weaknesses, and they know how I handle the work. Due the importance of the position though, its open internally and externally simultaneously. I have to submit a new resume this time.
I did not have to for the previous two promotions. Great article! Resumes are written by over 50 professional resume writers. My career service counselor in college didnt have me put one in on mine. But is that important? Have a 2 or 3 sentence objective up top is fine. Keep it simple and to the point. The resume needs to be specific to EACH company you submit it to, not just a generic one.
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