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#1 cnsnyldrm  Icon User is offline

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2 Questions about my resume

Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

Hi everyone. This is my second post. Thank you all for great forum. Here is my questions

1) My personality says do a creative resume like that >> http://themescompany...%C3%A9s_121.jpg

This guy (http://www.alstudio.fr.st/) hired by Microsoft because of his animated cv.
However, one side says it is informal and do more formal resume. What do you guys think?

2)I did a Firefox extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/TrololoComment/) for fun with limited Javascript knowledge and lots of tutorial. Nothing serious. Should i add it on my resume? Or should i add it on my blog and write my blog's name on my resume?

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Re: 2 Questions about my resume

Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:56 PM

I may be wrong, but I would suggest you throw that away, and go to a design that conveys your strengths and experience effectively.


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I did a Firefox extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/TrololoComment/) for fun with limited Javascript knowledge and lots of tutorial. Nothing serious. Should i add it on my resume? Or should i add it on my blog and write my blog's name on my resume?


If you have a collection of small projects, put them in some place where they can be found easily and put a pointer to them in the resume. Make sure that collection is well organized and easy to navigate, since it's now part of your package.

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Re: 2 Questions about my resume

Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:03 PM

Its been my experience that companies throw out fancy resumes in fact I know it to be true from my HR friends and all the HR departments that were in the companies I worked for. They look for direct information and nothing more. If you want to showcase your stuff put a link to it at the end.
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Re: 2 Questions about my resume

Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

Put the picture on your website as an informal resume if you want but never send it to an employer as the official one.

Also, you have a heck of a lot of interests there. For your official resume pick two or three that you can really talk about. For example, if you own a telescope, have some magazine subscriptions, then go ahead and put astronomy... because really, everyone likes astronomy. :sailor:
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Re: 2 Questions about my resume

Posted 25 July 2012 - 09:18 PM

Want to know what happens with resumes? They get put into a PDF ripper, and parsed for useful information.

Unless you're applying for a creative position, keep it professional.
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Re: 2 Questions about my resume

Posted 25 July 2012 - 10:18 PM

View Postcnsnyldrm, on 24 July 2012 - 07:30 PM, said:

1) My personality says do a creative resume like that >> http://themescompany...%C3%A9s_121.jpg


I think that resume will pass on the company where the dude passed it, since his proficiencies point to graphic design and that resume is really creative.

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2)I did a Firefox extension (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/TrololoComment/) for fun with limited Javascript knowledge and lots of tutorial. Nothing serious. Should i add it on my resume? Or should i add it on my blog and write my blog's name on my resume?

Add it to your resume and to your blog.

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Want to know what happens with resumes? They get put into a PDF ripper, and parsed for useful information.

That's new to me, thanks. :)

Yeah, keep it professional.
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