Reenvisioning the Resume

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Re: Reenvisioning the Resume

Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:47 AM

Looking at your resume I don't really see any indication that you have any experience in Software Development, other than that gained when obtaining your Associates Degree at Vatterott. You have shown that you've been involved in the computer industry, but your experience seems to be more in the sales end. Your current job title doesn't really tell anyone much, you could be working a help line, replacing defective hardware, or any number of other non-programming jobs. This is why you need to state some of the duties required of this job, stressing the duties that reflect your experience for the new job. This also needs to be done for at least the three of four most recent jobs. The jobs are really not very relevant, because of their age, to your current skills and the titles may be able to stand on their own.

I would also place the National Guard information into it's own section, possibly titled "Military Service".


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Re: Reenvisioning the Resume

Posted 11 June 2014 - 01:38 PM

Updated (not Done with Extrapolating) Link (Remember Limit 5)
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Re: Reenvisioning the Resume

Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:45 AM

So what do you do if you don't know what to put in the Affiliations/Interests area? or better question yet: What should you put in those categories?
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Re: Reenvisioning the Resume

Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:57 AM

community service, any accreditation you may have earned, clubs you belong too, etc
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:08 AM

I have Christian Men's group and that is about it, my family and hobbies take up the rest of the time. Though for a while there I sported and EMT-B and CPR/AED Certification.
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Re: Reenvisioning the Resume

Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:10 AM

leave out anything religious
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Re: Reenvisioning the Resume

Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:14 AM

Then I have nothing............lol figures.
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Re: Reenvisioning the Resume

Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:16 AM

remove that section then
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Re: Reenvisioning the Resume

Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:19 AM

I did.
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Re: Reenvisioning the Resume

Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:03 PM

If I can give you any advise about your resume it is this.

1. Never leave any gaps in your work history. Employers will question why you were out of work. Also as others have said keep it as relevant to the job you want as possible. I typically keep a freelance thing going so if I happen to be between jobs for what ever reason, my resume still reflects that I was working in the industry.

2. Highlight what you did and how it made the company better. Did you write a piece of software that saved employees time? Say it. Tell them that the product you wrote saved X employees Y number of hours a week thus saving the company Z dollars.

3. Give a brief overview of the projects you worked on. describe what the project was, what technologies you used, and possibly a quick bullet point or two on why you used those technologies.
EX:
"I wrote a badge creator application utilizing C#.net 5 and XML Files for storage. The application interfaced with Active Directory using X. I overcame the issue of Y by implementing Z"

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Re: Reenvisioning the Resume

Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:16 AM

I went update the resume this weekend with a few more suggestions and changed the main address to the "temp" address we have in South Carolina. Though, I was told by my wife if I get another Job in Kansas for 60K+ to take the second interview.
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