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Old 02-15-2008, 01:54 PM
 
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I grew up in Flatbush, and since I moved here I have never had a problem finding a job. I'm sorry to say that I think it is probably your attitude that is keeping you from finding anything. I don't have a degree from an Ivy League school, nor do I need one. I have never needed a piece of paper to try to convince people that I am smart. If you are shoving your Ivy League sheepskin down the throats of potential employers here they may just find you to be a tad overbearing and arrogant. Why not just dial it back a bit and try to approach the job search with a bit more humility and perhaps you will find that you, too, can find a six-figure income just like Bob and I and so many others have, even without having your oh-so impressive credentials.
Thats so true. A degree will never replace an Eye,ear or brain. If a mule goes to college,all you get is an educated mule. That Ivy Leage paper doest mean didly..Nixon and Bush graduated from Harvard. Even Harvard makes mistakes..It looks like that Ivy League degree from the gentleman from NY did not do much from him either..what a puss..
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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Okay I read this thread with a great deal of interest..I head recruiting for a company here in Atlanta and the advise I would give all is make your resume nice and succinct...I don't need to read all your self praise, just tell me what you did in each job and please, no more than two pages...and straight to the facts...don't give me a one page summary on your accomplishments because I do not beleive that stuff...and when we do call you in for an interview...just answer the questions honestly and with confidence and stop the self praise...I am always saying, it is so hard to find good people...and Bob...I could not agree with you more. I also moved here from the northeast and found a job down here as well and make a six figure income...

I wish all recruiters were like you instead of those ones that always expect the corporate yuppie stephen covy textbook repsonses..
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Smyrna, GA
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Okay I read this thread with a great deal of interest..I head recruiting for a company here in Atlanta and the advise I would give all is make your resume nice and succinct...I don't need to read all your self praise, just tell me what you did in each job and please, no more than two pages...and straight to the facts...don't give me a one page summary on your accomplishments because I do not beleive that stuff...and when we do call you in for an interview...just answer the questions honestly and with confidence and stop the self praise...I am always saying, it is so hard to find good people...and Bob...I could not agree with you more. I also moved here from the northeast and found a job down here as well and make a six figure income...

Thank you so much for this info. I am realizing more and more that my resume was full of the too much self praise. Just need the basics of what did, that skills I have.

Thanks so much and re-doing my resume now! Now all I need is a car and to get out of Clayton now that they are losing the acreditdation. LOL!
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:32 PM
 
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Glad I could help...good luck!!!
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:53 PM
 
Location: NYC
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There were two people "speaking" in the posts...my loud-mouthed fiancee and myself. I apologize if his words offended anyone. To clarify, I'm the NYC native who recently moved to Atlanta in search for a stable, good life (house, car, great job)

In my resume, I basically summarize my work experience, skills, other achievements and education. The achievements section lists about 4 things I've done in my life (example of one is when I represented my HS and a virtual company in a trade show in Vienna Austria). I simply state that and didn't fluff it up. Would companies perceive the achievements section as arrogant?

Thank you everyone for the advice. I will hit up the Alumni Network and see what pops up.
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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Maybe attending a Southern Baptist church? Our friends moved from
NJ to start a bakery near Atlanta...nearly starved to death, until they attended a local Southern Baptist church 3 years ago...Now, they've got so much biz they're considering expansion!

"Will Jesus Pass The Porkchops?" GC
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: NYC
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This is the fiancee speaking:We are two different people, so I don't want my opinion to affect my fiancee. I'm the male, this is her account. I simply ranted on her account. I'm sorry to offend....looking back at my post, I see how I could offend and make a complete ass of myself. After reading the responses, I had to reflect on myself and take to heart what you said. It was a humbling experience....one much needed.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:45 AM
 
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Your cocky, get anything done attitude is precisely why you haven't found a job here.
I am one of those "damn yankees"... moved down here in '04 and I am NEVER going back. I LOVE ATLANTA.
But it does take some getting used to, chance of pace wise, especially in your mind. You have to learn how to read people, how to think like they think, how to respond the way that they respond.

Once you get that down pat, my God, I've never had trouble finding a job. Perhaps it is a culture clash that has kept you from finding anything.

I've never gone more than a week without 3 or 4 job offers coming way, and I'm currently employed. I am constantly being contacted by head-hunters and placement agencies, not to mention other companies in my industry seeking me out and trying to employ me.

Then again, I am in sales... so that might be part of it.

However... maybe it's time for you to accept that maybe YOU are the issue, not the city. Of course your fiance is going to agree with you, she's your fiance. It doesn't mean that Atlanta is desolate.

Sorry bub, but you're just not cutting it and your "ego" is never gonna let you see it.
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Old 03-04-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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Also... don't put "cornel graduate" in your objective, if that's what you're using on your resume.

Your resume needs to start with a clear, easy to understand purpose, and they'll see you're a Cornell Graduate at the end... stating it at the begining sounds like bragging. You HAVE to realize that people here in Atlanta don't like people who talk about how good they are at their job and how wonderful they are, etc... people here do not like an ego, and if they see you coming across as having a big ego, they will ignore everything that comes out of your mouth. (This is a broad general statement, but I have found it to be true, hopefully I am not offending anyone.)

For instance, this is a good objective:

Experienced and self-motivated individual seeking opportunities in the fields of sales and finance.

all the blah de blah everything else is unneccessary.

I realize the last post was a month ago, but hey, I'm slow. I apologize if anything in my previous post sounded nasty, I finally finished reading and understand that there are two posters from the same SN. I have a fiance, too.

Anyway, from one yankee to another, I am here if you need help with toning down your resume, just email it to me, {moderator removed}: No personal email addresses in posts, please. Use private site mail to contact.

And good luck!

Last edited by atlantagreg30127; 09-08-2008 at 09:13 PM.. Reason: added email addresss
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Old 04-27-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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what are you applying for?
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