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Old 06-21-2010, 04:25 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Wait a second - you're reviewing resumes for an Administrative Assistant? You who have posted how boring your job is - so boring that you email your married male friend 12X a day as well as posting on other CD forums? And you're part of the hiring process at your place of work? I'm speechless!

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Old 06-21-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Wait a second - you're reviewing resumes for an Administrative Assistant? You who has posted how boring your job is - so boring that you email your married male friend 12X a day as well as posting on other CD forums? And you're part of the hiring process at your place of work? I'm speechless!
Maybe the OP should hire their obese friend for the Admin Asst position?
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:42 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Maybe the OP should hire their obese friend for the Admin Asst position?
Very good point as that's exactly the position the poor lady is looking for. My oh my.
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:02 PM
 
Location: NJ
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All those catchphrases are just "fluff", but as long as employers keep USING them in their ads, applicants WILL keep using them in their responses.

Better that employers start to actually say what specific skills.experience THEY need for the position at hand, rather than themselves taking the lazy way out to ad writing.

Just my .02
Absolutely. The phrases are BS, we all know they are BS but if they aren't on there the resumes are deemed incomplete and weak.

Bit of a catch 22.
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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Things are so slow at work that they want to hire me an assistant. I would not present a 360 pound applicant to my boss. Or people whose resume is full of empty statements.

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Maybe the OP should hire their obese friend for the Admin Asst position?
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Things are so slow at work that they want to hire me an assistant. I would not present a 360 pound applicant to my boss. Or people whose resume is full of empty statements.
So basically you've answered you own question posed in your other thread. I see.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Things are so slow at work that they want to hire me an assistant. I would not present a 360 pound applicant to my boss. Or people whose resume is full of empty statements.
You don't sound like a supportive friend, IMO. I wonder how your friend would feel if she knew you were discussing this on a public forum and passing judgment about her for being obese.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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In an automated modern day world most of us are applying online and many HR departments have a program that scans for "key words" and if they are not IN the resume even though they have demonstated the skills in the resume they will be overlooked.

So your D***D if you do and D***D if you don't
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:56 PM
 
Location: it depends
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Try using this resume:


I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets, I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and have won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.
I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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+1 - I'd hire you in a NY minute LOL
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