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Old 06-29-2010, 03:13 AM
 
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What's your biggest pet peeve about using resume writers or just putting a resume together yourself?
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:03 AM
 
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The fact that I need to.

OK actually it's having to constantly tweak, re-tweak and re-re-re-tweak it for various jobs. What a ROYAL freakin pain. Also having to keep proof-reading it 100,000 times because God forbid I have so much as one extra space or period where it shouldn't be.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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The tweaking. I currently have at least 50 copies of resumes on my hard drive that are tailored to jobs I have applied to. The difference between one and another might only be 3 keywords, but it supposedly makes a difference so I do it.

Also, formatting. As a recent grad who studied abroad in 3 different countries on 3 different programs(and yes, it does matter for the jobs I'm applying for), my education section is quite large. While I will edit after my first job, for right now education needs to be the center point. It can be really hard to make sure everything fits on one page because between 4 education entries and 4 jobs (all office jobs/ internships) that are quite different, while still showing that I had leadership roles on campus. I would take off at least one of the office jobs, but then I run into people who claim they won't hire recent grads who didn't work through college.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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What your resume has to do

Your resume must communicate what makes you uniquely qualified to help your target employers – and it needs to do it in a way that quickly grabs the attention of busy readers (and gets found in automated computer systems).

Notice that I said ‘uniquely’ qualified. You should have a blend of skills, experiences and personality traits that make you different from every other professional applying for the same position. Your resume must convey what makes you uniquely you, and must quickly communicate this message in a way that busy executives/recruiters can easily digest.

In short: Your resume must tell a unique and compelling story rather than simply recite facts.
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Old 06-29-2010, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I heard a weird little thing about doing your resume. It was suggested that because having the right key words in a resume can determine whether it gets read, you should copy the job description and paste it at the bottom of your resume in a tiny, tiny font and color it white. That way it won't show on the printed page (or the electronic one either) but will register with the scanners looking for buzz words. Don't know if this is worthwhile at all but it is very interesting nonetheless...
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I heard a weird little thing about doing your resume. It was suggested that because having the right key words in a resume can determine whether it gets read, you should copy the job description and paste it at the bottom of your resume in a tiny, tiny font and color it white. That way it won't show on the printed page (or the electronic one either) but will register with the scanners looking for buzz words. Don't know if this is worthwhile at all but it is very interesting nonetheless...
Interesting idea ... Of course I have no wiggle room to even contemplate doing this.
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Old 06-29-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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What your resume has to do

Your resume must communicate what makes you uniquely qualified to help your target employers – and it needs to do it in a way that quickly grabs the attention of busy readers (and gets found in automated computer systems).

Notice that I said ‘uniquely’ qualified. You should have a blend of skills, experiences and personality traits that make you different from every other professional applying for the same position. Your resume must convey what makes you uniquely you, and must quickly communicate this message in a way that busy executives/recruiters can easily digest.

In short: Your resume must tell a unique and compelling story rather than simply recite facts.
That's your pet peeve?


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I heard a weird little thing about doing your resume. It was suggested that because having the right key words in a resume can determine whether it gets read, you should copy the job description and paste it at the bottom of your resume in a tiny, tiny font and color it white. That way it won't show on the printed page (or the electronic one either) but will register with the scanners looking for buzz words. Don't know if this is worthwhile at all but it is very interesting nonetheless...
aw who told my secret yep have done that, although I backed off when I found/heard that some systems or people will find/see that text and it doesn't sit well for some reason. You think they'd appreciate the resourcefulness!
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Default Best Tool for Creating/Enhancing Resumes

So, I've been duped by so many resume writing services and have spend upwards of $200 on them that I really just want to share what I've learned so that not everyone goes through it like I did.

Out of all of the extensive resume sites that I've used and tested, the best from personal experience is cvee.me/

It has helped me tremendously and I highly recommend that you at least check it out. Best of luck to everyone!
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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I think my biggest pet peeve is the difficulty in trying to communicate exactly what you want to say with limited space and in a certain format.
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