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Old 02-08-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Pit of filth
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What are some ways to address what you "know" versus what you "did"?

For instance, during my educational career I used SAS, SPSS, R, and Excel for data analysis. My background is in retail and service. Big difference between what I know and what I did.

On the resume how do you point out what you "know" and how that relates to the position you are applying for rather than drawing attention to your past jobs?
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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You can list what software you are experienced with on the bottom of your resume. The other way is to mention it in your cover letter.
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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You can list what software you are experienced with on the bottom of your resume. The other way is to mention it in your cover letter.
i would mention it on the top instead if he/she wants that to stand out over the job experience
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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The reason I ask is because the rep at the career services center told me NOT to mention it at all since my "knowledge/skills" is different than my background.

Gee, kind of thought that's why its called going to school, gaining more knowledge, and changing careers...
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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What are some ways to address what you "know" versus what you "did"?

For instance, during my educational career I used SAS, SPSS, R, and Excel for data analysis. My background is in retail and service. Big difference between what I know and what I did.

On the resume how do you point out what you "know" and how that relates to the position you are applying for rather than drawing attention to your past jobs?
How long ago was your educational career? How long has it been since you have done analysis with those tools?
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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How long ago was your educational career? How long has it been since you have done analysis with those tools?
I did things half-&&& backwards...lol. I had 12 years in retail management, gave that up for seasonal jobs (able to see different things each season) and for the past 7 years have been in school full-time earning my AS to MBA.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:55 AM
 
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Address it with those exact words. Don't make it complicated. "I have extensive EXPERIENCE in blah blah blah and am knowledgeable with blah blah blah programs and systems.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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Place bullet points at the top of your resume for "Highlights of Qualifications". You can call out relevant things that aren't specific to a position such as experience with processes, knowledge of things, etc.
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:44 AM
 
Location: helena
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Your Past experience shows your consistency towards work and tenure. Also it gives details of your roles and responsibilities.
for more info on resume refer http://www.exampleresumes.org
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:15 AM
 
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In the top section you just mention your skill and after that 1st mention the experience relevant to your skill and then other experience which you have.
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