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Old 07-07-2012, 07:44 PM
 
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It's definitely the resume. You can sell high-end houses but if your resume doesun't sound like it like then its worthless. I'm not saying its your experience, it's the way the resume is made. Don't sweat it, resume building sucks but I did a lot of research and even had a recruiter help me out. After that, I got calls.

I hear there are key words as well that make a world of difference.

Google resumes and key words and see if any of that helps you.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I hear there are key words as well that make a world of difference.

Google resumes and key words and see if any of that helps you.
That applies more to high tech jobs at huge companies that get several hundred applicants for every opening. The resume that gets my attention is the one that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and experience listed in the job description/announcement. Even with 100+ for one job I read all of them myself and narrow down to a comfortable number to interview, then HR verifies that the minimum requirements are met.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:49 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Thank you very much for the words of encouragement. I see you and I have a very similar story... Would you mind sharing with me what was it that you were able to get employed at? I thank you very, very much.
I think "angelajshirley"s new career is in hustling people to that website.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:07 AM
 
Location: USA
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Maybe it's because there just aren't a lot of jobs, and has nothing to do with the resume.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas NV
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My apologies, but I'm going to jump on you for a moment. If your resume reads like your OP, then perhaps this will be of assistance. It sounds incredibly boastful; yet says nothing. All fluff and no substance.

For example:

'I was a very successful high-end real estate sales person, selling new homes.' - How many homes? How far above quota, or average, were you? People like to see hard numbers.

'I have an impressive sales track and an impeccable work ethics.' How impressive? Numbers? How did your work ethic translate in to sales, customer retention, etc. What did you working harder than your co-workers bring to the company?

Numbers speak for themselves. Putting your opinion on how great you were does not convince people.
Thank you for your input... I had no idea that my profile should be in a form of a full, detailed resume... Why not ask me first how my resume reflects all these details. I can assure you that it does. And then some. Thank you anyway.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas NV
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Maybe it's because there just aren't a lot of jobs, and has nothing to do with the resume.
Johnnytang24, sir - I suspect that nebulous1 may have a little more insight into my predicament...

Thank you maam.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas NV
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That applies more to high tech jobs at huge companies that get several hundred applicants for every opening. The resume that gets my attention is the one that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and experience listed in the job description/announcement. Even with 100+ for one job I read all of them myself and narrow down to a comfortable number to interview, then HR verifies that the minimum requirements are met.
Thank you, sir, I'm encouraged by your response...
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:52 AM
 
Location: USA
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Johnnytang24, sir - I suspect that nebulous1 may have a little more insight into my predicament...

Thank you maam.

You are quite welcome. The simplest explanation is usually the best one. (Occam)
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:42 AM
 
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Johnnytang24, sir - I suspect that nebulous1 may have a little more insight into my predicament...

Thank you maam.
Ok fine. You're perfect. It's someone else's fault you don't have a job.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Here and There
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My apologies, but I'm going to jump on you for a moment. If your resume reads like your OP, then perhaps this will be of assistance. It sounds incredibly boastful; yet says nothing. All fluff and no substance.

For example:

'I was a very successful high-end real estate sales person, selling new homes.' - How many homes? How far above quota, or average, were you? People like to see hard numbers.

'I have an impressive sales track and an impeccable work ethics.' How impressive? Numbers? How did your work ethic translate in to sales, customer retention, etc. What did you working harder than your co-workers bring to the company?

Numbers speak for themselves. Putting your opinion on how great you were does not convince people.
This is actually good advice that you should consider. Your resume should include stats that clearly reflect your success as a salesperson. If you don't have that data embedded throughout your resume, then very few people - if any - will take you very seriously. You need to clearly and succinctly QUANTIFY your accomplishments as a salesperson.

Also, it appears that English may not be your native language. If not, then you should ask someone with very strong writing skills to review/edit your resume.

Yes, finding a job these days can be very difficult, but if you strengthen your resume and identify the key message points that you want to communicate - you are in sales, after all - then you will greatly improve your chances of landing a good job. Best wishes!
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