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Old 07-08-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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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.
There are only a few managers that actually read every one and good for you for doing so. However, for other jobs that the manager is not reading the resumes there are key words that the computer picks up on.
For example, I had a resume that was great but not getting any hits. I had a friend change the wording :
Your resume states: Types correspondence .... Consider saying: Maintains an electronic audit trail in the development of both digital and non-digital correspondence

While simple changes they did make a difference and I started getting interviews.

So for what its worth I applaud you for reading all resumes but unfortunately not everyone does.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:48 AM
 
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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!

Agreed. A site I frequent to learn more about resumes etc is Manager Tools. I learned so much from their site.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:04 PM
 
Location: USA
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Ok fine. You're perfect. It's someone else's fault you don't have a job.

He never said that.
That was an odd remark.

The point being that no matter how good the resume, when there are no jobs, the resume goes nowhere.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:34 PM
 
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He never said that.
That was an odd remark.

The point being that no matter how good the resume, when there are no jobs, the resume goes nowhere.
He certainly implies it with every statement. This person is not looking for help. All they want is someone to tell them that how great they are.


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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, 02:37 PM
 
Location: USA
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He certainly implies it with every statement. This person is not looking for help. All they want is someone to tell them that how great they are.

Implies mean you are projecting.
If someone is talking about their resume, they are talking about their achievements, yes.

I think a lot of people out there just don't get it, that there are very few jobs available.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Implies mean you are projecting.
If someone is talking about their resume, they are talking about their achievements, yes.

I think a lot of people out there just don't get it, that there are very few jobs available.
I think you're missing the point. Yes, the resume is for listing achievements. But using adjectives like 'successful' and 'great' don't help.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Did you find work and if so, how? Was it in your field? Was it what you've been looking for or something else completely?
Through word of mouth. I turned down a job, in my line of work, for a large travel company because I didn't want to be away from home for six-eight months straight. That freed me up to take a temp job, where I proved myself beyond their dreams. The manager tried everything he could to get me hired, even extended the contract. But in the end nothing panned out. He then handed my resume over to his former manager and about three months later I started working for her.

This was after putting out roughly 400 resumes in 14 months, and contacting everyone on my Linkedin Profile, and making tons of contacts with recruiters.

I'm in my field, but the problem was that several large companies laid off a lot of IT people all at once in my area. Companies saw this and started coming up with insane job requirements. IE, I saw more then once: "Help Desk, entry level, $10/hour. Required four year degree in Computer Science, two years programming experience, two years help desk experience, two years desktop experience, two years design experience, two years server administration experience." Followed by a list of specialized IT skills that no entry level person is ever going to have.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas NV
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Through word of mouth. I turned down a job, in my line of work, for a large travel company because I didn't want to be away from home for six-eight months straight. That freed me up to take a temp job, where I proved myself beyond their dreams. The manager tried everything he could to get me hired, even extended the contract. But in the end nothing panned out. He then handed my resume over to his former manager and about three months later I started working for her.

This was after putting out roughly 400 resumes in 14 months, and contacting everyone on my Linkedin Profile, and making tons of contacts with recruiters.

I'm in my field, but the problem was that several large companies laid off a lot of IT people all at once in my area. Companies saw this and started coming up with insane job requirements. IE, I saw more then once: "Help Desk, entry level, $10/hour. Required four year degree in Computer Science, two years programming experience, two years help desk experience, two years desktop experience, two years design experience, two years server administration experience." Followed by a list of specialized IT skills that no entry level person is ever going to have.
Thank you for your answer - very kind of you.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:47 PM
 
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To the original poster.....Don't listen to any negative chatter about your abilities or your resume. This economy is really really challenging and I feel your pain. I don't have an answer for your questions yet I do consider the suggestion of looking at a shift to the service sector.

I'm not convinced sales of new homes will allow you to successfully re enter the real estate sales segment.

A few years from now possibly but right now....

Best of luck and keep looking for a segment that you feel there is a need.

I don't know what that segment could be at this time in sales.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas NV
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Agreed. A site I frequent to learn more about resumes etc is Manager Tools. I learned so much from their site.
Thank you very much for letting me know about this site - it is great, indeed. I'm checking it out right now.
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