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Old 08-09-2012, 05:36 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Yes.

Plenty of people still apply for jobs through Craigslist, where the only way to apply is to send a resume. Chances are a human will at least skim through those.

Craigslist and Careerbuilder is where humans read your resume. On the otherhand those Online Applications.......
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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How about "willing to learn" Shows you have no experience, so it goes right to the circular file.
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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How about "willing to learn" Shows you have no experience, so it goes right to the circular file.
So what do you suggest someone with NO experience put on their resume to find a job?
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: North Fulton
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I remember seeing some funny email usernames over the years on resumes.

I have reviewed resumes in the past and I recall one guy stating on his submitted resume that he "survived about a half a dozen major layoffs" at his prior employer. I remember that being statement even being bulleted.

This particular guy was in his thirties, so with that in mind, he had been "around the block" in terms of working, however, you would think it would be common sense to leave "bad" information about your former companies from your resume.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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The advice is for resumes that go to a person's email address not ATS software.
Well of course it's then worth . Hope it works out .
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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Nine Phrases You Should Never Put on Your Resume

Nine Phrases You Should Never Put on Your Resume - Monster.com
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You left off the most important tip.....who you know......you can try to go through the front door if you wish, however, I've always found that going through the back door is exponentially more effective whenever possible. And therein lies the real challenge and skill set. Besides, the contacts rarely give 2 Shiites about your resume because ALL resumes are embellished and you, they, and recruiters know it...

Rarely what you know but who you know will set you free.....
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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Who uses a skills summary on their resume?
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:51 PM
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Who uses a skills summary on their resume?
I have gotten responses from a skills summary on my resume.
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Old 08-10-2012, 06:34 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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I have gotten responses from a skills summary on my resume.
Responses or job offers? Vast difference between the two.

I thought that was a very helpful article. As an adjunct, the importance of correct grammar can't be emphasized enough. Applicants generally spend a lot of time tweaking a resumé for both content and grammar but, when including a cover letter, that attention to detail often falls completely by the wayside.

I've seen hundreds of tailored and professional resumés but they're set to one side when a cover letter contains bad grammatical errors such as, "I been working ..." (I have been working ...); "I seen your ad ..." (I saw your ad ...); "It's no reason ..." (there is no reason); etc. etc.
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