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Old 08-27-2013, 01:00 AM
 
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I'm not good at writing resumes
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:03 AM
 
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It's hard to find free ones; but if your still at a university they do have career counselors who can over look your resume. There are plenty of examples online just google resume and your desired job for example: helpdesk resume. Just copy the dame outline and replace the words. Good luck.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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It's hard to find free ones; but if your still at a university they do have career counselors who can over look your resume. There are plenty of examples online just google resume and your desired job for example: helpdesk resume. Just copy the dame outline and replace the words. Good luck.
Be careful getting career advice from people who've only worked in college settings. They may not understand how things work in business settings and can unintentionally give you horrible advice.

I once heard an IT professor tell a class of 120 people that we should put tiny cartoon animals in place of bullet points on our resumes because it would "get attention" and show employers that we know how to use clip art. She was dead serious - she had a Ph.D. and 20 years teaching experience, too.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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Be careful getting career advice from people who've only worked in college settings. They may not understand how things work in business settings and can unintentionally give you horrible advice.

I once heard an IT professor tell a class of 120 people that we should put tiny cartoon animals in place of bullet points on our resumes because it would "get attention" and show employers that we know how to use clip art. She was dead serious - she had a Ph.D. and 20 years teaching experience, too.
I agree with that. The OP was looking for free resume advice so I'd figure it would be a good place to start.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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I'm not good at writing resumes
Just ask people here. We'll look at it for you.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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I've found that searching online for resumes and using one similar to my current work history has been the best. Of course change everything so it's your résumé not the sample online résumé.
Getting your résumé critiqued here would be a good idea - you will get honest feedback and constructive criticism.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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I once heard an IT professor tell a class of 120 people that we should put tiny cartoon animals in place of bullet points on our resumes because it would "get attention" and show employers that we know how to use clip art. She was dead serious - she had a Ph.D. and 20 years teaching experience, too.
holy crap!! that's crazy!

even career counselors in colleges often give horrendous advice.
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