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Old 11-01-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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The modern 21st Century Resume used in today's incredibly competitive job market for professional white collar jobs that required advanced education and experience:

Two pages long (in most cases unless you are just out of college)

Key Words linked specifically to the skills needed for the job for the Applicant Tracking Software

Social Network (LinkedIn) address listed

Accomplishment Statements vs. a list of tasks

Career Headline vs. a Career Objective

Statement of qualifications in bullets near the top

Written specific to an actual job

Able to be scanned by a computer and then if it passes that, ability to get sell yourself in a ten second scan

Shows how your knowledge and skills in technology have added valuable to previous employers and solved organizational challenges
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The old fashioned 20th Century Resume (still be used foolishly today)

Jam everything in to one page no matter how many jobs you have

No Key Words or skills list

Lists every task they did in every job

Career Objective

Subjective statements saying how wonderful you are

Written for jobs in general

Written with the expectation that the hiring manager will read it thoroughly.

Last edited by Office Politics; 11-01-2014 at 11:21 AM..
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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I haven't updated my resume in years. Social media has completely replaced it. I use Facebook, Ning, Linked-In. And I'm a dinosaur when it comes to that stuff. The only time I've even used a resume, which was years out of date from when I was working in a completely different industry, was when doing a contract job for the government. They needed a resume so I just gave them what I had which said I worked in accounting =D
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:50 PM
 
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The modern 21st Century Resume used in today's incredibly competitive job market for professional white collar jobs that required advanced education and experience:

Two pages long (in most cases unless you are just out of college)

Key Words linked specifically to the skills needed for the job for the Applicant Tracking Software

Social Network (LinkedIn) address listed

Accomplishment Statements vs. a list of tasks

Career Headline vs. a Career Objective

Statement of qualifications in bullets near the top

Written specific to an actual job

Able to be scanned by a computer and then if it passes that, ability to get sell yourself in a ten second scan

Shows how your knowledge and skills in technology have added valuable to previous employers and solved organizational challenges
--------

The old fashioned 20th Century Resume (still be used foolishly today)

Jam everything in to one page no matter how many jobs you have

No Key Words or skills list

Lists every task they did in every job

Career Objective

Subjective statements saying how wonderful you are

Written for jobs in general

Written with the expectation that the hiring manager will read it thoroughly.
Frankly, I preferred the 20th century resume. The list of accomplishments crap is so easy to B.S. that if I did the hiring, I would immediately ask for references on anything that looked suspicious.
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:45 AM
 
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Frankly, I preferred the 20th century resume. The list of accomplishments crap is so easy to B.S. that if I did the hiring, I would immediately ask for references on anything that looked suspicious.


I agree. The bias in the poster was so amazingly obvious.

I love how he thinks that just putting a bunch of keywords makes your resume better. It makes it look even more generic than normal.
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Old 11-02-2014, 04:19 AM
 
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Keep your resume to 1 page. No one's going to look at page 2. There's a difference between a resume and a CV.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:34 AM
 
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I agree. The bias in the poster was so amazingly obvious.

I love how he thinks that just putting a bunch of keywords makes your resume better. It makes it look even more generic than normal.
KEYWORDS are just one important aspect of a 21st Century Resume.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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I love how he thinks that just putting a bunch of keywords makes your resume better. It makes it look even more generic than normal.
It looks worse to a human, but not to a computer. I've seen people literally just shove a "Keywords" or "Skills" section at the end of their resume, shoving tons of search terms into it. It probably does get them past some computerized filters, but it looks like crap to the human who then reviews it. I think the key is to get the search terms in your resume in a meaningful way.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:40 AM
 
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It looks worse to a human, but not to a computer. I've seen people literally just shove a "Keywords" or "Skills" section at the end of their resume, shoving tons of search terms into it. It probably does get them past some computerized filters, but it looks like crap to the human who then reviews it. I think the key is to get the search terms in your resume in a meaningful way.
could always "frame" the resume with the keywords... but people really include a "search terms" section on resume? HAHA, never even thought of that, does that even look professional?
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:43 AM
 
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KEYWORDS are just one important aspect of a 21st Century Resume.

Not really. Or, not unless you're just throwing your resume out there through big company HR software.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Springfield
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What is a career headline?
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