U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nevada > Las Vegas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-27-2012, 09:54 PM
 
757 posts, read 1,045,465 times
Reputation: 683
Consider getting your real estate license. Once you have it then advertise as a Real Estate assistant and/or office person. That way you could help out the Realtors in several facets of the business. You could assist on open houses and take care of clients while likely still having an hourly job possibly. Just a thought anyway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-27-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Earth
4,506 posts, read 5,278,216 times
Reputation: 4933
I'm not trying to be mean but to highlight your "strong communication & organizational skills" and then go on to prove that both are completely deplorable aren't going to help you much!

Your resume is poorly organized and communicates your skills poorly.

Another example lies with part of your question:
Quote:
Do anybody out there know who is hiring?
DO...DO anybody? WTF? Try DOES anyone....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2012, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Home!
8,710 posts, read 10,165,954 times
Reputation: 8509
Quote:
Originally Posted by von949 View Post
Better yet, find the already perfectly written, polished resume online for whatever job you are going for. Then add, cut, copy, paste...Taylor as needed. Just make sure not to include false info.

Just 2 months ago my wife asked me for some help with going over resumes. Her company's resume database was down at the time and she needed to hire 4 positions. Maintenance supervisor, HVAC/ground keeper maintenance person, property manager and an assistant property manager. So she had to go through them the old fashioned way. Usually she just punches in a few key words to narrow down the applicants. Pay was from $12 an hour to 35k salary.

Anyway, she brought home about 80 different resumes. After dinner we poured over all of them on the dinning room table. We split the stack in half. We both made a "WTF" pile and a "possible" pile. We traded each other's stack of possibles then started highlighting standout qualifications on the 15 or so left.

After 2 hours had passed, I was done. Could not believe what some people would submit as a fishing line for a job.

About half of the applicants had resumes that were 3 plus pages long. Sorry, that's too much to read. Everyone should be able to highlight their qualifications on one page.

Other no nos were terrible font. I'm not going to try to comprehend Old English lettering. Stick to the default.

No local address. Why even bother.

Lived to far from the specific job site. I read the perfect resume until I saw that the person lived in Lake Las Vegas area. They would tire of the commute after about a month or so.

Too many people close to finishing their degree. Seems that everyone was 2-3 classes away from their degree. My question is, when you complete your degree, will you stay or leave?

I did not care about the person's age, gaps in work history, hobbies, life stories or pets. All of which I saw on resumes.






Sent from cell...
Question: Where did you advertise for the job? What were the qualifications/skills that you requested?

I'm just wondering what people read into an ad to make them think that they would have a chance. Or do people just shoot resumes out to anyone without regards to the qualifications required, hoping one will stick?

I have been looking on Craigslist. Some of the ads (and I know many are scams) are written horribly! I can't believe an employer would write some of them. Terrible. Of course, those are the same ones that are looking for people with many years experience and maximum skills for minimum wage.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
15,371 posts, read 33,853,043 times
Reputation: 8977
You have NO comunication or organizational skills that i can see from the resume....

As someone that Hired for a hotel department on a regular basis, ive seen hundreds of resumes as good or better then yours and have have trashed everyone of them .....if you want ME [or any hiring manager] to employ you, you had BETTER WOW me in the first paragraph.......

Those that DID, got thru to the interview.....those that didn't are asking on this forum, how to get a job .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2012, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Home!
8,710 posts, read 10,165,954 times
Reputation: 8509
Brutal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2012, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Earth
4,506 posts, read 5,278,216 times
Reputation: 4933
^^^^ The world is brutal...this economy is brutal....this path we're on is brutal....it's so bumpy it'll knock the sugar coating off every word as fast as I can type them!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-27-2012, 11:52 PM
 
Location: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ ̡
7,112 posts, read 10,895,326 times
Reputation: 3866
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimba01 View Post
Question: Where did you advertise for the job? What were the qualifications/skills that you requested?

I'm just wondering what people read into an ad to make them think that they would have a chance. Or do people just shoot resumes out to anyone without regards to the qualifications required, hoping one will stick?

I have been looking on Craigslist. Some of the ads (and I know many are scams) are written horribly! I can't believe an employer would write some of them. Terrible. Of course, those are the same ones that are looking for people with many years experience and maximum skills for minimum wage.
My wife's company advertises on Craigslist, at job fairs, indeed, LinkedIn, Monster, simply hired and career builder.

Each position has different qualifications. There is a range of about 8 different positions she usually hires for.

I know for a fact that applicants blast their résumés out to whoever. My wife has told me several times about calling someone for an interview and the person having a hard time remembering what exactly the job was for. Or what the company is. Or where it was located. Or when they submitted their résumé.


Sent from cell...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2012, 04:18 AM
 
13,488 posts, read 9,667,027 times
Reputation: 17442
Quote:
Originally Posted by kimba01 View Post
Question: Where did you advertise for the job? What were the qualifications/skills that you requested?

I'm just wondering what people read into an ad to make them think that they would have a chance. Or do people just shoot resumes out to anyone without regards to the qualifications required, hoping one will stick?

I have been looking on Craigslist. Some of the ads (and I know many are scams) are written horribly! I can't believe an employer would write some of them. Terrible. Of course, those are the same ones that are looking for people with many years experience and maximum skills for minimum wage.
It's ridiculous, isn't it? My former employer pays a premium for an HR specialist who misspells things in a job description paragraph containing the phrase, "attention to detail required.'
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
15,371 posts, read 33,853,043 times
Reputation: 8977
I agree that MOST if not all HR Departments are stafsed by umbiceles tht coldnut right a sumple paira graph if thy're lifes depunded pon it ....

That's why 90% of the rejections come from the Department level ....[I OFTEN wonder WHAT the rejects from HR are like]

And at the Department level we DO become super Critical and reject 90% of what we receive.....and of the remaining 10%, we're lucky to find 1 that is truly hireable......BUT......because my boss and i were so hard to please, we had a kick ass department.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-28-2012, 07:30 PM
 
7,696 posts, read 11,329,847 times
Reputation: 15405
Quote:
Originally Posted by von949 View Post
Lived to far from the specific job site. I read the perfect resume until I saw that the person lived in Lake Las Vegas area. They would tire of the commute after about a month or so.
You eliminated someone because they lived in LLV and you thought their commute would be too much for them? Seriously?

I'm sorry, but coming from the DC area where people not only commute from MD & VA, but also from PA and by train from WVA, that just sounds ridiculous. There is no place in the valley that would be too much of a strain to commute to/from a job.

If you eliminated the "perfect" candidate based on that one issue, I think you made a serious error in judgment.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nevada > Las Vegas
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top