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Resume reviews?

Posted by on Apr. 18, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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I have had a couple of job hunt support groups over the years, though this is my first virtual one. One of the first things that we do is review and critique each others' resumes.  If you are interested, we can do this here, too.  Please let me know what you think!

Robin

Robin in Chicago

by on Apr. 18, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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livingangle
by on May. 10, 2009 at 8:00 PM

I have to start my resume first *yikes*

I have worked two work study postions in the last 3 years. Each only lasting about 9 months. Before that I was a stay at home mom for about 5 years. The company I worked for is now closed. Where do I start on my resume?  

rkoloms
by Robin in Chicago on May. 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Make a list of each of your employers. List your responsibilities and accomplishments at each job. You will also need to list education, certifications, skills. Finally, you need to write a summary, or introductary paragraph.

You may have more than one resume; you may be considering differents types of job that require different sets of skills and experiences. You may have a are resume that includes volunteer experience that is pertinent to a specific job.

Did that help?

Robin

MomOwl
by on May. 10, 2011 at 11:46 AM

I would LOVE some crituqe on my resume. I have been a SAHM for the past 3.5 years. I have been semi-activly job hunting since Jan. That is when my son started pre-school full time. What also SUCKS is that I am unable to relocate. I also need help with coverletters. Technical writing about oneself is so damn hard.

rkoloms
by Robin in Chicago on May. 11, 2011 at 2:18 PM


Quoting MomOwl:

I would LOVE some crituqe on my resume. I have been a SAHM for the past 3.5 years. I have been semi-activly job hunting since Jan. That is when my son started pre-school full time. What also SUCKS is that I am unable to relocate. I also need help with coverletters. Technical writing about oneself is so damn hard.

Have you kept in touch with your professional network? If you don't have one, definitely start with a Linkedin profile, and add former coworkers.

Robin in Chicago

jenlesly
by on Jun. 16, 2011 at 11:49 AM

I would like to submit my resume for review. I'm currently working 3 part time jobs, would like to narrow it down to 1 full-time job that can cover my bills and return to school. Can I inbox my resume and cover letter to you>

 

rkoloms
by Robin in Chicago on Jun. 16, 2011 at 6:19 PM


Quoting jenlesly:

I would like to submit my resume for review. I'm currently working 3 part time jobs, would like to narrow it down to 1 full-time job that can cover my bills and return to school. Can I inbox my resume and cover letter to you>


Absolutely! Or you can make a new post, here.

Robin in Chicago

MoonlitGarden
by on Jul. 3, 2011 at 9:14 AM

Do we have anyone volunteering to review resumes?  I am no expert, but I have worked in technology for 10 years and am now almost successfully changing careers to litiagation support (paralegal).  If I can help anyone with thier resume I'd be willing to look at and give my 2 cents.  :)

rkoloms
by Robin in Chicago on Jul. 9, 2011 at 7:46 AM


Quoting MoonlitGarden:

Do we have anyone volunteering to review resumes?  I am no expert, but I have worked in technology for 10 years and am now almost successfully changing careers to litiagation support (paralegal).  If I can help anyone with thier resume I'd be willing to look at and give my 2 cents.  :)

It would be awesome to have a "second set of eyes"

CrazyMammaOf4
by on Jul. 10, 2011 at 1:11 AM

Below is my cover letter & resume. Please feel free to attack it! lol I did not include my personal info in this post but it is on my letter & resume. Also, would you send them as one attachment or 2 separate when replying via email? Oh & this is NOT how it looks when printed out! lol

 

To Whom It May Concern;

I am seeking a leasing agent or assistant property manager position in the property management field and, in response to the ad your company has on Craigslist, I would like to be considered for the position you have to offer. As you can see from the resume that I have attached I have several years of customer service experience, along with 3 and a half years of property management experience with Oakwood Management Company.

While with Oakwood Management Company I was able to achieve a phone shop score of 85% or higher, as well as an in person shop score of 90% or higher. I was even able to achieve the "Emerald Level of Success"- Oakwood’s personal award level for leasing and property management personnel.

I look forward to meeting with you in person and talking more about the desire I have to return to the property management field, what I have to offer your company, and possibly what your company can offer me as a leasing agent or assistant property manager.

OBJECTIVE

To obtain a career in property management while continuing to pursue an education in both the property management and administrative assistant fields.

WORK HISTORY

May 2007-

Present Preschool Teacher, Rainbow Station Daycare

- Teaching of new skills needed for success in school (i.e. learning alphabet, shapes, numbers, how to use scissors, development of fine motor and gross motor skills)

- Assisting in and teaching of personal care needs (i.e. potty training, proper handwashing skills, tying shoes)

- Creating and nurturing an awareness for vocabulary, math, science, and social studies through daily learning and interactive activities

Completion of required state licensing courses in order to keep up-to-date with current procedures (i.e., CPR, First Aid, Communicable Diseases, and Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse

Continuing education in order to reach in-service hours required by the state

July 2006-

June 2007 Crew Trainer, McDonalds

Maintaining cleanliness of store

Preparation of food for customers

Handling of cash and credit card transactions

Training of new crew members

Customer service

February 2006-

May 2006 Temporary Employee, Acloche Staffing

Temporary employee working for Franklin County Children’s Services

Assisted several paralegal in daily duties including but not limited to:

- Typing of legal documents

- Filing of case files

- Making copies for legal department lawyers

- Handling of legal documents to be taken to Franklin County Courthouse

- Redacting of files for case subject review

September 1998-

March 2002 Occupancy Specialist, Oakwood Management Company

Showing of vacant apartments and models to potential residents

Community outreach

Cold calls and various marketing and advertising duties

Answering telephones

Preparing lease agreements

Delivering notices

Filing

Screening prospective resident applications

Collection of rent monies

Responding to tenant inquiries or requests

Maintaining property files

Assisting in maintaining curb appeal

Maintaining contact with apartment locator

Resident retention

Assisting in preparation of vacant apartments for new residents

Attending monthly meetings in order to maintain knowledge of current company policies, procedures, and requirements

EDUCATION

1994

Present

Currently attending Stratford Career Institute to obtain Administrative Degree
rkoloms
by Robin in Chicago on Jul. 17, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Bump to get back to this (sorry, I am crazy busy)

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