Resume Review Thread-

w8t4u
w8t4u

Resume Review Thread-

Need to find a job. Any tips on updating/changing my resume?

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lostmypassword
lostmypassword

Nice Resume Nicholas

Snarelure
Snarelure

Thanks user.

Firespawn
Firespawn

top tier wage cuck resume

you are a well trained doggie!

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

you sound upset

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

I mean, I owned my own business. How is owning your own business being a wage cuck?

Techpill
Techpill

bump

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

one more bump

girlDog
girlDog

Shorten the executive summary, make it 3 lines long. Take some of those things you said in the executive summary and put it in the experience section.

since 10/2007 to present is your own business, I would straight up create a section and name it "Entrepeneurial Experience" And reduce the amount it takes up...

The dates are all fucked up.... 10/2007 to present? So you were working multiple jobs? Does not look so good if you want to get a job, I would call it: 01/2011-Present.

Get rid of the Core Competencies Section at the top, put that down at the bottom, put your education at the top. So:

Section 1- Executive Summary
Section 2-Education
Section 3- Entrepeneurial Experience
Section 4- Industry Experience (or w/e you want to call it)
Section 5- Skills/Core Competencies (if applying for american jobs- don't put core competencies)

5mileys
5mileys

I write resumes for my friends all the time, 3 people successfully placed in jobs, I had a consultant from a big 3 firm write mine for me a couple years ago, he gave me a lot of tips that I've held on to and that work... I can give you more or expand on some stuff.. You need to rewrite it as it stands, have more bullets for more important things etc.. Seperate your entrepeneurial stuff especially if you were doing it while working for others... It will look bad otherwise, and they will question your ability to stick to the job they give you.

idontknow
idontknow

Post an updated version... IT is kind of annoying that you "bumped" it 20 minutes ago while I was going through your shit, how much have you worked on your own resume in the last 4 hours?

I'm willing to give you shit I could get paid for for free on this forum, get to work user

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Looks to me like you sound like a faggot and your shit is pretty retarded..

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

kek and he put his name and where he graduated from on this fucking forum.

but don't be a dick, nobody is hopeless user, nobody. I've had a particularly good day and feel like doing a good deed for someone but OP may be a goddamn idiot

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

I'm pretty ashamed of my atypical resume. Should I try to put it into some context in the cover letter?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

since 10/2007 to present is your own business

I only owned a portion of the business in my position as president

So you were working multiple jobs?

Yes, though they were really more paid consulting projects that I did on the side.

Not many updates yet, I've been filling in applications all afternoon. Just taking notes on where I can improve it so that I can go through it tonight.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

you should add locations to the job titles, but your gpa is really fascinating, you shouldnt have trouble finding a job.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Don't they all have locations? The Management consultant, president, plant manager, and office manager positions were all at the same place and all under the company heading, which has a location. You just can't see it because I blanked it out.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

your shit is fucking unbelievable dude. are you like 40 or something? regardless hella impressive. god damn your that smart ass i used to beat up in school aint ya

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Thanks user. I'm 31. I was always pretty decent at school. Had a bunch of academic achievements on there before, but removed them before I posted because I thought they were no longer needed 7 years after I'd graduated.

Flameblow
Flameblow

shit man im impressed by over achievers. how did u know what to do? when most people are partyin ? its like shit nigga i guess god gave a brain for a reason nawmean lelelellelelel

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Eh, I wouldn't really call myself an overachiever. I did plenty of partying. School just came naturally to me. Unfortunately, being able to get a job hasn't. I can't seem to get anyone to respond to my applications or inquiries. Makes you feel a bit depressed and worthless after a while.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

well shit be glad you got what you got under your belt. some of us don't got two shits to squeeze between our butt cheeks.

are you ugly or something? you'll be fine. just apply more. shit takes awhile amigo . good luck out there, and remember, throw some of us bums some change out there for us my nigga.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

are you ugly or something?

Yes. I'm also a manlet. Unfortunately, that seems to count for a lot in the professional world.

takes2long
takes2long

no man it doesnt. quit bein a self concious little bitch. do we have to go over this again? a 22 year old shouldn't be telling a 31 year old to be gettin his shit together. get yo shit togetha nigga

massdebater
massdebater

what in the fuck

iluvmen
iluvmen

Hey, how is it going OP, what do you think about splitting up the Experience Sections into two (One entrepeneurial, one industry?).

I really think you should because it is offputting to people trying to hire you like I said before. You don't want them to think you will be working on that while working for them. I wish there were a better way to communicate with you, or alternatively why don't you go somewhere other than this website for help?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Well, the only entrepreneurial position was the president one. All the rest with that company were as a regular employee.

I've posted on a few other sites and well, so I'm getting feedback from other sources.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

Could I consider managing my family's business as "entrepreneurial experience"?

girlDog
girlDog

Been in school for a long time and I've realized that it isn't for me. I hate my major and I just hate my classes in general. I've thought abut trying to get a entry lvl desk job/HR job. I've seen some job opening in my area and the requirements are pretty low. I think I might try and apply for one of the positions.

Do you think I will have a shot?

5mileys
5mileys

I throw any resume that starts with "Results-driven" straight in the trash. I've only seen desperate people start off their resume with that. This is one of those "obvious" things that should be demonstrated in the rest of your resume, no need to mention it. Demonstrate in the rest of the resume how you have been "results-driven", and it speaks for itself. Can't even count how many times someone has made this claim, didn't demonstrate HOW in their resumes, gave them the benefit of the doubt and figured out they were fuck all in an interview.

idontknow
idontknow

I would, as long as you learn from the stubborn and stupid things a family business tends to do hah

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

Could you please take a look at my thread and tell me the best way to sell myself to a hiring manager: veekyforums.com/thread/1794600/business

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Languages - Malayalam
wtf, I had to google that.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

So is my resume any good?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

Saving this to use on my resume in the future, I didn't think about all the little shit working customer service means and how to reflect that on paper.

Booteefool
Booteefool

I'm not too sure your customer service experience will translate well to HR. I think it's probably best to get some more experience (administrative) that transfers across to ensure that you're employable.

I personally wouldn't take the chance of leaving full-time education for an HR job at with the current CV you have.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

I take it back, yes, this should suffice to get an entry level administrative role but won't get you into HR.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

Is that Calibri?

Use Arial, its formal without being Times New Roman-tier formal

Spamalot
Spamalot

I've read a lot of posts saying people get into HR without even a degree. Since the job posting I'm going after are all entry lvl, what do you think I could do to improve my resume and chances of getting the job?

Soft_member
Soft_member

May be dropping out of grad school, I don't know how to parlay this experience + no degree into some kind of non-minimum wage job.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

My school told me that it was fine to use calibri

viagrandad
viagrandad

Also, What part of DFW are you from user and whats your favorite dish at Salt Grass Steak House?

likme
likme

Put your education at the bottom. Nobody gives a shit about this without proven results. Education only matters as a supplement these days. Take it from an user who is making 6 figures with a high school degree(yes I'm in IT.) Automation is the future, either get on board by creating it or managing it, it's the only chance you've got.

RavySnake
RavySnake

has anyone here got experience writing cover letters, in particular, writing cover letters for a finance job for someone who graduated as an engineer?

how does someone get a job in a field that has nothing to do with the degree they studied?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

fuck off with the two page resume.
No one wants to turn over to the backside unless it is truly interesting

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

fuck that is already good enough, even graduated cum laude, and if you were finished B.A. by the age of 22 you were already 10000times better than me (switched college twice and still in college by the age of 24)

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

He's been out of school for 7 years. why the fuck would he put education at the top?

why is Veeky Forums full of retards?

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

I'm still in college and I'm almost 26. And I still have 3 years left
My classmates are like 12 y/o . It feels horrible
But only finishing it is the right move. Forward forward ffs

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

completed credit card transactions to 90 percent accuracy

wtf does this mean? you fucked up the other 10 percent?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

btw this resume is set up fine but the content sucks ass and wont ever get you a worthwhile job. That project is laughable and makes me believe business school must be easy as fuck. Like no wonder connections are so important because the education clearly means fuck all.

SniperGod
SniperGod

First core data like languages, DOB, place of birth, marital status, get rid of the summary which is full of buzzwords, keep that to the interview nobody pays attention to your marketing spiel. Core competencies is subjective and not backed by any data.

Then education always goes on top

asks why would he put education on top, then proceeds to call others retards

Then Job experience, align and table that

Then additional training and diplomas, then awards this is where you consolidate your qualities with sugar coating anything

Then Interests

That's it, just data matters and don't try too hard because if your credentials don't speak for themselves any pep talk goes straight to the trash because that's meant for the interview

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Use a standard serif font like Times New Roman or Garamond

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

That's because having your own business on a resume is a huge red flag for employers.

If you were truly a successful entrepreneur, you wouldn't need to be sending out resumes. Where did you fuck up?

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Please don't tell me you are American because you know know nothing about building a resume here.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

care to post an updated version?

JunkTop
JunkTop

I would not, unless you were the one who started it, or you did something substantial there.

Did you make an impact/start a service-line at your family's business that would not have been there without you? OR did you just work there because it was your Pops' business.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

I would put the academic experience above the work experience, since you are shooting for a job in business not in Food and Bev, you need to tailor the layout of your resume to the positions you are applying for.

For example: my background is in healthcare and in research. When I was applying for pharma industry jobs- I put my research as the first section- when applying for healthcare jobs- I'd put a section titled healthcare experience at the top.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

OP has an MBA and good grades from decent schools.

For you putting education at the bottom is fine since all you have is high school education. But an MBA, a fucking MBA?? That goes at the top, Summa cum laude, cum laude, that goes at the top.

Where you went to school matters a lot, higher degrees matter, an MBA counts as a year or two of work experience....

Booteefool
Booteefool

In general a CV has One page per 10 years of work, a resume should always be one page.

He has an MBA and excellent grades. I don't know why biz is full of retards.. But remember this: if you think everyone around you is a retard all the time.. you are probably the retard.

Languages goes at the bottom IMO, DOB, place of birth etc. is not required and could open the door for ageism if it is at the top/even on the resume

So True

No way he is an American, that shit should not be on the resume/languages at the bottom- only if truly proficient/ has working knowledge of a language.

iluvmen
iluvmen

Delete the summary. Nobody cares. Also put education before experience.

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

All I can say is I'm glad I'm in an engineering discipline where my resume can show demonstrable competencies.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

calls me a retard
then says to put interests on a resume

top kek. You do not put education first unless you are a recent graduate or your work experience is trash you dumbass.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

Putting interests on a resume or putting education before experience would be absolutely stupid.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

No it would not be. don't put interests, but you have to put your education at the top. You have an MBA dude....

I'm starting to think you are just a joker, you should know better than this

Snarelure
Snarelure

t. elite BTC trader

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Do I have a shot at a decent job or am I doomed to
mediocrity? My GPA is exactly between B and A.

I have literally no relevant work experience.

Snarelure
Snarelure

green text in your resume

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

Guys I have a question.

I have a choice to use my universities influence for one of three internship positions.

The first choice is my unrealistic goal, an internship with Coca cola.

The second choice is my realistic choice. It's a Human Resources internship with the local government. Human Resources is an industry that pays a respectable salary and the work isn't demeaning.

Now for my backup choice, I have two options.
Walgreens Management internship
10 weeks
14$ per hour (4$ more per hour than my current salary at my job)
Presumingly retail management tasks (I currently work retail)
Walgreens store manager median pay is 66k per year

Digital/Social media and PR marketing
Internship for a marketing agency in my area
3 months
Tasks include
Promote products and services through public relations and social initiatives,
Create social media content for clients and the company,Conduct extensive media outreach
,Coordinate scheduling and logistics
Executive summary and analytical reporting

Is "Social media marketing" a meme? Google says that median pay for a manager in this industry is 50k. Is this a growing industry? Is entering this industry a loser move?

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Well it's LaTeX so I can swap the colors pretty easily, but I think having a bit of color livens it up, no?

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

PR marketing is top meme, I'm surprised its not all automated yet.

Management sounds good on the resume, and
so does Coca Cola, obviously. HR not so much,
its where business majors who are shit end up.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

Don't use colour moron.

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Thanks for the input user. Couldn't get a straight answer from google.

Ill go
Coca Cola
Walgreens management
HR

iluvmen
iluvmen

japanese
Only a dead weaboo is a good weaboo

Inmate
Inmate

I would delete Farsi you terrorist

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

no job expierence
mfw youre probably late 20s

better start a business cause youre fucked. oh wait you live in commie sweden lmao cant do that either

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

I'm new to this resume shit, please rate and tell me how to improve it

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Objective
Job

Soft_member
Soft_member

bump

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Does anybody have a good source for templates? Looking for something that would appeal to PR/Ad.

Are there any ebooks about improving your resume?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

There are a shit ton of different templates. Just find one you like.

askme
askme

Yeah but I want good ones. Like ones somebody made that you'd have to pay for but you can pirate it.

Also none of that tacky "X/10 Proficiency in Y" shit.

I want something that looks clear and unique, but still serious enough to use a serif font. There was a guy that posted in one of these threads months back with a gorgeous one with lots of division lines (hard to express how this looks).

Maybe I should just make my own…

Skullbone
Skullbone

how do you guys go about writing cover letters? you do attach a cover letter to your applications, right?

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

ayy my dude, did you happen to study japanese with a dude named eric at ISI?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Templates are mostly shit. Why can't you format one for yourself?

I actually work as a resume writer for an established companies, so many people bring in old resumes in shitty templates with all sorts of useless garbage on them.

Techpill
Techpill

How do you guys get through the shitty automated systems that trash your resume before it even gets to a pair of human eyes?

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

It depends.

Some job systems ask to separate it; others want it all attached. I have two versions of my resume just for that purpose.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

Are there some jobs you can get without a degree? I've read that a lot of people get into HR without a single degree.

Soft_member
Soft_member

#1 -- The only thing that matters is what THE person looking at your resume thinks What what person hiring likes, another may think is awful.

As someone that hires software engineers, my opinion is that less is more. Be very judicious in your use of adjectives - i've seen worse, but this resume has a fair amount of filler.

Emphasize your most recent and relevant experience. For example... I don't know what job this person is applying for, but I would guess your time as an office manager/production assistant/marketing intern from 10 years ago is of zero consequence. Devoting nearly 1/3 of this resume to it is a waste of his time and the hiring managers.

Expand on "management consultant" and "president" sections. provide more details. I feel like there should be more to tell there.

Soft skills on a resume (at least from where I stand) doesn't help. I do want them, but you telling me you have them on a resume isn't helping you. I'll figure that out when we start talking.

idontknow
idontknow

from my experience that isn't they way it works. sometimes resumes are never looked at because of circumstances - but usually, human eyes do the "trashing."

Evilember
Evilember

CV Review Thread

Last thread is dying

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

collage
are u srs

Bidwell
Bidwell

holy fuck my sides

viagrandad
viagrandad

son of a bitch why would someone make a new resume thread when there's one here that's been up for 3 days already

iluvmen
iluvmen

Help please.

Also, what kind of other jobs could I apply for with my degree?

Soft_member
Soft_member

What is the usual advice for somebody with little to no work experience?

takes2long
takes2long

Get work experience.

Bidwell
Bidwell

Alright, which job should I be gunning for that requires no work experience?

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

There is absolutely no need for your resume to be two fucking pages

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

Alright.
Header (name,ect)
Format it so it reduces space. Like image shown. Guess it doesn't reduce much space, but it is nicer.

Summary of Qualifications
I feel like this isn't something needed at all, but leave it if you want. Remove fast typer. Unless youre going for a data entry job, this is a waste and its assumed you can type in 2017. The software could be placed into a software/technical skills section. Strong written and verbal communications skills... Just removed that. It's like you copied it from every job posting ever.

Educational Experience
Remove the quoted bullet points. It looks bad and makes you appear to have no idea how to verbally communicate properly. See above.

Work experience
This should go above any of the other experiences. It is what people actually care about.

Remove the bartender/server shit. It is a waste of space if you're applying to engineering related jobs.

Awards
This is a good section if you are lacking actual experience.

Overall
Clean up the summary of qualifications and educational experience. Move work experience higher. Get it to one page.

FastChef
FastChef

Have actual skills. Lie about experience. It is what I did after working a bullshit job for 2 years. Just be prepared to work hard when you actually get the job you want.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

I don't hate that format, but how does it look when it is printed? Does it actually fit nicely on a normal piece of paper?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Thanks! I put the work experience low because it is not related to my field at all. Would I be better off just removing it?

viagrandad
viagrandad

It's not really related at all, but it does show you're actually doing something. Your award and educational stuff should be enough. Does your university have a career website with resume examples? I know mine used to have a resume sample for resume with no work experience that was actually nice.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

i know this shit doesn't need to be 2 pages

this one is for graduate engineer positions, i need to make one to find some part time wage slave work for some quick cash while i am looking for a big boy job

Bidwell
Bidwell

should have gotten an internship son

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Just changed the formatting and added some more BS as well as removed irrelevant stuff. Thanks for all the help so far!

I tried kek

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

People that put their address on resumes: Why?

farquit
farquit

i actually liked your resume format before as it was quite structured and easy to read but this is fine too

as for the internship stuff i'm only mentioning it because it would be good to show you have some work experience that can somehow relate to your major as that would really give your resume a boost.

you should add some things to your resume that better show how you would get a job in the field of oil and gas engineering your design competitions are cool but the projects are pretty general and don't really relate to the field of oil and gas engineering, did you do some university assignments that looked into pipeline design? what was your final year project etc? if i where you i would remove the coding contest stuff as you didn't complete the objective and maybe the junior design contest and replace it with university work that is more relevant to your field of study

askme
askme

nah keep it on it shows you have been active during your educational career, use it to emphasize soft skills such as communication with customers and reporting to managers / team leaders and any leadership positions you may have held

SniperWish
SniperWish

This is really confusing to read at a glance. And please get it down to own page. You don't have nearly the experience to justify a two page resume.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

How's this? Got it down to one page. I cut some of the bullet points from the contest stuff; do you guys think what I left is enough?

Thank you everyone.

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

Did a major overhaul on my resume, made it easier to read and removed a bunch of technobabble. Trying to get my first job, but I feel like my keywords game is weak

SniperGod
SniperGod

get your high school off your resume you idiot.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

Eduction.
.

References available upon request

You don't deserve to be an engineer.

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