Resume Critique

  • kuroshiro

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    Sep 06, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    Okay, I hate to ask for something like this but... I've gotten nowhere with the career councilors at my old university. Never anything concrete just beating around the bush comments.

    Does anyone happen to work in management or HR that would be willing to give my resume a once over? As it stands, I'm hoping to move cross-country within the next month or so (Albuquerque to be exact) and I'm trying to polish everything before I get there so I can just apply and cross my fingers. I can't tell if I'm being too wordy or bullshitting too much (even though I'm really not in my resume). I'd post it here, but I'd rather not have my stuff spilled everywhere. My ultimate goal is another management position, but unfortunately for me, being at the same company for eleven plus years hasn't really afforded me much in terms of "other" job experience.

    Hope some folks can help icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 06, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    kuroshiro saidOkay, I hate to ask for something like this but... I've gotten nowhere with the career councilors at my old university. Never anything concrete just beating around the bush comments.

    Does anyone happen to work in management or HR that would be willing to give my resume a once over? As it stands, I'm hoping to move cross-country within the next month or so (Albuquerque to be exact) and I'm trying to polish everything before I get there so I can just apply and cross my fingers. I can't tell if I'm being too wordy or bullshitting too much (even though I'm really not in my resume). I'd post it here, but I'd rather not have my stuff spilled everywhere. My ultimate goal is another management position, but unfortunately for me, being at the same company for eleven plus years hasn't really afforded me much in terms of "other" job experience.

    Hope some folks can help icon_smile.gif



    Post it here. Just white out your personal information and the exact places where you worked. Everything should be fine....
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    Sep 06, 2012 10:34 PM GMT
    kuroshiro saidOkay, I hate to ask for something like this but... I've gotten nowhere with the career councilors at my old university. Never anything concrete just beating around the bush comments.

    Hope some folks can help icon_smile.gif

    They're less than useless.
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    Sep 06, 2012 10:41 PM GMT
    I actualy used to work at Kaplan University, an online school, like a year ago. And I was a Career Counselor, so my job duties included resume critiquing and interview skill-building workshops. If you wish to send it to me, with ur personal info blocked, I'd be happy to offer some tips.

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    Sep 07, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    I have been looking at resumes a lot lately and have seen some really good ones and some really really bad ones. Plus I had to spruce mine up looking for a job while I was unemployed and had the help of a professional. I would be happy to take a look at it for you.
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    Sep 07, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    Last December when I was leaving the realm of the self-employed I had my resume done by HR professionals... it didn't take me long to get interviews once I started sending it out icon_biggrin.gif
    I could tell you what they did if you want.
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    Sep 07, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    I think the key is to not just explain what you've done, but how you brought value to your company while doing that job. Honestly though I hate adding stuff like that to my resume because I think its just BS because how do you really track that? Saying things like, "I added 5% to productivity, got the job done 10% quicker... 15% under budget....etc"
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    Sep 07, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    I will look at your resume.
  • waccamatt

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    Sep 07, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    kuroshiro saidOkay, I hate to ask for something like this but... I've gotten nowhere with the career councilors at my old university. Never anything concrete just beating around the bush comments.

    Does anyone happen to work in management or HR that would be willing to give my resume a once over? As it stands, I'm hoping to move cross-country within the next month or so (Albuquerque to be exact) and I'm trying to polish everything before I get there so I can just apply and cross my fingers. I can't tell if I'm being too wordy or bullshitting too much (even though I'm really not in my resume). I'd post it here, but I'd rather not have my stuff spilled everywhere. My ultimate goal is another management position, but unfortunately for me, being at the same company for eleven plus years hasn't really afforded me much in terms of "other" job experience.

    Hope some folks can help icon_smile.gif


    I do and have been in a hiring mode at work lately. Feel free to email it to me and I'll give you my opinion. I won't pull any punches, though.
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    Sep 07, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    This topic couldn't have popped up at a more convenient time, I have a big recruiting fair coming up and I haven't built my resume since I left undergrad, are any of the HR people willing to share their resume to give this newbie a few pointers?

    I'd happily submit mine for critique but I'm afraid it's non-existant at this moment...