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Would a professional involved in hiring be able to offer their advice on a resume?

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I've got a family member who's a teacher and just got laid off. The resume was awful and I tried updating it but I feel that its just lacking something. Would any of you guys mind giving it a look over to see how I can make it better for them?
post #2 of 20
I'm not sure how much help I'll be, but send it my way and I'll look it over.
post #3 of 20
I love how SF does it's part to help the economy by producing jobs. We don't get enough credit.
post #4 of 20
I took a class on this just recently and learned some interesting facts: 1. Keep active verbs up front 2. Create your own template...no Word templates 3. Make it uniform 4. Most important information at the top of the first page(for me as a college student that is the only page)
post #5 of 20
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Are you hiring?

post #6 of 20
I'll look it over if you like. Not an expert or anything but I've had them done enough times
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Anybody else? The replies I've gotten so far indicate that this resume is fairly well written and might just need a professional's help.
post #8 of 20
you'd probably get a lot better feedback if you posted the meat-and-potatoes of your resume in this thread if you're worried about privacy you could delete it after a couple days - i promise not to quote it or anything
post #9 of 20
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you'd probably get a lot better feedback if you posted the meat-and-potatoes of your resume in this thread

if you're worried about privacy you could delete it after a couple days - i promise not to quote it or anything
not a good idea. i know youre safe, and so are most here, but who knows who isnt.


anyways, from what ive seen it looks good just as is, and perhaps it is just a matter of being a little more patient on getting calls for a job? how long has he been unemployed?
post #10 of 20
well i don't mean personal details, just generic stuff like job experience, but maybe you're right
post #11 of 20
I can look it over. I'm an education administrator and I used to teach business communication classes. PM me.
post #12 of 20
Thread Starter 
Still need a helping hand with this one please. She's on unemployment but I need to get her back to work. She's starting to go down hill mentally.
post #13 of 20
I haven't seen the resume, nor do I want to, but if it has an "objective" on top or "refererences available upon request" take them out.

The former belongs on a cover letter and the latter is self understood.
post #14 of 20
She's been unemployed for 2 weeks and she's "going down hill mentally"? I was out of work for 6 months. Try that.
post #15 of 20
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She's been unemployed for 2 weeks and she's "going down hill mentally"? I was out of work for 6 months. Try that.
You're better than her. Feel better now? All this woman's got is teaching. Its sad but true. Without it, she's just lost.
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