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post #1 of 9
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I will be getting my degree in Marketing in two months if everything goes to plan. I want to start sending out my resume to places in the next two weeks so I really need to piece together a resume. I want to get an entry level job at a video game developer so it would be something in PR, community management, marketing, or sales; I have done an internship in college at a marketing firm and won an recognition award from the school board here for presenting them a marketing plan. I also worked while going to college paying for my way, because of that my resume isn't that great but I have some stuff. My question is what's the best way to go about building one? Just open microsoft word choose a template and type away? Should I change my resume for each job I am applying to?
post #2 of 9
my resume advise is to separate your words into small paragraphs so potential future employers actually read it.
post #3 of 9
One thing I've done in the past is to look up the job descriptions of the job(s) you're looking for. You seem pretty open to position, but specific to industry. In that case, look up job descriptions in that industry, regardless of position. Start cutting and pasting into a Word document. After about 10 cutting and pastings, you'll start to see a pattern of 3-5 characteristics that all companies in your field are looking for. Refine your resume to say how you epitomize those 3-5 characteristics with examples.

If you're two months away from graduation, you should be further along in the process. Does your school not offer job placement/job fairs/interview and resume help?
post #4 of 9
Don't even bother. You won't get the job. You're a MARKETING major, and you just came to an internet forum to ask how to sell yourself in Microsoft Word, as if you didn't go to school for 4-5 years to learn exactly that. You're better off walking to your nearest cell phone store because you'll be selling phone accessories until the day you die.
post #5 of 9
Damn dude.. a bit harsh, if not douche.
post #6 of 9
I'm doing him a favor. This sort of dependence is just ridiculous and it will lead to embarrassment at some point. Better now than later.

He needs to put himself in the video game company's shoes. They want to connect products to consumers. To do this, they're going to hire someone who spent 4-5 years learning how to do that, leaving with an ability to think on their feet towards those ends. One of the most fundamental tasks that one should leave marketing school with is the ability to prognosticate an employer's response to a product (his skills) through the manner he might intend to sell them (his resume). If his initiative consists of asking people "So, should I like.....just start typing shit?" then he either didn't learn a damn thing, or he's overestimating Styleforum's ability to give constructive advice, but either way, at no point will a video game company want a person who showed that dependence in such a rudimentary test of acquired knowledge. It's not like there are people on a men's fashion website that should be more capable than he is about how to write his name and some of the stuff he's done.
post #7 of 9
I completely agree with your sentiment and argument, but I'm just commenting that your first response was not the best way of delivering that message.
post #8 of 9
No, I think StephenHero's tone is dead on. There's not enough of calling people up on childish, lazy bullshit these days.

Coldsnap, how the hell do you expect people to tell you essentially how to type a fucking resume? Get real.

You think you deserve to be paid a salary out of hard earned profits when you aren't even prepared to think about how to write a Word document to get employed? Seriously? After a degree in marketing?

What the fuck have you been doing?
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Originally Posted by VelvetGreen View Post

No, I think StephenHero's tone is dead on. There's not enough of calling people up on childish, lazy bullshit these days.
Coldsnap, how the hell do you expect people to tell you essentially how to type a fucking resume? Get real.
You think you deserve to be paid a salary out of hard earned profits when you aren't even prepared to think about how to write a Word document to get employed? Seriously? After a degree in marketing?
What the fuck have you been doing?

he's been copy pastaing
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