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

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  1. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    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?
     
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    Thomas Senior member

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    I'm not sure how much help I'll be, but send it my way and I'll look it over.
     
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    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)
     
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  6. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    I'll look it over if you like. Not an expert or anything but I've had them done enough times
     
  7. Rambo

    Rambo Senior member

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    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.
     
  8. oman

    oman Senior member

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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
     
  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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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?
     
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    oman Senior member

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    well i don't mean personal details, just generic stuff like job experience, but maybe you're right
     
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    I can look it over. I'm an education administrator and I used to teach business communication classes. PM me.
     
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    Rambo Senior member

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    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.
     
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    taxgenius Senior member

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    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.
     
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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.
     
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    Rambo Senior member

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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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