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Ironguy

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#1 9 years ago

So I am ashamed to say that while I was in public education, I was never taught on how to write an effective resume... :bawl: :bawl: :bawl:

Can someone please provide me with an example on how one should look. What formating should be like. Also, I would like to learn how to set up a list of contacts and a portfolio that looks professional. Can someone please show me that. I am trying to get an AutoCAD job. or Computer Assisted Drafting. Please help!

Thanks in advance!




colonel_bob

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#3 9 years ago

Successful Resume Writing: Lab Support, A Division of On Assignment - Scientific Staffing

I used that when writing my resume with decent success. How you write your resume will depend on what kind of job you're targeting and where you're from, though. As colonel_bob suggested (in a roundabout way) do some research and see what will work best for you.




colonel_bob

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#4 9 years ago
Inyri Forge;4686764As colonel_bob suggested (in a roundabout way) do some research and see what will work best for you.

Why be direct when you can run in literary circles? Thats how alot of good books are written. :P




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#5 9 years ago

Yeah well novel-sized books has lots of pages! Must... fill... them all... >.>




colonel_bob

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Inyri Forge;4686802Yeah well novel-sized books has lots of pages! Must... fill... them all... >.>

Yeah, otherwise it'd just be a short story. And then you wouldn't be an author, you'd be a magazine contributor. People would lose respect for you, your finance would dump you when they realized they were dating a broke magazine contributor, you'd be evicted from your flat and have to apply for low income housing, you'd have to endure being shanked for the $7 and moped keys in your pocket while in line at the unemployment office you have to visit after being fired for not writing good magazine articles, and finally, die in a fire at the local hospital cause no one remembered to tell anyone that you were in your room -- in order to evacuate you in case of emergency -- because you didn't actually have any health insurance; you were a part time contributer to "Firefly Fan Fiction Quarterly," for God's sakes.

Thats why you should never be too direct in making a point.

Also, people could call you blunt.




Mitch Connor

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#7 9 years ago

Write about your previous work experience, awards, community service, and general traits that prove you are a good worker.




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#8 9 years ago

My University has a compulsory course that teaches "professional issues", which is a requirement for my work placement next year, one of which is CV writing. (CV = curriculum vitae = resume)

Basically, try to be as concise as possible. When describing any experience you have with a particular line of work, focus on your traits and what you do well, instead of what exactly it was you were trying to accomplish. Obviously include details of previous work experience, along with your academic qualifications and any other merits that you think are worth mentioning. Finally, modesty has no place in a resume. Now, I'm not saying you should show off, but you can't afford to put yourself down, either.

There are loads of resources online to help you with this kind of stuff. Google is your friend.




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#9 9 years ago

Ironguy - you might also want to check out Free resume and cover letter samples, and lots of job search advice from Yana Parker, author of The Damn Good Resume Guide there's a lot of useful information there




Ironguy

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#10 9 years ago

thx guys! so just a few more questions. When I'm writing this, Should I talk about experiences where I helped former companies save money? Is that too boastful?




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