Résumés Redefined

Much has changed about the job search process in recent years. Workers now look online for employment leads, for example, and companies have rolled out inventive benefits programs to attract the best talent. But what about the résumé? Most people assume it's the one dinosaur that's yet to evolve.
Think again. Subtle changes are afoot, and, thanks to new technologies, today's résumé is different in many ways from its 20th century counterpart. Following are some résumé developments you should be aware of:

The Long and Short of It: Résumés Are Inching Up
There's one rule of résumé writing that virtually every job seeker knows: A single-page résumé is best. But this long-prevailing guideline is no longer set in stone. While 52 percent of executives polled by our company still consider one page the optimal length for staff-level résumés, 44 percent feel two pages is preferable.
Of course, this doesn't mean you should ramble on; less is still more. While employers may be accepting of a two-page document, being long-winded could hurt your cause since hiring managers have little time to devote to each application they receive. A premium will always be placed on job seekers who effectively prioritize information and write in a manner that is both compelling and concise.
To accomplish this goal, zero in on your top qualifications, write short and crisp sentences and avoid pedantic résumé-speak, including technical jargon and trendy business phrases like "value-added" or "thinking outside the box." And, of course, omit all statements that are not pertinent to the position for which you are applying.

Keywords Are Key
Keywords are terms that describe the experience, skills, personality traits, software proficiencies or academic credentials that a certain position requires. They are important to consider because many companies now use filtering software to scan résumés for keywords, flagging those with a high concentration for further consideration. In fact, according to Taleo Research, a firm that studies management practices, 94 percent of the top 500 U.S. companies use computer programs to evaluate résumés. This trend has caused some job seekers to respond creatively. In an attempt to get a leg up on the competition, they hide keywords in their résumés by camouflaging them in white type or decreasing the font size so that the text is invisible to all but a computer.
But these tactics can often backfire. Improved résumé search software can now catch and flag arbitrarily inserted keywords, lowering the résumé's ranking and sending the offending candidate's application to the recycle bin. Plus, trying to trick the system can simply make you look bad.
Instead, you want to include keywords that accurately represent your employment background. Let's say you're applying for a position as an office administrator, for example. According to the employment ad, the company seeks a someone who is a "self-motivated and energetic individual who is highly organized and can work independently." Customize your résumé so that the wording mirrors this language from the job description by including terms such as "self-motivated," "compelling," "energetic," "highly organized" and "work independently" when discussing your previous experience.

Candidates on Camera
Another recent development is the advent of the "video résumé." While the tried-and-true printed (or electronic) résumé remains a job seeker's primary promotional tool, some candidates -- especially those in fields requiring stellar creative abilities -- are trying to distinguish themselves with video résumés.
Technological advancements have made it relatively easy and inexpensive to produce a professional-looking video and upload it to a Web site, where prospective employers can view it. It remains to be seen if the video résumé represents a passing fad or the future. A Harris Interactive survey, however, indicates both employers and candidates are at least intrigued by the concept. In the survey, 60 percent of hiring managers and human resources professionals polled expressed "some interest" in seeing video résumés. In addition, 49 percent of workers expressed some willingness to post a video résumé to attract the attention of a prospective employer.
There has been a general conception that the résumé never changes. While the hallmarks of a good résumé -- clarity, truthfulness and relevance -- remain the same, technology and hiring trends have influenced the way they are produced and reviewed. Recognizing these changes and keeping abreast of future developments will enable you to market yourself as effectively as possible. 

Source: careerbuilder

The Business Card Resume

business card resume tips"Have you heard about a 'mini-resume' that fits on a personal business card?" one of my readers asked. "I was wondering about your opinion on these resume cards. Part of me says it's a good thing, another part not so much."

The first time you hear about a business card resume, it can sound like a gimmick, and you should know better than to waste valuable job search time pursuing gimmicks. That said, business cards are an accepted sales tool the world over, and for a job hunter they're so much less intrusive than carrying around a wad of resumes under your arm.

If you want to try a business card resume, you must consider the severely limited space available to you and use that space wisely:

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Front Of The Card
  1. Include critical information. Your name, target job title, telephone number and email address.
  2. Use legible, business-like fonts. (Times Roman, Arial).
  3. Make it readable. Limit the word count so that you can maximize font size to increase readability; better to have one legible email address than add a social network address and have them both illegible.
  4. Use a larger font. No one in a position to hire you can read an 8-point font. And reminding someone that they are old and have failing eyesight -- not a good sales pitch.

Back Of The Card
Space is minimal, so less is more and readability is everything; the words you choose must communicate both your understanding of the job and your ability to deliver when you are doing that job.
  1. Repeat your target job title.
  2. This is followed by a two-word headline on the next line: Performance Profile
  3. Then follow this with a single short sentence that addresses the No. 1 deliverable of your target job. The No. 1 deliverable in your job (and all jobs) is the identification, prevention and solution of problems within that specific area of professional expertise. It is ultimately what we all get hired to do.
  4. Finish with a social network address that delivers a comprehensive professional profile to any interested reader, such as your LinkedIn profile, your Web-based resum, or any other URL that delivers the full story on your professional capabilities.
As an example we can all relate to, an accounting professional who worked in Accounts Receivable might have the flip side of a business card resume that looks something like this:

Martin Yale
Snr Accounts Receivable
Performance Profile
Focused on the ID, prevention and solution of
all recurring A/R problems

www: http://www.linkedin.com/martiny

Notice that by starting this mini-resume with a verb, you not only show understanding of what is at the heart of this job, you also deliver a powerful personal brand statement by telling the reader what to expect.

Source: AOL

7 Tips for Handling a Blemish on Your Resume

Sometimes your professional past isn't as squeaky clean as you'd like. You might have an embarrassing gap between jobs, or maybe you were fired and worry about how to explain that to potential employers. Interviews are like landmines: How do you avoid those areas of discrepancy on your resume or put yourself in a positive light, despite your past mistakes?

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1. Avoid the temptation to lie. Lying never got anyone the job, so resist the urge to cover up your past errors. Instead, try to avoid the topic unless your interviewer brings it up. "Don't be the one to bring up any weak points in your work history, but if they do come up, handle them gracefully," says Keren Douek, director of recruitment services at JobDreaming.com. "Don't lie, but don't linger, either. Answer any questions directly, but don't feel the need to elaborate too much or go into a great amount of detail."

2. Focus on the positive. Your interviewer doesn't expect you to be perfect, so don't try to sweep your mistakes under the rug. Instead, guide the conversation to what you learned from your mistakes, says Amit De, CEO and co-founder of Careerleaf.
"Along with honesty, job seekers should directly assess what they learned from the experience and how they have improved. They can also talk about the plan they have set in place for these actions to never occur again."

3. Be prepared. The worst thing you could do in an interview is stumble when you're asked about the blemish on your resume. Instead, Nicole Lindsay of DiversityMBAPrep.com says, "be prepared with a response. Expect that the question item will come up."
Lindsay says it's a good idea to consult with a mentor or peer to determine the best way to describe the issue so that it doesn't send up red flags for a potential employer. Having a succinct way of explaining what happened can keep you from being embarrassed, and most employers will simply move on to the next question.

4. Find the best wording. Sometimes it's not what you say, but how you say it. Lindsay says you should "use words that minimize the magnitude of the issue--use 'let go' instead of 'fired,' use 'not forthright' instead of 'lied.'" Smoother wording can help you even out bumps in your background.

5. Be the bigger person. It can be tempting to dive into a he said/she said situation, especially if you feel you weren't in the wrong. But you should resist. Douek says: "Be the bigger person. If you're asked about a negative work experience or a business relationship that didn't end well, don't get petty or get caught up telling your side of the story. Keep your explanation simple and light. You don't want to come across as bitter, even if you secretly are.

6. If you were fired ... There's no need to go into detail as to why you were let go, unless a potential employer asks point blank. Again, use softer wording, and focus on your accomplishments rather than the negatives of your past work history.

7. End on a positive note. What you want a hiring manager to remember about you is how great you are, and why you're qualified for this role. "Regardless of the topic, come up with a way to give it a positive spin, Douek says. "If you were let go from a previous position, you could talk about how you gained so much from the experience, you understand why they had to make cutbacks, or how the timing was right for you because you were ready for the next step in your career," she says.
Bottom line is: The "problem spots" on your resume should not be huge issues if you're qualified and enthusiastic about the job. Don't dwell on mistakes you've made in the past. That way, the employer won't either.

Source: Yahoo

Spelling Errors Send Red Flags To Employers

misspelled words on resumes and cover letters
Really, I had the simplest of intentions. By sending out a link to The Oatmeal's classic graphic of "10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling" as a reminder to job seekers everywhere that a lot is two words, I opened a vortex of commonly misused or misspelled words that drive employers crazy when they see them in résumés, cover letters, correspondence and even social media updates.

But it wasn't only employers who were miffed at these common blunders – job seekers too were disappointed in their peers. When I polled our Twitter and Facebook fans, they gave me an onslaught of other words that they found were on the list of common offenders. Twitter user @XuDannyO added that he sees people who don't know the difference between "ensure" and "insure." His great example being, "'I insure customer satisfaction.' Really? You took out an insurance policy on that?"

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Other unforgivable mistakes, according to our Facebook comments, included:
  • No and know
  • Whole and hole
  • Receive
  • Separate
  • Beautiful
  • Appreciate
  • Restaurant
  • Smelled and smelt
  • Leaned and leant and lend
  • Form and from
  • While and whilst
  • Definitely vs defiantly (people don't realize these are two different words with two different meanings)
  • Apart and a part
  • To, too, two
  • Your and you're
Teresa Z. added, "The problem is people rely on spell check too often and don't realize that if the word is spelled correctly but used in the wrong context, spell check won't always pick it up. They need to use the 'eyeball' method." She's right – you need to proofread your work, especially if you are sending out a résumé and cover letter in hopes of competing for a job. One of the most common typos seen by Heidi F. is "you" instead of "your." So in your cover letter, if you write "I'm the best candidate for you marketing needs," then you probably aren't going to get the call to come in for the interview. I'll admit it – I have had consistent trouble with the word sandwich throughout my entire life. I'm not sure why because I've eaten enough of them that I should be spelling the word correctly.

It doesn't mean that you're a waste of life if you didn't win the 4th grade spelling bee or have trouble spelling today. When you take the time to proof your work and check any spellings (thank you dictionary.com) that you are uncertain about, that shows an employer attention to detail and the ability to do good work. But when you end your cover letter with "I hope to here from you," you probably won't hear from them either.
One final word on social media and status updates or tweets.

Despite character limitations and the inherent creative license to make a bold statement, you still need to act and spell professionally. Consistent tweets like "IM HAVIN NO LUK IN MY JOB SERCH" aren't endearing and would probably prompt an employer to block and report you as spam. One-in-five companies are using social media to hire and 45% of companies are screening applicants by their social media profiles. If you are using social media to increase your chances of being seen and heard by potential employers, you probably need to audit your online brand image and decide whether you need to change your privacy settings, create separate accounts or clean up your online act. What steps do you take to proof your résumé or cover letters before submitting them to employers? What are some other words or phrases that you find you commonly misuse or misspell? How can we help each other catch our little mistakes?

Source: AOL

Using Baby Carrots And Digital Tools To Make Your Resume Stand Out

creative resumesArtistic videos posted to YouTube aren't going to pay the bills.
Of course, anyone looking to make a career in experimental videography must first find a stable job that provides for the basic necessities before the MacArthur Foundation comes knocking with a genius grant.
And one such job in the modern workforce is as a "community manager," which is essentially a marketing gig that calls on the manager to make the greatest use of social media and other digital tools to expand a company's online reach. And it goes without saying that the creative possibilities for the manager are endless. The post is especially important for startups, as they seek to establish a brand identity while also battling other cutting edge entrants to the marketplace.
And so as organizations like Carrot Creative, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based new media marketing agency, seek to fill their community manager position, a standard cover letter and resume is unlikely on its own to convince an employer that you have the tools to take advantage of all the potential digital resources.
Little wonder, then, that Torrey Taralli's video cover letter caught the attention of the popular jobs listing website, mediabistro.com. Embracing the organization's title, Taralli put together a 1-minute, 4-second-long video featuring 300 baby carrots. The vegetables are used to spell out a message to the employer, starting with: "Why Creative Carrot Should Hire Torrey Taralli." And it goes on to say that he "Does A Spot-On Obama Impression" and "Has A Dog Named Frank."

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While it's true, as mediabistro.com points out, that the video fails to provide actual specifics about Taralli's qualifications, "one thing's for sure: It's not a boring cover letter." Indeed, in taking a page out of Bob Dylan's playbook by spelling out a message via video, a la "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Taralli has succeeded in at least garnering attention for the company, the most that any executive can hope from its marketing team. And he is now one of seven finalists for the job whose original applicant pool was composed of 300 candidates.
"A lot of people go to unique lengths," Mike Germano, the president and co-founder of Carrot Creative told AOL Jobs in an interview. "This is not even the first carrot video we have seen. And this is exactly what we want. You're going to need to show a social media and digital ability."
Taralli's application is of a piece with the trend of using a resume to strut one's digital stuff. As was reported on AOL Jobs last month, the video-enhanced application has even led to a new categorization of resumes. These so-called "presumes" are used as a platform to present the applicant through visual means. They need not take the place of a standard curriculum vitae in dislosing an applicant's qualifications. These introductions often feature slide-shows and are intended as a curtain raiser for the candidacy.
One prospective candidate who made a successful presume to land a job was Hanna Phan. In applying to be a product manager with San Francisco-based SlideRocket, Phan delivered her application in the very presentation software the company makes for its clients. Her presentation was titled, "I Want To Work At Slide Rocket," and like Taralli's video, Phan's didn't get much into her actual resume in her presume, but rather showcased her marketing and digital skills in pitching herself to the company.

Company CEO Chuck Dietrich received Phan's presume just as he was boarding a plane for New York, he told AOL Jobs. Upon viewing it, Dietrich was so impressed with the presentation, he says, that "If I had time to call Hanna before I took off I would have. But I called her right when I landed."

Source: AOL

Are You Using the Wrong Résumé

Many job seekers are aware of only one type of résumé format: chronological, in which your work history is presented in reverse order. But just because this style is the most popular doesn't mean it's the best option for you.
Employers prefer this type of résumé over others because it provides an easy-to-follow snapshot of your work experience. A chronological résumé is a good option if you are pursuing a position in a field in which you have a solid and consistent record of progress. Using this format, however, can be detrimental to your job search efforts if your most recent work experience does not relate to the job for which you are applying.
A chronological résumé also can be troublesome in the following situations:

  • You have worked exclusively in one field and are applying for a job in a different profession.

  • You are seeking an entry-level position and have almost no work experience.

  • You have been a chronic job hopper and held most of your jobs for less than one year.

  • Your employment history has large gaps. 

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    If you feel a chronological résumé is not right for you, consider these other options instead:

    The Functional RésuméThe functional résumé is organized around your skills, experiences and accomplishments rather than on specific jobs you've held. It omits (or only mentions in broad terms) your previous roles and dates of employment. Overall, a functional résumé warrants considerations if:

  • You are an entry-level job seeker with no significant work-related experience.

  • You are re-entering the workforce after a lengthy absence and little of your work history has bearing on the kind of job you are trying to find.

  • You have held several jobs, but those jobs do not demonstrate professional growth.

  • Advantages
    The chief advantage of a functional résumé is that it enables you to give prominence to those aspects of your background likely to be of special interest to would-be employers, such as experience in a particular industry or time spent working overseas. This format also shifts the focus away from aspects of your background -- long periods of unemployment, for example -- that might hurt your chances of getting by the initial screening process.
    The major disadvantage of functional résumés is that many employers view them with suspicion. While your strengths and accomplishments are important to a potential employer, most want to know what specific job you held that enabled you to demonstrate the skills you're describing. They also want to know how recent that experience was and, if possible, see some continuity.
    The Combination Résumé
    The combination résumé incorporates the best features of both chronological and functional résumés. Generally, it leads with a description of your functional skills and related qualifications, followed by a reverse-chronological employment history. The combination résumé may be a good choice if:

  • You are looking to change careers and want to highlight general skills that relate to your past jobs.

  • You have had no luck in getting past the screening process with a chronological résumé.

  • You are applying for a job that interests you and that you think you can handle, but the connection between your work history and that particular job is not particularly strong.

  • Advantages
    The principal advantage of a combination résumé is that, like a functional résumé, it enables you to establish early on what you have accomplished in your career and what skills and attributes you can offer a potential employer. But because you also will include a description of your work history, you can diffuse the suspicions that may arise when the information is omitted.
    The disadvantage of a combination résumé is that some employers -- those who prefer chronological résumés -- may assume that you are attempting to conceal certain aspects of your background. This is not a significant disadvantage, however, as combination résumés are becoming increasingly common.
    Ultimately, there is no one right format that you should use when writing your résumé. It might make sense to choose a certain layout for one prospective employer and a different one for another in order to best showcase your skills. But no matter which format you use, make sure your résumé looks professional, provides proof of real results and is targeted to the company's needs. The extra time you take to customize it will pay off by generating more interest from hiring managers.

    Source: careerbuilder

    10 Ways to Get Your Résumé Tossed

    Writing a résumé isn't exactly a speedy process. First there's the brainstorming. Then, you have to write -- and rewrite, and rewrite -- your educational and work histories until your résumé perfectly boasts your background. Plus, there's all that proofreading.

    Even though your résumé took you hours to write, hiring managers will typically spend less than one minute reviewing it. If your résumé has any glaring errors, however, employers will waste no time deleting it.
    To ensure your résumé gets proper attention, avoid these 10 all-too-common blunders.

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    1. Not bothering with a cover letter. Cover letters are so important to the application process that many hiring managers automatically reject résumés that arrive without them. Make the most of your cover letter by expanding on a few of your qualifications, explaining any gaps in employment or providing other information that will entice the employer to read your résumé.

    2. Giving your résumé format a little "flair."
    Unusual fonts or fluorescent pink paper will certainly make your résumé stand out -- in a bad way. Keep your résumé looking professional by sticking with standard white or cream-colored paper, black type and a common font like Arial or Times New Roman.

    3. Going long. Since your high school job scooping ice cream probably isn't relevant to your career anymore, it shouldn't be included on your résumé. Your résumé shouldn't be longer than two pages so only include your most recent and relevant work history.

    4. Focusing on duties, not accomplishments. Instead of writing a list of job duties on your résumé, demonstrate how each duty contributed to your company's bottom line. For example, anyone can plan the company fund-raiser, but if you note that your fund-raiser brought in 50 percent more money than the previous year's event, the hiring manager will be take notice.

    5. Having a selfish objective. Employers are trying to determine whether you're a good fit for their organizations, so everything on your résumé should point to your experience. A summary of qualifications that conveniently displays your accomplishments and background is far more effective than a generic objective statement ("To gain experience in...").

    6. Being too generic. Always customize your résumé and cover letter for each job and employer to which you apply. This way, you can tailor your materials to show how you will be a perfect fit for the position.

    7. Guesstimating your dates and titles. With the proliferation of background checks, any "upgrades" you give your titles or stretching of employment dates to cover gaps will likely get caught -- and eliminate you from consideration.

    8. Tell everyone why you left. Never put anything negative on your résumé. If you left the position due to a layoff or you were fired, bring it up only if asked.

    9. Include lots of personal information. It's fine if you enjoy fly fishing on Sunday afternoons, but unless your hobby relates to your career, it doesn't belong on your résumé. The same goes for your height, weight, religious affiliation, sexual orientation or any other facts that could potentially be used against you.

    10. Assume spell-check is good enough. Spell-checkers can pick up many typos -- but they won't catch everything (manger vs. manager, for example). Always proofread your résumé several times, and ask a friend to give it a final review.

    Source: careerbuilder

    12 Of The Coolest Most Creative Resumes We have Seen

    We write a lot about resumes — what to do, what not to do.

    But these rules are generic advice we compile from career experts, and — depending on the industry — sometimes the more personalized and creative you are, the more likely you'll get noticed in this competitive economy. 
    So, we've also presented to you a lot of creative resumes.
    Taking a risk on the design and format of your resume can sometimes lead to unexpected results. Chris Spurlock posted his resume on the internet, and its viral success got him a job at the Huffington Post.
    "We couldn’t resist hiring him after seeing his amazing infographic resume,” Huffington's Arianna Huffington reported to Poynter in a press release.

     Here are a few more creative resumes we couldn't help but share:

    Omondi Abudho was inspired by a daily routine. 

    Omondi Abudho was inspired by a daily routine.
    Omondi Abudho is a Kenyan art director and photographer who is well-known for his photography, but has also picked up quite a bit of attention from his resume.
    He was inspired one day when he was making a routine purchase.
    "Believe it or not, I got the idea while buying a pack of coffee. Java Coffee, one of Kenya's best, to be exact."
    He designed a resume that potential employers could cut out and fold into a box, complete with creative "nutrition" facts. The result was immediate.
    "As we speak I have three very good job offers from top agencies in Kenya... [I] am actually spoiled for choice!" he says.

    Simone Fortunini modeled his impressive resume after Google Analytics.

    Simone Fortunini modeled his impressive resume after Google Analytics.Currently an online marketing manager, Simone Fortunini recently created a resume that actually looks like a Google Analytics page. Fortunini tells us that since his work experiences stem from online marketing and advertising campaigns, Google Analytics is a basic tool that those in his industry work with, and he wanted to create a resume illustrating his understanding in online marketing, graphic design abilities and HTML skills.
    "My intent with this project is showing both the two sides of my professionality in digital: a good technological understanding and an online marketing knowledge," Fortunini says. "Trying to analyze my professional path like a 'web site performance' has been hard, but helpful to get an objective point of view about current achievements and future goals."
    Under his "Experience" section, you can click on the different positions he's held on the left-hand side, which will then allow you to see more details about the projects he's worked on and the skills he developed in each position.

    Kelly Weihs created a resume made to look like a Wild West wanted poster.

    Kelly Weihs created a resume made to look like a Wild West wanted poster.

    Kelly Weihs's resume stands out from the crowd thanks to its vintage, historical look.
    "I wanted to have fun creating a resume that was different from everyone else," she says. "I love historically inspired design; for me it's just a lot of fun to look to the past for ideas.
    She applied to her current place of employment using this resume, and immediately saw results.
    "My current employer quite liked the resume," she says.

    Read more  "12 Of The Coolest, Most Creative Resumes We've Seen"

    Basic Skills Resume

    This resume is a good example of how a skills resume can help someone who does not have the best credentials. It allows the job seeker to present school and extracurricular activities to good effect. It is a strong format choice because it lets her highlight strengths without emphasizing her limited work experience. It doesn't say where she worked or for how long, yet it gives her a shot at many jobs.

    You'll get the best results from a skills resume by using it when you have a referral to an organization instead of using it to apply cold or to an ad. Since the skills resume usually doesn't list specifics of work history, many employers will toss it out in favor of your competitors' resumes that do. So, stick with using the skills resume primarily when you're networking for a job.

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    Lisa M. Rhodes
    813 Lava Court - Denver, CO 81613
    Home: (413) 643-2173 (leave message)
    Cell: (413) 442-1659

    Sales-oriented position in a retail sales or distribution business.

    Skills and Abilities

  • Communications -- Good written and verbal presentation skills. Use proper grammar and have a good speaking voice.

  • Interpersonal Skills -- Able to get along well with co-workers and accept supervision. Received positive evaluations from previous supervisors.

  • Flexible -- Willing to try new things and am interested in improving efficiency on assigned tasks.

  • Attention to Detail -- Concerned with quality. Produce work that is orderly and attractive. Ensure tasks are completed correctly and on time.

  • Hard-working -- Throughout high school, worked long hours in strenuous activities while attending school full-time. Often managed as many as 65 hours a week in school and other structured activities while maintaining above-average grades.

  • Customer Service -- Routinely handled as many as 500 customer contacts a day (10,000 per month) in a busy retail outlet. Averaged lower than a .001 percent complaint rate and was given the "Employee of the Month" award in second month of employment. Received two merit increases.

  • Cash Sales -- Handled more than $2,000 a day ($40,000 a month) in cash sales. Balanced register and prepared daily sales summary and deposits.

  • Reliable -- Excellent attendance record; trusted to deliver daily cash deposits totaling more than $40,000 a month.

  • Education
    Franklin High School, 2001-2004. Classes included advanced English. Member of award-winning band. Excellent attendance record. Superior communication skills. Graduated in top 30 percent of class.

    Active gymnastics competitor for four years. Learned discipline, teamwork, how to follow instructions and hard work. Ambitious, outgoing, reliable and have solid work ethic.

    Excerpted from 'The Quick Resume and Cover Letter Book' by Michael Farr. Reprinted with permission from Jist Publishing. 

    Source: careerbuilder

    INFOGRAPHIC: How to make a résumé shine

    We've received a lot of questions from our job seeker community on HOW to revamp a résumé and what we mean when we say to quantify your successes instead of listing out your daily job tasks.
    From your questions, we put together this wondrous infographic, which you can click on to see the full version with the before & after résumés and other tips.

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