(Closed) In need of a job and advice on how to get one

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I was hiring for a campaign, I completely overlooked to “overdone” resumes.  Sorry I don’t have and example ready, mine was on my laptop that broke.  When you do get about to putting one together make it direct and to the point.  Follow the K.I.S.S. rule.

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

Keep it simple! If you need assistance on brushing up your cover letter and resume, there is likely a resource you can go to – a college, an education centre, etc. All websites tell you to pump yourself up and be confident, but as someone who works in recruiting, you don’t want to overdo it. You come off as being overqualified.

Post # 5
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Use words from the job description in your resume. Many times, it’s HR going through resumes and they simply don’t know the details of your job.

For example, I’m a web developer and the job description could say “Requirement: Photoshop experience”. If I put on my resume “Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite” (which includes Photoshop), the HR hiring person would not pick my resume because it doesn’t say “Photoshop” and they have no idea what “Adobe Creative Suite” is.

 

I discovered this when I was hired for my current job. HR hadn’t passed along my resume. My boss couldn’t find anyone, so he asked HR for all the resumes submitted for the position and he picked up mine and called me in for an interview. Apparently I didn’t have the right “buzz-words” on my resume for HR to think it was worthy of passing on.

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