Post # 1
I wasn’t sure where to post this but I just wanted to put out a little advice.
When you write your resume, please put it in lay man’s terms aka so anyone could understand it! I cannot stress this enough! You could be the perfect candidate for a job but if the person on the front line does not understand your technical jargon then you don’t have a shot.
I am going through hundreds of resumes right now and since I am in HR and do not have a scientific PhD there are so many resumes I don’t pass along to the hiring manager because to me they make no sense. Please remember key words and ensure someone that does not have the same job as you knows what you do.
Post # 3
I agree with you! I mean, I’ve stayed in my industry for 3 different companies/jobs so far, but I always spell things out on my resume instead of using the acronyms, even though I know the HR manager knows what I mean. And make sure to use really simple terms like: Marketing and Business Development, even though it gets a lot more complicated than that.
I’m not in HR, but I’ve passed on my fair share of Resumes and I think it’s so funny how little time some people obviously spend on their resumes. I make so many spelling corrections and have to clean up so many wordy explanations.. I don’t want to pass the resume on until it’s perfect b/c it’s a reflection on me.
Post # 4
Ugh, I’m glad I don’t have to read resume’s anymore!
Also, focus on accomplishments and goal achievements… not just duties. OK, so you were a sales rep. Um… how’d that go? Oh, you tripled business in your territory within 6 months? You surpassed your sales goal by 15%? Well, we should probably know that!
Post # 5
I love when they just tell you a sales goal that they achieved but they fail to tell you what the sold!
Ahhhh, it’s going to be a long morning.