(Closed) What can I do to give my resume some pizzazz?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would cut it down to thebest information that apply to the eye position. Would computer skills qualify? Perhaps. Retail? It’s a bit of a stretch. Also, many cities have career centre’s where you can have professionals help you to make a great resume. Seenif you can track down someone there to help. In Canada, these services are offered free by the government, though many don’t know it exists.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I really want to help, but I am rubbish at this sort of thing so keep that in mind.  Unless it’s a very formal/conservative job don’t worry too much about what the “conventions” are.  If you’re education looks pitiful, focus on something else.  Mine’s been two sides since I was 21. I am in a creative field so mine is green (yup, the text is dark green), it’s also in columns rather than paragraphs. I didn’t list my skills next to my jobs but separately in a “Skills” section. I also focussed on my profile, my Dad employs a lot of people and your profile says a lot, and use examples (if you’re responsible, give an example of when you had to take responsibility). Mine also has my photo and a QR code, you can nix the photo (I wanted to show off some crazy creativity and personality is everything n my field) but SO has also used a QR code (free from internet) both are v-card so when it’s scanned my contact details can be added to a persons phone. Might be useless but makes it stand out.  Even a cute heading can make all the difference (I’m not talking WordArt). Um, hope that offers some help.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@SweetHoneyBee:  Definitely provide a cover letter personalized to this job.  That is a great place to talk about the skills from your non-related experiences that will apply to this new job that you want.

I would keep your resume to 1 page for sure.  You don’t have to list full information about old jobs the don’t really apply to this one.  List the job and the timeframe so they can see you don’t have gaps in your employment, but if it isn’t really applicable, you don’t have to put much info about it.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@SweetHoneyBee:  Mine is at the page breaking point too.  I think that is fine so long as it stays on the single page.

I use size 11 font and thinner margins too.

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