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Old 12-13-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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So I assume using LOL is not a good word to use?? Tempted though
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ONE page Hans. If you want them to take the time to read it, ONE page, and nothing too fancy. Bold is ok, italics is a no-no.

When I read resumes, I'm turned off by 2 pagers instantly. Keep it short, powerful, and to the point. Use common buzzwords. Particularly things like TEAMWORK and DEDICATED.
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Keep the 1" margins all around... looks better and clean, don't try and cheat and cram in stuff by reducing them.


Exaggerate, but don't lie... it'* one of my pet peeves
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If you're mailing it, send it in a full size manila envelope. Helps you stand out of the rest of the pile.
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Tip #1 it is spelled résumé , lmfao, I am bilingual in English and French, you used the wrong accent on the e.
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ONE page Hans. If you want them to take the time to read it, ONE page, and nothing too fancy. Bold is ok, italics is a no-no.

When I read resumes, I'm turned off by 2 pagers instantly. Keep it short, powerful, and to the point. Use common buzzwords. Particularly things like TEAMWORK and DEDICATED.
Bill I am about 3" over one page...I will have to edit it a little more. teamwork is on there...dedicated..well I wil have to fit that in..

I am going aganist people with 4 years of expierence in the same position, big college degrees, etc, but I own at my job flat out, so I hope I have a chance..


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Tip #1 it is spelled résumé , lmfao, I am bilingual in English and French, you used the wrong accent on the e.
lol sorry had to finish up the coors the roomate left in the fridge, they looked so innocent, it was hard enough to go to character map, and find the e with the slant
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I was gonne say, keep it to one page. Average attention payed to a resume is 10-30 seconds. 2 pages unless going for a very tech, business mgr, or GM, is a no no.
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i've been told to not use any of that fancy paper too, just keep it plain white. some companys scan them into their computer system and if yours doesn't scan you're out of luck.
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I'm very anal about my resume...

Unless it'* a technical job, keep it to one page. Especially if you have little experience.
Use the white space around the perimeter to your advantage.
Use a heavier weight paper.
Use punctuation consistently.
Use verb tenses properly.
Customize your objective to the company'* name that you're wanting to work for.

I've spent hours and hours and hours on my resume. If you're wanting an opinion on it or are want someone to proofread it, shoot me a PM and I'll give you my email address.
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i've been told to not use any of that fancy paper too, just keep it plain white. some companys scan them into their computer system and if yours doesn't scan you're out of luck.
Yep...




I personally stick to white paper, Times New Roman. Done with.
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