Discussion in 'Community' started by TAFNAC, Jun 17, 2013.
Yeah, pdfs are good.
MS word is ok too.
What Craig says...
And since I've read many thousands of resumes, though mostly engineering, I'd be happy to re-read through yours for you as well. They can take many forms and those most effective are the ones that tie into the candidate companies own hooks. Therefore for my own resume I keep a core version and before sending it out to Google, if one were to use a resume for Google, then I would revisit and tweak it to include all sorts of things that Google is known to be seeking. Likewise when applying to a GM dealer, I'd tweak it to suggest that you had 'some' sort of knowledge about the customer service of recalls... even from a different industry.
Also expect that many resumes never see the desk of the hiring manager. They first must travel past some random hostile HR desk and then likely accumulate on some admin's desk. I'm guilty of this myself. If I were hiring a "Product Manager" I'd ask my admin to sort for 3 or 4 buzzwords about product management otherwise I'd have her grade them from 1 to 10 and only look personally at those higher than 6. So "IF" you read about my firm and included the correct 3 or 4 buzzwords then your resume score would start at 4 and go up from there. Much easier to get to the necessary threshold that way.
And don't stress about the education or lack thereof since I've only hired one PHD in my career and he was functionally near worthless. I value more greatly pertinent related job experience and that is easier to come by.
Send me a note if you'd like to send something over
So true. Almost every PhD I've ever worked with (and there have been many) has been worthless.
doctors should be paying attention to the sick
but others should have their eye out for when the fat dungeon master bends down and shows his keys
yeah the PHD's I'm referring to are not medical doctors but professional college students who kept taking classes far beyond their aptitude or skill set in applied learning
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