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    sweetpie88 Posts: 104, Reputation: 2
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    #1

    Apr 11, 2010, 05:12 PM
    How does my resume look?
    I am trying to find a job as office assistant/ general office work/admin

    ( I know my name and address, etc goes here)

    Skills
    Detail-oriented
    Works well independently and as a team member
    Basic computer knowledge

    Work Experience
    (Name of job)
    (town and state)
    2/2006-6/2009
    Archivist

    Organized and filed photos
    Carefully separated photo batches and assigned locations for filing

    Volunteer Experience
    ( Name of organization)
    (town and state)
    Volunteer emailer
    Submitted grants to non profit organizations for Haiti relief

    Education
    ( I didn't finish college I have some college do I include that in my resume or my high school education?)
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    Apr 11, 2010, 06:47 PM

    Hi sweetpie88. I think you can spice your resume up a bit and maybe add some more things. Most people try to convert everyday language into "resume terminology." For example instead of saying "Works well independently and as a team member," you may say "Abilty to work independently," and "Capable of working in a team enironment." You can "convert" the other things in your resume also.

    One other thing you can add is an objective in the beginning of your resume. For example you can say "To obtain a position in which I can apply my organizational, time managemnet, and planning skills." (You can use this as your objective you would like to. ;) ) Also, if you can use Microsoft Office Suite, it is good to add that to your skills.

    For the Education section you may put your high school education with your GPA, name of school, grad date, etc.. You can also add your college. Since you don't have a degree, you may want to list some courses that you have taken that maybe relevant to the position in which you are applying for. Finally, the last thing to do is to format: add bullets, italisize objective, add dates, etc..

    Here's some examples of resumes that be helpful
    Sample Some College But No Degree (Administration) Resume
    Pilot Sample Resume & an example resume
    Resume Samples - Free Sample Resumes, Examples and Templates
    resume examples - Google Search
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    Apr 14, 2010, 06:56 PM

    Got references? You should have some if possible. You don't have to name them if you don't want to, but you can say " References available upon request."

    Suggest you name specifically any software you know how to use, e.g. Excel, Word, etc.

    Good luck.
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    #4

    Apr 14, 2010, 07:36 PM
    Hi, sweetpie88!

    Do you have a copy of your resume that you could add as an attachment here?

    Thanks!
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    Apr 16, 2010, 03:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    Hi, sweetpie88!

    Do you have a copy of your resume that you could add as an attachment here?

    Thanks!
    No I don't... how can I upload it as an attachment>
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    Apr 16, 2010, 03:57 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpie88 View Post
    No I don't... how can I upload it as an attachment>
    Just copy and paste it in the text box. Please omit any personal data.
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    Apr 16, 2010, 04:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Just copy and paste it in the text box. Please omit any personal data.
    Oh I thought that's what I did? Yes I copied and pasted it
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    Apr 16, 2010, 04:14 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpie88 View Post
    Oh I thought that's what I did? Yes I copied and pasted it
    The words in your first post are what you want evaluated?
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    #9

    Apr 16, 2010, 04:30 PM

    Keep it short and sweet, with lots of white space. All you want the resume to do for you is be easy to read by a busy person. All the resume will do is get you an interview.

    Skills
    > Offer professional-quality administrative assistant skills and excellent work ethic
    > Am proficient, loyal, thorough
    > Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills
    > Quickly comprehend new methods and procedures
    > Work well independently, and effectively within team environments
    > Possess very strong problem-solving skills
    > Have basic computer knowledge

    Work Experience
    (Title of position)
    (Company name)
    (Town and state)
    (Dates of service)

    Archivist, XYZ United, Plano, TX (02/06-06/09)
    > Organized and filed photos
    > Carefully separated photo batches
    > Assigned locations for filing

    Volunteer Experience
    (Volunteer position)
    (Name of organization)
    (Town and state)
    (Dates of service)

    Volunteer emailer
    > Submitted grants to non-profit organizations for Haiti relief

    Continuing Education
    (no high school needed; list what college you have had so far, e.g.: Xerox College, 2008-Present)
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    Apr 17, 2010, 12:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Keep it short and sweet, with lots of white space. All you want the resume to do for you is be easy to read by a busy person. All the resume will do is get you an interview.

    Skills
    > Offer professional-quality administrative assistant skills and excellent work ethic
    > Am proficient, loyal, thorough
    > Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills
    > Quickly comprehend new methods and procedures
    > Work well independently, and effectively within team environments
    > Possess very strong problem-solving skills
    > Have basic computer knowledge

    Work Experience
    (Title of position)
    (Company name)
    (Town and state)
    (Dates of service)

    Archivist, XYZ United, Plano, TX (02/06-06/09)
    > Organized and filed photos
    > Carefully separated photo batches
    > Assigned locations for filing

    Volunteer Experience
    (Volunteer position)
    (Name of organization)
    (Town and state)
    (Dates of service)

    Volunteer emailer
    > Submitted grants to non-profit organizations for Haiti relief

    Continuing Education
    (no high school needed; list what college you have had so far, e.g.: Xerox College, 2008-Present)
    Thanks!!
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    #11

    Jun 5, 2010, 09:19 PM
    Hi again, sweetpie88!

    Have you had any good fortune in applying for jobs so far?

    Thanks!
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    #12

    Jun 6, 2010, 01:06 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    Hi again, sweetpie88!

    Have you had any good fortune in applying for jobs so far?

    Thanks!

    Hello! Unfortunately I haven't had much luck. I'm still looking!
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    #13

    Jun 6, 2010, 01:41 PM
    Are you still applying for the same kinds of positions that you were when you started this thread, please?
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    Jun 6, 2010, 06:44 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Clough View Post
    Are you still applying for the same kinds of positions that you were when you started this thread, please?
    Yes I am I'm not getting anywhere...
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    #15

    Jun 6, 2010, 06:55 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpie88 View Post
    Yes I am I'm not getting anywhere...
    Are you willing to jog in a different direction?

    Full-time, or would part-time be okay?

    Would you be willing to work as in intern (for free) for a limited time in order to prove yourself and get your foot in the door?
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    Jun 7, 2010, 05:30 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Are you willing to jog in a different direction?

    Full-time, or would part-time be okay?

    Would you be willing to work as in intern (for free) for a limited time in order to prove yourself and get your foot in the door?

    I think I might be willing to go in a different direction... either full time or part time is fine and yes I would be willing to work as an intern for free to prove myself. Whatever it'll takes to do what I need to do
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    Jun 7, 2010, 05:43 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpie88 View Post
    I think I might be willing to go in a different direction...... either full time or part time is fine and yes I would be willing to work as an intern for free to prove myself. Whatever it'll takes to do what I need to do
    For the intern thing, put out your feelers. Are there any public libraries within reasonable driving distance? Send them or drop off a resume along with a (probably) posted-online employment application. There may be job openings that aren't posted yet or current employees are being interviewed first for a job that hasn't hit the ads yet. You don't need a library degree or even previous library experience to work in a library. Customer service is priority one. Offer to be a volunteer and shelve books or hunt for interlibrary loans that have to be sent out or search the shelves for books/DVDs that supposedly have been returned (the library has a list of them every day). That's where my library looks first for new employees -- among the volunteers.

    Also, check out other area companies and non-profits, both for paid positions that might fit you and for (unpaid) intern possibilities. Write and mail a clever query letter to each. In this economic climate, a job seeker has to be creative and be willing to go the extra mile.

    If you're just sitting at home anyway, at least be proactive while you're unpaid.
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    Apr 11, 2011, 11:53 PM
    A Resume must be designed to sell your skills, knowledge, and experience to an employer so that the concerned person will invite you for an interview.

    http://www.resumes.in/category/attendant-resume
    This link will help you.
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    Sep 28, 2011, 03:28 AM

    Add few more points like
    1. Design --->Designing and implementing backup and recovery strategies.
    2. Develop --->Develop code based on the approved design documents
    3. Performance -->Performing System Analysis and Database Maintenance.

    Look for more site like resumebuildinmg,check mate esume, bestfreeresume.com


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