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6 Words That Make Your Resume Suck

6 Words That Make Your Resume Suck
This article is part of a series called How to Write a Resume. To start this series from the beginning, read the introduction. I’ve used a few bad words in my life. S$it, you probably have too. But when the wrong words appear on your resume, it sucks. These sucky words are not of the four-letter variety. So how do you write a wicked resume without the suck? 1. My lips pucker and make sour sucking noises when I read “Responsible For” on a resume. Employers want the numerical facts. BADResponsible for writing user guides on deadline. GOODWrote six user guides for 15,000 users two weeks before deadline. BADResponsible for production costs. GOODReduced production costs by 15 percent over three months. The resume that avoids vague “responsibilities” and sticks to facts detailing figures, growth, reduced costs, number of people managed, budget size, sales, and revenue earned gets the job interview. 2. BADExperience programming in PHP. 3. Yes, I realize this isn’t a single word but rather a phrase.

Resume Writing- Copy from Great Resumes 10 Essential Steps to Take BEFORE You’re Laid Off ∞ Get Rich Slowly This is a guest post from Kevin Merritt, founder and CEO of blist, a web-based list-sharing and database application. As a nation we have enjoyed relatively low unemployment for the last five years. At the end of 2007 the unemployment rate stood at 4.6%. By comparison, the U.S. unemployment rate peaked at 24.9% in 1933, during the darkest year of the Great Depression. In October of this year the unemployment rate grew 0.4% to 6.5%, its highest rate in 14 years. Because I’m a CEO who hires employees regularly, a few friends of mine who have recently been laid off have asked me for job-hunting advice. Personally I prefer actionable advice. Update your skills. My wife participates in a group for moms of preschoolers, and she shared a story with me earlier this week. Nobody knows how long the current economic crisis will last or how bad it will get. Unfortunately layoffs are sometimes unavoidable. As always, GRS does not accept paid posts. This article is about Career, Planning

My Random Stuff Signing Savvy | ASL Sign Language Video Dictionary Internship and Career Center, UC Davis / Health and Biological Sciences / Sample Resumes Need help getting started writing a resume? Check out the resume samples below and for additional resume examples, see the Career Resource Manual. Resume #1 This resume is for a laboratory internship or career position with an applicant that has little or no laboratory experience. Resume #2 and #3 These two resumes are examples of an applicant having laboratory experience outside of the classroom Resume #4 This resume is an example of an applicant applying for a non-laboratory life sciences position.

36 Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work Make your resume stand out by using a beautiful design that most people have never seen before. Here are some terrific resume ideas to inspire you. You might want to bookmark this article and come back to it when you’re updating your resume. Enjoy! Beautiful resume designs Bonus designer alternative resume Although you would never send this to an Israeli diamond dealer or your local chick sexer, the mix of drawing and print on top of “the back of an envelope” really makes this resume (or curriculum vitae) memorable. You might also enjoy 38 More Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work. This article was part of Jacob Cass’s $5000+ Graphic Design Group Writing Project that I discovered on Group Writing Projects. Resume looking good? --Jacob Share The Job Tips Newsletter Will Teach You How To Find A Job NOW How To Share This Article With Your Readers Simply copy and paste the code below into your website (Ctrl+C to copy)It will look like this: 36 Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work

AMS Design Blog: Graphic Design: Vidar Olufsen's Résumé & Job Application Take a look at this great piece of work by Norwegian designer Vidar Olufsen. The idea came to him after being told by a design company that they would file away his CV for later, which made him think of old, dusty files forgotten about in the corner of an office somewhere. “A combined résumé and open job application formed as a humorous “Top Secret” report, giving away information about a ‘newly educated and creative designer, who have settled in the city’.” You can see more work by Vidar over here. Tutorial: Make your own flowing skirt I remembered when I just passed college and was looking for a job. One day I got a letter for interview in another city very far from my place. I was frantically trying to put together my clothes but what I really needed was missing. Yes, A SKIRT. I had this blazer but with no matching skirt. I spent half day mall hopping with no result. So, if you happened to be in the same situation like I had but with novice skill of sewing, what would you do? What you need: * 1.5 meters of fabric (if you want the flowing flirting one, try crepe or poly cotton fabric) * Sewing notions: scissors, pin, newspaper, measuring tape, pencil, thread, etc and of course a sewing machine:) * elastic How to: 1. . 2. 3. Now let's make the pattern (see Photo for guidance) 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. It will look like this 1. 2. 3. 4. I hope it's clear enough, email me if you have any questions:) Happy Sewing

Ten Tips for a (Slightly) Less Awful Resume WARNING: These are my own *personal* opinions, not Google's or Amazon's or anyone else's. I do think you'll find that most resume screeners at tech companies — particularly tech companies that build their own software in-house, like Yahoo! or eBay or Amazon.com or Microsoft or Google — will agree with a lot of this stuff, on the whole. Today's scientific question is: why are the resumes of programmers so uniformly awful? If you've spent more than approximately seventeen kiloseconds as an industry programmer, you've had to review bad tech resumes. So why are tech resumes so bad? Or that really dumb guy who accidentally listed "work at IBM" as the objective on his Amazon resume. Oh wait — that was me. But hey, I deserve what I got (in a word: "nothing"), because I was, if I may employ the common parlance, an idjit. I think there are multiple root causes. Another root cause is that much of the advice on resume-writing from other industries doesn't necessarily carry over to tech resumes.

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