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post #1 of 27
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Anyone really good at resumes? I asked my cousin to help me out but the file won't go through email. The only experience I have is banking & haven't done a resume in 7 years. I have been copying word for word from other resumes on the net. (I hate that).

PM me if you can help.
post #2 of 27
I just had to do one for school. Monster.com has some tips and samples if that might help!
post #3 of 27
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Originally Posted by AshleyNicole View Post
I just had to do one for school. Monster.com has some tips and samples if that might help!
I downloaded a template already. Just need help on wording. I also need help with the layout b/c I only have on job to list.
post #4 of 27
Why don't you copy and paste what you have so we can see it. Leave out names and addy's and personal info like that.
post #5 of 27
Thread Starter 
Looks a little weird.


Experience\t Assistant Manager
December 2002-October 2006 [Company Name], [City, ST]
\tResponsible for training new employees in operations, product knowledge & customer service
\tResponsible for keeping branch in compliance with all bank policies and procedures and prepares branch for internal audits
\tSales leadership to ensure franchise growth through personal example and regular monitoring of team sales results
\tRegularly operates and oversees all branch functions in the manager’s absence

\tCustomer Service Representative
October 2001- October 2002 [Company Name], [City, ST]
\tResearch & Reconcile Customer Accounts
\tOpen New accounts/Cross Sell Products
\tLoan Settlements

\tTeller Supervisor
October 2000- October 2001 [Company Name], [City, ST]
\tTeller Trainer
\tEnsures compliance with bank polices and procedures.
\tLead tellers in sales

\tTeller
October 1999-October 2000 [Company Name], [City, ST]
\tProvided professional and personable interaction with customers and team members.
\tProcessed all paying and receiving transactions such as cash and check deposits, payments, credit card transfers, cashier and counter checks, cashed checks, and withdrawals.
\tContributed directly to the achievement of sales by recognizing cross selling opportunities to make referrals to appropriate branch staff members.

Education\tDelaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA
1995-1999
\tBS in Biology
\tMinor in Microbiology
Skills\tStrong organizational skills. Self motivated. Ability to delegate in a positive manner. Word, Excel, Outlook
post #6 of 27
I think that looks pretty good! I did use Monster to get some of the wording for my resume. If you look under resume information (or something like that) you can pull up a sample resume for different positions. I pulled up nursing, and was able to use wording off the sample one to help me in areas where I was confused. If you are applying for another banking job, maybe they have a sample Banker Resume
post #7 of 27
I am okay at resumes..My strength is cover letters..I can write a cover letter that is GOLD. I always get the call.
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
I am okay at resumes..My strength is cover letters..I can write a cover letter that is GOLD. I always get the call.
Would you be interested in giving me some tips or sending an example? I am applying for after graduation jobs (my first REAL job) right now. I did two online applications for different hospitals, but really want to send a hard copy of my resume to them as well.
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by AshleyNicole View Post
Would you be interested in giving me some tips or sending an example? I am applying for after graduation jobs (my first REAL job) right now. I did two online applications for different hospitals, but really want to send a hard copy of my resume to them as well.
Sure I will, I'll have to do it from home though...PM me to remind me if I take too long
post #10 of 27
OK, my input is in blue. Since you have taken on many roles within the company, I would list the company name once.

Keep yourself competitive by writing what you did rather than your responsibilities. I.e. as an IT Manager, I could write I'm responsible for the networks, computers, etc. BUT in actuality I upgraded and changed out servers and equipment, loaded software X on all computers, project managed this and that, etc. I provided an example on your first item.

Umm...and if you left them off for confidentiality reasons, then ignore my comments!

PS, you're allowed to have a resume more than one page.
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Originally Posted by crazyforinfo View Post
Looks a little weird.


Experience\t Assistant Manager
December 2002-October 2006 [Company Name], [City, ST]
\tResponsible for training new employees in operations, product knowledge & customer service
Trained new employees in company related procedures, FDIC policy and procedures X, Y and Z, taught them knowledge in bankX personal loans, savings and checking accounts, IRAs, Mortgage loans, and ensured quality customer service from all tellers.
\tResponsible for keeping branch in compliance with all bank policies and procedures and prepares branch for internal audits
\tSales leadership to ensure franchise growth through personal example and regular monitoring of team sales results
\tRegularly operates and oversees all branch functions in the manager’s absence

\tCustomer Service Representative
October 2001- October 2002 [Company Name], [City, ST]
\tResearch & Reconcile Customer AccountsDid you use a software? Name that!
\tOpen New accounts/Cross Sell Products
\tLoan Settlements Home Loans? Car Loans? Commercial loans? What was the process?

\tTeller Supervisor
October 2000- October 2001 [Company Name], [City, ST]
\tTeller Trainer How did you train them? Details please!
\tEnsures compliance with bank polices and procedures.Specifically which Policies and Procedures? Any FDIC related?
\tLead tellers in sales How?

\tTeller
October 1999-October 2000 [Company Name], [City, ST]
\tProvided professional and personable interaction with customers and team members.
\tProcessed all paying and receiving transactions such as cash and check deposits, payments, credit card transfers, cashier and counter checks, cashed checks, and withdrawals.
\tContributed directly to the achievement of sales by recognizing cross selling opportunities to make referrals to appropriate branch staff members.

Education\tDelaware Valley College, Doylestown, PA
1995-1999
\tBS in Biology <--Are you looking to get back into this as a field? If so plop it at the top
\tMinor in Microbiology
Skills\tStrong organizational skills. Self motivated. Ability to delegate in a positive manner. Word, Excel, Outlook
post #11 of 27
Wow you have been given some great advice alreay. As far as using wording I think you are choosing the right words for the most part. Looks pretty good to me!
post #12 of 27
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
I am okay at resumes..My strength is cover letters..I can write a cover letter that is GOLD. I always get the call.
Ooooh, looks like I'm going to be calling you!
post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks Jenney! I think the only advice I can't use is the type of software. I have no idea what it was. I know the company that issued the software. LoL

I can't get into the Biology field again. Do you think I should leave my minor/major out?

How do you recommend the layout of where to put the company's name?
This is already going to page 2. I heard that if you only have one job to list it's best to make it lengthly in details.

What objective should I put down? I hate that part. I don't want to limit myself to banking and I really don't want to be a manager again.


Natalie,
How important is a cover letter?
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by crazyforinfo View Post
Natalie,
How important is a cover letter?
It would be considered required by most people. Pretty much everybody will send one in, so your resume might be looked at as incomplete sitting there all by itself.

It's a pain...I'm doing the same thing AshleyNicole is doing right now. Uggghhh, how I wish the application process would be OVER!
post #15 of 27
Absolutely agree with Lunasmom. You want your statements to be very active rather than passive. Your statements should claim accomplishments and start with an action verb:

Trained employees......
Monitored results.....
Audited banking policy for compliance with.....

Avoid using "managed, supervised, led, responsible for", etc. These don't really state what you accomplished. A prospective employer wants to know that you are going to deliver for them.

Watch your tense throughout the resume. If you are talking about a current position, use current tense like "train, monitor, audit". If you are talking about a previous position, then use past tense "trained, monitored, audited".

I've read a LOT of resumes over the years and offered advice on many. My last resume didn't get me the job, but it got a response from the company of "this is the most impressive resume I've ever come across". Most companies don't bother with a response at all.

If you want to e-mail it to me once you get your ideas more settled, I'll be glad to read it over and offer constructive advice.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by crazyforinfo View Post
Thanks Jenney! I think the only advice I can't use is the type of software. I have no idea what it was. I know the company that issued the software. LoL

I can't get into the Biology field again. Do you think I should leave my minor/major out?

How do you recommend the layout of where to put the company's name?
This is already going to page 2. I heard that if you only have one job to list it's best to make it lengthly in details.

What objective should I put down? I hate that part. I don't want to limit myself to banking and I really don't want to be a manager again.


Natalie,
How important is a cover letter?
I would leave the schooling in, including the major. I just wasn't sure what type of job you were looking for, so since you're not looking to get back into the Biology field, leave it where it is.

As for the software don't worry about it then. I forgot that you had posted about your *productive* boss and were ready to get out of banking. If you use Word, Excel definitely list that (or whatever writing software you use). That could come in handy.

What I meant by the company name was something like this:

Company Name 2000-present
Most recent position City, ST
Details about the job

Previous position City, ST
Details about position

etc...

In the objective, just state what you want to do. Nothing flowery like "position to gain growth and knowlege blah blah blah". Just state what you are looking to get into:
Objective: A position in the <insert industry here> an accounts payable representative.
(or whatever your hearts desire)

I have been told that you can substitute a cover letter with what you place in your objective, but since you're looking to move on from banking, stick to one.

I'll let Natalie take over on that!
post #17 of 27
Job objective
To obtain a position that will challenge my skills and afford an opportunity for advancement and growth.
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
Wow I wish I posted for help sooner. Thank You everyone. I have been pulling my hair out waiting for my cousin for 4 weeks now. He is really good at this and has held all the positions I did. Either he is unreliable or my email is. Now to figure out what the heck I want to do. I have no passion. I just like taking home the pay and figure out what to do with it. DH's friends were trying to talk me into schooling for CPA. The last thing I want to do is more college. I just want a 9-5 job even if it is boring.
post #19 of 27
I think we hall have a bit of resume experience! I feel like I have been doing hundreds of them for friends and Lee!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom View Post
Job objective
To obtain a position that will challenge my skills and afford an opportunity for advancement and growth.
I love that because it doesn't mention line of work
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by crazyforinfo View Post
I love that because it doesn't mention line of work
I use it for everything! Its really good (IMO) and all purpose and makes you look driven!
post #22 of 27
As for your objective, I would have one resume saved with a generic line like Brandi gave you, that you can have on hand at all times to give out. But when you find a specific job to apply for, tailor your objective for that job.

Examples I was given for nursing:

Generic: To obtain a full time position in the field of nursing.

Tailored: To obtain a full time nursing position in the field of Obstetrics,
To obtain a full time nursing position in the field of Pediatrics, etc
post #23 of 27
Arg, im in the process of updating mine, in English and German and i tell ya! Its a pain in the butt
post #24 of 27
I just changed careers after 20<mumble> years in banking. They held a 4 day seminar on resume writing for us.

Resumes now need to be quantified. Its wonderful to say Trained employees...but WHAT did you train them on? How MANY did you train? What was the RESULTS? For example, one of my Trained employees read "•Trained staff of 4 resulting in promotion of 3 to supervisory level within 6 months."

List everything in quick precise bullet points under each job title.
So your resume would read:

Bank Name Oct 1999 - Oct 2006
Bank Address
Bank COMMERCIAL (ie: Second largest savings bank in state)
Assistant Manager, December 2002-October 2006
* Maintained branch in complaince with all bank policies earning an average score of 97% which is above the bank requirement of 85%
* Ensured and promoted franchise growth of 47% through excellent sales leadership and team sales coaching while increasing personal sales.
* Trained all new employees in operations, product knowlendge and customer service, reducing company overturn of 4% to 2%.


In other words BRAG ABOUT YOURSELF USING NUMBERS THAT CAN PROVE HOW GREAT YOU ARE!!
(I pulled those numbers out of the air...you'll have to provide your own numbers)
Don't worry about listing majors and minors from college unless you plan to actually use them. Just list the graduation year. They don't need to know it took 4 or 6 or 12 yrs to graduate. All the recruiter wants to know is that you graduated!

Have several resumes with different details. I have a resume if I want to go back into banking, a resume for my acting career and a resume for generic job descriptions. My objective changes with the details in the resume. Don't leave your objective generic. Know what you want and go for it on every thing you hand to the recruiter!
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by crazyforinfo View Post
I just want a 9-5 job even if it is boring.
You don't mention what field you are looking, how old you are, or if this is something that will be your lifetime career, or something temporary....so you can take this or leave this as you see fit.

I watched my father work for the same company for 32 years (you know...that large chemical company that rhymes with "cow".) He was miserable. He hated his job. Life, for my sister and I growing up, was absolutely awful because he was so miserable and took it out on family. Once he retired, he's turned into a very pleasant individual, who actually enjoys life.
I always said that I never wanted to be like my father...stuck in a job that I hated. I have to admit that it took several tries (and three different degrees)
but I love what I'm doing now. I honestly believe that God guided me into my career. I look forward to each day at work. I feel fulfilled and rewarded by my accomplishments. Keep looking for something that will make a difference in your life....even if it means going back to school. If you settle for boring, you will probably be doing the resume/cover letter thing again fairly soon!

Good luck!

Pookie & the girls
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Pookie-poo View Post
You don't mention what field you are looking, how old you are, or if this is something that will be your lifetime career, or something temporary....so you can take this or leave this as you see fit.

I watched my father work for the same company for 32 years (you know...that large chemical company that rhymes with "cow".) He was miserable. He hated his job. Life, for my sister and I growing up, was absolutely awful because he was so miserable and took it out on family. Once he retired, he's turned into a very pleasant individual, who actually enjoys life.
I always said that I never wanted to be like my father...stuck in a job that I hated. I have to admit that it took several tries (and three different degrees)
but I love what I'm doing now. I honestly believe that God guided me into my career. I look forward to each day at work. I feel fulfilled and rewarded by my accomplishments. Keep looking for something that will make a difference in your life....even if it means going back to school. If you settle for boring, you will probably be doing the resume/cover letter thing again fairly soon!

Good luck!

Pookie & the girls

That is the point. I have no idea. I went to college for Biology & wanted to be a lab tech. My intern jobs were never in this area so I had no experience when I graduated. No one would hire me, plus I don't drive so that limited me.

I spent the last 7 years working in banking which I thought I would never like and really didn't the last year.
post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by crazyforinfo View Post
Natalie,
How important is a cover letter?
Well, I won't even look at a resume that doesn't have a cover letter. To me, it shows no effort in actually specifically targetting that job. Any schmoe can do up a resume. Also, a cover letter shows how you are with grammar, spelling, sentence structure...etc...

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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
Ooooh, looks like I'm going to be calling you!
My pleasure to help hun!
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